So... I'm in a DVD shop buying a birthday present for my sister, when I notice a huge box set on a shelf in the TV section. "Hmm", I say to myself, "it's that series that people are always namedropping in the HitFilm forums". Now this particular box set is kinda expensive (it looked to be a complete series-type thing), but just next to it is a much smaller box set, of only the first season. I figure "why not?" and I buy it.
Some weeks later I actually get round watching it... and I'm hooked. Even though I still can't take the pre-credits monologue seriously.
The thing which really surprised me, is how relevant it feels. Some of the stories seem tailor-made to reference things happening in the world right now, and yet this was made nearly a quarter-century ago...
Also, those little Earth-force fighter-craft-with-the-four-engines (I don't know what they're called) are awesome.
I guess what I'm trying to say is... thank you. I probably wouldn't have discovered this series if I hadn't heard it discussed on this forum