Thursday, December 18, 2008

The men from Vulcan treat their women strangely. At least, people say that.

R.I.P. to Star Trek's Majel Barrett-Roddenberry (Nurse Chapel) who died yesterday from Leukemia. She'd had something to do with practically every Star Trek incarnation, including the new movie in which she was to be the voice of the Enterprise's computer.

Trek will never be the same without her.


Swinebread said...

I liked her Number One character too.

Way ahead of it's time

Dean Wormer said...


I can't believe I forgot to mention that. She was the second in command which the studio hated and made Roddenberry change. No way they wanted a woman in line to take over the ship.

Good to see ya, Swiney.

Don Snabulus said...

She had a number of great roles in the different Star Trak incarnations.

RIP Majel.

Lockwood said...

Saw this earlier today... I know Doohan and Kelly have already died. And of course Roddenberry. Any others I don't know or didn't remember? It's sad to see these childhood heroes kicking off... I remember them as young, and it's hard to grasp that it's been forty yesrs.

Life As I Know It Now said...

oh boy, I am officially bummed out

Randal Graves said...

I'll probably always remember her as Deanna Troi's loony mom.

dguzman said...

Nurse Chapel was one of my earliest future-lesbian crushes (along with Julie Andrews, that is). *sigh*

I liked her as Troi's mom, but I had no idea she'd also been Nurse Chapel! Wow. Well--RIP, Majel.

Arkonbey said...

I'll say again, everyone forgets Babylon 5.

She was great as the clairvoyant Dowager Empress

Distributorcap said...

she must have played 50 characters on the various STs ---- RIP