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Star Trek - The Original Series - The Complete Third Season (1968)  

Number: 143

cover Star Trek - The Original Series - The Complete Third Season

IMDB Rating: star star star star star star star star star star

Country: USA, 1349 minutes

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Genre(s): Action, Thriller, Drama, Sci-Fi

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Cast: William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley, George Takei, Nichelle Nichols, Walter Koenig, Grace Lee Whitney, Majel Barrett

Medium: Original DVD

Plot Outline:
Going boldly where no man had gone before, Gene Roddenberry's cult phenomenon STAR TREK debuted in 1966 and reflected that decade's optimistic preoccupation with space travel. Set in the 23rd century, the series chronicled the intergalactic adventures of the U.S.S. Enterprise on its five-year mission to explore the outer reaches of space. Encountering a now-iconic assembly of innovative alien life forms such as the Klingons, Romulans, Tribbles, and Khan Noonian Singh, the ship's jumpsuited crew was a then unheard-of font of multiculturism: Asian Sulu (George Takei), African-American Uhura (Nichelle Nichols), and Scotsman Montgomery Scott (James Doohan). But it was the contrasting personalities of cooly logical Vulcan Mr. Spock (Leonard Nimoy), emotionally intuitive medical officer Leonard "Bones" McCoy (DeForest Kelley), and womanizing ship captain James T. Kirk (William Shatner in definitive overacting mode) that lent the series much of its charm--and spawned a rabid cult following that continues to fuel costume sales and convention bookings to this very day. This collection includes all 24 episodes of the series' third season. Beam me up, Scotty!

Episode 56 "Spock's Brain"
Captain Kirk pursues aliens who have stolen Spock's brain.

Episode 57 "The Enterprise Incident"
The crew of the Enterprise attempts to steal a Romulan cloaking device.

Episode 58 "The Paradise Syndrome"
A mysterious alien device on a planet with a predominantly American Indian culture erases Captain Kirk's memory, and he begins a life with them as a member of their tribe.

Episode 59 "And the Children Shall Lead"
The crew of the Enterprise rescues a group of children stranded on a planet, along with their evil "imaginary" friend.

Episode 60 "Is There in Truth No Beauty?"
The Enterprise travels with an alien ambassador who must travel inside a special black case because his appearance causes insanity.

Episode 61 "Spectre of the Gun"
For having trespassed on an alien world, Captain Kirk and his companions are forced to re-enact the famous shoot-out at the O.K. Corral with themselves cast as the losing side.

Episode 62 "Day of the Dove"
An alien energy-based life form that feeds on negative emotions (such as fear, anger, hatred) drives the crew of the Enterprise into brutal conflict with the Klingons.

Episode 63 "For the World Is Hollow and I Have Touched the Sky"
As McCoy discovers he is dying of an incurable disease, the crew of the Enterprise rush to stop an asteroid from colliding with a Federation world, only to discover that the asteroid is, in fact, a disguised alien vessel. They find an entire civilization living in the ship who believe they are actually on a planet and a dictatorial "Oracle" who forbids any attempt to discover the truth.

Episode 64 "The Tholian Web"
Captain Kirk is caught between dimensions while the Enterprise is trapped by an energy draining web spun by mysterious aliens.

Episode 65 "Plato's Stepchildren"
The crew of the Enterprise encounters an ageless and mischievous race of psychic humanoids who claim to have organized their society around Ancient Greek ideals.

Episode 66 "Wink of an Eye"
Invisible "time-accelerated" aliens take over the Enterprise and attempt to abduct the crew for use as "genetic stock".

Episode 67 "The Empath"
While visiting a doomed planet, the landing party is subject to torturous experiments to test an empathic race.

Episode 68 "Elaan of Troyius"
Captain Kirk hosts a spoiled princess, who must bring peace to a star system at war.

Episode 69 "Whom Gods Destroy"
Captain Kirk visits a mental health facility and confronts an insane starship captain who believes he is destined to control the universe.

Episode 70 "Let That Be Your Last Battlefield"
The Enterprise picks up the last two survivors of a war-torn planet who are still committed to destroying each other aboard the ship.

Episode 71 "The Mark of Gideon"
An overpopulated race of aliens abduct Kirk to solve their problem.

Episode 72 "That Which Survives"
The crew of the Enterprise visits an abandoned outpost guarded by a mysterious computer.

Episode 73 "The Lights of Zetar"
Strange, energy-based alien life forms threaten the Memory Alpha station and the Enterprise crew.

Episode 74 "Requiem for Methuselah"
The crew of the Enterprise encounters an immortal human who lives as a recluse on his own planet.

Episode 75 "The Way to Eden"
The Enterprise is hijacked by a criminal doctor and his loyal, hippie-like followers who are attempting to find paradise.

Episode 76 "The Cloud Minders"
Kirk races against time to acquire plague-fighting minerals from a world in the midst of a civil uprising.

Episode 77 "The Savage Curtain"
Aliens force Kirk and Spock to battle illusionary villains in a test of good versus evil.

Episode 78 "All Our Yesterdays"
Kirk, Spock, and McCoy are trapped in the past on a world threatened by a supernova.

Episode 79 "Turnabout Intruder"
Kirk's consciousness becomes trapped in the body of a woman bent on killing him and taking over his command while inhabiting his body.

Comments: Paramount;UPC097360509441;Episodes 56-79;The Complete Third Season;

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