Now I can assume everyone here is a scifi fan. I don't know about you but do you have one or two franchises that you've been aware of but completely missed? I read the raving reviews of the series and have caught snippets of it over the years but never hopped in, so to speak. So I decided on a whim to get the miniseries and season 1. Just finished the miniseries and I like what I see. I know little of the original series but I imagine this is quite a departure. The CGI is beautiful and I love the physics of the ships. The characters are compelling (the XO is a pisshead - love it!) which will be due in no small part to RDM - always been a fan of his work on Trek. I have seen the ending of the series but without the rest of it I didn't really follow. So I'd like to think I'm going into this pretty unspoiled. All in all - a good start.