Essential Trek Season 3.

A returned Dr. Beverly Crusher and new pop-up collars on uniforms - these are some of the many additions that TNG's third season brings - but what are the essential episodes? Daniel, Darren, and Phillip comb through all 26 episodes in the "Earl Grey Supreme Court" to determine which episodes should be considered the essential episodes. The question of "essential-ness" is often tied to continuity in the Trek universe, but this episode brings up the difficult question of continuity in the universe.

Join Earl Grey as they eagerly debate if the Great and Powerful Kevin will remain so great and powerful, whether the Leah Brahms storyline must remain in Next Gen, and if anyone actually remembers the episode "The Vengeance Factor." The third season of TNG is generally considered to have many of the most-watched episodes, but which stories will make the cut? Let us know if you agree with Earl Grey's essential episodes of season three. 

Episodes (00:02:26)
Evolution (No)
The Ensigns of Command (Yes)
The Survivors (No)
Who Watches the Watchers (Yes)
The Bonding (Yes)
Booby Trop (Yes)
The Enemy (Yes)
The Price (Yes)  (00:28:31)
The Vengeance Factor (No)
The Defector (No)
The Hunted (No)
The High Ground (No)
Deja Q (Yes)
A Matter of Perspective (No)
Yesterdays Enterprise (Yes)
The Offspring (Yes)
Sins of the Father (Yes)
Allegiance (No)
Captains Holiday (Yes)
Tin Man (No)
Hollow Pursuits (Yes)
The Most Toys (No)
Sarek (Yes)
Menage a Troi (Yes)
Transfigurations (No)
The Best of Both World (Yes)
15 Yes / 11 No (57%)
Final Thoughts (01:03:44)

Daniel Proulx, Phillip Gilfus, & Darren Moser

Darren Moser (Editor and Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Executive Producer) Michael E Hueter  (Associate Producer) Stephen Boyd (Associate Producer) Ron Saarna (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Will Nguyen (Content Manager)

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Direct download: eg-149.mp3
Category:Essential -- posted at: 7:00am MDT





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