A lot of people, not just TOSers, gave up on this show for a few reasons: 1) it's science fiction. Not a lot of people have a lot of patience for something that's labeled as such. 2) is on Sci-Fi. Further alienating the audience, as they realize they have to pay for all the other crap on there and cancel the channel. 3) It's highly serialized. That's partly why my husband gave up. Miss one, you usually miss something important to understand the next one. Case in point: I had to pause several times last night to explain this and that scene. I could go on and on, but my company just arrived.