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Encyclopedia > Beverly Crusher
Beverly Crusher
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Cmdr. Beverly Crusher, M.D. Image File history File links Metadata No higher resolution available. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... is the 209th day of the year (210th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...

Species: Human
Gender: Female
Home planet: Earth/Luna
Affiliation: Starfleet
Posting: USS Enterprise-D chief medical officer
Starfleet Medical
Celtris III special operations
USS Enterprise-E chief medical officer
Rank: Commander
Portrayed by: Gates McFadden

Doctor Beverly Crusher, played by actress Gates McFadden, was a character on the Star Trek: The Next Generation TV show and subsequent films. She was a regular character in the show for all but the second of its seven seasons. In biology, a species is one of the basic units of biodiversity. ... Trinomial name Homo sapiens sapiens Linnaeus, 1758 Humans, or human beings, are bipedal primates belonging to the mammalian species Homo sapiens (Latin: wise man or knowing man) in the family Hominidae (the great apes). ... Gender in common usage refers to the sexual distinction between male and female. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Apparent magnitude: up to -12. ... Starfleet Command symbol In the fictional universe of Star Trek, Starfleet is the paramilitary defense, research, diplomacy, and exploration force of the United Federation of Planets (UFP) with – as of the late 24th century – hundreds of starships and starbases at its disposal. ... The USS Enterprise (NCC-1701-D) (or Enterprise-D, to distinguish it from prior starships with the same name) is a 24th century starship in the Star Trek fictional universe and the principal setting of the Star Trek: The Next Generation television series. ... In the fictional Star Trek universe, the Chief Medical Officer is a medical professional, typically a physician who is the highest ranking member of a Starfleet installation or vessels medical staff. ... Starfleet Medical is the medical branch of Starfleet in the fictional Star Trek universe. ... The fictional Sovereign-class USS Enterprise (NCC-1701-E or Enterprise-E) is the primary setting of the films Star Trek: First Contact, Star Trek: Insurrection, and Star Trek: Nemesis. ... In the fictional Star Trek universe, the Chief Medical Officer is a medical professional, typically a physician who is the highest ranking member of a Starfleet installation or vessels medical staff. ... Commander is a commissioned Starfleet officer rank in the fictional Star Trek universe. ... Cheryl Gates McFadden (born March 2, 1949 in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio), usually credited as Gates McFadden, is an American actress and choreographer. ... Cheryl Gates McFadden (born March 2, 1949 in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio), usually credited as Gates McFadden, is an American actress and choreographer. ... The title as it appeared in most episodes opening credits. ... Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ...


During the character's absence in the second season, the character of Dr. Katherine Pulaski was added to the series. Katherine Pulaski was the replacement chief medical officer for Beverly Crusher during the second season of Star Trek: The Next Generation. ...


Dr. Crusher was the Chief Medical Officer on board the USS Enterprise-D and its successor, the USS Enterprise-E. She initially held the rank of Lieutenant Commander until promoted in 2362 to the rank of Commander. She was the head of Starfleet Medical from 2365 to 2366. In the fictional Star Trek universe, the Chief Medical Officer is a medical professional, typically a physician who is the highest ranking member of a Starfleet installation or vessels medical staff. ... The USS Enterprise (NCC-1701-D) (or Enterprise-D, to distinguish it from prior starships with the same name) is a 24th century starship in the Star Trek fictional universe and the principal setting of the Star Trek: The Next Generation television series. ... The fictional Sovereign-class USS Enterprise (NCC-1701-E or Enterprise-E) is the primary setting of the films Star Trek: First Contact, Star Trek: Insurrection, and Star Trek: Nemesis. ... Lieutenant Commander is a commissioned rank of the Starfleet in the fictional universe of Star Trek. ... Commander is a commissioned Starfleet officer rank in the fictional Star Trek universe. ... Starfleet Medical is the medical branch of Starfleet in the fictional Star Trek universe. ...

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Overview

Beverly Howard was born on October 13, 2324 to Paul and Isabel Howard in Copernicus City, Luna. October 13 is the 286th day of the year (287th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Apparent magnitude: up to -12. ...


