Thursday, December 18, 2008

R.I.P., Majel Barrett

Nurse Christine Chapel in the original Star Trek; Dr. Chapel in the Star Trek movies; Number One in the first pilot "The Cage;" Lwaxana Troi in The Next Generation; the voice of the Enterprise's computer, including in the upcoming J.J. Abrams Star Trek movie; and the voice of Chapel, Lt. M'Ress, and countless guest roles in the animated Trek, Majel Barrett Roddenberry died today of leukemia at the age of 76. May she rest in peace.

The Robert J. Sawyer Web Site


At January 27, 2009 7:29 AM , Blogger H Don said...

And it looks like her and Gene will be together in space ever-after.

"After Gene Roddenberry died in 1991, Barrett had commissioned Celestis Inc., a company that specializes in "memorial spaceflights", to launch a part of his remains into space in 1997. On 26 January 2009, Celestis said that it would ship the remains of Gene Roddenberry and Majel Barrett Roddenberry into space the following year. The couple's cremated remains would be sealed into specially made capsules designed to withstand the rigors of space travel. A rocket-launched spacecraft would carry the capsules, along with digitized tributes from fans. The Roddenberrys' remains — and the spacecraft — would then travel ever deeper into space and would not return to earth."


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