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Majel Barrett-roddenberry Just Passed Away

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If you've ever watched Star Trek, she played the voice of the computer in every Star Trek but the original. She also played the kooky mother of Deanna Troi.


Barrett-Roddenberry died Thursday at her home in Bel-Air, Calif.

Majel Barrett-Roddenberry, shown in this 1994 file photo, died Thursday at

her home in Bel-Air, Calif. (Associated Press)

Majel Barrett Roddenberry, Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry's widow and a

fixture of nearly every incarnation of the space travel franchise, died on

Thursday. She was 76.

Roddenberry, who suffered from leukemia, died at home in Bel Air, Calif.,

according to a spokesperson.

Before Star Trek, the Ohio-born actress worked on a range of television

shows, including Bonanza and Leave it to Beaver.

She was romantically involved with Roddenberry when he launched Star Trek

in the mid-1960s. Though he cast her as the USS Enterprise's unnamed first

officer in his pilot, she would go on to fame as the secondary character

Nurse Chapel in the original series and in subsequent films. The couple

married in 1969.

Roddenberry reappeared in the revamped Star Trek: The Next Generation as

one of its beloved reoccurring characters: Betazoid ambassador Lwaxana Troi

and as the voice of the starship's onboard computer a job she would also

hold on spin-offs Deep Space Nine and Voyager, audio books, animated

series, video games as well as on the forthcoming J.J. Abrams prequel film.

After her husband's death in 1991, Roddenberry continued his legacy by

helping bring to life other TV projects he had been working on, including

the television series Earth: Final Conflict and Andromeda.

Roddenberry is survived by her son, Eugene Roddenberry Jr.


It feels sad that such an important part of Star Trek just died today. She was always the funniest character on that show.


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I just read about this today. So sad. She looks so different in the picture they included with the article I read.


She and Q were my favourite characters ;)


I bet they'll dedicate the JJ Abrams film to her. They better.


RIP First Lady of Star Trek.

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This is so sad. She was one of the best parts of TNG... she will be truly missed. ;) :angry: :angry: :angry: (8) (8)


She was great as Nurse Chapel



I agree with you on the dedication Tracy.

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