It wasn't the first time that a beloved TV show had been revived, but it was certainly one of the most anticipated. By the time the series launched on 28 September , there had already been four big-screen feature films continuing on from the cult-hit 60s sci-fi series. For actress Gates McFadden, who was cast in the role of the ships doctor, it was a role that would change the direction of her career. But now she was stepping into a role that would come to an unexpected, abrupt end after just a year on the show.
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Log in or Sign up. The Trek BBS. The truth behind McFadden's absence in the second season? So, I understand that she was fired and that's why Diana Muldaur took the doctor role in season two, but why exactly was she fired? Do we know? How did she get her job back? Jumping in-universe, why would Dr.
In universe, she was the head of Starfleet Medical.
McFadden left the series at the end of the first season and was replaced by Diana Muldaur as Doctor Katherine Pulaski in the second season. An official announcement states, that McFadden had left the series to pursue other career options. McFadden herself got a call from her agent who told her that the producers decided to go in another direction with the character.
Beverly Crusher during its pilot episode and the long-running character is remembered for being a consistent part of the main cast, but some Star Trek fans might also remember that actress Gates McFadden left the show for a whole season. Crusher transferred off the Enterprise, leaving Wesley behind. For TNG season 2, Dr.