Star Trek: Discovery: Season 3 (2020)

Season 3
Star Trek: Discovery

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With less canonical baggage and a welcome dose of character development, Discovery continues to forge its own path and is narratively all the better for it.



Critic Ratings: 32


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User Ratings: 737

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Air date: Oct 15, 2020

Burnham navigates an unfamiliar galaxy while hunting for the crew of the U.S.S. Discovery.

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Air date: Oct 22, 2020

The U.S.S. Discovery crew try to quickly fix the ship after it crashed on a strange planet; Saru and Tilly look for their missing commander.

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Air date: Oct 29, 2020

Now together once more, Burnham and the U.S.S. Discovery team head back to Earth. They are anxious to know what happened to the Federation while they were away.

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Air date: Nov 5, 2020

Burnham and Adira take a trip to the Trill homeworld in a mission to learn more about Adira's mind. Saru's mission to help the crew get to know each other has an unintended consequence.

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Air date: Nov 12, 2020

The U.S.S. Discovery make contact with what remains of the Starfleet and the Federation. The crew must make a case for the future of the 930 year old crew and aging starship.

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Air date: Nov 19, 2020

Burnham and Georgiou head off to find Book after receiving a message from him. Saru is left behind to deal with Admiral Vance. Stamets forms an link with Adira.

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Air date: Nov 26, 2020

A remorseful Burnham accepts the offer to represent the Federation at a crucial political debate over the Burn data in the wake of her poor choice.

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Air date: Dec 3, 2020

Burnham and her crew make their way to Book's planet of origin to safeguard Book's people from Osyraa. Later, Adira and Stamets track down critical information about the Burn.

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Air date: Dec 10, 2020

The U.S.S. Discovery crew journey to a mysterious planet in hopes of finding a cure for Georgiou's deteriorating condition. Stamets and Adira make a stunning breakthrough with the newly acquired Burn data.

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Air date: Dec 17, 2020

Georgiou uncovers the true depths of the plot against her, leading her to a revelation about how deeply her time on the U.S.S. Discovery truly changed her.

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After following Commander Burnham into the wormhole in the second season finale, season three of STAR TREK: DISCOVERY finds the crew of the U.S.S. Discovery landing in an unknown future far from the home they once knew. Now living in a time filled with uncertainty, the U.S.S. Discovery crew, along with the help of some new friends, must work together to restore hope to the Federation.

Cast & Crew

Michelle Yeoh
Philippa Georgiou
David Ajala
Cleveland Booker
Shazad Latif
Ash Tyler
Wilson Cruz
Dr. Hugh Culber
Anson Mount
Captain Christopher Pike
Ian Alexander
Doug Jones
Lieutenant Saru
Sonequa Martin-Green
First Officer Michael Burnham
Anthony Rapp
Lieutenant Paul Stamets
Mary Wiseman
Cadet Sylvia Tilly
Rod Roddenberry
Executive Producer
Alex Kurtzman
Executive Producer
Aaron Harberts
Executive Producer
Gretchen J. Berg
Executive Producer
Bryan Fuller
Executive Producer
Trevor Roth
Executive Producer
Heather Kadin
Executive Producer
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Critic Reviews for Star Trek: Discovery Season 3

All Critics (32) | Top Critics (6)

The expansive visuals of the first episode begin to retreat into more familiar territory, but the emotions end up riding even higher, especially by the end of Episode 4.

Oct 22, 2020 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

It's finally able to grow, unfettered by entrenched canon or unnecessary blockbuster aspirations (or unnecessary white guys - did y'all even see one this week?), into a series that will succeed or fail as a Star Trek show on its own merits.

Oct 22, 2020 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

Despite a premiere that augurs poorly for its broader narrative arc, Discovery's third season at least momentarily succeeds in thinking about undiscovered things to come.

Oct 22, 2020 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

If the filmmakers manage to maintain the episodes' quality, Season 3 could be the best of the series so far. [Full review in Spanish]

Mar 2, 2021 | Full Review…

Discovery, that hope for a better live-action, modern Star Trek was you. And somewhere, you lost it.

Feb 8, 2021 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

I'm not ashamed to admit I have been highly entertained by the most recent season of Star Trek: Discovery. It's had refreshing dilemmas, positive introductions, and pushed the envelope with a cast that has weathered some pretty amazing adventures.