Her mother died while Beverly was young and she grew up with her grandmother on the Arvada III colony. She attended Starfleet Academy from 2342 to 2350. She married Jack Crusher in 2348 and gave birth to their son Wesley Crusher the following year. Jack Crusher proposed to Beverly Howard by giving her a book called How to Advance Your Career Through Marriage as a gag gift. This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... The official logo of Starfleet Academy, circa 2370. ... Lieutenant Commander Jack Crusher, a character in the Star Trek fictional universe, is the husband to Beverly Crusher and the father of Wesley Crusher. ... Wesley Crusher is a character in the television series Star Trek: The Next Generation. ...


Beverly's husband died on an away mission in 2354, and it took her a long time to recover. Captain Jean-Luc Picard was the first to inform Beverly and her son about Jack's death.


In 2364, Dr. Beverly Crusher was assigned to the USS Enterprise, NCC-1701-D as the chief medical officer under Captain Jean-Luc Picard. She would reintroduce her son Wesley to Captain Picard, who angrily chased the boy off the bridge after Wesley acknowledged an alert. Later, Picard would name Wesley an acting ensign, beginning Wesley's Starfleet career. The USS Enterprise (NCC-1701-D) (or Enterprise-D, to distinguish it from prior starships with the same name) is a 24th century starship in the Star Trek fictional universe and the principal setting of the Star Trek: The Next Generation television series. ... The chief medical officer (CMO) is an official in the Republic of Ireland and the United Kingdom who regularly advises their respective government on health related matters. ...


During the first year, Dr. Crusher diagnosed and cured a polywater infection that was causing the crew to lose their inhibitions. She was seriously injured in the episode "The Arsenal of Freedom", and would reveal to Picard that her grandmother had taught her about the roots and herbs used by the colony where she grew up. Polywater was a hypothetical polymerized form of water that was the subject of much scientific controversy during the late 1960s. ... The Arsenal of Freedom is a first season episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation, first broadcast April 11, 1988. ...


Dr. Crusher left the Enterprise for a year when she was offered the head position at Starfleet Medical. During this year, her son remained on board the Enterprise. Crusher was replaced during this time by Dr. Katherine Pulaski. Katherine Pulaski was the replacement chief medical officer for Beverly Crusher during the second season of Star Trek: The Next Generation. ...


In 2366, Crusher returned to the Enterprise and was reunited with her son and fellow officers. She would remain on the Enterprise-D for the remainder of the ship's service.


After the destruction of the Enterprise-D at Veridian III, Crusher was assigned, along with most of the Enterprise-D command crew, to the USS Enterprise, NCC-1701-E. The fictional Sovereign-class USS Enterprise (NCC-1701-E or Enterprise-E) is the primary setting of the films Star Trek: First Contact, Star Trek: Insurrection, and Star Trek: Nemesis. ...


Crusher and Picard

There was ongoing romantic tension between Crusher and Jean-Luc Picard. It was first brought up in the episode "The Naked Now". The attraction was later shown in the episode "Allegiance". In it, Jean-Luc, replaced by an alien double, seduced Beverly. The two did not openly bring it up until it was forced into the open by a device implanted in the two by an alien species that allowed them to read each other's thoughts in the episode "Attached". While Picard expressed interest in exploring their mutual attraction, Beverly declined, at least at the time. In the series finale, "All Good Things...", after learning that Picard may acquire a neurological disease sometime in the future, she approaches him in his ready room and kisses him. Captain Jean-Luc Picard, played by Patrick Stewart, is a character in the TV series Star Trek: The Next Generation. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article may require cleanup. ... Allegiance is the title of an episode from the third season of Star Trek: The Next Generation. ... Attached is a seventh season episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation, first broadcast on November 8, 1993. ... All Good Things. ...


In one of Q's timelines in the final episode "All Good Things...", she had married and divorced Picard and been promoted to Captain of the medical ship USS Pasteur. She kept his name, and on one occasion, both of them answered "yes" to someone asking for "Captain Picard". This article or section is not written in the formal tone expected of an encyclopedia article. ... Captain is a rank or title with various meanings. ...


