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Star Trek Original (Remastered) 3 Seasons 1969

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Season 3
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4.7 out of 5 stars (833) IMDb 8.4/10

In the final season of this groundbreaking sci-fi series, Kirk tries to track down Spock's (Leonard Nimoy) stolen brain, reenacts the shootout at the O.K. Corral and gets trapped between dimensions.

Starring:
William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy
Original air date:
June 3, 1969

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Season 3
1. Spock's Brain

Without their Controller, the Eymorgs fear for their existence. Kirk suggests they share their greater knowledge with the Morgs and live together on the surface.

CC TV-PG September 20, 1968 50 minutes
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2. The Enterprise Incident

Captain Kirk becomes increasingly erratic and orders the Enterprise into Romulan space...where the ship is captured by a beautiful Romulan commander.

CC TV-PG September 27, 1968 50 minutes
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3. The Paradise Syndrome

Kirk loses his memory and begins a life in a native village.

CC TV-PG October 4, 1968 50 minutes
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4. And The Children Shall Lead

A group of children is being controlled by and evil force.

CC TV-PG October 11, 1968 50 minutes
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5. Is There In Truth No Beauty?

Stardate 5630.7:...or is there in beauty no truth? Miranda Jones, a telepath who studied mental disciplines on Vulcan, arrives with Ambassador Kolos, a Medusan - an alien life form whose physical form is so hideous, humanoid life forms are driven insane if they look upon him.

CC TV-PG October 18, 1968 50 minutes
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6. Spectre of The Gun

When coming to an exaphobic isolationist planet, Captain Kirk and his landing party are punished for trespassing. They are sentenced to death in a surreal recreation of the Gunfight at the OK Corral with the landing on the losing side.

CC TV-PG October 25, 1968 50 minutes
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7. Day of the Dove

When the Enterprise brings aboard Klingon prisoners, an alien entity puts both sides against each other in an ever-escalating struggle.

CC TV-PG November 1, 1968 50 minutes
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8. For The World Is Hollow And I Have Touched The Sky

An inhabited asteroid is on a collision.

CC TV-PG November 8, 1968 50 minutes
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9. The Tholian Web

Kirk is trapped in interphase, while the Enterprise is trapped by a powerful energy web.

CC TV-PG November 15, 1968 50 minutes
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10. Plato's Stepchildren

Platonians use psychokinetic power to toy with the crew.

CC TV-PG November 22, 1968 50 minutes
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11. Wink of An Eye

Hyper accelerated aliens, invisible to the naked eye, take over the Enterprise.

CC TV-PG November 29, 1968 50 minutes
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12. The Empath

On a planet doomed to destruction, Kirk, Spock & McCoy become involved with two aliens who use them as laboratory animals in a bizarre series of tests on an alien empath who may be the savior of her planet.

CC TV-PG December 6, 1968 50 minutes
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13. Elaan of Troyius

The Enterprise must escort an alien princess to her marriage to seal an interplanetary alliance...but she becomes attracted to Kirk.

CC TV-PG December 20, 1968 50 minutes
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14. Whom Gods Destroy

Kirk and Spock deliver medicine to an insane asylum where a former Starfleet captain is being held, only to discover that he has freed the inmates and is running the place.

CC TV-PG January 3, 1969 50 minutes
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15. Let That Be Your Last Battlefield

The Enterprise finds itself host to two alien beings from the same planet, who share an intense and self-destructive hatred of each other.

CC TV-PG January 10, 1969 50 minutes
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16. The Mark of Gideon

Kirk beams down on a diplomatic mission...and finds himself on an Enterprise where all the crew have vanished and only a mysterious woman resides.

CC TV-PG January 17, 1969 50 minutes
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17. That Which Survives

Kirk, McCoy, and Sulu are stranded on a barren planet where a mysterious woman attempts to kill them one at a time, while the Enterprise must travel halfway across the galaxy to rescue them.

CC TV-PG January 24, 1969 50 minutes
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18. The Lights of Zetar

The Enterprise must deal with discorporeal cloud-like aliens who have already destroyed the inhabitants of a library planet and plan to eliminate the Enterprise crew if they cannot acquire a human host.

CC TV-PG January 31, 1969 50 minutes
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19. Requiem for Methuselah

While seeking a cure for a fever ravaging the Enterprise, Kirk and Spock encounter Flint, a hermit-like Earthman, and his beautiful young ward.

CC TV-PG February 14, 1969 50 minutes
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20. The Way to Eden

The Enterprise picks up a group of space "hippies" looking for Eden.

CC TV-PG February 21, 1969 50 minutes
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21. The Cloud Minders

To acquire the resources to cure a space plague, Kirk must resolve a mining dispute between the cultural elites of the cloud city of Stratos and the miners on the surface.

CC TV-PG February 28, 1969 50 minutes
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22. The Savage Curtain

Kirk and Spock meet Abraham Lincoln and Surak of Vulcan and must do battle with some of history's most terrible villains.

CC TV-PG March 7, 1969 50 minutes
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23. All Our Yesterdays

Kirk, Spock and McCoy enter a time portal and get stuck in the past on a planet about to be consumed by a nova.

CC TV-PG March 14, 1969 50 minutes
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24. Turnabout Intruder

The Enterprise is in danger when Janice Lester, one of Kirk's former lovers, steals his body.

