I want to bring Blakes 7, because it's great and so few U.S. fans I know have even heard of it.
The one rule that is throwing me: if the pilot episode is a two-parter or a 90-minute episode, we are expected to bring, instead, a different single episode that would be a good introduction to the show.
1) Is there any way the B7 pilot could count as a stand-alone episode? Because it was a great introduction to the show, to me, but it's sort of part 1 of a 2-part introduction to the whole crew and set-up.
2) If the consensus is that the pilot will not work, what season one/early season two episode would you recommend to introduce the show to people who have never heard of it. (They are likely sf fans, fortunately.)