If it is going to be a big show, on a big network, with a big audience, it has to appeal to mainstream audiences. This of course means that the veteran SF fans will be left frustrated all too frequently. The material won't be advanced enough. There won't be assumptions of knowledge, easy understand of complex issues most SF fans have already fleshed out in their experience with the genre. BSG's producer has casually mentioned truths in the cast and crews expectancy that they won't be winning any Emmy's due to the genre. But an admission of the ability to provide us with storylines that go further than a mainstream audience requires comes up.