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

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Season 3
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Episodes

1
Air date: Sep 25, 1989
2
Air date: Oct 2, 1989
3
Air date: Oct 9, 1989
4
Air date: Oct 16, 1989
5
Air date: Oct 23, 1989
6
Air date: Oct 30, 1989
7
Air date: Nov 6, 1989
8
Air date: Nov 13, 1989
9
Air date: Nov 20, 1989
10
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.

Cast

Denise Crosby
as Lt. Tasha Yar
Wil Wheaton
as Wesley Crusher
Colm Meaney
as Miles O'Brien
Diana Muldaur
as Dr. Katherine `Kate' Pulaski
Michelle Forbes
as Ens. Ro Laren
Patti Yasutake
as Dr. Elissa Ogawa
Andreas Katsulas
as Cmdr. Tomalak
James Greene
as Dr. Barron
Matt McCoy
as Devinoni
Jeff McCarthy
as Roga Danar
John Anderson
as Kevin Uxbridge
Harry Groener
as Tam Elbrun
Jane Daly
as Varria
Susan Powell
as Lt. Marla Aster
Majel Barrett
as Lwaxana Troi
Elizabeth Dennehy
as Lt. Cdr. Shelby
Anne Haney
as Rishon Uxbridge
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
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
Nehemiah Persoff
as Palor Toff
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)

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…

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…

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

  • Jun 20, 2019
    The show hits its stride and this season eclipses the previous 2 seasons. Strong character and mythology coming through. Nice to see the original doctor return.
    Brendan N Super Reviewer
  • Feb 10, 2020
    The show gais its basis here, and start to develop background plots like Romulans Klingons, Data, Borg, Cardassians. The MYTH begins
  • Nov 01, 2019
    In my opinion this show eclipses The Original Star Trek series and should be discussed as being one of the best TV shows of all time. Now of course every episode isn't as great as others, but the series in itself leaves absolutely nothing to be desired. Definitely the best Science Fiction TV show ever created!
  • Oct 31, 2019
    This is When it starts to go from good to great
  • Jan 17, 2019
    From this season forward, one of the best that star trek can offer
  • Dec 10, 2018
    This season is when TNG hits its stride. Amazing stories that inspire and intellectually challenge while telling a compelling story of adventure.
  • Oct 14, 2018
    Season 3 is great, classic Star Trek with fewer dud episodes than the previous seasons.
  • May 17, 2018
    While it has a handful of less than stellar episodes, Season 3 is where TNG really came into its own. With a variety of episodes ranging from time travel adventures to excursions into philosophy, it's a great collection of episodes that rivals even the best of Shatner's era. I loved it so much, that I have a Top 5 instead of a 3: it was REALLY hard to choose favorites. Top 5 Best Episodes: 1. Yesterday's Enterprise 2. The Best of Both Worlds 3. The Sins of the Father 4. Sarek 5. The Offspring Bottom 3 Episodes (and only two of these are actually bad): 1. The Vengeance Factor 2. Menage a Troi 3. The Price
  • Jan 06, 2018
    A new showrunner who lets the writers finally write character stories and not bland alien-of-the-week garbage does the trick, and the show instantly transforms from 'might be canceled' to 'best show on TV'.
  • Dec 01, 2017
    With a fresh uniform and return of a series favourite, Next Generation's third season is a huge step up from it's last, willing to trust it's lead characters to hold their episodic arcs and place an emphasis on the crew's relationships between themselves and their cultures.

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