Dr. Crusher or Pulaski

Discussion in 'Star Trek: The Next Generation' started by Captrek, Sep 16, 2011.

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Which character do you prefer?

  1. Beverly Crusher

    132 vote(s)
    64.1%
  2. Katherine Pulaski

    60 vote(s)
    29.1%
  3. no preference

    14 vote(s)
    6.8%
  1. Distorted Humor

    Distorted Humor Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    Bones is the original, Pulaski is just a weak echo.
     
  2. maneth

    maneth Captain Captain

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    I much prefer Crusher although Pulaski had some of the most interesting stories. And I admit to liking Muldaur's work in TOS.
     
  3. imranbecks

    imranbecks Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    Dr Pulaski? Are u kidding me? She was forgettable..
     
  4. Vulagr

    Vulagr Commander

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    Paul Winfield should've played the Doctor.
     
  5. trentman359

    trentman359 Commander Red Shirt

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    It would have been interesting to see Pulaski get a few more seasons. I voted for Pulaski mainly because she was the only main character to ever conflict with the rest of the crew.

    Crusher was hot but very annoying.
     
  6. Anji

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    'been saying it for almost 10 years now: Muldaur played a more believable head doctor. It's gotta be Pulaski.
     
  7. lstyer

    lstyer Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    This explains my vote, too. Conflict among the crew was sorely lacking in TNG, so I appreciate Pulaski shaking things up in that department.
     
  8. Bob Karo

    Bob Karo Captain Captain

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    I voted Crusher, but not by much.

    I really wanted to see more Selar.
     
  9. sonak

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    I wanted to see much more of Selar to, but in a different sense than you mean.
     
  10. Deks

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    I prefered Pulaski.
    She seemed more competent as a character/doctor and wasn't afraid to speak her mind.
    Could have done away with her transporter phobia (oh yeah... she DID manage to get over it in the episode where she aged rapidly).
    :D

    I couldn't care less about Mcfadden's 'looks'... I just didn't find her of too much relevance to be honest.
     
  11. Macman27

    Macman27 Cadet Newbie

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    I voted Crusher
     
  12. BlobVanDam

    BlobVanDam Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    I despised Pulaski. I'd say she's my most disliked, but that would be an insult to Wesley Crusher and Tasha Yar.

    Therefore my vote goes to Crusher by default, even though "in universe" she popped out Wesley.
     
  13. Happenstance

    Happenstance Ensign Newbie

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    Im amazed that this could even be a question. I always found Pulaski a terrible character and completely unlikable. Crusher all the way.
     
  14. RandyS

    RandyS Vice Admiral Admiral

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    So do I, and it's because her character was not the McCoy rip-off, and that she was better written (when they wrote for her), that my vote goes to Crusher.

    However, I will admit that the passage of time has tempered my violent hatred of Pulaski to just dislike.
     
  15. Balrog

    Balrog Commodore Commodore

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    I didn't like either of 'em.
     
  16. Tachyon

    Tachyon Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    My girl Bev, of course. I like Pulaski, too, but Beverly's the one for me.
     
  17. Bones_McCoy21

    Bones_McCoy21 Commander Red Shirt

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    I don't know I voted for Crusher. I guess because Her relationships with the others can be uncomfortable.
     
  18. The Castellan

    The Castellan Commodore Commodore

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    I liked Pulsaki. Someone who could tell the Captain what she thinks and also, the part I love most, is openly criticize the Prime Directive, which was absurd by the time of TNG, like in Pen Pals and so on.
     
  19. The Castellan

    The Castellan Commodore Commodore

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    You pretty much said all that I was thinking.

    She was not a bad looking woman during the 1980's, either, though the Rue McCallahan hair that a lot of woman over 35 had in those days had to go. Plus in "When Silence Has Lease", which is one of my favorite episodes, she was the only one, with exception to Worf's willing to take the chance of not being on Negelem's death list, I think, who had the most realistic reaction to Picard's choice of blowing up the ship, bluff or no bluff.
     
  20. Dr. Crusher

    Dr. Crusher Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    It would have been nice to catch up with Pulaski at some point later in the series. Was there ever anything mentioned about where she had gone after leaving the Enterprise?