Can't find a thread about this series, but I've just begun re-watching it again for the first time in a few years, and it's amazing at how many parallels there are in it to events happening today. It was REALLY ahead of its time. Anyone that hasn't seen it definitely needs to, it's more relevant today than it was when it was made.
Also a fun bit of trivia. Richard Dean Anderson was considered for the part of Benjamin Sisko. That would've been really interesting to see. Obviously DS9 would've been a VERY different show (and who knows what SG-1 would've been like)...the Sisko we know was defined very strongly by Avery Brooks, and a Sisko played by RDA would've been a completely different character. It would be interesting to see RDA's Sisko in another universe though, and see what the show would've been like.