Gates McFadden
Gates McFadden

Gates McFadden played Doctor Beverly Crusher, the Enterprise’s chief medical officer.

As a fully certified bridge officer, Dr. Crusher had the ability to command the Enterprise, if circumstances required her to do so. She also, on occasional, commanded night-watch shifts on the ship’s main bridge to stay on top of starship operations.

McFadden was fired after the first season, but was rehired for the third season and remained for the remainder of the series.