Elsewhere in “Making It So,” Stewart revealed that he began to lose his hair when he was solely 17. He was bald, then, for many of his life. His outsize brow, nevertheless, gave him a bonus when showing on TV. Evidently he was keen to stick a small piece of paper, together with his co-star’s traces to his forehead. It seemingly labored. Stewart wrote:
“Diana Muldaur got here aboard because the Enterprise’s new chief medical officer, Dr. Katherine Pulaski. Diana is a positive actress who had been twice featured within the Unique Collection, however she by no means established a lot in the best way of a rapport with me and appeared to perform at a take away from the remainder of the solid. Our one memorable second got here on a day when Diana was assigned a somewhat advanced speech to ship to Picard. She was given solely a few hours to study it. We did not have teleprompters on [TNG] so I kindly supplied to tape a printout of her dialogue on my hairless brow.”
Stewart does not relate the speech or the episode in query, so it’ll take sharp-eyed Trekkies to find out which scenes the actor had a bit of paper taped to his head. Maybe one can look to see if Muldaur is making eye contact. Stewart wrote that the scene went effectively, however lamented the dearth of chemistry. He continued:
“Diana performed the scene and not using a hitch, grateful to me for serving as her flesh-and-blood teleprompter. By season’s finish, nevertheless, it was evident that she was not a superb match for TNG, and Diana left the present. Fortuitously, the departure of Maurice Hurley after the second season cleared the best way for Gates to return.”
Some like Pulaski, however many — myself included — favor Dr. Crusher.