Thank you, madam. You enriched my life for many years.
Majel Barrett Roddenberry, widow of Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry and first lady of the seminal science fiction series, died early Thursday morning. She was 76. Roddenberry died of leukemia at her home in Bel-Air, said a family spokesman. At her side were family, friends, and her son, Eugene Roddenberry Jr. She was …
I spoke to her once about the role she played in "earth final conflict" she was such a nice lady, she will be missed, her work and, voice will live on in the "start trek Library Computer Access/Retrieval System" ( lcars), for iphone and computers out on the net.
we will all miss her
The world of Star Trek & sci-fi will never be the same again, Gene & Majel left a mark that will live on for probably longer than anyone can imagine.
The past couple of weeks I've been re-watching Andromeda and right now I'm watching the final episode.
Looking forward to the new Star Trek film next year, even if the sets do look like something from Galaxy Quest!
We are gathered here today to pay final respects to our honored dead. And yet, it should be noted that in the midst of this sorrow, this death takes place in the shadow of new life... the sunrise of a new world...
...a world our beloved comrade gave her life to protect and nourish. Of all the souls I've encountered... her's was the most... human.
(Reminded to me by http://www.melonpool.com/d/20020704.html )
The End of an Era.
Star Trek has always given a feeling of hope for the future, and Majel was a big part of Star Trek, even more so than Gene in some respects; can the philosophy behind Star trek survive her death??
Hopefully they have enough voice recordings of her to synthesize for any future films or TV series.
Mine's the one with the black arm band and the pockets filled with tribbles.
at the moment things like umbrola and festival are in need of well constructed voices, if a company put some effort in they would probably get community interest as well.
I was quite surprised to find out who she had played, and she is one of those cool actresses that seem to be in a lot of things, but not hogging the limelight of self recognition, very clever.
I'm not a huge trecky myself, but I think startrek's message of idealism, of a better future through technology and cooperation, was a big influence on me and a generation of engineers.
A lot of the original tallent around startreck has gone, and there seems to be a perception it wont sell anymore. I think thats sad. Its not the end of the world, but what cultural influences are there to inspire the next generation?
One of the things I liked about the later ST incarnations (though there was plenty to *not* like!) was the identical voice for all the computers. I loved that emotionless but every so slightly condescending way she played them.
Indeed it would be a shame for future ones not to be voiced by her :-(
Majel Barrett-Rodenberry we thank you for giving the enterprise a voice, it would have been rather dull without it. Can you imagine not hearing the computer say "Enter when ready" on the holodeck?
Your on screen parts were always troublesome to the Captain although more so Poor Captain Picard.
Your presences on and off screen will be sadly missed.
To paraphrase a quote from ST II:
From the many who watched,
And the few who met you
to the one first lady of startrek..
We thank you.
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