Star Trek Podcast: Gates McFadden Joins Forces With NacelleCast Studios – Preview

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For the Star Trek fan that needs more, more, more, you’re going to get just that. Gates McFadden, who played Dr. Beverly Crusher on Star Trek: Next Generation, will debut her new podcast InvestiGates: Who Do You Think You Are? through NacelleCast’s podcast network on May 12. The company recently opened NacelleCast Studios, a state-of-the-art podcast studio next to their production offices in Burbank, which serves as the main podcast studio for all NacelleCast productions.

Gates McFadden InvestiGates: Who Do You Think You Are?
 is a limited podcast series where Gates invites some of her best friends such as Jonathan Frakes, LeVar Burton, Will Wheaton, Brent Spiner, Marina Sirtis, Michael Dorn, John Delancie, Robert Picardo, Michael Westmore, Nana Visitor, Denise Crosby and more to have one on one, intimate conversations unlike any Star Trek fan has ever seen or heard before.


Gates McFadden (in blue) played Dr. Beverly Crusher on Star Trek: The Next Generation. Her new podcast will give her a chance to sit down and chat with many of her castmates and other surrounding the show and movies.


Whether you’re the biggest Trekkie, or a casual watcher, this podcast offers never before heard stories from some of the people who made Star Trek one of the most successful franchises in history.
 McFadden is an actress and choreographer best known for her portrayal of Dr. Beverly Crusher on Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: First Contact, Star Trek: Generations, Star Trek: Insurrection and Star Trek: Nemesis. Early in her career, Gates worked at The Jim Henson Company working behind the scenes as a director of choreography and puppet movement on films such as Labyrinth and Dreamchild.


“I can’t say I know the ins and outs of podcasting, although I am learning, but I do know how to be funny and silly, serious and truthful, and ultimately, how to have lively conversations with my extraordinary group of close friends from the Star Trek series. And no, we don’t dissect the episodes, we speak about our lives,” said Gates McFadden. The podcast will be available on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Podbean, Amazon Music and more starting May 12th.


McFadden’s new venture is sure to add another layer onto the Star Trek legacies that she and her guests have built within the franchise. Certainly seems like an interesting and fun podcast that is sure to provide stories and behind-the-scenes details within a large swath of Star Trek lore.

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John Baker