Photo from Editor's Collection, Star Trek Convention in the 90s
This makes me sad. I've been a Star Trek fan since I was old enough to form sentences, and Majel Barrett has been there from the beginning. She was "Number One" in the original pilot, "Nurse Christine Chapel" on Star Trek: The Original Series, and "Lwaxana Troi" on Star Trek: The Next Generation. Beyond that, she was the voice for nearly every Federation computer on each incarnation of the series and movies, and she was married to Gene Roddenberry, the creator of the whole shebang.
I had the opportunity to meet and talk with Majel on a couple of occasions (yes, I've been to Star Trek conventions), and she was gracious and outwardly friendly to her fans. Any future incarnation of the series will be missing something without her.
Majel Roddenberry, 'First Lady of Star Trek,' dies
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. . .
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