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Blu-ray Disc release
Series: Star Trek: The Next Generation
Season: Three
No. of episodes: 26
No. of discs: 6
Region A release date: 30 April 2013
Region B release date: 29 April 2013
Language: English
Subtitles: English, French, German, Castilian, Italian, Japanese, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, Norwegian, Swedish
Dubbed: French, Italian, German, Castilian, Japanese
Reference: ASIN B00B7VZN76 (region A)
ASIN B00B5A202K (region B)
Year: 2366
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Main menu

Main menu
Inside the Writers Room TNGS3

The "Writers Room" reunion

Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season Three is a Blu-ray Disc release featuring the complete third season of Star Trek: The Next Generation in 1080p high-definition, released in April 2013. [1] As with Season One, the Season Three remastering work was completed by CBS Digital. One of the unique features on this set is footage of actor David Rappaport as the original Kivas Fajo, shot just weeks before his death. [2]

Theatrical showing

On 25 April 2013, the week before the set was scheduled for release in the North America, movie theaters across the United States held special showings of the theatrical-length edit of "The Best of Both Worlds", along with a cut-down portions of the Blu-ray documentaries. [3]

Online content

In addition to the list of special features included on the Blu-ray set, an additional fifteen-minute feature, "The Trek Not Taken", focusing on the series' use of visual effects was available only to consumers who purchased the Season Three set at Best Buy stores.

In North America, this feature was only available as a digital download through Best Buy's "CinemaNow" streaming media service, and focused on the making of the first season episode. [4] In Germany the special was made available for a limited time to all (German, Austrian, and Swiss only) costumers of their TNG Season 4 Blu-ray release, partly as compensation for its delayed release, though it too had to be separately downloaded at CBS's German home page, Star, by redeeming a code customers acquired with their purchase. [5] To customers anywhere else in the world, the special feature was not made available.

Disc contents

"The Ensigns of Command"
"The Survivors"
"Who Watches The Watchers"
"The Bonding"
Special Features
Archival Features
  • Mission Overview, Year Three (2002)
"Booby Trap"
"The Enemy"
"The Price"
"The Vengeance Factor"
"The Defector"
Special Features
  • Episodic Promos
Archival Features
  • Selected Crew Analysis (2002)
"The Hunted"
"The High Ground"
"Deja Q"
"A Matter of Perspective"
"Yesterday's Enterprise"
Special Features
Archival Features
"The Offspring"
"Sins of the Father"
"Captain's Holiday"
Special Features
Archival Features
  • Production (2002)
"Tin Man"
"Hollow Pursuits"
"The Most Toys"
"Ménage à Troi"
Special Features
  • Episodic Promos
  • In Memoriam: David Rappaport (HD)
  • Season Three Gag Reel (HD)
"The Best of Both Worlds"
Special Features
Best Buy Special Feature Exclusive
Special Feature

Previous release:
ENT Season 1 Blu-ray
Star Trek: The Next Generation
Next release:
The Best of Both Worlds (Blu-ray)
Previous series release:
TNG Season 2 Blu-ray

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