Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 3
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26 episodes on 7 discs: Evolution, The Ensigns of Command, The Survivors, Who Watches the Watchers, The Bonding, Booby Trap, The Enemy, The Price, The Vengeance Factor, The Defector, The Hunted, The High Ground, Deja Q, A Matter of Perspective, Yesterday's Enterprise, The Offspring, Sins of the Father, Allegiance, Captain's Holiday, Tin Man, Hollow Pursuits, The Most Toys, Sarek, Menage a Troi, Transfigurations, The Best of Both Worlds Part 1.
Star Trek: The Next Generation's third year was an important development in syndicated television. After two shaky years, Paramount nonetheless decided the franchise still had plenty to do. Their confidence was bolstered by two significant factors. First, cast uncertainties were finally settled: Gates McFadden (Dr. Crusher) was back for good; Denise Crosby (Tasha Yar) regretted her first-year departure, and so contrived a return in the Emmy Award-winning "Yesterday's Enterprise"; and Whoopi Goldberg happily continued her actor's-scale contributions.
Second, after the show had survived the previous year's writers' strike, new writing blood revitalized both characters and ideas: Data experienced fatherhood ("The Offspring"), Worf's Klingon heritage kick-started a huge story arc ("Sins of the Father"), and Picard got a saucy vacation ("Captain's Holiday"). There were memorable star cameos: John de Lancie played more mischief alongside Corbin Bernsen ("Déjà Q"); Dwight Schultz played truant in a gentle warning about addiction ("Hollow Pursuits"); and pleasing fans even more was Mark Lenard as Spock's dad ("Sarek"). The strongest evidence that TNG would continue for some time was the trend-setting cliffhanger finale. Fans and critics still agree that "The Best of Both Worlds" (properly introducing the Borg) was one of the greatest tricks ever pulled on TV to make audiences come back for more. --Paul Tonks
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Personal favorite episodes:
Evolution, The Bonding, Booby Trap, The Enemy, The Defector, Deja Q, A Matter Of Perspective, Yesterday's Enterprise, The Offspring, Sins of the Father, Sarek, and The Best of Both Worlds
Unlike most of the 1st and 2nd season episodes, the third season took the time to explore more of the backround of the characters:
1) Worf's backround was thoroughly explained in "SINS OF THE FATHER." In that episode we meet his long lost brother and learn more about his true father.
2) Another noted episode is "THE ENEMY," where Geordi is stranded on a desolate planet with a Romulan. It's great to see the La Forge character actually do something besides speaking techno-babble.
3) "THE OFFSPRING" was a great Data episode and "SAREK" showed that Patrick Stewart is a magnificent actor.
(Keep in mind that there are also other character-driven episodes to watch that are also enjoyable.)
That aside, there were many action-packed episodes:
1) In "THE HIGH GROUND," the Enterprise must battle terrorists after they kidnap Dr. Crusher. A great scene is when the terrorists come aboard the Enterprise and try to hijack it by force so they can destory it.
2)Another action-packed episode is "THE HUNTED," which is about a genetically superior veteran of planetary war that comes aboard the Enterprise. The last 10 minutes of this episode are some of the best minutes I'sve ever seen in an TNG episode.
For comedy lovers, there are also some humurous episodes that let the crew lighten up for a few episodes:
1) In "DEJA Q," Q comes aboard the Enterprise with all of his powers lost, but no one belives him. The "going away present" that he gives to Data at the end is great.Read more ›
The Ensigns of Command
Who Watches the Watchers? (One of the top shows of the series)
The Vengeance Factor
The High Ground
Sins of the Father
Menage A Troi
The Best of Both Worlds Part 1
With Best of Both Worlds, we received the first and inarguably the best cliffhanger of the entire series. If you were like myself, watching these shows every week as they came out. You were probably in agony over the summer to see the season four opener and find out if they got Captain Picard back. This like all the other seasons is worth the hefty price for the DVD. In addition to having all the wonderful shows, there are plenty of extras.
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One of the most brilliant television series in the history of television.Published 18 months ago by Lily B
THE THIRD SEASON OF STAR TREK THE NEXT GENERATION IS PROBABLY THE BEST OF THE SERIES.THERE IS A GREAT DEAL OF CHARACTER DEVELOPEMENT AND THE STORIES ARE VERY WELL WRITTEN. Read morePublished on July 19 2004 by D. SMITH
If you need to get a Star Trek buy Deep Space NINE or wait for Voyager. Your best bet is to get the Farscape sets or Babylon 5. Read morePublished on Sept. 22 2003
Season 3 of TNG was the best Season of ANY Trek spinoff...ever. Character development was matched by unpredictable plots and some damn fine acting. Read morePublished on April 28 2003 by Francis R.T.M. Boyle
Although I'm a fan of ST:TNG, I am not as "fanatical" as my hubby is... however... give the man the Series on DVD and he's out from underfoot so I can roam about the house... Read morePublished on Jan. 4 2003 by Read, Laugh, Love, Imagine
Season Three of Star Trek: TNG was full of spectacular episodes, from the philisophical "Who Watches The Watchers? Read morePublished on Dec 31 2002
Most of the main characters have a personal crisis of one kind or another(including Q if you can believe it). Read morePublished on Dec 10 2002 by Scott
We now see the release of Season 3 on DVD, now compare this to the original series,
3 seasons of TNG, 20 discs, right,
3 seasons of TOS, 40 discs, interesting,
Its... Read more
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