"Finally been released" in the UK. Which, incidentally, is not fair - my 2005 US DVD set is as barebones as possible - it has nothing but the shows and a couple of commercials on double-sided discs
- and you guys get "a new documentary, cast interviews, some episode commentaries, galleries and deleted scenes" (wikipedia). But it's good to know S:AAB
still has things happening for it.
Like I said elsewhere, I didn't like the pilot (and still don't, really) but hung around for some reason and came to love the show's gung-ho grittiness and dark look & feel. Not very good robots, but good human and artificial person characters, good aliens, good combat, good psychology, good politico-economic plotlines.
While I don't remember having a problem with the CGI when it came out, as it may have been state-of-the-art for 1995 TV, the primitive texture-less CGI is the only problem I had with it when finally seeing it again on DVD but the show's good enough that I can get past it - old CGI or not, it's neat to see starships and I can use my imagination.
And, yep, it's yet another sacrificial SF lamb on FOX's altar. You and other new viewers should be prepared for a cliffhanger ending, right when everything's hitting on all cylinders. From before S:AAB
to after Firefly
, they keep bringing 'em on and keep killing 'em off. But most other networks don't even bring 'em on in the first place, for the cup-half-full view, I guess.