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Bloviating Zeppelin: Majel Roddenberry Passes Away

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Sunday, December 21, 2008

Majel Roddenberry Passes Away


Majel Roddenberry, once know as Majel Barrett and star of the first Star Trek pilot where she played "Number One," died of cancer on Saturday.

Following the pilot, she was cast a Nurse Christine Chapel, assistant to Dr. Leonard McCoy. When the original Star Trek series was canceled, she last was cast as the computer voice of the starship Enterprise in The Next Generation series, as well as next year's remake.

She married the creator of the Star Trek franchise, Gene Roddenberry, in 1969 following the cancellation of the original series. She became Majel Barrett Roddenberry.
NEW YORK -- Majel Barrett Roddenberry, the widow of "Star Trek" creator Gene Roddenberry, has died. She was 76. Roddenberry, an actress who appeared in numerous "Star Trek" TV shows and movies, died Thursday of leukemia at her home in Bel-Air, Calif., her representative said.

At Roddenberry's side were family friends and her only son, Eugene Roddenberry Jr. Gene Roddenberry died in 1991.

I've always been a devotee of Star Trek and its series of spinoffs and films. It is a sad day for Star Trek fans, indeed.

BZ

6 Comments:

Blogger Ranando said...

A sad day indeed.

Sat Dec 20, 05:34:00 PM PST  
Blogger David Wyatt said...

Never was a Trekkie, but I am sorry to hear of her passing.

Sat Dec 20, 07:02:00 PM PST  
Blogger Gayle said...

I'm not going to tell Walt. He's a big fan of Star Trek too and this will make him very sad. :(

Sun Dec 21, 07:42:00 AM PST  
Blogger shoprat said...

She was a good actress and a good lady. She will always be Nurse Chapel and Lwaxana Troi.

Sun Dec 21, 10:03:00 AM PST  
Blogger Pasadena Closet Conservative said...

She and Gene are working on Sci-Fi scripts in Heaven and having a good old time...

Sun Dec 21, 02:04:00 PM PST  
Blogger A Jacksonian said...

A sad day for such a fine soul.

In case you want some dull ST reading, I've generated some.

Tue Dec 23, 06:40:00 PM PST  

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