Star Trek old-age: Doctor Beverly Crusher

Doctor Beverly Crusher

Doctor Beverly Crusher (Gates McFadden) appears aged in a couple of episodes of Star Trek the Next Generation.

In the series finale ‘All Good Things …’ Dr Crusher had been promoted to captain and was commanding the medical ship USS Pasteur in an alternate future timeline. She had also married Picard and then divorced him quite some years prior, but had kept the surname of Picard following the divorce. Coming soon …

In ‘Future Imperfect’ after an away mission to Alpha Onias III interrupts Commander Riker’s birthday party, the first officer suddenly awakens in sick-bay to find himself captain of the Enterprise sixteen years in the future where he is about to negotiate a peace treaty with the Romulan Star Empire. Both Doctor Beverly Crusher and Counselor Deanna Troi are seen as older versions of themselves.

The makeup

Michael Westmore was the makeup designer and supervisor for Star Trek: The Next Generation.