We have been blessed. Photos of the (for)ever so wonderful Gates McFadden during yesterday’s Star Trek Day, have been now added to the gallery. Enjoy!
Hello there, I added to the gallery some photos of Gates McFadden through various seasons of “Star Trek: The Next Generation” and the movies. Enjoy!
Gates McFadden has been sci-fi royalty for over 30 years. Best known for playing Dr. Beverly Crusher on Star Trek: The Next Generation—both on TV from 1987 through 1994, and in four feature films—she also worked with Jim Henson as a choreographer and director of puppet movement, most notably on Labyrinth with David Bowie. For many years, she taught in university theater departments across the country and was the Artistic Director of the Ensemble Studio Theatre in Los Angeles. And now, she‘s hosting the riveting podcast, Gates McFadden Investigates: Who Do You Think You Are?, in which she has totally unexpected conversations with members of her Star Trek family. On her out-of-this-world episode of BUST’s Poptarts podcast, she spills the tea about getting fired—and re-hired!—on Star Trek for speaking her mind, maintaining her decades-long relationship with her “space son” Wil Wheaton, and how Whoopi Goldberg made the Enterprise a better place for women.
Hey there, coming to you with an update from another tv show in which Gates McFadden guest starred in. Today’s show is “Dream On” and the episode is titled The Book, The Thief, Her Boss And His Lover. If you haven’t watched the episode I uploaded 2 clips…let’s say that Ina is a bit eccentric, but it’s funny so enjoy the caps (sorry but the quality is best I could find) and the clips.
The widow of a recently deceased author means to make a book of his love letters to her, only she doesn’t want his name on it. Tobby agrees to pose as the writer, Gibby agrees to publish the book and Martin agrees to be her lover.
Gates McFadden is best known as Dr. Beverly Crusher from Star Trek: The Next Generation and its four movie spin-offs, but her career goes well beyond Star Trek not just as an actress but also as a choreographer… and now as a podcast host.
McFadden and NacelleCast Studios recently launched the Gates McFadden Investigates: Who Do You Think You Are? podcast, which features her connecting with her co-stars and fellow Trek actors for conversations that cover their time in Gene Roddenberry’s universe, their personal lives, larger careers, and much more. It’s sort of the anti-Star Trek podcast in that it’s not really about Star Trek, but it also features all of your favorite Star Trek people! (So far she’s had on most of her TNG co-stars as well as Deep Space Nine actress Nana Visitor.)
I chatted with McFadden about the show, where she’s been finding new ways to talk to the friends she’s known for decades, and of course we also discussed her time on Star Trek and what she would like to see Dr. Crusher get up to if she ever comes back to play her again on Star Trek: Picard.
The idea of hosting a podcast couldn’t have been further from McFadden’s mind when she received a call from The Nacelle Company producer Brian Volk-Weiss (The Toys That Made Us).
“He said, ‘I really want you to do a podcast, and I’d like to produce it,’” McFadden laughs. “I was flattered and my first question was, ‘Well, gosh, thanks for calling, but why me?!’”
Volk-Weiss is more than just a producer, however; he’s also a fan of the franchise. After a lot of questions from McFadden and much back and forth, he finally convinced her to give it a try.
“He first wanted me to talk about Star Trek I think, and I shut him down immediately because not one of my cast members would come onto a podcast with one of ourselves and talk about Star Trek,” she says. “We could certainly talk about things, but nothing that we would want recorded, probably! So anyway, I said no, and he called me back a couple of times. And by the third time I really thought, ‘What am I doing? Don’t look a gift horse in the mouth. It’s the pandemic. I’ve lost a bunch of jobs. Why don’t you just learn to say yes and try something new?’”
And so Gates McFadden Investigates was born. McFadden decided to also teach herself the technical side of podcasting along the way, including sound editing and more.
Read the full interview/article in our press library.
I have had these photos in my archive I think since I opened the site so almost 3 years (oops!!) and seriously just sat down to work on adding them. These are fan photos from the lovely Dorthe Hansen. It’s not perfect ultra high quality, but to quote her own words “light wasn’t the best and my phone camera either”. It is what it is, I made a selection on what she sent me and added only the best ones; I don’t know specifically the days and Dorthe couldn’t remember either, so I gave you the convention dates and they are from one of those days.
Please do not repost anywhere else, these have been donated exclusively to be on GMcFF. Enjoy!
Despite having all the technological medical advances of the 24th century at her disposal — every Trekkie knows the most effective healing tool in Dr Beverly Crusher’s kit was that soothing, reassuring, calming voice.
But when told so, Gates McFadden lets it slip to laugh loudly in a decidedly Ohio accent.
“What’s funny is when I think about my voice like when I’m doing a narration, I really try to speak well and have the mellifluous voice,” she tells TooFab, slipping back into the doctor’s smooth tone. “But then when I’m talking to friends I talk like I’m from Midwest or whatever!”
The actress, 72, not only has the perfect voice for her brand new podcast, she also has the perfect name: “Gates McFadden InvestiGates: Who do you think you are?”
In the conversational show, she sits down for intimate chats with friends and former co-stars, which of course, will include plenty of Enterprise crewmates. The first three episodes feature on-screen son Wil Wheaton, Lieutenant Commander Geordi La Forge AKA LeVar Burton, and Number One himself Jonathan Frakes.
The entire cast of the 19 Emmy-winning “Star Trek: The Next Generation” are on a group text, she reveals, where they ask each other questions and ask for opinions — but mostly send each other memes.
LeVar’s nomination as “Jeopardy!” host has also come up on the thread.
“Oh I think he’s it,” McFadden exclaims. “I mean we talked about it even before it was announced because my son had gone to school with Alex Trebek’s son, Matty, and so Jeopardy was in the conversation at different times, and I absolutely immediately went, ‘Levar you would be so perfect!’ and at the same time he was like ‘yeah I’d really like to do something like that.’”
McFadden, as it turns out, doesn’t consider herself a bona fide Trekkie (and yet is very well versed in lore outside her own series) as she rarely had the time to keep up with weekly sequels such as “Deep Space Nine” or “Voyager”.
Read the full interview/article in our press library.