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The Third Season in Pictures

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Here are  a few rare behind the scenes photos from the third season of STAR TREK, including several pics from the production of SPOCK'S BRAIN. Personally, I found the third season  underrated and I love some episodes like THOLIAN WEB, ENTERPRISE INCIDENT and ALL OUR YESTERDAYS. Heck, even SPOCK'S BRAIN is camp fun. I dont think Fred Freinberger deserved the criticism he got from the fans. So here's to the third season of TOS.

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Just want to share some pics from my Trek collection photos from my Trek Facebook page with you guys. Enjoy the posts on TOS and STAR TREK V..

Gus

 

 

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Here are  a few rare behind the scenes photos from the third season of STAR TREK, including several pics from the production of SPOCK'S BRAIN. Personally, I found the third season  underrated and I love some episodes like THOLIAN WEB, ENTERPRISE INCIDENT and ALL OUR YESTERDAYS. Heck, even SPOCK'S BRAIN is camp fun. I dont think Fred Freinberger deserved the criticism he got from the fans. So here's to the third season of TOS.

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Just want to share some pics from my Trek collection photos from my Trek Facebook page with you guys. Enjoy the posts on TOS and STAR TREK V..

Gus

 

 

Thanks for sharing.  I've always said the 3rd season had some underrated masterpieces.  It deserves a lot more love, IMO.

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Believe it or not, searching for "rare Star Trek photos" on Google LOL

Gus

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Of course, to be completely honest, ddue to a small budget and the absence of veteran Trek writers like Gene Coon, there were some awful TOS  episodes during the third season, the worst in my opinion is PLATO'S STEPCHILDREN. What a terrible episode. Better than JJ TREK, but horriblçe nevertheless. LOL

Here's some rare behind the scenes pics from PLATOS STEPCHILDREN. Heck, even Leonard NImoy looked concerned !!!

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Where it says Star Trek Photo Club, was this like the Creation Entertainment Xena Photo Club where they sent you a different set each month? And did Creation produce these and are they still available?

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The Photo Club closed years ago, at the time i was still editing my former site TrekWeb.com

I dunno if there was any conncetion with Creation and so forth.

Gus

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Here are a few second season (the BEST STAR TREK season ever, in my opinion) so I hope you guys enjoy. The pics are from WHO MOURNS FOR ADONIS, BY ANY ANOTHER NAME and THE ULTIMATE COMPUTER

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Good morning ! Bom dia !
 
A few more rare and fun behind the scenes on STAR TREK underrated third season from episodes like SPECTRE OF THE GUN and THE EMPATH. Enjoy.
 
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The second one looks as if it's from the second-season episode "Friday's Child."  Not that that means we're ungrateful for it!

 

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A few rare promotional photos of Bill Shatner as Kirk for the third season, Enjoy.

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Shatner, Nimoy and Nichelle Nichols

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A rare behind the scene of Shatner and the prodcution crew during filming of SPECTRE OF THE GUN, one of the best Year 3 episodes.

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S3 had so many gems; yes, there were major blots here and there ("Spock's Brain," "And the Children Shall Lead,") but I liked most of it.   It kind of had a bit of the crazy, see-what-sticks experimental quality of TNG's first season.  

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Agreed, Year 3 has really strong episodes (THE ENTERPRISE INCIDENT, THAT WHICH SURVIVES and so forth), but people only remember the bad ones (AND THE CHIKDREN SHALL LEAD, THE WAY TO EDEN, and a few others) LOL

And the fans like to put the blame on the late Fred Freiberg,who of course replaced Roddenberry, but the truth is : Freiberg has done a good job in a smaller budget and brought social comment in several episodes, and people still blame him for the decline in quality to this day. Well,. I disagree, season 3 was great !

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For every "Children Shall Lead" or "Way To Eden",  I also see a "Day of the Dove" "Empath" "All Our Yesterdays" or "Tholian Web."   

It really chaps my hide that so many ST fans casually dismiss S3 and then later cite some of its episodes as the best of the series (?!).   Personally, I think the mix of good-to-bad episodes in S3 really isn't that different from any other season of Star Trek; it's just that it had the stigma of being the season that (seemingly) got the show cancelled.  

Truth is, ST was teetering on cancellation since its first season.   S3 was sabotaged by the network when they put it on Friday nights at 10 pm in a deliberate attempt to shake it off their slate...

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I agree that the third season is better than it's reputation, but I do think part of it is that some of the episodes that are bad...are REALLY bad. Like memorably terrible. Earlier seasons had bad episodes, but I think they verged more on boring and forgettable than flat out laughingly stupid. My only issue with the third season in general is that it feels a little po-faced. I feel like it lacked some of the genuine warmth and humor of the first two years (though I may need to rewatch sometime soon). Still there are great ones in there, and the season doesn't deserve such a bad reputation.

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I agree that the third season is better than it's reputation, but I do think part of it is that some of the episodes that are bad...are REALLY bad. Like memorably terrible. Earlier seasons had bad episodes, but I think they verged more on boring and forgettable than flat out laughingly stupid. My only issue with the third season in general is that it feels a little po-faced. I feel like it lacked some of the genuine warmth and humor of the first two years (though I may need to rewatch sometime soon). Still there are great ones in there, and the season doesn't deserve such a bad reputation.

Great pictures!

And yes, I agree, the bad episodes of season 3 were REALLY bad, compared to the bad episodes of the first two seasons.

But I also agree that season 3 is underrated. The good/bad ratio wasn't much worse than in earlier seasons. There were still quite a few gems in it!

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Yea, I don't want to knock a season that gave us some genuine classics...but there are some epic turds in there too.

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A few more rare behind the scenes pics during the filming of the third season.

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Hmmm, I think I am gonna watch THE PARADISE SYNDROME tonight. Its a classic

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Bill and De trying to make Leonard smile during shooting of DAY OF THE DOVE, one of the best episodes.

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I love the good and old MAD Magazine. The SUPERMAN THE MOVIE and STAR TREK THE MOTION PICTURE parody issues are classics, LOL. Artists like Sergio Aragonés, Dick DeBartolo, and Mort Drucker are among the best in the comics business. I think Mr Shatner and Mr Nimoy agreed.

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Plus, more rare and fun behind the scenes photos on STAR TREK underrated third season (1968-1969) featuring Bill Shatner, Leonard Nimoy and the TOS cast

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Enjoy the season 3 pics !

Gus

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MAD magazine was a staple of my youth; loved it! 

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Here are a couple more of rare promotional photos for year 3,

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Ouch, I think thats enough (for now anyway LOL). Enjoy the pics, folks.

Gus

 

 

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More third season pics :

When Bill Shatner speaks..........people listen.

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Behind the scenes on THE EMPATH

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SPECTRE OF THE GUN, one of my favorite episodes third season

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