Friday, December 19, 2008

"Gal" Friday (In Memorium)! Majel Barrett-Roddenberry

Majel Barrett-Roddenberry, the wife of “Star Trek” creator Gene Roddenberry, has passed away at the age of 76 after a battle with leukemia.

In addition to her role as Nurse Christine Chapel on the original Star Trek series (she had also played the character of “Number One” in the unaired original pilot episode), her many genre credits included appearances in many of her late husbands projects such as STAR TREK: THE ANIMATED SERIES, PLANET EARTH, GENESIS II, SPECTRE, THE QUESTOR TAPES, STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION, STAR TREK's DEEP SPACE NINE & VOYAGER, and multiple TREK films - as well as providing the voice for the Enterprise computer throughout all of the TV shows and movies from the venerable sci-fi franchise.

Majel had apparently just completed her voiceover work (again as the voice of the Enterprise) in director J.J. Abrams’ reboot of “Star Trek,” due in theaters on May 8, 2009. Condolences go out to her family, friends and fans.

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