Star Trek: Season 3 (1968 - 1969)



Critic Consensus: Budget cuts leave the stars of Star Trek stranded among shoddy set pieces and clunky writing -- though even at its worst fans may still enjoy its campy delights.


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Air date: Sep 20, 1968
Air date: Sep 27, 1968
Air date: Oct 4, 1968
Air date: Oct 11, 1968
Air date: Oct 18, 1968
Air date: Oct 25, 1968
Air date: Nov 1, 1968
Air date: Nov 8, 1968
Air date: Nov 15, 1968
Air date: Nov 22, 1968
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Captain Kirk, Mr Spock, Dr McCoy and the USS Enterprise crew seek out new civilisations in this seminal sci-fi series.


William Shatner
as Captain James T. Kirk
Leonard Nimoy
as Mr. Spock
DeForest Kelley
as Dr. Leonard McCoy
James Doohan
as Engineer Montgomery Scott
Majel Barrett
as Nurse Chapel
Nathan Jung
as Genghis Khan
Barbara Babcock
as Tholian Voice
Sandra Smith
as Dr. Janice Lester
Lee Bergere
as Lincoln
Ron Soble
as Wyatt Earp
Harry Landers
as Dr. Arthur Coleman
Sabrina Scharf
as Miramanee
Rex Holman
as Morgan
Ian Wolfe
as Mr. Atoz
James Wellman
as Prof. Starnes
Libby Irwin
as Rindonian
Diana Ewing
as Droxine
Jay Robinson
as Lord Petri
John Winston
as Lt. Kyle
Naomi Pollack
as Lt. Rahda
Richard Geary
as Andorian
Davis Roberts
as Dr. Ozaba
Gary Downey
as Tellarite
Charles Maxwell
as Virgil Earp
Phillip Pine
as Col. Green
Bill Zuckert
as Johnny Behan
Ted Scott
as Eraclitus
Elizabeth Rogers
as Lieutenant Palmer
James Doohan
as Melkotian Buoy
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Critic Reviews for Star Trek Season 3

All Critics (10) | Top Critics (2)

And perhaps Star Trek's most enduring achievement was to change the way we think about TV. Before Kirk went into space, shows were loved but disposable.

Oct 13, 2017 | Full Review…

It's just an unlikely space opera, overlong, clunkily put together and not the slightest bit amusing.

Oct 13, 2017 | Rating: 5/10 | Full Review…

The point that I may be beating into the ground is that if you are willing to accept that the story is more important than the props, then you may find something to appreciate in the original "Star Trek."

Jun 14, 2018 | Full Review…

Without recourse to expensive effects or sets, episodes like The Empath are essentially theatrical, and some scenes are surprisingly intense.

Oct 13, 2017 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

The actors seem tired, bored in most scenes. Even [William] Shatner, which is saying something.

Oct 13, 2017 | Rating: 4/10 | Full Review…

And most significant of all, he wrote complex, multilayered morality tales: stories set in the 23rd century, but with striking parallels for those in the 20th. His achievements can hardly be overstated.

Oct 13, 2017 | Full Review…

Talk about going out on a sour note.

Oct 12, 2017 | Full Review…
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The most convincing argument one can give in favour of Season 3 is that even a bad season of Star Trek is worth watching.

Oct 3, 2017 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

The less said about the reduced-budget third season the better.

Oct 30, 2017 | Full Review…

Season one changed the genre as we know it, and the second season equally so; it's just a crying shame that the third couldn't have made it a hat trick.

Oct 14, 2017 | Full Review…

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