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RIP Majel Barrett-Roddenberry

PostPosted: Fri Dec 19, 2008 2:26 pm
by Merle
Majel Barrett-Roddenberry passed away yesterday, December 18, 2008. She left this life peacefully, in her sleep, surrounded by people who loved her.

Re: RIP Majel Barrett-Roddenberry

PostPosted: Fri Dec 19, 2008 10:52 pm
by Boikat

Re: RIP Majel Barrett-Roddenberry

PostPosted: Sat Dec 20, 2008 1:47 am
by Qray
A major force in the Star Trek and Andromeda series.

Rest in Peace, Majel.

Re: RIP Majel Barrett-Roddenberry

PostPosted: Sat Dec 20, 2008 8:02 am
by Bmat
Rest in peace.

This is sad news. :(

One of my favorite characters ever was Lwxanna Troi from ST:NG. And one of my favorite episodes of any Trek was the one where she was kidnapped by the Ferengi.

Re: RIP Majel Barrett-Roddenberry

PostPosted: Tue Dec 30, 2008 2:59 pm
by fanuilh
Some years ago she appeared at a Trek convention nearby. I went to see her. She seemed like a nice person and also seemed to appreciate the fans.

One question asked of her had to do with William Shatner. She didn't like him much. One of his books (I can't remember which one) had just been published, and she was asked if she was going to buy a copy. She said she wasn't, as she'd "hate to be the one that caused the coffers to overflow."

(Edited because I got the quote wrong the first time -- at least that's what I remember her saying.)

Re: RIP Majel Barrett-Roddenberry

PostPosted: Tue Dec 30, 2008 8:15 pm
by The Master
Shatner is known for his enormous ego and has rubbed a lot of folks the wrong way over the years, so it does surprise me that Majel didn't like him. I met her at a convention once too, shortly before Andromeda came out. She was mostly there promoting that show but also signed autographs and talked about STTNG/TOS and, of course, Gene. She was very personable and interesting.

Lwxanna Troi was a great character and she pulled it off beautifully. I think its great that she was so involved through the entire ST universe. Even the new Star Trek movie features her voice as, you guessed it, the computer. Its such a shame she didn't get to see the premiere.

Re: RIP Majel Barrett-Roddenberry

PostPosted: Tue Jan 27, 2009 9:18 pm
by Nomad
This was a bummer! I only just recently heard about Majel. :( anyway, se you all around. IM RFEEEE! (No Job) :x