Coupla new ideas up for me to think on...
First one I came up with is Star Mechanix.
"A Tale of the RAC in Outer Space" is what some papers are calling it. A cross between Joss Whedon's Firefly and BBC DRAMA.
They can handle anything under the hood. From space-bending warp drives to "living- ships",
In their first instalment, something happens that is one of the hazards of the job. Some-one wants to steal their tug, so they can then carry out a whole load of spaceship/truck thefts. Very much like your present day car jackers.
It's to give an intro to their world. Hopefully I'll come up with more expansive and outlandish storyline further on.