Star Trek: Season 3

Episodes

# Air Date Title
1

Spock's Brain

Stardate 5431.4: The Enterprise is intercepted by a starship of unknown design and a woman from the ship beams directly into the bridge and uses a device to render the Enterpri…

2

The Enterprise Incident

An unusually tense and irritable Kirk orders his ship into the Romulan Neutral Zone, where it is promptly surrounded. Beamed to a Romulan ship, Kirk lies about the intrusion, t…

3

The Paradise Syndrome

Stardate 4842.6: Kirk, Spock and McCoy beam down to a planet to inform any inhabitants that they must evacuate the planet due to an approaching asteroid’s imminent collis…

4

And the Children Shall Lead

The Enterprise travels to a planet where a scientific team has killed themselves…except for the children, who began to act oddly.

5

Is There in Truth No Beauty?

Stardate 5630.7:…or is there in beauty no truth? Miranda Jones, a telepath who studied mental disciplines on Vulcan, arrives with Ambassador Kolos, a Medusan – an a…

6

Spectre of the Gun

When coming to an exaphobic isolationist planet, Captain Kirk and his landing party are punished for trepassing. They are sentenced to death in a surreal recreation of the Gun…

7

Day of the Dove

When the Enterprise brings aboard Klingon prisoners, an alien entity pits both sides against each other in an ever-escalating struggle.

8

For the World is Hollow and I Have Touched the Sky

The Enterprise must deflect an asteroid on a collision course with an inhabited planet…but discover the asteroid is a spaceship with a population unaware of the outside w…

9

The Tholian Web

Stardate 5693.2: The Enterprise arrives at the last known position of the U.S.S. Defiant (NCC-1764), an area of uncharted space, to search for the mis…

10

Plato's Stepchildren

Kirk and his crew find themselves at the mercy of powerful individuals who possess mind-over-matter powers…and plan to use the Enterprise crew for their twisted entertain…

11

Wink of an Eye

Stardate 5710.5: When a landing party investigating Scalos begins to vanish one by one, Kirk, Spock and McCoy try to find out what is happening before more of the crew disappea…

12

The Empath

On a planet doomed to destruction, Kirk, Spock & McCoy become involved with two aliens who use them as laboratory animals in a bizarre series of tests on an alien empath wh…

13

Elaan of Troyius

The Enterprise must escort an alien princess to her marriage to seal an interplanetary alliance…but she becomes attracted to Kirk.

14

Whom Gods Destroy

Kirk and Spock investigate an insane asylum where a former Starfleet captain is being held, only to discover that he has freed the inmates and is running the place.

15

Let That Be Your Last Battlefield

The Enterprise finds itself host to two alien beings from the same planet, who share an intense and self-destructive hatred of each other.

16

The Mark of Gideon

Kirk beams down on a diplomatic mission…and finds himself in an Enterprise where all the crew have vanished and only a mysterious woman resides.

17

That Which Survives

Kirk, McCoy, and Sulu are stranded on a barren planet where a mysterious woman attempts to kill them one at a time, while the Enterprise must travel halfway across the galaxy t…

18

The Lights of Zetar

The Enterprise must deal with discorporeal cloud-like corporeal aliens who have already destroyed the inhabitants of a library planet and plan to eliminate the Enterprise crew…

19

Requiem for Methuselah

While seeking a cure for a fever ravaging the Enterprise, Kirk and Spock encounter Flint, a hermit-like Earthman, and his beautiful young ward.

20

The Way to Eden

The Enterprise picks up a group of space ““hippies”“ looking for Eden.

21

The Cloud Minders

Kirk must resolve a mining dispute on a the cloud city of Stratos to acquire the resources to cure a space plague.

22

The Savage Curtain

Kirk and Spock meet Abraham Lincoln and Surak of Vulcan and must do battle with some of histories most terrible villians.

23

All Our Yesterdays

Kirk, Spock, and McCoy become trapped in the past of another world.

24

Turnabout Intruder

The Enterprise is in danger when Janice Lester, one of Kirk’s former lovers, steals his body.

About Star Trek

Star Trek was an influential science fiction television series created by Gene Roddenberry that followed the adventures of the crew of the starship U.S.S. Enterprise. The show began with the production of the 1964 pilot “The Cage”. “The Cage” featured Jeffrey Hunter as Enterprise captain Christopher Pike. The pilot was rejected by NBC executives as being too cerebral. In order to demonstrate the action-adventure potential of the series, another pilot entitled “Where No Man Has Gone Before” was produced. Replacing Jeffrey Hunter as Enterprise captain was William Shatner who starred as Captain James T. Kirk. The new pilot also starred Leonard Nimoy as Mr. Spock who was the only character to return from the original pilot after NBC’s rejection of “The Cage”. Response to the second, action-oriented, pilot was good and NBC gave the go ahead to the series.

The series premiered on NBC on Thursday, September 8, 1966 in the 8:30-9:30 PM timeslot with the episode “The Man Trap”. Critical response to the series was mixed and rating were lower than expected. In its second season, reoccurring guest star DeForest Kelley was added to the series’ starring cast and the show was moved to Friday at 8:30. A decline in the ratings, however, prompted NBC to attempt to cancel the series after its second season, but a letter writing campaign by die hard fans of the show saved it from cancellation. An additional season of episodes were produced, but ratings continued to decline most likely due to the quality of the third season episodes and a bad 10:00 PM Friday night time slot. Despite another letter writing campaign, the series was finally cancelled after its third season. The last new episode “Turnabout Intruder” was shown on June 3, 1969.

After its three year run Star Trek began running syndication where it was discovered by legion of new fans and became a phenomenon. The show inspired six features films, an animated series, and four additional spin-off television shows. Other spin-off’s include novels, comic books, merchandise and an enormous amount of fan-fiction based on the series. Despite its short network run, Star Trek has become one of the most successful shows in television history.

Aside from its three main stars, Star Trek featured a large cast of reoccurring guest stars that includes James Doohan, Nichelle Nichols, George Takei, Walter Koenig, Majel Barrett, and Grace Lee Whitney. Other notable guest stars include Diana Muldaur, Gary Lockwood, Ricardo Montalban, Sally Kellerman, Julie Newmar, Frank Gorshin, John Colicos, Roger C. Carmel, William Campbell, Ted Cassidy, Michael Ansara and Elisha Cook, Jr. Notable writers for the series include Gene Roddenberry, Gene L. Coon, George Clayton Johnson, Jerry Sohl, Jerome Bixby, Robert Bloch, Theodore Sturgeon, Harlan Ellison, David Gerrold, and D.C. Fontana.

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