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Breaking news: Majel Barrett Roddenberry is dead

December 19, 2008

I’ve just heard that the ‘first lady’ of Star Trek, Majel Barrett Roddenberry – married to creator Gene Roddenberry and who also played multiple characters including Nurse Chapel (TOS), Lwaxana Troi (TNG, DS9) and the computer voice in every Trek incarnation has died.

She was a great actress who will be sorely missed.  She was doing all the computer voices for the new JJ Abrams Trek movie – I’ve no idea whether her work on it was complete though.  However given that the film has been delayed in order to spread big releases out post-writers strike I think it’s likely that she had though.

-Scott

Nurse Chapel

Nurse Chapel

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