Key episodes and milestones

Episodes in which Beverly's character is expanded or plays a key role.

  • Encounter at Farpoint - Introduction to her character.
  • Symbiosis - Argues to violate the Prime Directive to save a race from being exploited and manipulated.
  • Remember Me - Becomes trapped in a collapsing alternate universe.
  • The Host - Falls in love with a Trill negotiator and must operate on him to save the negotiations.
  • The High Ground - Kidnapped and held hostage by terrorists.
  • Cause and Effect - Helps save the ship and crew from an infinite time loop.
  • Suspicions - Becomes entangled in a murder-mystery and defies orders.
  • True Q - Befriends and mentors a young girl who is developing omnipotent powers.
  • Descent - Is given temporary command of the Enterprise during a crisis involving the Borg.
  • Attached - Admits her true feelings to Jean-Luc Picard as they are both kidnapped.
  • Sub Rosa - History of Crusher's family is revealed, grandmother's funeral.
  • All Good Things... - Potential future with Jean-Luc Picard.
  • Star Trek: Generations - Part of the away-team that finds Soren. Concludes that Guinan was on the same ship as Soren.
  • Star Trek: First Contact - Activates sickbay's EMH program as a decoy to allow her and her patients to escape the Borg. Acts as second in command while Riker is on the planet, giving her code to destroy the Enterprise.
  • Star Trek: Nemesis - Discovers Shinzon is Picard's clone.

Encounter at Farpoint was the first episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation. ... Symbiosis is a first season episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation, first broadcast April 18, 1988. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article may require cleanup. ... Remember Me is an episode of the science fiction television series Star Trek: The Next Generation. ... The Host is the 97th episode in the television series Star Trek: The Next Generation. ... The High Ground is a third season episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation first broadcast on January 29, 1990. ... Cause and Effect is considered by many fans to be one of the best episodes of the series Star Trek: The Next Generation. ... Suspicions is an episode of the sixth season of the science fiction television series Star Trek: The Next Generation. ... True Q is a season 6 episode of Star Trek:The Next Generation Synopsis A young intern is assigned to the Enterprise and strange things start happening - is there a connection? And just what is Q up to? Spoiler warning: The Enterprise has received an intern from Starfleet Academy, Amanda... Descent is a two-part episode from the sixth/seventh season of the television series Star Trek: The Next Generation. ... The Unicomplex, a huge Borg complex in the Delta Quadrant. ... Attached is a seventh season episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation, first broadcast on November 8, 1993. ... Sub Rosa is an episode from the television series Star Trek: The Next Generation. ... All Good Things. ... Star Trek: Generations (Paramount Pictures, 1994, see also 1994 in film) is the seventh feature film based on the popular Star Trek science fiction television series. ... Star Trek: First Contact (Paramount Pictures, 1996; see also 1996 in film), is the eighth feature film based on the popular Star Trek science fiction television series. ... Star Trek Nemesis (Paramount Pictures, 2002; see also 2002 in film) is the tenth feature film based on the popular Star Trek science fiction television series. ...

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STARTREK.COM : Biography (1304 words)
Crusher has consistently shown to be not only thorough but conscientious in her daily work and routine.
Although suffering her share of life tragedies, Beverly Crusher brings to her work and her relationships a deep-rooted sense of ethics as well as a freshness and good humor that is infectious.
Crusher, who often serves a night watch on the bridge, aided in the capture of the renegade Borg under Lore in 2370 with the strategic loss of their craft while in command of the Enterprise.
Beverly Crusher - Memory Alpha, the Star Trek Wiki (7595 words)
Crusher was the first to observe the parasites which attempted to take control of the Federation in 2364, and determined a way to remove them from the host.
Crusher had lost her medical kit and was going into shock, but she kept awake long enough to instruct Picard on how to use the native plants to treat her wounds.
Beverly was apprehensive about his departure, but she remembered the Traveler's words from six years prior and realized not only had Wesley grown and needed to make his own decisions, but that this was an important and necessary step in his life.
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