It's certainly armed to the teeth, but I think that Dr Benn mentions that it's role originaly was more of a Star Trek type exploration vessel (although they are extremely well armed too). We come in peace. Shoot to kill.
There is no doubt though that the Earth featured in the series, although at peace, is very much military based. It makes you wonder just how much of the Earth's population survived all these Space Wars etc. Like Andy's said before it's all very similar to the Earth featured in B5. With the TV movie In The Beginning being a good pointer to how badly the Earth must have been effected after all these conflicts.What looks eutopian on the surface, with all these cool ships and equipment, is actually quite sinister really. Shane.(Edited by Shane at 11:37 am on Nov. 16, 2002)