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Old October 15 2012, 12:05 AM   #1
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so THATS why some of the cast didn't like Diana Muldaur

she got paid more. (click on the next gen segment)

http://emmytvlegends.org/interviews/...diana-muldaur#
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Old October 16 2012, 02:11 AM   #2
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Re: so THATS why some of the cast didn't like Diana Muldaur

Wonder why she said Gene died between 2nd and 3rd seasons when he in fact died a couple years afterwards? Honest mistake? Still a good interview though.
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Old October 16 2012, 05:07 AM   #3
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Wonder why she said Gene died between 2nd and 3rd seasons when he in fact died a couple years afterwards? Honest mistake? Still a good interview though.
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Old October 16 2012, 05:35 AM   #4
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Re: so THATS why some of the cast didn't like Diana Muldaur

Wasn't there some sort of Roddenberry clause in contracts for his actresses-turned-comfort-women?
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Old October 16 2012, 06:03 AM   #5
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Re: so THATS why some of the cast didn't like Diana Muldaur

Diana Muldaur didn't want to sign a standard five seasons contract with TNG, so they let her leave her and brought back Gates McFadden. The producers REALLY didn't want three different CMDs for the first three seasons.
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Old October 16 2012, 09:36 PM   #6
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Re: so THATS why some of the cast didn't like Diana Muldaur

I also don't buy her "there was nothing creative about it" after Roddenberry died. Season 3 marked the beginning of TNG's best episodes.
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Old October 16 2012, 09:59 PM   #7
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Re: so THATS why some of the cast didn't like Diana Muldaur

I wonder if she even watched the show, being as she was a little mixed up over when he died?

It's a really nice interview on the whole though. I really appreciated Pulaski in season two, and have ever since read very little about Diane Muldaur's time on the show. Or before and after, for that matter. Well, whatever I have read or watched has only left positive vibes. It wasn't her fault she was paid more, or that she replaced Gates McFadden in the first place.
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Old October 17 2012, 12:22 AM   #8
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It wasn't her fault she was paid more
I'm sure being friends with Roddenberry had something to do with that!

But the rest of the TNG cast ended up being paid more in the end after seven seasons (six for McFadden) and also four movies.
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Old October 17 2012, 12:40 AM   #9
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The producers REALLY didn't want three different CMDs for the first three seasons.
Could have been an interesting way to go with the series though, new doctor at the beginning of each season. Look at how many Chief Engineers Picard went through.





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Old October 17 2012, 07:28 AM   #10
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I'm sure being friends with Roddenberry had something to do with that!/[quote]

Good point! I just meant that she didn't want to be tied down for several ears, hence the Guest Star contract.

But the rest of the TNG cast ended up being paid more in the end after seven seasons (six for McFadden) and also four movies.
Yeah, moot point really.
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Old October 17 2012, 07:28 AM   #11
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It wasn't her fault she was paid more
I'm sure being friends with Roddenberry had something to do with that!
Good point! I just meant that she didn't want to be tied down for several ears, hence the Guest Star contract.

But the rest of the TNG cast ended up being paid more in the end after seven seasons (six for McFadden) and also four movies.
Yeah, moot point really.
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Re: so THATS why some of the cast didn't like Diana Muldaur

One thing I really want to know is if she was ever asked to return later in the series' run. I just think what a missed opportunity it would have been to see Pulaski and Crusher match wits in Season 5's "Ethics". I know she didn't like her time with Season 2, but Crosby didn't like her time during Season 1 and she returned 6 times (Yesterday's Enterprise, The Minds Eye, the two Redemption Episodes, and the Unification 2 parter).
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Old October 17 2012, 11:16 AM   #13
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Re: so THATS why some of the cast didn't like Diana Muldaur

I love Gates McFadden, but Diana Muldaur's Pulaski really clicked for me. I would have been happy having her around in some capacity for the entire series run.
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Old October 17 2012, 06:28 PM   #14
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I love Gates McFadden, but Diana Muldaur's Pulaski really clicked for me. I would have been happy having her around in some capacity for the entire series run.
Same here. I like her sense of humor.
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Old October 17 2012, 06:46 PM   #15
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Glad there are other Muldaur/Pulaski fans. I find McFadden (infact most of TNG) dull.
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