I've just been really naughty, and have ordered Babylon 5: The Complete Universe Anyone want to make an offer on the VHS versions? They're pretty good... the Films, all five seasons of B5 itself and Crusade...?
B5 was a five season story, with 'arc', i.e. seeds were laid in season 1 that looked innocent at the time, but bore fruit in season 4. Indeed, season 1 looked fairly 'traditional' SciFi. However, as the show went on it grew, covering all sorts of themes - and characters were not drawn in simple black and white terms.
Oh, and the French woman from 'Lost' is in it (Mira Furlan).