Better on DVD: The series takes place during seven separate campaigns consisting of five episodes each (save for a few stand-alone episodes). On DVD the episodes for each campaign are edited so that they run together like full length films.
It didn't help that the original TV run was plagued by so many production delays that arcs were often interrupted by reruns until the studio could complete the next episode.
Harsher in Hindsight: The nickname for the alien race that T'Phai belongs to, "skinnies", was originally from the novel. It was later used as a term denoting enemy combatants in the Mogadishu conflict of the '90s.