The recruiting poster said "Join the Stellar Patrol and visit exotic worlds!.
Homer took the poster's advice and signed up for service. His heroism on the planet Resida quickly earned him a promotion and Homer was assigned to the most important Diplomatic Conference in the history of the Third Galactic Empire.
Then Homer got lost. Really lost.
Fortunately, Homer was accompanied by his loyal robot Oliver and the ghost of his beloved robot Floyd.
The fate of the empire depended on the Stellar Patrol's finding Homer - the only man in the fleet who can play the soprano saxophone!