R.I.P. Majel Barrett Roddenberry

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Majel Barrett was the wife of Gene and the mother of Eugene in real life, but to Star Trek fans, she will forever be Nurse Chapel, Lwaxana Troi, and of course the voice of the ship’s computer in nearly every Trek show and movie, including the most recent one set to release next year. She eagerly embraced the sci-fi community, and is considered by many to be the uncontested “First Lady of Star Trek.”

After her husband’s death in 1991, Majel continued to carry on his legacy, producing the shows “Earth: Final Conflict” and “Andromeda” based on archives that he’d left behind, and she has acted in a wide variety of other TV shows as far back as the 50s.

Sadly, Majel died today at the age of 76 as a result of complications brought on by leukemia. She will be sorely missed.

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