A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away...
The year was 2017. The Conservative forces under Commander T-May had just lost their majority after a turbulent election.
Exit negotiations with the European Empire were set to begin in just seven days.
The rebels were in jeopardy.
But, out of nowhere, a new hope emerged.
Yes, Lord Buckethead has agreed to lead negotiations on Brexit.
The overnight electoral hero was asked by John Oliver, of the Last Week Tonight show, if he'd be willing to take charge.
The intergalactic lord did not disappoint, flying to Oliver's New York television studio to declare his intentions in person.
His offer comes just as Theresa May shakes up her cabinet.
Lord Buckethead could make a fierce addition to her team.
His election manifesto called for "The abolition of the Lords (except me)", and for "Katie Hopkins to be banished to the Phantom Zone".
The space traveller also demanded the "Nationalisation of Adele."
It's not all hardball with Buckethead though.
He has displayed an ability to compromise, proposing, "A moratorium until 2022 on whether Birmingham should be converted into a star base."
The Prime Minister interviewing her prospective negotiator.
Lord Buckethead has already announced aspects of his approach to the Brexit issue: "a referendum should be held about whether there should be a second referendum."
Twitter has reacted rather favourably to Buckethead's offer.
With the PM giving Michael Gove another shot as the new environment secretary, perhaps Elmo and Howling Laud Hope should be dusting off their CVs?