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Jack Crusher was male Human Starfleet officer in the mid-24th century.

Personal lifeEdit

Crusher's father spent little time at home when Jack was a child. As he grew older, Jack understood his father had never wanted a family. This influenced Jack's feelings later in life when he had a son of his own. (TNG novel: Losing the Peace)

In Starfleet, Crusher was best friends with Jean-Luc Picard, his commanding officer aboard the USS Stargazer. (TNG episode: "Conspiracy")

Jack Crusher was introduced to Beverly Howard by their mutual friend, Walker Keel. (TNG episode: "Conspiracy") They were married in 2348, after Crusher presented her with a book entitled How to Advance Your Career Through Marriage. (TNG episode: "Family") They were wed in San Francisco, in a ceremony attended by Picard, Keel, Leo Blais and Marielle Kumaretanga, amongst others. (TNG novel: Death in Winter)

In 2348 they became the parents of Wesley Crusher. (TNG episode: "Coming of Age")

USS StargazerEdit

In 2345, Crusher served as science officer aboard the Stargazer. In that year, the Gorn contacted the Stargazer in order initiate diplomatic communication with the Federation. (TNG novel: Requiem)

In 2353, Lieutenant Commander Crusher visited the planet Xenex along with Captain Picard, to arrange talks between the Xenexians and the Danteri government. (NF novel: House of Cards)

DeathEdit

In 2354, the Stargazer encountered an unknown anomaly later termed a Nensi phenomenon, which crippled the ship and caused a dangerous energy build-up in the starboard warp nacelle. Crusher and Lieutenant Peter Joseph both volunteered to go outside the ship to detach the nacelle with phaser rifles. In the course of this operation, Crusher was caught in an explosion, though was successful in cutting the nacelle free. Joseph, who had panicked and left Crusher alone, feigned unconsciousness when he saw Picard on his way to retrieve his men, and allowed himself to be "rescued" while Crusher perished. Joseph later claimed both men had been overcome by the energy cycling in the nacelle. (TNG novel: Reunion)

The novelization of TNG pilot episode "Encounter at Farpoint" establishes that Crusher was made the Stargazer's first officer in 2349, and died three months later during an away mission where the natives had turned violently against the visitors. This is contradicted by information later established in the TV series, as well as the Star Trek: Stargazer stories and others.

Alternate realitiesEdit

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In one reality, Wesley died climbing a tree when he was four, with the result that Jack took different assignments to escape the pain of his son's death and his increasingly-failing marriage, avoiding the mission that led to his death but eventually being assigned to the Stargazer during its final mission, taking charge of the crisis before Picard could do so. As a result, Picard was demoted in rank to Commander while Jack receives command of the Enterprise-D, although he requests that Picard be made his first officer.

When Trelane appeared, possessing infinite power after acquiring access to the Heart of the Storm, and sought to collapse three alternate timelines together for the fun of it, he drove Jack insane by revealing that this version of Jack was the only still-living version of Jack Crusher in any universe. Trelane suggested that Wesley's death came about instead of his own to "ensure" that Picard and Beverly Crusher ended up together.

Driven increasingly insane as he witnessed alternate worlds where he was dead and his son still lived, along with the mental disruptions caused by Trelane's actions, this Jack Crusher accidentally killed his ex-wife during a struggle with Picard from another reality when he throws her head-first into a medlab table. Beverly's last words were to tell Jack that she never stopped loving him. Jack then shot himself in the head with a phaser. In the aftermath, of the crisis, Picard resumed command and requested the recently-rescued Will Riker as his first officer, concluding that these two damaged officers could help each other cope with what has happened in their lives.

Service recordEdit

location assignment dates rank or rate assignment insignia rank insignia
USS Stargazer science officer 2340s-2350s lieutenant junior grade Starfleet 2360s insignia 2270s-2350 cmd ltjg
2350s lieutenant 2350s-2360s ops lt
second officer/science officer until 2354 lieutenant commander 2350s ops ltcmdr

AppendicesEdit

ConnectionsEdit

USS Stargazer personnel
USS Stargazer (NCC-2893) AngG. AsmundI. AsmundG. Ben ZomaE. BenderJ. CaberT. CadwalladerA. CarrielloJ. CrusherDurandS. GraceC. GreyhorseHantaIulusJitericaP. JosephN. KastiiganKi'hiutKochmanKotsakosS. LeachLisuniI. MaiselMerrittMorgenA. NikolasObalC. ParisPfefferJ.L. PicardPierzynskiB. RefslandD. RuhalterSatranSchusterP. SimenonStromanSuranyiT'MoniD. UleloUrajelJ. ValderramaVandermeerVigoWerberE. WuYojaleya Ufp-emblem Starfleet Command logo
USS Stargazer (NCC-2893-A) HendryRackham
Commanding officers of the ships Enterprise
Enterprise (NX-01) Archer NX01patch
Enterprise (NX-01) (alternate timelines) ArcherT'PolTuckerLorian
USS Enterprise (NCC-1701) RasmussenAprilPikeVlasidovichKirkZarloDeckerSpock Enterprise cmd insignia
USS Enterprise (NCC-1701's predecessor) (alternate reality) AprilMarcus 2250s alt cmd badge
USS Enterprise (NCC-1701) (alternate reality) PikeSpockKirk
USS Enterprise (NCC-1701) (other alternate realities) KirkKirkPikeThelinSpockHoffmanMitchell
USS Enterprise (NCC-1701-A) KirkSpockSulu Starfleet 2280s insignia
USS Enterprise (NCC-1701-A) (alternate realities) Pike
USS Enterprise (NCC-1701-B) HarrimanGeorgeRendónSuluJohnson
USS Enterprise (NCC-1701-C) GarrettCastillo
USS Enterprise (NCC-1701-D) PicardRikerJellico Starfleet 2360s insignia
USS Enterprise (NCC-1701-D) (alternate realities) PicardCrusherHallowayRiker
USS Enterprise (NCC-1701-E) BatesonPicardRikerData Starfleet 2370s insignia
USS Enterprise (NCC-1701-E) (alternate realities) PicardHallowayRikerDataJellicoCrusherWorf
USS Enterprise (NCC-1701-F) (possible futures) PicardRikerDataShon STO alt cmd badge
ISS Enterprise (NX-01) ForrestArcher TerranEmpire
ISS Enterprise (NCC-1701) AprilFranzPikeKirkSpockDeckerRileySaavik
ISS Enterprise (NCC-1701) (alternate reality) Spock
ISS Enterprise (NCC-1701-A) Pavel Chekov
ISS Enterprise (NCC-1701-D) Jean-Luc Picard
ISS Enterprise (NCC-1701-E) Jean-Luc Picard
Free Starship Enterprise Jean-Luc Picard

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