R. Star wrote:
Well I'll agree with him about Far Beyond the Stars being bizarre. The episode had a great message, but it was really out of place with the rest of the context of DS9. I'd wonder if this episode was a star demand by Avery Brooks as he seems to have played a lot of civil rights roles over his acting career.
DS 9 always did these kind of more weird/out of place stories unlike other Trek. There were 2 Ferengi episodes for each season.