Star Trek (season 3)

{3.5/5} “‘The glory of creation is in its infinite diversity.’ ‘And the ways our differences combine to create meaning and beauty.’” — Dr. Miranda Jones & Mr. Spock

Star Trek season 3, aired in 1968-69

When Kirk and Spock are ordered to obtain a Romulan cloaking device, Kirk disguises himself as a Romulan to beam aboard. The Enterprise comes across a planet that’s going to be hit by an asteroid, but Kirk accidentally falls into a structure and loses his memory. When an alien lifeform sneaks aboard, the crew of the Enterprise find themselves in a neverending war with Klingons.

This is the last season, and is well known to be not as good as the first 2. Undoubtedly at least part of the reason for that is that people like Gene Roddenberry, Gene L. Coon, and D. C. Fontana contributed less to this season than they did before.

Most of the episodes have some redeeming qualities. I skipped a few.

In “All Our Yesterdays” Spock and McCoy are unintentionally thrown into an ice age on the planet Sarpeidon 5000 years in the past. In “Requiem for Methuselah” Kirk meets a man who calls himself Flint, who is 5000 years old and who has created a life-like android.

One more quotation: “You are evidently a suicidal maniac.” — Mr. Atoz to Kirk

Guest stars include Michael Ansara and Frank Gorshin.

Stars George Takei, Walter Koenig, and Majel Barrett.

This is the 2nd time I’ve watched it. I previously reviewed season 2.

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