You don't know of the Firefly series? It was only a single season, but it was the best scifi show in a long time. Was right there with BSG in terms of quality, though the two were entirely different in theme and content. If you don't know the story of Mal and his girl, Serenity, you're poorer for it, sir :)
Check it out. Look for Firefly as a TV series. Think they show it on netflix, hulu and you can also rent the DVDs.