CC TV-PG June 3, 1969 50 minutes
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Product Details

Genres Science Fiction, Adventure, Action, Mystery
Director Marc Daniels
Starring William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy
Supporting actors DeForest Kelley, Marj Dusay, James Doohan, Walter Koenig, George Takei, Nichelle Nichols, Majel Barrett, James Daris, Sheila Leighton, Bill Blackburn, Frank da Vinci, Roger Holloway, Pete Kellett, Jeannie Malone, Eddie Paskey
Season year 1969
Network CBS
Producers Fred Freiberger, Robert H. Justman, Edward K. Milkis, Gregg Peters, Gene Roddenberry
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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Since the A/V quality of the episodes is quite similar to the previous two sets, I will spend a little more time on the episodes in this set. Season 3 is generally regarded as the weakest of the Original Series (TOS), and I won't offer much argument. Several episodes have rather silly premises. But that said, there are still several gems, the actors all still give it an earnest go, and the characters they have created carry the day. Season 3 is still entertaining and charming, if not as cerebral as the prior two seasons. Here are the episodes you get, with my own humble opinion and ratings (out of 5).

Disc 1
Spock's Brain - a decent SF premise marred by silly execution. Spock as a radio controlled automaton is just a bit hard to take seriously. 2/5
The Enterprise Incident - A classic show in which Kirk and Spock infiltrate a Romulan vessel to steal vital technology. 5/5
The Paradise Syndrome - Kirk loses his memory on a planet with a "Native
American" style culture. A decent show. 4/5
And the Children Shall Lead - Ugh, what a stinker. A very annoying alien uses children to do his bidding. 1/5
Is There in Truth No Beauty? - Diana Muldaur in her 2nd TOS appearance. A decent show. 3/5

Disc 2
"Spectre of the Gun" - Some love it, some hate it. I love it. The sparse design is visually stimulating, and the "western" setting is a precursor to later 'holodeck' shows. 4/5
"Day of the Dove" - A pretty good show featuring the Klingons and a rage-inducing alien presence. 4/5
"For the World is Hollow and I Have Touched the Sky" - Good sci-fi concept, but one TOS has done before, a society controlled by a computer. 3/5
"The Tholian Web" - Kirk trapped in another dimension while aliens attack.
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Format: DVD
I reviewed most of The Original Series episodes during the initial DVD release which began in 1999. So, the comments here focus on this new, remastered, edition.

Doubtless, Paramount will eventually release these episodes on Blu-ray. But even at standard definition, the picture has never looked better. The colors pop off the screen, scratches have been removed, and grain, while noticeable, has been reduced to a bare minimum. Unfortunately, with the improved picture, flaws in the original production are also more noticeable: shadows from boom microphones are occasionally detectable, and the 3rd Season budget cuts show in some of the temporary sets. Still, the picture shows the obvious care taken with the lighting and composition of the original shots (very different from today's flatly-lit, smash & grab style of television filming).

Of course, the primary feature of this new release is the new CGI visual effects. Season Three had a number of effects heavy episodes, including "The Tholian Web" and "The Enterprise Incident," and they benefit the most from the new effects. Most of the new space shots are very convincing, remaining in the original spirit of the series. Only a few of the shots are major deviations from the originals, such as when the shuttle is seen exiting the Enterprise from the outside. Restraint seems to be the watchword here, and I would have liked to have seen a little bit more done, such as the replacement of some very dated tricorder screen graphics in "The Empath", and some faulty dialog looping in "The Cloud Minders." But the enhanced castle in "Requiem for Methuselah" is simply stunning, and the expanded backgrounds seen in "Spock`s Brain" and "The Way to Eden" (two otherwise weak episodes) are subtly done.
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Though I've never been a huge fan of the third season, I must say that watching them in beautiful blu ray really makes it an entertaining experience. The transfer, like the previous seasons, continues to impress. You can tell whoever worked on the show really loved what they were doing when they made the blu ray, as it looks spectacular. In fact, its so clear, little nuances can be notice that weren't seen before, details in aliens skin, or special effects that were little more than blurry are now easy to see, and so clear you'll never want to stop watching.

As to the season, it was pretty evident that budget cuts had severly limited certain episodes, but were still largely good. What makes up for the clunkers (spock's brain comes to mind) are the amazing special features, which include no less than three versions of "The Cage" and a never-before-seen variation on "Where No Man Has Gone Before." Even if you have reservations for getting the "weaker" star trek season, the gorgeous picture, the great special features make it a must have for any star trek fan. If you have the first two seasons, you owe it to yourself to add this to your collection. Highly Recomended
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Although not as well regarded as the first two seasons of "Trek", the third season still has some gems. Gene Roddenberry got his wish to have the show renewed but the show was moved to Friday evenings when their core audience would be out on dates or in bed. Roddenberry wasn't as involved in the third season as previous ones and the loss of Gene L. Coon was noticable even if he did contribute some good scripts (and one particularly bad one that appeared under Coon's nom de plume "Lee Cronin" that I suspect was drastically rewritten by new producer Fred Frieberger entitled "Spock's Brain"). What's odd about the third season is that it's almost like the characters don't know each other in some episodes where Kirk refers to Spock as "science officer" or just calls "Bones" doctor. I really never noticed this when it was in syndication.

The third season like the previous two looks extremely good and the new visual effects are a highlight in episodes such as, "Spectre of the Gun", "The Tholian Web" and "The Enterprise Incident". In "Gun" the art director uses imaginative surreal set designs consisting of the facades of buildings and the insides present without walls or ceilings which add to the surrealistic element of the episode.In the latter the "new" Klingon designed Romulan War Birds sport the traditional "warbird" painting on the bottom of the ships adding details that no doubt would have pleased Roddenberry.

The third season set also includes the original pilot episode for "Star Trek" starring Jeffrey Hunter with new visual effects and titles. As with the previous set, the original version with the introduction by Gene Roddenberry is included. The latter version is cobbled together from a B&W print of the pilot episode.
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