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Gates McFadden calls Star Trek: Picard season 3 awesome

Gates McFadden will be in the final season of Star Trek: Picard. As Star Trek: Picard draws closer to its final season, which is expected to air next year, viewers are looking forward to the return of the cast from Star Trek: The Next Generation which will include Gates McFadden who played Dr. Beverly Crusher on the series that ran for seven seasons and four movies. We’ve been assured that the cast aren’t just there for cameos, and with a recent tweet from McFadden, it sounds like the season is shaping up to really be more than what we can even expect.
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Star Trek: Picard season 3 adds Next Generation alums LeVar Burton, Gates McFadden and Michael Dorn

Star Trek: Picard has cast six Star Trek: Next Generation actors ahead of its third and final season. On Tuesday, April 5, which is also known as First Contact Day to fans of the film Star Trek: First Contact, Paramount Plus announced that LeVar Burton, Michael Dorn, and Gates McFadden are all set to join Patrick Stewart in the last chapter of the popular sci-fi series.
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Gates McFadden doesn’t rule out a return as Dr. Beverly Crusher

Gates McFadden won’t be appearing in the second season of Star Trek: Picard. Fans who were hoping for a reunion between Dr. Beverly Crusher and Admiral Jean-Luc Picard were disappointed to discover Gates McFadden would not be appearing in the second season of the series that chronicles Picard’s journey after his time in Starfleet. And McFadden understood their disappointment, but, as she told IGN, she doesn’t rule out a return to the character eventually.

Gates McFadden would take over Star Trek: Picard

Star Trek: Picard tells the story of Jean-Luc Picard’s life after he left Starfleet, and up until season one debuted, he had just been living his life on his vineyard. Of course, viewers needed to see more than just a former Admiral puttering around amongst grapes so the action and adventure began. And the series got renewed for seasons two and three, with season two set to be released next year. After that, we’ll get a third season as it was being filmed simultaneously with the second. But we don’t know how much longer Patrick Stewart will play Admiral Jean-Luc Picard, although there have been rumors about more seasons of the series. Should Stewart desire to leave this role behind for good, though, Gates McFadden told Inverse she would happily slip into the role of Captain Picard.

Gates McFadden danced out of necessity

Gates McFadden choreographed the dance scene between her and Brent Spiner on the Star Trek: The Next Generation episode “Data’s Day.” But before she took on the role of Dr. Beverly Crusher, McFadden [who was credited as Cheryl McFadden] was the Director of Choreography and Puppet Movement on several of Jim Henson’s films, one of which was the very popular movie “Labyrinth” that starred David Bowie and Jennifer Connelly.

Gates McFadden unhappy with scripts for Crusher

Gates McFadden didn’t always have the right scripts. When season two of Star Trek: The Next Generation debuted, fans were dismayed to learn that Dr. Beverly Crusher (played by Gates McFadden) had been replaced by Dr. Katherine Pulaski (played by Diana Muldaur). The character was harsher than Crusher had ever been and wasn’t as warm and caring. But, in an interview with IGN, McFadden says it was clear to her that the producers wanted Muldaur because they wanted to “sort of go back to Bones [The Original Series’ Dr. Leonard McCoy].”

Why Gates McFadden signed her name as “Mrs. Spiner”

Gates McFadden is well-known for playing Dr. Beverly Crusher. The actors who attend the Star Trek conventions habitually regale attendees with funny stories and anecdotes about their time on the set as well as off. They’re all well-known as their characters, and fans flock to the conventions for brief interactions that usually include an autograph. At one particular convention, Brent Spiner, who portrayed Lt. Cmdr. Data on Star Trek: The Next Generation, shared the story of the one time Gates McFadden, who portrayed Dr. Beverly Crusher, willingly (but briefly) changed her name to accommodate a fan.

Gates McFadden wants to change Dr. Crusher

Star Trek: The Next Generation’s Gates McFadden played Dr. Beverly Crusher for six seasons and in all all four movies. Fans knew her as the no-nonsense doctor who would stand up to Captain Picard, called the shots in the infirmary, and wasn’t afraid to take chances. Now, though, McFadden says she’s ready to shake things up a little more if her character ever returns to a Star Trek property.

Gates McFadden is tired of being asked about Jean-Luc Picard and Beverly Crusher

Gates McFadden, who played Beverly Crusher in Star Trek: The Next Generation is tired of questions about her and Jean-Luc Picard. For Gates McFadden, the world of Star Trek was an opportunity of a lifetime. Her turn as Beverly Crusher on The Next Generation made her beloved by millions and Beverly Crusher ended up becoming a major character for the franchise, even if she was written off in the second season for the critical and judgemental Dr. Katherine Pulask; played by Diana Muldaur.

