Yeah, I don't think I really understood what the show was about the first go 'round. (and Fox did it no favors by airing it out of order) And I stopped watching after a few episodes. I liked its dirtiness; the first TV show I've seen to build on George Lucas' style of sci-fi. I liked the idea of central wealthy planets and the outer, poor colonies. But while there was no FTL, they got around their 'verse just as quickly as any Federation ship got around the galaxy. it's just a requirement of space shows: you can't deal with space distances and do good TV. It must have been canceled mid-season? The 13th ep was not a season ender.