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Nov 3, Rare for Star Trek books these days, the Picard autobiography is a hardcover Picard's relationship with Beverly Crusher gets a focus in new . The problem I think with having a picture on the cover is it adds to the honest. Jack Crusher's death is vividly described in the Star Trek novel TNG: About the problem with the nacelle, and how we had to go out there and. Sep 2, Everyone is so desperate for relationship advice or validation that they'll connect to a character going . Star Trek Couples Picard and Crusher.
During her youth, Beverly was known as quiet, shy, and socially awkward. She was also very self-conscious about her bright red hair, and at the age of thirteen, attempted to dye it dark with disastrous results. She admits to Data later in the episode "Offspring", that she was often ridiculed and unpopular in school and it had been very painful for her.
She also admits that it brought back painful memories of those years when she saw her son Wesley going through similar ridicule as a child. It was her grandmother's career as a healer and Beverly's own caring, high intelligence, and sensitivity that largely sparked Beverly's lifelong interest in medicine and healing the sick and wounded.
Starfleet Academy[ edit ] Crusher attended Starfleet Academy from to during which she attended medical school.
While attending the academy, she became romantically involved with fellow cadet Jack Crusher. They were introduced by their friend, Walker Keel. She graduated top of her class and married Jack in She had also been called "the Dancing Doctor" when she was at the academy and had won multiple awards at a dance competition in St.
Inshe started an internship with Dr. A year later, she gave birth to a son named Wesley Crusher. Jack died on an away mission when Wesley was 5 years old. Captain Picard, who was commanding the Stargazer at the time, brought home the body of Jack.
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She never fully recovered from his death. Crusher and Captain Picard were also acquaintances while the character's husband was alive, as Picard and Jack Crusher were friends. At the beginning of the series, Picard and Dr.
Crusher have not seen or heard from each other since Jack's death. Crusher's son Wesley truly meet face to face. Later in her life she realizes Picard has fallen in love with her.
During the progression of the series, the attraction or affection between the two is made more apparent, though both Crusher and Picard try to conceal their feelings; neither wants to admit to the other how they feel, though they have both been seen on separate occasions talking with other crew members about it, most notably, William Riker and Deanna Troi.
The two appear to become closer and closer throughout the series, starting with the first-season episode " The Naked Now ". Their relationship ultimately takes its biggest leap forward in " Attached ", when the two are linked telepathically, leading to the revelation of deep romantic feelings they share for each other. At the end of this episode, a budding hint of a romantic relationship is slowed down when a blushing Beverly tells Jean-Luc, "Perhaps we should be afraid", implying that she's not ready to take that step forward in their relationship.
However, only a handful of episodes later in " Sub Rosa ", it is revealed that neither Beverly or Jean-Luc has been able to let go of those feelings and they are back to where they started, trying to pretend the feelings don't exist and that they have no problem being "just friends" with one another. In the series finale " All Good Things Crusher and Captain Picard had been married and then divorced — still evidently having feelings for each other after so many years.
Little information is given about the circumstances of their marriage or separation. In the present, during the episode, the two share a kiss. However that timeline, as well as that version of the future, is destroyed when Picard changes the past.
In the four Next Generation movies, the flirtation between Dr. Crusher and Captain Picard remains, though it is not as obvious as previous episodes and most certainly not part of the substantial movie plots. The most noteworthy moment between the two happens in one of the deleted scenes of the last Next Generation movie, Star Trek Nemesis. Following the television series and films, the relationship between Dr. Crusher and Captain Picard continued throughout the non-canonical Star Trek: The Next Generation Pocket Books series.
Beverly and Jean-Luc have married, but still serve together on the Enterprise-E. On board the Enterprise[ edit ] Dr.
Crusher was appointed Chief Medical Officer of the Federation starship Enterprise-D inand joined the ship at Farpoint Station with Wesley, reporting on board on stardate An energy-based lifeform from the Beta Renner cloud was accidentally trapped aboard the Enterprise later in It initially inhabited Lieutenant Worf's body, but next moved to Crusher. It controlled her for a brief period of time, attempting to learn how to use the Enterprise navigational systems in order to return home.
The being then transferred itself to the ship's computer system, then took control of Captain Picard. In midCaptain Picard invited Crusher on a holodeck adventure set in the fictional world of Dixon Hill. They were joined by Data and ship's historian, Whalen. Unfortunately, a malfunction in the holodeck systems due to a Jarada scan caused the safeties to become disengaged, trapping the group at the whim of Cyrus Redblock.Wesley Crusher Gets Smackdown by Picard
They were later freed, but not before Redblock shot Whalen and threatened to kill Beverly. Little did Picard turned Locutus know what was truly in store for him when The Borg first kidnapped him in the two-part TNG episode The Best of Both Worlds, but he found out during the movie First Contact that he was going to be more than just another drone.
It was more than a bit odd, and was destined to fail from the get go. One of them, the next spot on this Lot, was completely artificial. This one time, in season 1, the Binars, sort of like alien versions of Bill Gates, needed to upload their entire planetary database into the computer of the Enterprise to save it from some disaster or another, and in order to distract certain members of the bridge crew, including the Captain, created a holodeck character unlike any other seen before.
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Her name was Minuet, and she took Captain Picard by a bit of a surprise when he first met her. Those Binars really know how to make fake women seem realer than the real thing, and not even the esteemed Jean-Luc Picard could fight the appeal of Minuet.
Too bad that c-blocking, testosterone-filled Riker took all the attention from the perfect girl made of light-waves and force-fields or we may have seen more of Picard in action way sooner. Kamala The passion between these two characters was palpable A part of Jean-Luc wished it was him receiving, not giving away, this bride.
I like this one for two very simple reasons. First, the relationship between the empathic female metamorph born and bred to be attractive to any man in any way, Kamala, and a Captain Picard placed in the awkward position of personally looking after the female with uncontrollable sex appeal made for an interesting and quite complex examination into the feelings of a man viewers rarely were given a glimpse of.
It was quite the departure for the character, and made for some excellent moments of growth and enrichment for Jean-Luc that would carry on throughout the rest of the series. Secondly, the character of Kamala was played by one Famke Janssen, also known for playing the character Jean Grey in the X-Men films, which also starred — wait for it! Vash All Jean-Luc was looking for was a nice quiet holiday on Risa, but what he found was one of the oddest and cutest couples in all of Star Trek.
Vash was the antithesis of Jean-Luc: