Vedanā (pronounced VAY-dunna) is Pāli for raw physical sensation, which can be objectively observed in meditation to provide insight into the impermanent nature of all things.
Farscape....it may take a season or two to get it, but it's worth it.
Thanks - I knew you'd come through for me, DiBona!-E
If you liked BSG, the short-lived "Space: Above and Beyond" is worth checking out. A very Heinleinesque series.If you've already punished yourself by watching Star Wars Episodes II & III, you should do yourself a favor and watch the Clone Wars animated DVDs. These were a series of short animated segments that aired on Cartoon Network, intended to bridge the plot between episodes II & III. Personally, I think they are more entertaining than the movies.
I second the Farscape recommedation wholeheartedly. In fact, I may even know where you could borrow the DVDs... :)
Deep Space Nine - all 7 seasons but the 5-7 are the bestSci-Fi Channel's Children of Dune, or just read the whole Frank Herbert Dune series
The original Twilight Zone. The series ran from 1959-1964, with more than half the episodes written by creator Rod Serling. His musings on death, politics, racism, love, space exploration, greed, lust, etc., are extremely well written and,in most cases, well acted. Many great actors got a boost from appearing in one or more of these shows. Check it out.
Farscape really manages to create its own sub-genre: I call it "science parody." It's pretty & luscious :)
The one and only season of Earth 2
I second DiBona's Farscape suggestion but it is an acquired taste and you have to give it time. Some people swear by Stargate and Babylon 5 but they seem hollow to me after Star Trek. I assume you've already seen all of Star Trek The Next Generation? You could try watching a season of Deep Space Nine, Voyager, or Enterprise. With Firefly and Star Trek gone, Battlestar rules the universe right now. It rocks.