Majel Barrett Roddenberry, 1932 - 2008

Majel Barrett Roddenberry, 1932 - 2008

Majel Barrett Roddenberry, 1932 - 2008

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Dec. 18 2008 3:14 PM

Majel Barrett Roddenberry, 1932 - 2008

I just heard that Majel Barrett Roddenberry has died. She had a huge role in the Star Trek universe, playing Nurse Chapel in the original series (as well as "Number 1" in the show pilot), Lwaxana Troi in Next Generation, the voice of the computer in every post-TOS series, and was also the wife of series creator Gene Roddenberry.

Sigh. As irritating as Lwaxana Troi's character was, I always liked the flair with which Roddenberry played her. And there were times when she teased the overly-stuffy Captain Picard that made me smile.