An earlier version was about a boy on a space journey with his parents, and the Show Within a Show about the pirates and the patrol that found them.
It was abandoned by the author when he realized that he did not have enough plot to go with it, and he salvaged Lt. Waters and Mr. Eyak for a new webcomic, Parallels.
Far from Home provides examples of the following tropes:
- Asteroid Thicket: Where they are scouting.
- Blinded by the Light: Some missiles do this
- Captain's Log: Of the scout ship Calvin.
- Cloaking Device: The pirates have one.
- Evil Is Not Well-Lit: The pirate captain keeps the office dark.
- Fake Action Prologue: Opens with the Show Within the Show.
- Military Maverick: The lieutenant in the show.
- Odd-Shaped Panel: Hexagonal
- Reassigned to Antarctica: Or scouting.
- Space Pirates: Who capture the heroes of the Show.
- Tempting Fate: Disbelieving pirates.