The greatest live-action sci-fi show ever made. Don't listen to the haters, Season 1 is terrific and has many strong episodes. Certainly much better than TNG S1 and S2.
I strongly recommend not skipping The Gathering.
I also recommend not skipping The Gathering
. Try to see both versions of The Gathering
if you haver the chance to. I actually prefer the original verison, myself. It has a less slick, kinda funky vibe that appeals to me.