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Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 3 [1989] (7 discs)

Composer:Jerry Goldsmith
Length:1170 minutes
(19 hours 30 minutes)
MPAA Rating:UR
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IMDB Rating:8.0/10
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Synopsis: Crusher has returned to the Enterprise and Worf must accept dishonor for the Empire.

Reaction: The series has begun to get a good feel for its own style half way through this season. Their stride begins to be hit.

Personal Rating: 7/10

"Best of Both Worlds, Part 1" and "Sarek"

Select Guest Cast
Amy O'Neill => Annette (Evolution)
Ken Jenkins => Dr. Paul Stubbs (Evolution)
Andreas Katsulas => Commander Tomalak (The Enemy)
John Snyder => Centurion Bochra (The Enemy)
Andreas Katsulas => Commander Tomalak (The Defector)
James Sloyan => Admiral Jarok / Setol (The Defector)
Anne Haney => Rishon Uxbridge (The Survivors)
John Anderson => Kevin Uxbridge (The Survivors)
Carel Struycken => Mr. Homn (Ménage à Troi)
Ethan Phillips => Dr. Farek (Ménage à Troi)
Frank Corsentino => DaiMon Tog (Ménage à Troi)
Majel Barrett => Lwaxana Troi (Ménage à Troi)
Peter Marx => Nibor (Ménage à Troi)
Charles Cooper => K'mpec (Sins of the Father)
Patrick Massett => Duras (Sins of the Father)
Tony Todd => Kurn (Sins of the Father)
Charley Lang => Lt. Duffy (Hollow Pursuits)
Dwight Schultz => Barclay (Hollow Pursuits)
Christopher McDonald => Lt. Richard Castillo (Yesterday's Enterprise)
Denise Crosby => Lieutenant Tasha Yar (Yesterday's Enterprise)
Tricia O'Neil => Capt. Rachel Garrett (Yesterday's Enterprise)
Corbin Bernsen => Q2 (Déjà Q)
John de Lancie => Q (Déjà Q)
Dan Shor => Dr. Arridor (The Price)
Kevin Peter Hall => Leyor (The Price)
Matt McCoy => Devinoni Ral (The Price)
Deirdre Imershein => Joval (Captain's Holiday)
Jennifer Hetrick => Vash (Captain's Holiday)
Max Grodénchik => Sovak (Captain's Holiday)
Michael Champion => Boratus (Captain's Holiday)
Eileen Seeley => Ard'rian McKenzie (The Ensigns of Command)
Mark L. Taylor => Haritath (The Ensigns of Command)
Mart McChesney => Sheliak (The Ensigns of Command)
Elizabeth Dennehy => Lt. Cmdr. Elizabeth Paula Shelby (The Best of Both Worlds: Part 1)
George Murdock => Admiral J. P. Hanson (The Best of Both Worlds: Part 1)
Gabriel Damon => Jeremy Aster (The Bonding)
Susan Powell => Lt. Marla Aster (The Bonding)
Gina Hecht => Manua Apgar (A Matter of Perspective)
Juliana Donald => Tayna (as Juli Donald) (A Matter of Perspective)
Mark Margolis => Dr. Nel Apgar (A Matter of Perspective)
Hallie Todd => Lal (The Offspring)
Leonard Crofoot => Lal (Mannequin) (The Offspring)
Harry Groener => Tam Elbrun (Tin Man)
Michael Cavanaugh => Capt. Robert DeSoto (Tin Man)
James Cromwell => Prime Minister Nayrok (The Hunted)
Jeff McCarthy => Roga Danar (The Hunted)
Jane Daly => Varria (The Most Toys)
Nehemiah Persoff => Palor Toff (The Most Toys)
Saul Rubinek => Kivas Fajo (The Most Toys)
Joanna Miles => Perrin (Sarek)
Mark Lenard => Sarek (Sarek)
John McLiam => Fento (Who Watches the Watchers)
Kathryn Leigh Scott => Nuria (Who Watches the Watchers)
Ray Wise => Liko (Who Watches the Watchers)
Joycelyn O'Brien => Mitena Haro (Allegiance)
Reiner Schöne => Esoqq (Allegiance)
Julie Warner => Christy Henshaw (Transfigurations)
Mark La Mura => John Doe (as Mark Lamura) (Transfigurations)
Kerrie Keane => Alexana Devos (The High Ground)
Richard Cox => Kyril Finn (The High Ground)
Lisa Wilcox => Yuta (The Vengeance Factor)
Marc Lawrence => Volnath (The Vengeance Factor)
Stephen Lee => Chorgan (The Vengeance Factor)
Susan Gibney => Dr. Leah Brahms (Booby Trap)
Chip Chalmers => Director
Cliff Bole => Director
David Carson => Director
Gabrielle Beaumont => Director
Jonathan Frakes => Director / Commander William T. Riker
Les Landau => Director
Robert Legato => Director
Robert Scheerer => Director
Robert Wiemer => Director
Timothy Bond => Director
Tom Benko => Director
Winrich Kolbe => Director
David Bischoff => Writer
David Kemper => Writer
Dennis Bailey => Writer
Ed Zuckerman => Writer
Fred Bronson => Writer
Hannah Louise Shearer => Writer
Hans Beimler => Writer
Ira Steven Behr => Writer
Melinda M. Snodgrass => Writer
Michael I. Wagner => Writer
Michael Piller => Writer
Peter S. Beagle => Writer
René Echevarria => Writer
Richard Danus => Writer
Richard Manning => Writer
Robin Bernheim => Writer
Ron Roman => Writer
Ronald D. Moore => Writer
Sally Caves => Writer
Sam Rolfe => Writer
Shari Goodhartz => Writer
Susan Sackett => Writer
W. Reed Moran => Writer
Jerry Goldsmith => Composer
Gene Roddenberry => Creator, Original Series
Brent Spiner => Lt. Commander Data
Colm Meaney => Chief Miles O'Brien
Gates McFadden => Doctor Beverly Crusher
LeVar Burton => Geordi La Forge
Majel Barrett => Enterprise Computer
Marina Sirtis => Counselor Deanna Troi
Michael Dorn => Lieutenant Worf
Patrick Stewart => Captain Jean-Luc Picard
Whoopi Goldberg => Guinan
Wil Wheaton => Wesley Crusher

