I was really hoping to like this show. The science and sci-fi genres are two of my favorites. This show's premise definitely intrigued me enough to try it. It also has some nice special effects, but I need more than that to become a regular.
The writing was often just plain silly. It reminded me of something I might have written myself when I was 11 or 12 years old, when I didn't really know how adults act in real life. After watching a long two-episode pilot, I felt like I should care about at least SOME of the characters. I didn't.
I still love the premise of the show, and that might entice me to watch a few more episodes and see if it improves.