To be and not to be. That is the answer.
Well... according to an article I just read about the ST:TCW, the first couple of episodes of Season 7 were actually finished for Season 6 but after its sudden cancellation, were archived. If this is true, it makes some sense why the series does not seem to have missed a beat although there has been such a long time period between them.
I agree with @KenKnudsen. I saw this when it first aired on BBC a few weeks back. I was exited to see it... but did not last the first episode. I just shut it off and put it to the back of my TV watching queue. I mean it was not awful but it also wasn't War of the Worlds, as I knew it. It they gave it another name and did not link it to WotW... than it might be passable.
Yep... slipped in without much fanfare but it is a solid show.