In the third season of Star Trek: The Next Generation, the mission goes further. Dr. Beverly Crusher (Gates McFadden) returns to the ship. A cross-time encounter with another Enterprise leads to the return of deceased crew member Tasha Yar. A humiliated Q learns what it means to be merely human. The legendary Vulcan Ambassador Sarek, Spock's father, must cope with this long-suppressed emotions. And Captain Jean-Luc Picard (Patrick Stewart) faces the greatest threat of his career when he takes on the Borg in a breathtaking showdown.