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Majel Barrett-Roddenberry dies at age 76

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by rooster-red, Dec 18, 2008.

  1. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

    Jun 10, 2007
    Douglasville GA
    Majel Barrett-Roddenberry, widow of the late Gene Rodenberry of Star Trek fame died December 18, 2008 as a result of complications from leukemia.

    She appeared in the pilot episode of Star Trek : The cage as the unnamed first officer "number one" and has appeared as various characters in following episodes and spinoffs of Star Trek.

    Her voice was the voice of the computer, and she had just finished the voiceovers as the computer for the upcoming 2009 Star Trek relaunch.


  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Gee, that's too bad. Sure wont forget her voice, will we? RIP, Majel.
  3. andorraclaim

    andorraclaim Songster

    Nov 28, 2008
    East Austin, Texas
    Even tho it hasn't been her for a couple of years in my part of the country - I'll never get the wrong number without a bit of sadness again..
  4. WoodlandWoman

    WoodlandWoman Crowing

    May 8, 2007
    That's too bad. She was so fantastic playing counselor Troy's mother! I loved all the episodes with her in ST Next Gen and ST DS9. She had such a flamboyant character and the way people reacted to her really made me laugh. Some of the plots were also very poignant. She really was a wonderful actress and I was glad she got to show it in later years.
  5. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

    Jan 12, 2007
    Land of Lincoln
    I've always like Star Trek and felt sad for each Star Trek member that died.

    RIP Majel!
    Last edited: Dec 20, 2008
  6. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

    May 14, 2008
    North Phoenix
    My Coop
    The computer voice is gone.

    I can't believe that she was 76.

    Wasn't she Troy's mother on Next Generation?

    How sad...

    Guess I'm getting old too.
  7. bluey

    bluey thootp veteran

    Apr 10, 2008
    Washington, PA
    She was Dr. McCoy's sidekick, Nurse Chapel during the series as well. It took me a long time to figure out that she was the same person as "Number one" in the pilot, with the hair color change.

    I had no idea she was married to Gene Roddenberry.

    I guess I'm no hard core trekkie....

  8. I have WHAT in my yard?

    I have WHAT in my yard? Songster

    Jun 24, 2008
    Eggberg, PA
    What a loss! She donated Gene's personal laptop, that he wrote the first stories on to ---- ready? The George H. W. Bush Library! Yep. DH saw it there and took a pic!

    Sad day, tho, she was quite the lady. Saw her at a sci fi con in 1981!! I AM old no guessing about it!
  9. PurpleChicken

    PurpleChicken Tolerated.....Mostly

    Apr 6, 2007
    She was a great woman. Roddenberry loved her so. [​IMG]
    Now they are together again.

    She was an awesome actress. She played so many good parts
    in the series. She also produced Andromeda.

    The dynamic between her and Nimoy in the original series and then
    between her and Stewart in TNG were memorable.

    I am a hard core Trekie. It was my favorite show of all time. I've
    never been to a convention though. [​IMG]


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