Random Trivia For This Title:

  • The only characters to appear in all three [Star Trek] series based in the 24th Century ([Star Trek: The Next Generation], [Star Trek: Deep Space Nine] and [Star Trek: Voyager]) are Quark, Q, Riker and Gul Evek.
  • The ceiling of the transporter chamber on the Enterprise D is in fact the floor of the transporter chamber from the Enterprise in the [original] series.
  • Jonathan Frakes's character William Riker is the only one to appear in [all four] [Star Trek] [live spin-off] [series].
  • The original version of the Starfleet uniform was very uncomfortable for the actors, leading to a change of design from one-piece to a two-piece outfit in [Season Three]. Although the new uniforms were easier to wear, the jackets had a tendency to "ride up" when the actors were sitting down. Patrick Stewart got into the habit of straightening his jacket with a sharp downward tug as he stood up, an action that became known among the cast and crew as "The Picard Maneuver" (from a tactical maneuver mentioned in the show).
  • Tim Russ was a candidate for the role of Geordi.
  • The Master Alarm sound was reused from the original [Star Trek] series.
  • The corridor, engineering, transporter room, and battle bridge sets were derived from sets originally built for the first four Star Trek movies. A majority of the sets also served as different locations on the Enterprise-A in the fifth and sixth [Star Trek] films.
  • Along with other humorous readouts, the table in Engineering has an item labeled "Infinte Improbability Generator" in a reference to the propulsion system aboard the Heart of Gold in Douglas Adams' Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.
  • Denise Crosby was originally cast as Troi, and Marina Sirtis was originally cast as Yar. Prior to filming the two exchanged roles.