Oct 13, 2020 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

The show needs to be better at engaging with those ideas and the show's larger themes if it's going to do right by the characters, the franchise, and the fans.

Oct 16, 2020 | Full Review…

If you can forgive the implausibility of it all, 'There Is a Tide...' offers a solid dose of action-y entertainment.

Dec 31, 2020 | Full Review…

We're happy to be back in this world and the new status quo finally frees the show up from the continuity issues that plagued it from its conception.

Nov 2, 2020 | Full Review…

Based on the first few episodes, it looks to be a satisfying and resonant journey for anyone choosing to embark on it with them.

Oct 24, 2020 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Star Trek Discovery looks and sounds as good as it ever has.

Oct 22, 2020 | Rating: 9/10 | Full Review…

I love that Michael has absolutely no chill about being a time traveler. She barely tries to hide it.

Oct 22, 2020 | Rating: 4.5/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Star Trek: Discovery: Season 3

  • 2d ago
    It's crap. The whole premise that a) they couldn't find an alternative to dilithium, and that a child's grief would cause all dilithium to become momentarily inert is insulting Ly stupid.
  • May 09, 2021
    This is the worst show in the Star Trek series. The show should be renamed Star Trek: Burnham as the whole show revolves around her. This show killed the franchise for me. Wouldn't recommend it to anyone.
  • May 05, 2021
    When writers from teen dramas move into Star Trek, and think they're still writing for teen dramas. Tears, more tears, drama dram drama, social issues, more tears....yes, this was Star Trek!
  • Apr 28, 2021
    I honestly and really tried to give Discovery a chance. Watched first 2 seasons because "Star Trek is never good in first 2 seasons" but this 3rd season was the worst yet. Writers have no idea what they are doing. Forget good Star Trek, this isn't even good tv! No cohesive story line, absolutely terrible dialogue, terrible acting. I couldn't finish the season.
  • Apr 24, 2021
    Not Star Trek. Mindless pandering and virtue signaling from statist alphabet network. Co-opted the Trek franchise to advance the agenda and destroy another cultural icon. Dialogue is stilted and artificial, acting is clench inducing, plot is hacky and unoriginal. Little swear words are awkwardly thrown in for 'edge.' Time travel is once again used to further dilute and ultimately erase Trek story line. At this point the Trek franchise has gotten so maligned and disheveled it might as well be Quantum Leap, only dumber.
  • Apr 24, 2021
    Season 3 of this show, like many recent movies and shows, especially from Disney and CBS, (new Mulan, The last Jedi, Star Trek Picard) apply social issues with a sledge hammer detracting from plot and enjoyment. This is the polar opposite of exceptional TV such as For all Mankind and Watchmen that provide compelling drama and smartly integrates social issues into compelling cohesive narratives. I did really enjoyed Season one and two, but this season was meh.
  • Apr 22, 2021
    Doubling down on postmodernism.
  • Apr 21, 2021
    Super cringe, forced woke, slow, and full of plotholes. Trek at its worst.
  • Apr 20, 2021
    I could repeatedly watching TNG, VOY, DS5, ENT, Picard on netflix/amazon & already-scratched DVD; However, for now no big willing to play again "Discovery :: Season3". Season 1 is acceptable; Season 2 is so so, yet still acceptable. Later I felt season 3 are trying to educate me something for every Friday night, ehh? Gave up on middle of season 3, Sorry, could not even recall what was mainly performed in Season 3, sorry again.
  • Apr 16, 2021
    It is without doubt the worst Star Trek ever made. The first season sterted badly, but I decided to give it a chance. The second season descended into the abyss. I was so desperate for another good Star Trek series I decided to give the third season a chance. I felt like I had entered sci fi hell. After three episodes I decided enough was enough. It has none of the aspects that made the previous series great. The acting is ham and the direction is non-existent. It has probably the worst sccript writing team I have encountered. It doesn't deserve to be called Star Trek and has thoroughly forgetable characters. If I could have I would have given it a zero. It was worse than rotten. And this comes from a 40 year Trekkie fan who has watched every episode of Star Trek ever made. Shame on the producers.

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