Take one psychotic half-alien cyborg with an obsessive vendetta against the alien race with whom all of humanity is at war. Put him in a spaceship on the front lines. Add a commanding officer who doesn’t trust him, a best friend who’s desperately trying to keep him alive and out of the brig, a general who needs him under control and toeing the party line, and hidden assassins who want him dead for reasons unknown. Stir lightly and bring to a simmer. Then stand back, because this is a recipe for disaster.