I remember the first time I did (NOT) see the show. I flipped onto the station while they were running the credits. A long twisting and turning flight down a corridor, much like Luke Skywalker heading for the vent on the Deathstar.
The next week I had to be home to WATCH the show. I was captivated by the concept, even as a child to have a world where humans were taken over by machines, digitized and removed from the Earth.
Also, the relationship between Pilot and the Captain drew me into the show. Their unacknowledged attraction for each other was played perfectly and the writer that penned the last two episodes should be awarded for the amazing job they did.