Gates McFadden Files
July 20, 2020  /  News & Articles  /  Leave a Reply

Age Range: ALL
Class Time: 3:00 am CEST
Class Days: Wednesday, Aug. 5 (One Night Only!)
Date Class Begins: Aug 05, 2020
Class Length: 60 Minutes

Millions all over the world know and love actress Gates McFadden for her years spent aboard the U.S.S. Enterprise as Dr. Beverly Crusher in “Star Trek: The Next Generation,” but for over 35 years McFadden has also pursued her passion as a celebrated acting and movement teacher.

In this interactive zoom class open to all – both serious acting acting students and fans alike, McFadden will share personal stories from her own background as well as offer helpful tools that anyone can use on stage or in life to increase confidence and create believable characters on stage or in film. Students will be asked to submit their questions in advance to ensure a productive, informative and fun experience for all.

Among the topics to be discussed:

  • How to figure out who a character is and how they behave.
  • How to “disappear” into a character.
  • How to overcome fear and be in the moment.
  • How to handle props and special effects.
  • How to deliver a successful audition.
  • How to do deal with the unexpected.
  • Mark your calendar and grab your ticket at dramaversity.com

    Here’s another batch of HD screencaptures from season 3 of Star Trek: The Next Generation with Gates McFadden as Beverly Crusher.
    Take a look and enjoy!



    July 1, 2020  /  Interviews, News & Articles  /  Leave a Reply

    This Sunday, Gates McFadden will join four other Star Trek doctors for a virtual GalaxyCon Live event. TrekMovie took the opportunity to talk with Gates about real cons vs. virtual ones, all the events happening in the world right now (which are very much on her mind), and a few Next Generation episodes, like “Code of Honor” and “The Host.”

    This will be your third virtual event with GalaxyCon. Do you think online cons are here to stay?

    I have to say, I was surprised how much I enjoyed it. I know that sounds weird. I was quite surprised with how well it works, especially the conference with Brent and LeVar. In a certain way, it was more relaxed, and everybody was really being themselves.

    I’ve always loved meeting fans at cons. The fans have kept the show going, and the show is something that has become more meaningful to me every year that passes. I don’t think I was aware of how important the show was when I was first doing it. So when I would meet fans one-on-one virtually—again, it was different. Yes, it was weird to get cut off, but there are probably ways that that can get finessed. Even though there were ones that were short and cut off, I actually felt I was more in a private room with them.

    It’s just like doing Cameos. I have really enjoyed doing Cameos and I thought I would really hate them. [laughs] I think there’s a part of myself that comes through more, that’s maybe wackier than I show when I’m at a con. Believe me, if you had asked me a year ago if I thought I’d enjoy that I would have said no. But I really have and that’s that’s not me just trying to put a good spin on it. It’s the truth.

    Read the full interview at trekmovie.com and in case you missed they also did another one a few days back in which Gates talks a little bit about Star Trek: Picard.

    At some point of my life, I knew I had to keep going to add screencaptures of Star Trek: The Next Generation, so here’s a first batch of a few episodes from season 3 of the show featuring Gates McFadden as Beverly Crusher. Enjoy!



    June 18, 2020  /  Magazines  /  Leave a Reply

    Check it out now in the gallery new scans additions of Star Trek Magazine featuring Gates McFadden as Beverly Crusher on the cover in a scene from “Hollow Pursuits” and then, of course, read her interview.