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Old June 10 2013, 01:45 PM   #31
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Re: Was I the only one who disliked Far Beyond the Stars?

It was OK-ish to me. Definitely over-rated.

The broad concept was OK, but the whole "vision" thing was trite - there had to be a better way. Mind you, the silly Sisko-as-part-prophet thing kinda ruined seasons 6-7 of DS9 anyway, and this is merely another symptom.
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Old June 10 2013, 06:45 PM   #32
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Is it really too much to endure 1 episode out of 170 that deals with 1950s racism?
Endure yes. Enjoy and think its one of the best episodes no!

And its not the racism theme I have the issue with its the setting and the whole 1950's vision rubbish.
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Old June 11 2013, 01:03 AM   #33
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Re: Was I the only one who disliked Far Beyond the Stars?

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I like the episode but I think it's overrated. The whole affair was a little forced.

I thought it turned out to be the Pah-Wraiths behind his vision. Sarah Sisko said "The wraiths even sent you a false vision and you did not waver", presumably referring to his second 'Benny' vision where he's in a mental institution. (Or were they only behind the second one?)
Haven't seen the episode in years, but I took it to mean only the second vision of being in a mental institution.
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Old June 11 2013, 04:48 AM   #34
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Re: Was I the only one who disliked Far Beyond the Stars?

I love how 'Martok' was this jovial Santa Claus-like artist.
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Old June 11 2013, 06:24 PM   #35
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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.
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Old June 11 2013, 06:53 PM   #36
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Re: Was I the only one who disliked Far Beyond the Stars?

For me, the hook of the episode was seeing the regulars playing thinly-disguised famous science fiction authors and one famous science fiction editor.
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Old June 11 2013, 08:42 PM   #37
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Re: Was I the only one who disliked Far Beyond the Stars?

But without the episode we wouldn't have gotten this amusing video...


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Old June 11 2013, 09:53 PM   #38
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^Meh. I don't find that amusing. I find it repetitive and tedious.
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Old June 12 2013, 05:26 PM   #39
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I think Avery Brooks' breakdown at the end is one of the best Trek moments.
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Old June 12 2013, 05:33 PM   #40
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If I wanted to watch people have breakdowns I would go to the local job center or AA
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Old June 12 2013, 05:39 PM   #41
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^Meh. I don't find that amusing. I find it repetitive and tedious.
But it's REEEEEAAAL!!!!
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Old June 14 2013, 01:19 PM   #42
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I think Avery Brooks' breakdown at the end is one of the best Trek moments.
I find it one of Brooks' hammiest moments (and let's face it, he had plenty to choose from!)
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Old June 14 2013, 01:29 PM   #43
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I think Avery Brooks' breakdown at the end is one of the best Trek moments.
I find it one of Brooks' hammiest moments (and let's face it, he had plenty to choose from!)
Well so did Shatner and Bakula. Guess it's a given in Trek writing at times. Not everyone can be Patrick Stewart. Mulgrew's character may have been written inconsistently and insane at times, but she always gave a good performance.
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Old June 14 2013, 02:39 PM   #44
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I find it one of Brooks' hammiest moments (and let's face it, he had plenty to choose from!)
I don't know how anyone could use that description after watching Shatner for so many years.

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Old June 14 2013, 02:44 PM   #45
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The setting was hilarious! Pulp sci fi magazine, it was perfect.
Yes, it was. The theme was appropriate for the time period, the setting tied it in nicely, and I don't believe that this episode was over rated at all. I think it is one of DS9's highlights.
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