Season Three Cheat Sheet
Major notes: Star Trek: The Next Generation really gets into its groove in season three. New and more complicated interactions with alien cultures occur as the Enterprise forges on through space. Dr. Crusher returns to the Enterprise as chief medical officer, and her son Wesley officially joins the crew. While things seem to be going relatively well, the Enterprise faces its greatest foe in the cybernetic Borg of the Delta Quadrant.
Best episode: “Yesterday’s Enterprise” showcases an alternate timeline, in which Picard is still captain, but the Enterprise is part of the Federation’s trying war with the Klingon Empire.
For those interested more in the alien politics rampant throughout Next Generation, “The Defector” offers up some juicy and suspenseful Romulan statecraft mixed with the best of Stewart’s Shakespeare background.
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