Majel Barrett, First Lady of Star Trek, beams up…

Majel Barret Roddenberry as Christine Chapel in TOSMajel Barret Roddenberry, Star Trek actor and wife of Trek creator Gene Roddenberry, passed away on Thursday of leukemia at the age of 76. Known for her roles as Nurse Christine Chapel in the Original Series, Lwaxana Troi in The Next Generation, and the voice of the ship’s computer (of nearly all Starfleet and Federation vessels) in all the series and films of the franchise, including the upcoming JJ Abrams reboot.

Majel Barret on Memory Alpha, the Star Trek wiki.

Jawa’s note: I met Majel Barrett at a Star Trek convention in 1993, and though I really didn’t know who she was or who Lwaxana Troi was (not much of a Trek fan back then), she was really sweet to me.

3 Replies to “Majel Barrett, First Lady of Star Trek, beams up…”

  1. I loved that she appeared on Babylon 5 back when that show had an odd rivalry going with DS9. In one guest-star appearance, she made peace between sf fans. Kinda remarkable.

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