It is the year 5012 and the Milky Way galaxy is under attack. After the Universal War, a war that almost brought about the destruction of every known universe, the planets in the Milky Way banded together to create the Intergalactic Force - an elite fighting team sworn to protect and defend the galaxy. Only the brightest and most promising students are accepted into the Intergalactic Force Academy, and only the very best cadets reach the highest of their ranks and become . . . STAR FIGHTERS! Space Wars! Having escaped Xion, the crew of the Phoenix needs to find a way back home, but before they can locate the Milky Way they see a monstrous object looming through space towards them. It's the legendary Extractor - destroyer of planets - and it's on its way to destroy Xion. Faced with a dilemma: return home, or help save the aliens who just tried to kill them, Peri decides to use his half-human half-robot skills to try and save the Xion. Only then can they go home.