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Old 05-09-03, 11:44 AM
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Why did Lt. Tasha Yar get.........

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with about 2 episodes left the 1st season on ST: TNG? I am watching the entire run from start to end, and I never got into the show until about season 4. What was the reason for her leaving the show? Contract dispute? Creative differences? Left to pursue other career options?
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I could be wrong, but I think it was the last reason. And we see how good that turned out

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Denise Crosby wanted out of her contract and I believed it upset a lot of studio executives. This was on the first season of TNG.
Since then She stared in pet Cemetery 2 I believe. After that movie, I believed she apologized and was able to do some guest spots afterward.
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I hated her character. When the above happened, I cheered!
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David Caruso syndrome.
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Dammit, Jim, she's Bing Crosby's grand-daughter, not some two-bit scream queen. She's too good to do silly weekly sci-fi shows.
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What Brak55 said..
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Did you notice her goodbye wave at the end of SYMBIOSIS?
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Originally posted by steelcurtain
I hated her character. When the above happened, I cheered!
and, not to forget,



I'd hit it.
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Didn't she appear topless in the movie 48hrs?
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Yep!






OK. I don't remember which movie it was. But I remember them.
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She posed in Playboy, if I remember right. Was that before or after she left the show?

So she did leave, as opposed to her being booted because of contract disputes or whatever?
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Data hit it!
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She basically didn't like the way her character was developing (or not developing) and asked GR to let her out of her contract.
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Glad she was let out of her contract. I hated her character. I didn't like the arrogance and know-it-all attitude that she portrayed.
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I hated that stupid Deanna Troi character (and her stupider mother) a lot more. Too bad she wasn't the one to go.
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Pretty wild that Denise Crosby was initially supposed to play Troi and Mirina Sirtis was supposed to play Yar.
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Originally posted by Heat
She posed in Playboy, if I remember right. Was that before or after she left the show?
She posed for Playboy in, I think, 1979. The only reason she got a pictorial was because of she was related to Bing Crosby.

Playboy then re-ran the pictures in the late 80s after she was on TNG. I think it was around the time that she quit.
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I wonder what Denise Crosby is doing now? They say that hindsight is 20/20 and IMO it was not a smart move on her part to be released from her contract it didn't do her acting career any good at all.
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Her last 5 years haven't been Spectacular...

from IMDB.com

Legend of the Phantom Rider (2002) .... Sarah Jenkins
Bus Stops Here, The (2001) .... Chatty Woman at Bus Stop
Star Trek: Armada (1999) (VG) (voice) .... Sela
Star Trek: The Next Generation Companion (1999) (VG) (archive footage) .... Lt. Tasha Yar
Rockford Files: If It Bleeds... It Leads, The (1999) (TV) .... Mrs. Muller
Divorce: A Contemporary Western (1998) .... Kay
Deep Impact (1998) .... Vicky Hotchner
Chance of a Lifetime (1998) (TV) ....
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dude, she was so robbed of an oscar for her role as "Chatty Woman at Bus Stop"..
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Quoth Rogue588 <HR SIZE=1>dude, she was so robbed of an oscar for her role as "Chatty Woman at Bus Stop".. <HR SIZE=1>


Apparently, when they wrote the part, it was simply going to be "Woman at Bus Stop," but she added so much to the character that the director just let her run with it. "Keep the camera on Denise," he said. "This is magic."

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