Ok, story arc overviews
The main characters in our crew in Ship A begin the series in a ship battle, vs the rival crew in Ship B in order to capture a mysterious but very valuable looking Ship C they found floating in space.
Ship A defeats ship B.
Ship A docks with Ship C, and most of the crew goes aboard to investigate. Ship A is left relatively unguarded.
Ship C is empty of people, but fully functional. There are immortal bodies, confirming that Ship C was originally an Immortal ship.
Meanwhile, Ship B's remaining crew take over Ship A.
Our crew in Ship C proceed to fight a hijacked Ship A (although it is there own) but Ship A flees.
The crazy AI (who seems nice at first but in a twist turns out to be a psycho) is activated during the battles and immediately jumps Ship C into hyperspace.
Ship C exits in Immortal territory, and the crew think they're screwed. Luckily the Immortals don't detect the ship, and so the crew makes a hard decision to succumb to their greed and attempt to use this to their advantage.
In a failed piracy attempt, Ship C is damaged and is hunted by the Immortals, whilst the AI continues to jump them into more dangerous territories, and finally a large Immortal space station complex.
By coincidence due to the Immortals being distracted Ship A and several others show up and attack the station, and reveal themselves to be Alliance. Part 2 ends with tension between Ship A and Ship C.
Ship A and Ship C avoid a destructive battle by coming to as truce as other ships back up Ship A. Ship C has no choice but to help the alliance in return for repairs, resources and to repay them for saving Ship C.
Things to think about:
These should not be interpereted as just a series of things that happen. They should be interpereted as events that change the main crew of our show. They go through a few changes, at the beginning and middle they are greedy, selfish and a bit wild. As the series progresses they mature and relationships in the crew get more intimate, and they all become more friendly with each other.
We should have a fighter squadron (maybe only a small one) cause dog fights are cool. The crew should be smallish (not much more than a dozen or so).