so THATS why some of the cast didn't like Diana Muldaur

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  1. Borjis

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  2. dg1379

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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.
     
  3. trekker670

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    It's a conspiracy!
     
  4. billcosby

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    Wasn't there some sort of Roddenberry clause in contracts for his actresses-turned-comfort-women?
     
  5. Dream

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    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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    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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    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.
     
  8. Dream

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    I'm sure being friends with Roddenberry had something to do with that!:lol:

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

    Yeah, moot point really.
     
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    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).
     
  13. Coloratura

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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.
     
  14. EmperorTiberius

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    Same here. I like her sense of humor.
     
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    Glad there are other Muldaur/Pulaski fans. I find McFadden (infact most of TNG) dull.
     
  16. Maab of the Ten Tribes

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    Pulaski was a kind of throw back to McCoy. I liked that about her character. Plus I liked the tie-in with having an actress who was tied to the original series. I would have liked her to have had another couple of seasons to grow.
     
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    I actually liked Pulaski's character. There was something a bit grating about her character that I actually appreciated. I have no problem with Beverley Crusher in the show, but it was good to see Pulaski brought in because I did find season one's Crusher a bit bland (she improved in later seasons).
     
  18. EmperorTiberius

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    It would have been even better if she actually played Dr. Munhal in TNG. She could have been 110 years old in TNG season two. They could have made it a point to celebrate her birthday and Riker could have talked Data into making some crazy joke about her age, to get her back for her constant jibes.

    I think writers missed a great opportunity.
     
  19. Crisp Crinkle

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    Dr. Mulhall. :)

    I wouldn't have had any objection if she had been the same character.
     
  20. EmperorTiberius

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    Ah, ok :)

    Now that I think about it, I can't believe Gene missed the train on that one. It would have showed off how humans have advanced in medicine. I know we've seen McCoy at 130 or whatever, but that was too brief.