Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Farewell, Majel

Another beloved "Star Trek" actor has passed away. Majel Barrett Roddenberry died on December 18, at age 76. While we know her best as "Nurse Chapel," she appeared in every incarnation of the franchise, beginning with her role as "Number One" in the original pilot. Her voice became that of most of the Enterprise computers throughout the various series.

I had the chance to meet Ms. Barrett in 2004 at the Star Trek convention, and while she was a little harried after a long day, she was very gracious to me and my son. She will be missed.


Anonymous said...

She also was Lxwana Troi, Deana Troi's mother in the Next Generation...the one that continually had the hots for Picard!

And most famously, she was the computer voice on most of the TV series.

She will be missed.

Anonymous said...

I had the pleasure of meeting Ms Barrett and Mr. Roddenberry, who was in a wheelchair at the time, at the ST con in Chicago. I was on the con staff and awe struck, they were so friendly and very surprised, they expected a few hundred trekkers and a few thousand showed up. I feel very sad now, I will miss her.