The seven astronauts who are about to embark on a Long Duration Mission (LDM) have decided that they would like to have female companionship. "Lady Bliss," designed by the mad scientist Dr. Eveready, is cautiously welcomed by the astronauts. Fast forwarding back. The LDM has been successful, with help from "Lady Bliss," but she has to remain a secret because of the sociopolitical climate. NAPA ("National Association for Protection of Astronauts," -- think Orwellian) decides that "Lady Bliss" should be disassembled. The astronauts decide to release her into space. A Solar Gulf Stream washes "Lady Bliss," onto the shores of the Planet Azii, where she is thought to be the re-incarnation of Mali, the It Being.