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Old April 10 2010, 03:46 AM   #1
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Which Doctor Did You Like Better...Dr. Crusher or Dr. Pulaski?

Personally, I think I like Dr. Pulaski better. she seems to have more...personality. I like Dr. Crusher too. OK...I admit it: I'm undecided. I like both but I do like Pulaski just a little better. Those of you who are NOT undecided, I'd like to hear who you like better...Dr. Crusher or Dr. Pulaski.
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Old April 10 2010, 07:19 AM   #2
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Re: Which Doctor Did You Like Better...Dr. Crusher or Dr. Pulaski?

Crusher.

There's only one way I can think of to describe Pulaski.... McCoy-knockoff bitch.

That's how she started in her first episode, and (unlike some others) I honestly don't see how she changed at all throughout the season.

I think Crusher had more personality. She was kind, but she had her limits. She was warm, open, and comforting, but wouldn't take crap from anybody.
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Old April 10 2010, 05:36 PM   #3
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Re: Which Doctor Did You Like Better...Dr. Crusher or Dr. Pulaski?

Pulaski. She had fire, an arc in her relationship with Data (going from disdain to support), challenged Picard as a character, and grew beyond her origins as a McCoy-clone.

Crusher, on the other hand, was nothing more than Janice Rand with a medical degree, and a character very much in service of two male characters--Wesley and Picard. Not only that but both the character and the actress were cardboard.
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Old April 10 2010, 05:58 PM   #4
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Re: Which Doctor Did You Like Better...Dr. Crusher or Dr. Pulaski?

I didn't really like either of them. To me, they were the worst Doctors of Star Trek (I can't comment on Doctor Phlox, because I didn't watch Enterprise), but in all honesty, that's not saying that much. The Doctors were usually my favorite characters in the series.' Doctor McCoy was for the most part my favorite, the cliche answer Spock was a close second. Doctor Bashir was practically tied with O'Brien as my second favorite after Odo. And The Doctor was far and away my favorite character on Voyager. Not even close.

My problem with Doctor Crusher is that she represented a lot of my problems with TNG in general. She's a very vanilla character and really didn't change all that much from point A to point B the only thing that changed were the writers from story to story. And Pulaski was trying to be McCoy, but without the charm, so she literally did come off as a racist.
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Old April 10 2010, 06:10 PM   #5
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Re: Which Doctor Did You Like Better...Dr. Crusher or Dr. Pulaski?

Big Pulaski fan here. Not a big fan of Crusher.


I liked Pulaski's no nonsense approach, and her overall gritty personality. I also liked the fact that she wasn't the typical "pretty person" that you see splashed all over the TV. It also helped that she played a couple of characters on TOS.

So, bottom line, there were many reasons that I really liked her. I was bummed when she was one and done after season two. I kept expecting her to show up from time to time, or at least be mentioned, but no go.

I didn't hate Crusher, but I much preferred Pulaski.
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Old April 10 2010, 07:09 PM   #6
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Re: Which Doctor Did You Like Better...Dr. Crusher or Dr. Pulaski?

Dr. Crusher was a good character but had a major weakness, since she always saw everything in terms of Earth morality. she could never be objective.

Pulaski was a better character overall, but the best CMOs in all of Trek were the EMH and Julian Bashir.
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Old April 10 2010, 08:31 PM   #7
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Re: Which Doctor Did You Like Better...Dr. Crusher or Dr. Pulaski?

I liked Pulaski better but I'd rather sleep with Crusher.
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Old April 10 2010, 10:43 PM   #8
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Re: Which Doctor Did You Like Better...Dr. Crusher or Dr. Pulaski?

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Crusher.

There's only one way I can think of to describe Pulaski.... McCoy-knockoff bitch.

That's how she started in her first episode, and (unlike some others) I honestly don't see how she changed at all throughout the season.

I think Crusher had more personality. She was kind, but she had her limits. She was warm, open, and comforting, but wouldn't take crap from anybody.
I think you pretty much nailed it for me, with the addition that she is a MILF

I didn't hate Dr. Pulaski though. The antagonism with Data came off as stupid, but they were smart to quickly drop that idiocy.
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Old April 10 2010, 11:29 PM   #9
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Re: Which Doctor Did You Like Better...Dr. Crusher or Dr. Pulaski?

My favorite doctor was Doctor Selar, but of the two, I'd definitely had to say Pulaski. Crusher had her moments, but she was overall a bit too accommodating, IMO. Pulaski was the more dynamic, confrontational character, IMO, and sometimes I wonder if she would have a bigger presence in the TNG movies than Crusher did...
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Old April 10 2010, 11:38 PM   #10
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Re: Which Doctor Did You Like Better...Dr. Crusher or Dr. Pulaski?

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Crusher.

There's only one way I can think of to describe Pulaski.... McCoy-knockoff bitch.
Exactly how I see it.
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Old April 11 2010, 12:06 AM   #11
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Re: Which Doctor Did You Like Better...Dr. Crusher or Dr. Pulaski?

I liked Crusher.....if I had to choose between the two it'd be her......

She seemed to have a better bedside manner than Pulaski. Plus Crusher might be easier on the eyes when you wake up after surgery....
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Old April 11 2010, 02:25 AM   #12
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Re: Which Doctor Did You Like Better...Dr. Crusher or Dr. Pulaski?

Pulaski. Seems to me that if you rose to the position of Chief Medical Officer you'd have to be on the tough side which is exactly what she was.
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Old April 11 2010, 07:31 PM   #13
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Re: Which Doctor Did You Like Better...Dr. Crusher or Dr. Pulaski?

Pulaski. She struck me more as a CMO in her duties than Crusher ever did, had a more dominant personality and was very forthright. I'm not saying Crusher is bad, it's just that I prefer Pulaski over her.

It's too bad she didn't feature in a few cameo appearances, IMO... there were ample opportunities.
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Old April 11 2010, 07:39 PM   #14
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Re: Which Doctor Did You Like Better...Dr. Crusher or Dr. Pulaski?

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Crusher.

There's only one way I can think of to describe Pulaski.... McCoy-knockoff bitch.

That's how she started in her first episode, and (unlike some others) I honestly don't see how she changed at all throughout the season.

I think Crusher had more personality. She was kind, but she had her limits. She was warm, open, and comforting, but wouldn't take crap from anybody.

Agreed. Crusher could be funny at times. I remember in 'A perfect Mate', she literally had a sulk with Picard at their Breakfast arrangement.
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Old April 11 2010, 07:51 PM   #15
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