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Star Trek‘s Gates McFadden Has a Tumblr Full of Pictures of Her Action Figure Doing Stuff

Thanks to her “space son,” Wil Wheaton, the internet is now privy to the fact that the Ensemble Studio Theatre of Los Angeles’ Tumblr is, so far, entirely populated by cute pictures of a 1/8 size action figure of Dr. Beverly Crusher, Gates McFadden‘s character on Star Trek: The Next Generation. McFadden has been artistic director of the theater since 2008, but here’s what her action figure gets up to while she’s on the job.

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Star Trek: The Next Generation’s Crusher Family Reunites For Adorable Photo Op

Not that they haven’t seen each other often since their time on Star Trek: The Next Generation but it was delightful to see Wil Wheaton and his fictional mother, Gates McFadden, take a “family” photo the other day at MegaCon. He lovingly refers to her as his “space mom” which is even more adorable.

(via Wil Wheaton)

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10 Awesome Things That Happened at the Star Trek: The Next Generation 25th Anniversary Reunion

In 1987, Star Trek re-launched the franchise with a whole new series, Star Trek: The Next Generation. Not only did TNG show us the next generation of characters in the Star Trek saga, it brought in the next generation of Star Trek fans who would grow up with the series. I was just a little kid sitting on the couch between my original-Trekker parents when the show premiered. I never imagined that, twenty-five years later, I would be in the room with the entire cast as they reminisced about their TNG experiences at Grand Slam XVIII. Here are some of the best moments from the reunion.

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