Star Trek: The Next Generation: Season 3 (1989 - 1990)



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Air date: Sep 25, 1989
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Air date: Jan 1, 1990
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Season 3 sees the crew of the USS Enterprise face off against enemies including the Borg and the Ferengi.


Denise Crosby
as Lt. Tasha Yar
Colm Meaney
as Miles O'Brien
Wil Wheaton
as Wesley Crusher
Diana Muldaur
as Dr. Katherine `Kate' Pulaski
Michelle Forbes
as Ens. Ro Laren
Patti Yasutake
as Dr. Elissa Ogawa
Andreas Katsulas
as Cmdr. Tomalak
Matt McCoy
as Devinoni
Jeff McCarthy
as Roga Danar
Harry Groener
as Tam Elbrun
John Anderson
as Kevin Uxbridge
James Greene
as Dr. Barron
Jane Daly
as Varria
Susan Powell
as Lt. Marla Aster
Majel Barrett
as Lwaxana Troi
Elizabeth Dennehy
as Lt. Cdr. Shelby
Castulo Guerra
as Dr. Mendoza
Stack Pierce
as Adm. Haden
Nicolas Coster
as Adm. Haftel
Michael Cavanaugh
as Capt. DeSoto
Eileen Seeley
as Ard'rian
Gabriel Damon
as Jeremy Aster
Kerrie Keane
as Alexana Devos
Mark La Mura
as John Doe
George Murdock
as Adm. Hanson
Anne Haney
as Rishon Uxbridge
James Cromwell
as Prime Minister Nayrok
John Snyder
as Centurion Bochra
Tricia O'Neil
as Rachel Garrett
Mark Lamura
as John Doe
Stephen Lee
as Chorgan
Thelma Lee
as Kahlest
James J. Sloyan
as Setol/Adm. Alidar Jarok
Peter Vogt
as Romulan Commander
Ethan Phillips
as Dr. Farek
Albert Hall
as Galek Dar
Susan Gibney
as Dr. Leah Brahms
Rocco Sisto
as Sakkath
Richard Cansino
as Dr. Garin
Jerry Rector
as Alien No. 1
Jeff Rector
as Alien No. 2
Jocelyn O'Brien
as Cadet Mitena Haro
Fred G. Smith
as Policeman
John Hancock
as Adm. Haden
Randal Patrick
as Crewman #1
Scott Thomson
as DaiMon Goss
Dan Shor
as Dr. Arridor
Rudolph Willrich
as Reittan Grax
Patti Tippo
as Nurse Temple
Diane Moser
as Crewman
Teddy J. Davis
as Transporter Technician
John Francis
as Science Ensign
Maria Leone
as Crewman
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Critic Reviews for Star Trek: The Next Generation Season 3

All Critics (8) | Top Critics (1)

It's nice to watch that story in that manner, allowing the viewer to find a sense of closure on one of the greatest cliffhangers in television history.

Jan 25, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

All of a sudden The Next Generation had found its feet.

Oct 2, 2017 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

The Borg might feel like it assimilates this season, but the real pleasure for Trekkers will be some of the series most memorable, moving and thought-provoking stand-alone episodes.

Oct 2, 2017 | Rating: 10/10 | Full Review…

A justifiable classic.

Oct 2, 2017 | Full Review…

TNG had already found its own voice in the second season, as it stepped out of the original series' shadow and stood alone as its own entity. Here, it fully developed its potential for the first time, and gave us all a reason to tune in every week.

Oct 2, 2017 | Full Review…

The real greatness of this season comes in its choice of episodes, which includes two of the best Star Trek shows ever, and that is out of all of the episodes of all five television series.

Oct 2, 2017 | Rating: 9/10 | Full Review…

TNG is finally worth of the Star Trek mantle; I'd say this was overall at least as good as TOS' first season, and maybe even as good as its second.

Oct 2, 2017 | Rating: A- | Full Review…
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Gravity is an odd virtue to find in a series about deep space, but then little about Star Trek: The Next Generation ever seemed ordinary.

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

Audience Reviews for Star Trek: The Next Generation: Season 3


A transformative season for Star Trek: The Next Generation, Season 3 sets the course that the rest of the series will follow. Featuring such classic episodes as “Sins of the Father”, “Yesterday’s Enterprise”, and “Best of Both Worlds”, the show makes the move to serial storytelling by setting up story arcs that will continue throughout the series. And with the return of Gates McFadden as Dr. Beverly Crusher, the cast is finally whole again; with everyone in their proper place. Additionally, Denise Crosby returns to give Tasha Yar new life in the series, while Tony Todd and Dwight Schultz debut as fan favorite characters Kurn and Lt. Barclay. The third season of Star Trek: The Next Generation is incredibly bold and ambitious, and moves the show out the shadow of the Original Series.


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