Gates McFadden Files

Gates McFadden on the Ups and Downs of That Star Trek Life

- Posted on July 25, 2021

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 […]


Gates McFadden Discusses New Podcast, Being Dumped From Star Trek, and THAT Controversial Terrorism Episode

- Posted on June 1, 2021

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 […]


Gates McFadden Reveals What It’s Really Like To Work With Frank Oz And Jim Henson

- Posted on May 27, 2021

Bert and Ernie. Miss Piggy and Kermit. Frank Oz and Jim Henson. Together, these two men helped build the foundation upon which a Muppet empire was built. In addition to voicing and controlling myriad Muppets over the years, the pair co-directed the stunning, classic fantasy tale “The Dark Crystal.” Separately, they directed films in that […]


Gates McFadden Gets Personal with Star Trek Cast Mates in the InvestiGates Podcast

- Posted on May 27, 2021

After starring as Doctor Beverly Crusher in Star Trek: The Next Generation and four subsequent feature films, prolific actor, director and theater choreographer Gates McFadden is launching a podcast series called InvestiGates: Who Do You Think You Are? Joined by her old Star Trek friends and castmates, McFadden explores surprising details about their personal and professional backgrounds through a series of stimulating conversations. […]


Gates McFadden on Podcasting With Star Trek Friends and the Franchise’s Enduring Legacy

- Posted on May 13, 2021

Gates McFadden’s career goes well beyond the ins and outs of the Enterprise sickbay. While she might be best known to sci-fi fans as Star Trek: The Next Generation’s iconic Dr. Beverly Crusher, McFadden’s taught, acted on stage and screen, worked on Jim Henson hits like Labyrinth, and more. Now, she’s picking up a new skill: interviewer of other Star Trek icons. The first […]


Gates McFadden Boldly Goes Into the Podcast Booth

- Posted on May 12, 2021

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 […]


Trek Untold Podcast: Gates McFadden

- Posted on May 8, 2021

Another podcast and I’m all in for it. You know her best as Dr. Beverly Crusher from Star Trek TNG, and she’s now the host of a brand new podcast from the Nacelle Company. Get ready to hear from Gates McFadden, and learn the secrets about her upcoming show, where she will be chatting with […]