Trying not to sneak up on you with an axe here.
Most sci-fi shows have terrible first series,
firefly started fairly well but Fox barely advertised it and chopped the episodes (and the running order) all over the place. Had Firefly aired for another channel (not syfy) today I am fairly sure it would take off
I agree... Alot, The missed potential is huge. But when I see Firefly listed on Things like 'MY TOP 5 Sifi Shows' I cry slightly, because its only got the visibility because of the cult status it has.
Other great shows got cut very early as well.