Lord Manitou wrote:
This gap is written all over Star Treks' eps. and will continue to be the reason Star Trek isn't met like "Alley Mcbeal" or C.S.I. series.
You're on some serious mushrooms, because "previously on:" is a literary device used by many television programs, including many sci-fi shows. Not only did DS9 make liberal use of it, but LOST had one before every episode. nuBSG and Caprica did as well.
Not sure how futuristic technology is negatively affected by continuity...