This series gives us all something to ponder: The possibility of time travel, irresponsible science that has run amuck, Nano-technology, alien invasions and conspiracies to take over planet Earth, governmental cover-ups, the evolution of artificial intelligence, possible fulfillment of ancient prophecies, religion's irrational interpretations of scientific phenomena, as well as the intriguing interpersonal stories of each of the very believable characters. I love this series and am sorry that it did not continue on for several more seasons. In my opinion, it eclipsed other less worthy Sci-fi series that are not nearly as good. Peter Weller should have gotten an Emmy.
This is a series that is full of the scientfic musings of its day. Looking back from 2007, many of it's ideas are just plain foolish. But it does have many interesting ones while trying to hold together a coherent storyline. Unfortunately, it falls apart and ends up being a mishmash of sci fi babble that just runs off the rails. It was cancelled before it could provide the conclusion of whether or not the earth would blow up, and why, or if they would stop it. I loved the way Peter Weller (RoboCop!) played Commander Taggert, and the devil may care way of doing things while trying to save the earth. I half expected him to get drunk, pistol whip the rest of the crew, all while losing his mind and turning into Dr Strangelove, riding the Bomb down to a fiery death. Too bad though, I was really hoping it would turn around. Which means, I guess, you end up liking the characters.
I've always liked Peter Weller and he played a great character in this TV series. It's disappointing that it was cancelled after 19 episodes! The characters are wonderful, the plot stays complex and interesting and there's some good humor mixed in with the drama.