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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 2008-12-19, 08:45 AM Thread Starter
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Unhappy Majel Roddenberry, 76: Star Trek's Nurse Chapel has died

The Associated Press

LOS ANGELES – Majel Barrett Roddenberry, Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry's widow who nurtured the legacy of the seminal science fiction TV series after his death, has died. She was 76.

Roddenberry died of leukemia Thursday morning at her home in Bel-Air, said Sean Rossall, a family spokesman.

At Roddenberry's side were family friends and her son, Eugene Roddenberry Jr.

Roddenberry was involved in the Star Trek universe for more than four decades. She played the dark-haired Number One in the original pilot but metamorphosed into the blond, miniskirted Nurse Christine Chapel in the original 1966-69 show. She had smaller roles in all five of its television successors and many of the Star Trek movie incarnations, although she had little involvement in the productions.

She frequently was the voice of the ship's computer, and about two weeks ago she completed the same role for the upcoming J.J. Abrams movie Star Trek, Rossall said.


In my mind, the role most people would associate her playing is Lwaxanna Troi - Deanne Troi's overbearing mother on TNG

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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 2008-12-19, 10:40 AM
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i shall remember her best as the computer voice.

lwaxana troi was surely the most annoying recurring character in the series.
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A stunning woman - fairwell.
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Sad to hear. She'll live long in our hearts.

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No doubt, Majel was the longest serving Star Trek actor in terms of continuous service. I enjoyed her as No.1 (however briefly) and as Nurse Chapel to Lwaxana Troi (the role I think she was born to play) to the voice of the Star Trek computer. When I googled her, I hadn't realized that she was also part of the Star Trek Animated series. She also played a part in bringing Earth: Final Conflict (can't say I was a fan) to tv. I had also forgotten that she played a memorable role (Lady Morella) in an episode of Babylon 5, quite possibly one of the greatest sci-fi series to-date. So rest Dear Lady. You have accomplished much and left your mark on this world.
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