I found this DVD more riveting than those in the beginning of the series. I, for one, especially enjoyed the episode with Makenshi/Kumo's brother and their duel; however, I would have liked the background between them and the destruction of their homeworld explained a little more fully. I've felt from the beginning of this series that Makenshi/Kumo was not all he seemed and this episode especially works to make you realize that.
I'm looking forward to Phase 6 and hope that it will begin to wrap this short-lived series up. As always, the cast is first rate -- especially J. Shannon Weaver; J. Hudson Brownlee and in Episode 18 -- David Stokely.