Doctor Crusher character jug produced in Indonesia for Applause of Woodland Hills, California, in 1995. Beverly Crusher is a fictional character in the Star Trek franchise played by Gates McFadden. Debuting in the television series, "Star Trek: The Next Generation", McFadden appeared in every season except for the second, as well as its spin-off feature films: Star Trek Generations, Star Trek: First Contact, Star Trek: Insurrection, and Star Trek: Nemesis. McFadden returned to the role in the third season of "Star Trek: Picard". Crusher was the chief medical officer of the Enterprise-D and Enterprise-E, two starships in the Star Trek universe.