Top 50 Star Trek Characters – #30 Beverly Crusher
Dr. Beverly Crusher was the Chief Medical Officer aboard the Enterprise-D, as well as Wesley Crusher’s mother.
She also had a long history with Captain Picard, as he was best friends with her husband Jack before his unfortunate death leaving Beverly and Wesley on their own. Dr. Crusher left the Enterprise to be the head of Starfleet Medical for a year before returning to the ship. Although never fully acted upon, there was a mutual attraction between Crusher and Picard that led to some interesting moments throughout the series. Dr. Crusher was extremely committed to medicine and helping those in need.