I thought it might be interesting to start a thread regarding a season 3 rewatch after knowing what was in the mystery box, and how it all turned out. I'm about to cancel Paramount+, so I did a rewatch over the last two days. Some initial impressions: The Borg role is heavily foreshadowed. It's only thinking oh they aren't going to go to the Borg well ~again~ that all the hints would be disregarded. Shaw actually has a much smaller role than you'd think binge watching the episodes. His apparent death was too rushed. Aside from the M'Talas scenes, the first four episodes flow a lot better pacing wise than on initial impression. The never ending nebula has a faster pace. The season really peaks around episodes 304-306. 307 either should have been a fast paced 35 minute episode, or included portions with Riker/Troi on the Shrike and Worf/Raffi doing something. 308 should have ended with Jack leaving for the cube. With the slow pacing of 307/308, the ending of the Changeling arc does come too suddenly and only has a handwave resolution. 309 still remains the most problematic episode for me. The Jack reveal is mishandled in racing through it, the sudden Borg reveal and subsequent bloodshed likewise are not given the room to breathe they need. 310 manages to recover from many 309 errors, but it rests on nostalgia to paper over the flaws, which does mostly work and serves to stick the landing character wise. Very happy with the Q post-credit scene. Considering the time and budget constraints, I'd give the season an 8/10. With an extra month of production time and funding, I'd like to see what the team would have done with a few more resources. It's far from a perfect season. But it is by far the best season of Star Trek since ENT season 4, and certainly tops some VGR and ENT seasons. I see the season aging well, and becoming much more well regarded than say INS and NEM. Not bad!