Far Beyond the Stars is extremely overrated. I liked the episode but there were aspects I didn't care for that much like the whole inclusion of the Prophets into the story was really stupid. I would have preferred if they somehow stayed in 'Star Trek' universe instead of the dream/vision thing. About the only thing that makes this episode any good, in my opinion, is the "heavy handed" moral and "preachy"-ness as some have put it. Also, it was neat to see the actors without the makeup.