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Old May 19 2013, 05:51 AM   #16
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It was wonderfully, deliciously bizarre. And probably the most out there Star Trek ever got.
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Old May 19 2013, 07:52 AM   #17
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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.
As the DS9 Companion makes clear, this was not the case. "Far Beyond the Stars" was the product of the writing staff tinkering with a mostly-unrelated spec story they bought from a freelancer. Having it explore the world of African Americans in the 1950s was the (mostly white) writing staff's idea, not Brooks's.
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Old May 22 2013, 03:06 PM   #18
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Interesting article. Don't agree with all of his conclusions ("Far Beyond the Stars" bizarre? or Voyager trying to recapture TOS's spirit?) but it was a nice covering of all the series.
I couldn't have said it better, myself.
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Old May 23 2013, 12:35 PM   #19
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Good column, but......

The man put "Time's Arrow" in the top 10 overall Star Trek episodes.

Wow.
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Old May 23 2013, 02:27 PM   #20
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Again, a good article but some truely bizarre opinions or at least one's I've never read before. It's rare to see Voyager ranked ahead of TOS. And I've never seen Time's Arrow ranked as a top 10 TNG episode, let alone a top 10 Trek episode. I would put Time's Arrow in my list of most disappointing TNG episodes.
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Old May 23 2013, 03:31 PM   #21
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I get bored as soon as a writer asserts that one of the spinoffs is better than TOS, particularly when the reasons given boil down to the preferred show better supporting the writer's political ideology.
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Old May 25 2013, 06:58 AM   #22
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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.
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