Must-see TV shows are futuristic classics that shouldn't be missed. Of course, not every must-see is perfect. That's why we've rated them 1-5 on the patented "crunchy goodness" scale. Must-see by Jason Shankel.

Title: Babylon 5

Date: 1994-1998

Vitals: Crew of a diplomatic space station finds love among the polygons in the crossfire of galactic war. From the brilliant mind of some guy who really likes Harlan Ellison.

Famous names: Bruce Boxleitner, Claudia Christian, Jeff Conaway, Harlan Ellison, Walter Koenig, Bill Mumy, Andrea Thompson

Crunchy goodness: 4.5

Elevator pitch: Lord of the Rings meets From Here to Eternity...IN SPACE!!!

Sights you'll never unsee: Claudia Christian "doin' it human style" with alien diplomat.

Deadliest spoiler: If you go to Z'ha'dum, you'll only mostly die.

Official Warner Bros. Babylon 5 Site