I also read a Warren Ellis comic called Doktor Sleepless #4. It's setting up some more groundwork. I hope the climax of the series is worth this effort.
Last night, my beloved and I finished two discs from Netflix. The first was season two, disc one of Joan of Arcadia: some fairly deep stuff. The second was season one, disc one of ST:DS9. After the pilot episode, it seems to have fallen back into formula, though I do like the Cardassian fellow on the station. Great idea, that.