As of 2354, Lieutenant Schuster was stationed at Starbase 32 with his daughter, while his wife served on another deep-space vessel. While there, he became friends with the base's assistant chief medical officer Beverly Crusher, and the two often shared childcare duties for both Elle and Crusher's young son, Wesley. That year, following the death of Lieutenant Commander Jack Crusher aboard the USS Stargazer, Schuster was offered the science officer's post on that ship. Schuster accepted, sending his daughter to live with cousins in Salzburg on Earth. (TNG novel: Losing the Peace)
- Author Christopher L. Bennett's annotations state that Schuster was named after Michael Schuster, who runs a Stargazer website.
|USS Stargazer (NCC-2893)||Ang • G. Asmund • I. Asmund • G. Ben Zoma • E. Bender • J. Caber • T. Cadwallader • A. Carriello • J. Crusher • Durand • S. Grace • C. Greyhorse • Hanta • Iulus • Jiterica • P. Joseph • N. Kastiigan • Ki'hiut • C. Kochman • Kotsakos • S. Leach • Lisuni • I. Maisel • Merritt • Morgen • A. Nikolas • Obal • C. Paris • Pfeffer • J.L. Picard • Pierzynski • B. Refsland • D. Ruhalter • Satran • C. Schuster • P. Simenon • Stroman • Suranyi • T'Moni • D. Ulelo • Urajel • J. Valderrama • Vandermeer • Vigo • H. Werber • E. Wu • Yojaleya|
|USS Stargazer (NCC-2893-A)||Hendry • Rackham|
|ISS Stargazer||Jean-Luc Picard • Jack Crusher|
|Terran Rebellion starship Stargazer||Gerda Idun Asmund • Gilaad Ben Zoma • Andreas Nikolas • Phigus Simenon • Montgomery Scott|