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Thursday, December 18, 2008

Majel Barrett Roddenberry: 1932-2008

Majel Barrett Roddenberry, the "First Lady of Star Trek", passed away this morning at the age of 76.

Roddenberry, who was married to Trek creator Gene Roddenberry from 1969 until his death in 1991, was a part of the Trek universe for over 40 years. She played several different characters in many of its various incarnations, most notably Nurse Christine Chapel in the original series (as well as the animated series and two movies), Lwaxana Troi (the randy mother of The Next Generation's Deanna) and the voice of the ships' computers. Her final role will be in that capacity in the upcoming J.J. Abrams movie.

1 comment:

  1. This is sad news. She certainly was dedicated to her husband remained involved in Star Trek almost until her death. They say she finished the computer voice-overs only two weeks ago! What a trooper. She was in the original pilot, then a different charactor in the original series and two movies, a new character again in the Next Generation series, and contributed computer voices in most of the other incarnations. I hope she went peacefully.