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Majel Barrett-Roddenberry passes away at age 76

Posted by invizweb on December 20, 2008

Star Trek the Next Generation was one of my favorite weekly shows during its final three seasons, and one of my favorite weekday shows when the WB was still the WPIX.  One of the premiere charcaters on the show as the mother of Counselor Deanna Troi, Lwaxana.  She was played by Majel Barret, who was married to Gene Roddenberry in 1969, but did not have the Roddenberry surname during much of the credits.  I would later find out she was also the voice of the all the Enterprise and most of the starships on Stra Trek and its spin-offs.  She first started as the Number One officer of Captain Christipher Pike in the pilot episode of the original series.  However, as stated above the recurring character of Lwaxana was one of my favorites because she was in stark contarst to my own parents and upbringing. Except for one or two other actresses, I don’t know if the Lwaxana Troi chracter would have been portrayed right by any others.

Majel Barrett-Roddenberry, the First Lady of Star Trek, passed away at the age of 76 to Leukmia December 18, 2008.  She had finished taping the voice-acting work for the upcoming Star Trek prequel.

(C) Newsarama

(C) Newsarama

Newsarama and the Daily Grail both cover the life and times of Majel Barrett-Roddenberry.

Farewell First Lady Majel.  Thank you for the memories.

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