Sorry to be so wordy about it, Sharon. It's pretty much the most unique thing on TV right now, and if you just say "scifi western," you a) aren't really doing it justice, which I guess really does take at least a little bit of an essay, even if not one as long as I wrote, and b) get a bit of "eew, why would I want to watch that!" from people.
And, c) I'm just a wordy bastard anyway. Be grateful I (mostly) swore off political threads a while before I first joined Mudcat.....