Man where to start as far as why I love Battlestations. There aren't many games out there that mix being on a spaceship with space combat with just a splash of roleplaying with that board game feel. Battlestations somehow comes off doing all of this and is light and fun enough that I keep coming back for more! If you can grab the expansions also, because they add SO much more to the core game. You don't need them, but they also show how flexible this game is even if you decide to create your own "house rules!"
Stop reading this and order Battlestations today!