Good for those that like the genre
I'm a big fan of the sci-fi and fantasy epic. I know that immediately biases your opinion of this review, and so it should. For those that want to see a good character driven, world based sci-fi mini-series this is right up their alley. As long as you don't mind some pretty significant holes in the story-line and some pretty cheap (80's) special effects you will be well pleased. The story is well crafted and you care about what happens to the characters.
I remember seeing the movie when it originally aired and my purchasing it brought back a lot of good memories from my childhood. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.