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04 March 2011 @ 04:30 pm
STTNG Icons: Beverly Crusher (50)  
Let's face it, I'm never going to get around to that picspam love post thingy about this character (inactive fandoms = paltry motivation) so here are the icons I made going through some Star Trek screencaps of Dr. Beverly Crusher. I wish I was better at text icons, yo *sigh* But I will blame it on not being involved in Trek fandom and therefore not knowing what in-jokes would make for good text. Yeah yeah, that's it. Anyway I will format this freaking post LATER.


1, 2, 3
4, 5, 6
7, 8, 9
10, 11, 12
13, 14, 15
16, 17, 18
19, 20, 21
22, 23, 24
25, 26, 27
28, 29, 30
31, 32, 33
34, 35, 36
37, 38, 39
40, 41, 42
43, 44, 45
46, 47, 48
49, 50

All images from from trekcore.com's screencaps.
If you take, a credit and comment would be lovely ♥

The post that was to have accompanied this random trip down Memory Lane -- which I am officially abandoning because too many fandom projects too many too many -- went something to the tune of:
  • I liked that Beverly Crusher was both a mother ("traditionally feminine") and a woman of science ("traditionally masculine"). She had a passion for research and healing was really dedicated to her career, which sometimes caused friction with her son, but at the same time she was portrayed has having deep maternal feelings for him.
  • I wished they would have used her more. In season one it seemed like the captain, the first officer and the doctor would be the big three, to parallel the big three in the original Star Trek, but instead over time it became the captain, Worf and Data instead, with the women in particular kept to the sides. She was still present enough and interesting enough, but I sensed at the start that there was going to be more of her.
  • Gates McFadden (the actor portraying Dr. Crusher) said that she was annoyed that Trek made her and Marina Sirtis (Counselor Deanna Troi) always sit out the big action sequences, at most having them hit enemies with frying pans or such, because both women were actualfax trained in martial arts.
  • Her best episode is obviously "Remember Me", which I did not get around to making icons of. "If there's nothing wrong with me ... maybe there's something wrong with the universe!" needs to be iconed.
  • Haters find Dr. Crusher shrewish and shrill. I find the haters cliched! :P
  • Her relationship with Picard was well handled even if they never got together, I guess I just like bittersweet things. Also they had other dynamics besides the romance~, like she was the only officer who could relieve him of command, she was not afraid to object to his orders because of her convictions (very ethical person, she was), etc.
  • Beverly in the captain's chair in Descent was the highlight of an otherwise lackluster season finale/premiere tandem. That was hot (and FYI, it was Trek's way of testing how audiences would do with the female captain of their then-planned new series, Voyager).
  • While I get criticizing Trek for its shortcomings in how it handled its women, I do not think it excuses hating them for stupid things like, um, worrying about their children or being in nurturing professions or opposing male characters and stuff.
  • Her season 3 - 5 (6?) wigs were generally terrible. She looked baller at the start and in the last season or two.
  • My mom used to make fun of Beverly all the time. I think she was just jellus.

Interview video thingy! Where she talks about some of the above:

Another video of Gates in character, encouraging girls to check out science! Okay it's kinda cheesy and stilted, but the thought counts ♥

There has got to be some Trek fandom place where I can pimp this out right ...
Current Mood: stressedoverwhelmed
The Hyacinth Girl: Fandom: Star Trek (2)fallingtowers on March 7th, 2011 07:31 pm (UTC)
Have you already tried where_no_woman?
an owl on the sill in the evening: tv: Star Trek Beverlymisstopia on March 7th, 2011 08:02 pm (UTC)
Joined Friday, will post today! Thanks!
Rhirhipowered on March 7th, 2011 09:35 pm (UTC)
LOVE Beverly, thanks for these. I'll be using #20 at my Dreamwidth!
an owl on the sill in the evening: tv: Star Trek Beverlymisstopia on March 7th, 2011 09:50 pm (UTC)
Excellent! :D
cosmic_llin on March 7th, 2011 10:35 pm (UTC)
These are gorgeous, I'll grab a couple as soon as I've managed to narrow it down...

Also,yay Beverly! And that science video is the cutest.
an owl on the sill in the evening: galpalsmisstopia on March 8th, 2011 12:24 am (UTC)
Thank you, and yay!
O, Hai!: Uhura TAS by daphnie_1haikitteh on March 7th, 2011 11:14 pm (UTC)
These are really, really pretty. Your coloring is so soft & dreamy. Lovely job!
an owl on the sill in the evening: facepalmmisstopia on March 8th, 2011 12:24 am (UTC)
Aww, thanks :)
aerialskyaerialsky on March 8th, 2011 11:48 am (UTC)
Wow - love them! I am taking 12 and 45. They are all so great! Colours are beautiful and some funny ones too... love love love 20 and 35, :)
an owl on the sill in the evening: tv: Star Trek Beverlymisstopia on March 8th, 2011 03:41 pm (UTC)
Woo thank you so much! Enjoy!
Megbetrayme on March 14th, 2011 10:39 pm (UTC)
I saved a bunch of these. I've been looking for Crusher icons for a while now, thanks!!
an owl on the sill in the evening: tv: Star Trek Beverlymisstopia on March 15th, 2011 02:27 am (UTC)
Sure, enjoy!
I sing you to mebyandby on August 29th, 2011 01:00 am (UTC)
Snagged #47. Will credit, of course. Thanks!
an owl on the sill in the eveningmisstopia on January 4th, 2012 04:36 pm (UTC)
Belatedly, you're very welcome!
Lady Morgeil: DS9: Kira totally owns that stationmorgeil on October 23rd, 2011 07:17 pm (UTC)
Don't mind me, wandering in during a massive TNG marathonfest. Took a few, will likely come back and snag more when I actually finish the show. Will credit!
an owl on the sill in the eveningmisstopia on October 23rd, 2011 07:18 pm (UTC)
Awesome, enjoy!