Gates McFadden on Podcasting, Activism, and Wanting to Be an Alien on Star Trek: Discovery

The doctor is in! Gates McFadden launches her new podcast, InvestiGates: Who Do You Think You Are, this week, where she’ll be having intimate, one-on-one conversations with her close friends like Jonathan Frakes, LeVar Burton, Brent Spiner, Marina Sirtis, Michael Dorn, John de Lancie, Robert Picardo, Nana Visitor, and so many more. We spoke with the TNG star about podcasting, the new Star Trek shows in production, and the franchise’s history of activism as well as her own.

Why Star Trek's Gates McFadden Is Tired Of Answering Questions About Crusher And Picard

Actress, choreographer and now podcaster Gates McFadden has taken part in a lot of public appearances for Star Trek: The Next Generation in her career, and because of that, she's answered a lot of the same questions time and time again, by fans and journalists alike. She'll probably be asked the same questions plenty more in the future, too, so for any fan that may have such an opportunity in the future, don't ask her why Picard and Crusher never got together.
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Gates McFadden Boldly Goes Into the Podcast Booth

Before she was Dr. Beverly Crusher on Star Trek: The Next Generation, Gates McFadden worked with Muppets. She trained as a movement instructor under French pioneer Jacques Lecoq, choreographed Shakespeare at the Brooklyn Academy, and taught acting techniques at Harvard, Brandeis and several other top universities. She would have no doubt led a full and exciting life without boldly going where no man—or woman—had gone before. But there’s also no denying that accepting the role of the Enterprise’s chief medical officer completely changed the trajectory of that life. Six seasons. Four movies. Countless conventions. And now a podcast, in which she interviews all the dear friends she made along the way, InvestiGates: Who Do You Think You Are?.

Beverly Crusher Won't Return in Star Trek: Picard Season 2, Disappointing Gates McFadden

Dr. Beverly Crusher won't be in the second season of Star Trek: Picard, and perhaps nobody is more disappointed about that than Gates McFadden herself. Because the first season included many notable guest appearances, Star Trek: The Next Generation fans have been wondering who might show up next. Dr. Crusher seems like an obvious choice, given her history with Jean-Luc Picard (Patrick Stewart), but as of yet, McFadden hasn't gotten the call.

Gates McFadden claim she won’t be in Star Trek: Picard Season 2

Gates McFadden won’t reprise her character on Star Trek: Picard’s second season. Despite being absent for the second season of Star Trek: The Next Generation, Gates McFadden has long been viewed as an integral member of the Enterprise-D crew. McFadden played Dr. Beverly Crusher on the series, and served as the primary medical physician for the ship, while also serving as mother to son Wesley (Wil Wheaton) and occasional love interest to Jean-Luc Picard (Patrick Stewart).

Gates McFadden Joins All Access Star Trek To Trade Podcasting Tips And TNG Secrets

After a look at the news—new John de Lancie updates via Cameo, Discovery’s costume awards win, the new Fleet Command ads featuring Sonequa Martin-Green and Karl Urban, and the latest business news from Paramount+ and ViacomCBS—Tony and Laurie eagerly welcome guest Gates McFadden to chat about her new podcast InvestiGates: Who Do You Think You Are? and her work on the upcoming History Channel documentary The Center Seat: 55 Years Of Star Trek. She also talks about TNG’s “Sub Rosa” (!), directing the episode “Genesis,” and Beverly Crusher’s past as well as her future.

Exclusive: Gates McFadden On Why She’s Sad To Not Be In Star Trek: Picard’ Season 2

The new series Star Trek: Picard has brought in a few of Sir Patrick Stewart’s Star Trek: The Next Generation co-stars in season one, including Brent Spiner, Marina Sirtis and Jonathan Frakes. Season two is currently in production, and there are more TNG stars on the way, including Whoopi Goldberg and John de Lancie. However, earlier in the year Michael Dorn told TrekMovie he didn’t expect to appear in season two, and we recently learned that LeVar Burton won’t either. And now TrekMovie has confirmed with Gates McFadden that she is also not going to be part of season two, and she has some thoughts on that.

How Star Trek: The Next Generation Vet Gates McFadden Would Feel About Beverly Crusher Returning For Picard Season 2

Star Trek: Picard Season 2 already confirmed the return of one big character from Star Trek: The Next Generation, but that doesn't necessarily mean there won't be more. As actors like LeVar Burton are put on the spot about whether or not they'll be involved in the new season, I felt it was only fair to put the same question on beloved Star Trek actress Gates McFadden.