Majel Roddenberry "The First Lady Of Star Trek" dead at 76

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  1. MnemonicSyntax

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    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.

    Her romance with Roddenberry earned her the title "The First Lady of Star Trek." A fixture in the "Star Trek" franchise, her roles included Nurse Christine Chapel in the original "Star Trek," Lwaxana Troi in "Star Trek: The Next Generation" and the voice of the USS Enterprise computer in almost every spin-off of the 1966 cult series. She recently reprised the voice role in the upcoming "Star Trek" film directed by J.J. Abrams.

    Source: The Associated Press: Majel Roddenberry, 'First Lady of Star Trek,' dies


    Sad news indeed.
     
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    Wow. That sucks. RIP
     
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    WOw. RIP

    I guess Starfleet Computers no longer will speak...
     
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    Damn. RIP Majel Roddenberry...
     
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    So much for Holodeck programs being that much cooler.
    bye bye, nurse chapel.
    send my best to Gene.

    peace.
     
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    Rip Majel.
     
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    Majel Barrett Roddenberry passes away

    A crushing news to science fiction fans everywhere. She had been battling leukemia for a while, so at least now, she can rest in peace.
     
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    That's sad. I'll miss the wackyness that was Mrs. Troi.
     
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    Damn, that sucks. At least she's with her hubby though now. :( 
     
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    RIP Lady Morella. :( 
     
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    damn... she was going to be the computer voice in the new Trek film too...wonder if she finished her voicework yet...
     
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    RIP :( 
     
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    Sorry to hear that. RIP.
     
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    i'm sure that with the amount of voice samples available from every Star Trek episode ever, they won't have any problem using her voice for many years to come lol.

    but seriously RIP.
     
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    Sad news.
     
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    She completed all the voicework for the new Star Trek film on December 4th. Hopefully the film will be dedicated to her.
     
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    She had, a few weeks ago.
     
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    Major sad face. :( 
     

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