Gates McFadden didn’t have an easy time playing Dr. Beverly Crusher…at least not while on Star Trek: The Next Generation.
Gates McFadden loved the people and made great friends on the set, but she’s even jokingly asked if she was actually in the movies that followed after The Next Generation. Fortunately, Star Trek: Picard brought her back, and in ten episodes, almost made up for seven seasons on the Enterprise.
Fans of both the character and McFadden herself are consistently praising her on social media, creating wonderfully designed images of both the actress and the doctor. Suffice it to say she has a solid fan base. And she also has a band named after her character.
An acid punk/rock band based in Seattle is named “Beverly Crusher.” The lead vocalist/guitarist Cozell Wilson spent an entire summer watching Star Trek, and voila, he found the band name, via Whatculture.
The band members have a good time with the name as they introduce themselves in funny ways that, really, only Star Trek fans will appreciate. It’s not unusual to hear: “Hey! I’m Sam Stiles. I cook and play drums for Beverly Crusher” and “My name is Max Stiles. I play bass in Beverly Crusher.”
Though the band’s first album, Cheeseburger Liquor Party, doesn’t exactly fit with Dr. Crusher, their second album is aptly named “pills, pills, pills,” even though Dr. Crusher mostly used hyposprays in The Next Generation time period. Perhaps, in the future, we’ll get an album with a name a bit more relevant like “Rocking a Phaser,” or “Queen of Starfleet Medical.” Whatever the case may be, though the music “Beverly Crusher” plays might not be the music anyone aboard the Enterprise would appreciate, the band certainly has a fanbase of their own in Seattle. And they have a name that immediately grabs attention!