Star Trek: Discovery                Season Three
                  review by Bobby Blakey

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There are few sci-fi franchises that have had the staying power and impact of Star Trek. The original short run series has spawned numerous films and TV series. In 2017 they unleashed yet another new series with Star Trek: Discovery this time exclusive to CBS All-Access streaming. The series was a hit and with CBS All-Access becoming Paramount+ they debuted season 3 of the latest Trek series. Now fans of the hit series can revisit the third season or just add it to their collection with Star Trek: Discovery Season Three.

 

Star Trek Discovery follows ten years before the original series and in season three, after following Commander Burnham into a wormhole in the second season finale, season three finds the crew of the U.S.S. Discovery landing in an unknown future far from the home they once knew. Now living in a time filled with uncertainty, the U.S.S. Discovery crew, along with the help of some new friends, must work together to restore hope to the Federation.

 

The third season stars Sonequa Martin-Green, Doug Jones, Anthony Rapp, Mary Wiseman, Wilson Cruz, David Ajala, Blu del Barrio, Ian Alexander, Michelle Yeoh, Oded Fehr and even an appearance from David Cronenberg. The entire cast are great and loved that they not only evolved a lot of them but mixed them up in a way that gave all of them interesting arcs. These elements allow them to all shine but also get to be more than just rehashing of the same things every episode.

Visually the show continues to be amazing offering up a look and feel more cinematic than TV. Everything feels so big here and to me bigger than any of the previous shows ever which is something considering what some of the shows have done. When dealing with time travel you never know how well its going to work, but this does to perfection. It once again infuses some familiar elements of the past shows while still very much being its own thing. This new time also allows a reboot of sorts of not only the show, but

the direction of the Federation and giving it a fresh new feel.

 

I wasn’t a big fan of one of the big bads this season, but its nothing that overaly affects the rest of the season. This show continues to evolve in the best ways possible and the cinematic element makes it easily the most Star Trek show we have ever had in my opinion. There is an especially brilliant way that part of a story is handled featuring Doug Jones getting to shine in a new way rarely seen from him and works to perfection. I loved this season and cannot wait to see what’s in store for the Discovery crew in the next season.

This collection includes all 13 episodes of the third season as well as bonus content including a gag reel, deleted scenes, behind the scenes featurettes and more. Boldly go and grab your copy of Star Trek: Discovery Season Three available now on Blu-ray, DVD and Limited Edition Blu-Ray Steelbook from Paramount and CBS Video.