In the premiere episode "There's No Space Like Home"/"Return of fhe Jed Eye" (dual title), Ty and Morris return from a menial mission in their Space Hoopty (an unforgettable cross between the Starship Enterprise and a wrecked Impala). They are quickly approached by Jed Eye, the galaxy's most infamous soldier of fortune and at last, land a prestigious job they feel they can handle - an important away mission with Jed. Soon the naive yet eager entrepreneurs are rocketing away in the Hoopty, on their way to the Crab Nebula with Jed to search for a precious mineral. Unfortunately, they are hijacked by the unscrupulous Jed and left stranded on an asteroid... and Morris and Ty may run out of oxygen before they can complete the Captain's Log.
As Jed Eye sets a course in the Hoopty, he must contend with Loquatia, the ship's sassy on-board computer. This tart-tongued maven of the mainframe is shown only as a talking head on a monitor installed in the Hoopy's instrument panel, but she manages to make Jed Eye's ride one to remember.
Also introduced are Ty's brother-in-law Vashti, a contentious humanoid from the planet Wagner (pronounced Vogner); Amma, the Homeboys' ravishing, hard-edged competition for the best space missions, and Pippen, a grumbling retired engineer who repairs the rundown Hoopty and can often be found waxing nostalgic at Jupiter Too, the local bar.
Starring are Flex (cq) as Tybedus "Ty" Walker, Darryl M. Bell as Morris Clay, Rhona L. Bennett as Loquatia, Kevin M. Richardson as Vashti, Paulette Braxton as Amma and James Doohan as Pippen.
Guest starring are Michael K. Colyar as Milky Ray, Edafe Blackmon as Jed Eye, Michael Traeger as the customer, Jean Speegle Howard as Ernestine and Iqbal Theba as Habib.
The episode was written by Ehrich Van Lowe, Gary H. Miller and Lore Kimbrough and directed by Gerry Cohen.
Ehrich Van Lowe is the creator and executive producer of the series, a Sweet Lorraine Production in association with Touchstone Television. "Homeboys in Outer Space" is taped before a studio audience in Burbank, California.