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Old September 26 2013, 05:46 PM   #5
Bad Thoughts
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Re: The most liked episode of DS9: Season 6

R. Star wrote: View Post
I always thought Far Beyond the Stars was just... way out of place . A great message but one that kinda derails from the whole Star Trek setting. I get the sense Brooks probably pushed this one, which hey... star demands happen. At least he didn't ask to drive a dune buggy like Stewart did in Nemesis.
I don't think he specifically advocated for such an episode. Instead, he conditioned the producers and writers by talking about his own interests in the portrayal of African-Americans. From my perspective, the episode provided an allegory for the development of the Emissary that fed into future episodes.
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