3rd Rock from the Sun Season 3 (1997) – By Jason S. Lockard

The New York Daily News called 3rd Rock from the Sun when it debuted on NBC “by a long shot, the funniest, most original, best written, and best produced new comedy of the season,” it continued to be the most wildly inventive, critically acclaimed, and flat-out hilarious show on TV. Now thanks to Mill Creek Entertainment we can relive the great episodes of one of the funniest shows in TV history on DVD!

For those that are not familiar with the premise of this sitcom it is fairly simple. 3rd Rock From the Sun is a story of four aliens who have came to earth to learn and report about humans to the alien in charge known as “the Big Giant Head”. The four aliens land in the fictional city Rutherford Ohio and take over the form of humans so they can blend in and witness life as humans close up! The high commander Dick Solomon played by the great John Lithgow is a physics professor at Pendelton State University, The seasoned Intelligence officer is Tommy Solomon Dick’s ’son’, The decorated military officer is Sally Solomon Dick’s ’sister’ and than there’s Harry Solomon Dick’s ’brother’ his job on the mission was well, there was an extra seat on the ship!

Season 1 and 2 dealt with much of the aliens dealing with things for the first time; love, envy, jealousy, the common cold and much, much more. Now you would think this would grow old rather fast but it the writers knew just how to keep things fresh with every episode. Stories in the third season deal with the Solomons’ problem with such things as The Big Giant Head’s niece Janet which was sent to become Dick’s wife, Dick’s diet, jury duty, Harry’s pet Pickles shows up… in human form to boot and invasion from sexy alien females. Season 3 is filled with great guest stars including Cindy Crawford, Phil Hartman, Roseanne Barr, Dom DeLuise and The Great John Cleese from Monty Python fame.

This 3 DVD set features a visually pleasing DVD menu, all 27 Season 3 episodes for me the video and audio quality was great

and bonus features included are a very funny blooper reel, interview with French Stewart about his character Harry, Interviews with the Cast: The Superest Two-Part Episode Ever and four audio commentaries with French Stewart and writer/producers Mike Schiff and Bill Martin. The audio commentaries are really worth a listening to because they open the doors and let you view the ins and outs of the sitcom world.

In the end this DVD is absolutely a must own for fans of 3rd Rock from the Sun or just fans of really funny sitcoms. Less than 10 bucks for over 10 hours of fun, you can’t beat that! So head on over to www.millcreekent.com or your local DVD store and pick up a copy! Treat yourself to one of the funniest series ever to beam onto the television screen!

Moral Rating: Language and Adult Situations
Audience: Parental Guidance
Genre: Western
Length: Over 10 hours
Released: 2012
Our Rating: A+