The earliest example of this kind of episode that I'm aware of was some episode of M*A*S*H and I think that one wasn't so bad. However, this episode of B5 was the first time I had seen it done and at the time I really liked it (still do, to a point.) As for the BSG's 'Final Cut', I actually quite liked that one too. Partly because it was nice to see Lucy Lawless in a serious role, not yelping like a loon, hopping around in a leather mini-skirt, chucking frisbees at people. Plus my inner geek jumped for joy when the old BSG theme kicked in...which is in itself a little odd since I'm not much of an old BSG fan. Go figure. Oh and yeah, I noticed the screen was cropped very strangely in some scenes too. Another unfortunate artefact of the poor DVD transfer I'm afraid.