Season 3 had a few clunkers (the guilty pleasure "Macrocosm" puts Janeway in stripped-down "Ripley" mode against invading macro-viruses, and Ensign Kim is an awkward "Favorite Son" to a bevy of babes), but for every misstep there's a strong science-fiction concept, like the highly-evolved Hadrosaurs in "Distant Origin," which doubles as a compelling indictment of institutionalized repression. Overall, this is rock-solid Trek, and the DVD features are equally engaging, albeit growing more perfunctory (especially the season 3 summary) with each full-season release. Don't forget the Easter eggs hidden on the special-features menus, however; they contain some of the set's happiest surprises. --Jeff Shannon
"Live Long and Prosper"
Season Three finally proves that Janeway's crew has the mettle to stand up to any of the other crews in Roddenbery's legacy, even more so since they face the perilous unknown of the Delta Quadrant. This is exactly what was always intended for STAR TREK...a ship out in space, searching the unknown and expanding on the human condition. It never hurt that along the way in Season Three the VOYAGER has some of the most exciting moments in sci-fi adventure ever on television!
Season Three sets the tone for the future of the TREK francise and for the eventual climatic introduction of one of the most intriguing characters ever to appear in any STAR TREK series...prepare for Season Four!