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Star Trek (Season 3) DVD Review


Nominated for four Emmys, including Outstanding Dramatic Series two times in its short three-year stint, Star Trek is a true legend of television history. The brainchild of former L.A. policeman Gene Roddenberry, the show premiered in Fall 1966 only to be cancelled after three seasons due to lackluster ratings. But it may well have been NBC's network executives who were the cause of the low ratings as they allotted a less than desirable time slot for the show. When Star Trek moved into syndication, its reruns captured the science-fiction imagination of an entirely new audience, catapulting the Star Trek franchise to new heights. Its newfound popularity would, in the decades to come, spawn novels, comic books, six full-length feature films, and reams of merchandise as fans clamored for anything Star Trek-related. Beginning in the 1980's, spin-offs of the show began to appear such as Star Trek: The Animated Series, Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Star Trek: Voyager, and Star Trek: Enterprise…

Star Trek, the original TV series, follows the adventurous exploits of the crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise as they "boldly go where no man has gone before…" The spaceship Enterprise is led by Captain James Tiberius Kirk (William Shatner), an Earth-born astronaut who often exhibits the charm, leadership, and creativity necessary for the mission's survival. Kirk is joined by Lt. Commander Spock (Leonard Nimoy), a Vulcan-born retired commander and theoretical scientist. Chief medical officer Dr. Leonard McCoy (DeForest Kelley) rounds out the main cast of Star Trek which includes a plethora of supporting crew with multiple guest appearances and cameo roles. Together, the crew of U.S.S. Enterprise seeks to carry out its mission: "to explore strange new worlds, to seek out new life and new civilizations…" It's this pioneering attitude, coupled with imaginative sci-fi worlds, that provides Star Trek with its nostalgic allure - especially these episodes from the original TV series, widely regarded as the most popular of all the TV series…

The Star Trek (Season 3) DVD features a number of action-packed episodes including the season premiere "Spock's Brain" in which the Enterprise is intercepted by a mysterious, unidentified spacecraft. An alien from the ship beams herself onto the bridge of the Enterprise and renders the entire crew unconscious. When they awaken, McCoy informs Kirk that the alien has confiscated Spock's brain. Now, the Enterprise is tasked with locating Spock's brain before his body decays… Other notable episodes from Season 3 include "Plato's Stepchildren" in which the inhabitants of the planet Platonius take advantage of the Enterprise crew's goodwill in order to enslave them via telekinesis, and "The Way to Eden" in which the Enterprise is hijacked by a band of Earthlings in pursuit of the mythical planet Eden, a garden-like world of health, purity, and happiness…

Below is a list of episodes included on the Star Trek (Season 3) DVD:

Episode 56 (Spock's Brain) Air Date: 09-20-1968
Episode 57 (The Enterprise Incident) Air Date: 09-27-1968
Episode 58 (The Paradise Syndrome) Air Date: 10-04-1968
Episode 59 (And the Children Shall Lead) Air Date: 10-11-1968
Episode 60 (Is There in Truth No Beauty?) Air Date: 10-18-1968
Episode 61 (Spectre of the Gun) Air Date: 10-25-1968
Episode 62 (Day of the Dove) Air Date: 11-01-1968
Episode 63 (For the World is Hollow and I Have Touched the Sky) Air Date: 11-08-1968
Episode 64 (The Tholian Web) Air Date: 11-15-1968
Episode 65 (Plato's Stepchildren) Air Date: 11-22-1968
Episode 66 (Wink of an Eye) Air Date: 11-29-1968
Episode 67 (The Empath) Air Date: 12-06-1968
Episode 68 (Elaan of Troyius) Air Date: 12-20-1968
Episode 69 (Whom Gods Destroy) Air Date: 01-03-1969
Episode 70 (Let That Be Your Last Battlefield) Air Date: 01-10-1969
Episode 71 (The Mark of Gideon) Air Date: 01-17-1969
Episode 72 (That Which Survives) Air Date: 01-24-1969
Episode 73 (The Lights of Zetar) Air Date: 01-31-1969
Episode 74 (Requiem for Methuselah) Air Date: 02-14-1969
Episode 75 (The Way to Eden) Air Date: 02-21-1969
Episode 76 (The Cloudminders) Air Date: 02-28-1969
Episode 77 (The Savage Curtain) Air Date: 03-07-1969
Episode 78 (All Our Yesterdays) Air Date: 03-14-1969
Episode 79 (Turnabout Intruder) Air Date: 06-03-1969

Submitted by:

Britt Gillette

Britt Gillette is author of The DVD Report, a blog where you can find where you can find more reviews of movies and TV series. Source: http://thedvdreport.blogspot.com/2006/02/star-trek-season-3-dvd.html.





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