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Star Trek The Next Generation - The Complete Third Season
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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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A new director of photography was brought whose lighting technique allowed them to get rid of that "this is obviously filmed in a studio" look when creating planet side sequences. This season also has some of the best scores to accompany the series before it became a constant rehash of the same orchestral sequences later on in the programme. Ron Jones does a particularly excellent job, especially with "The Best of Both Worlds" and newcomer Jay Chattaway's score to "Tin Man" turned a mediocre episode into something more emotional.
This season shines with great episodes such as The Enemy (Romulans!), The Defector (real spy thriller stuff), The Hunted, The High Ground (terrorist episode). There are however 2 stunners: "Yesterday's Enterprise" and "The Best of Both Worlds." Alternative timelines and the Borg have always made some of the best episodes - Yesterday's Enterprise gives Tasha Yar a chance to return for an episode where the Federation is still at war with the Klingons. The Best of Both Worlds is the high point of the entire series - great story, great effects, great music, and that feeling of "they can't do that" when the "To be continued...." line appeared on the screen. Great stuff.
The Ensigns of Command
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All 26 episodes are contained on 7 disks.
Evolution - The crew assists Dr. Paul Stubbs in a research experiment. Wesley accidentally releases nanites and the ship is plagued by serious malfunction and possible disaster.
The Ensigns of Command - Data is sent to Tau Cygna Five to evacuate the human settlers there before the Sheliak come to destroy them.
The Survivors - The Enterprise finds two survivors on Delta Rana IV, an old man and his wife who refuse to leave. Troi is being driven mad by music in her head, and Picard wrestles with an elusive alien vessel in orbit.
Who Watches the Watchers - Riker and Troi masquerade as Mintakans, in an attempt to find a missing anthropologist. Picard is seen and believed him to be a god.
The Bonding - An archaeologist is killed on an Away mission, leaving behind his young son. Picard must play a game of wits with a powerful alien force that wants to raise the boy.
Bobby Trap - The Enterprise becomes ensnared in a 1000-year-old booby trap.
The Enemy - Marooned on Galorndan Core with a Romulan crash survivor, Bochra, Geordi and he must learn to put their differences aside in order to survive.
The Price - The Enterprise is host to the negotiations of the rights to the Barzan Wormhole. But a Ferengi DaiMon has plans to sabotage the conference, and Troi learns a dark secret about Devinoni Ral.
The Vengeance Factor - The Enterprise attempts to assist in the cease-fire between the Acamarians and the Gatherers.Read more ›
I got my set today and have watched three episodes so far. Even though I already own the first two seasons in Blu-Ray, I'm still totally blown away by the quality of the picture. It is just amazing to see such a clear image and vibrant colors and updated special efx.
Things I've noticed so far that I could not have noticed from the regular DVD's : In the first few episodes Wil Wheaton has some really bad acne problems going on and every tiny little mole and pimple show up amazingly clear (okay so that's NOT so awesome, but it's there), I've noticed a smudge of eyeliner under Dr. Crusher's eye for an entire scene, a dirt stain on the Captain's sleeve, but my favorite thing to do is to pause the playback when they show computer text on the LCARS screen. You could never read what the designers wrote until now, and let me tell you, they had a really warped sense of humor. I was actually laughing out loud at some of the things they wrote in "Ensigns of Command" for the Sheliac Treaty. I won't spoil it, you'll have to discover it yourself.
And finally, along with the hi-def bloopers, we finally get to see footage of David Rappaport as the original Kivas Fajo in "The Most Toys". Again, that alone is worth the price of admission, a very rare (albeit sad) treat for TNG fans.
I don't have a lot of money, I'm out of work on disability and have to make every penny count. But I can tell you I would have gladly paid more for this set of episodes, and I can't wait until the 4th, 5th, 6th and 7th seasons to come out. I'll never get tired of watching TNG in this format, it's truly beautiful work they've done in putting all this together!Read more ›
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The individual DVDs are not labeled with the episodes they contain. So if you want to watch a specific episode, it's pretty much guesswork.Published 5 days ago by Michael
Season 3 is really where Next Generation starts to hit its stride. The cast has grown more comfortable with their characters, and with each other, to form the familiar ensemble... Read morePublished 6 days ago by betazed
One of the most interesting episode of the entire series. Don't mess with with the space time continuum! Bad things will happen....Published 13 days ago by Algor Rythm
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