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Majel Barrett-Roddenberry Passes Away December 18, 2008

by Anthony Pascale , Filed under: Celebrity,TOS,Trek Franchise , trackback

Today is another sad day for Trek fans, TrekMovie was just informed by the Roddenberry family that Majel Barrett Roddenberry passed away this morning at the age of 76. The first lady of Star Trek’ died of leukemia at her home in Bel Air. At her side were her son Eugene ‘Rod’ Roddenberry along with family and friends.


Barrett-Roddenberry: an unforgettable legacy

Majel Barrett began her career in the 1950’s with roles in such popular shows as "Leave it to Beaver," "Bonanza" and "The Lucy Show; but it was her numerous roles in the legendary Star Trek franchise that fans came to know and love her. Roddenberry had featured roles in almost every Star Trek television and film entity and became an iconic figure within the fan community. Her roles included Nurse Chapel in Star Trek: The Original Series, Lwaxana Troi in Star Trek: The Next Generation and the voice of the USS Enterprise computer in almost every incarnation of the series. However, it was the love affair between her and the late Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry that earned her the title "The First Lady of Star Trek." Over the course of their more then quarter-century love affair, she became not only Gene’s partner, but also his creative muse. Roddenberry helped Gene expand the Star Trek universe and was an integral part of its continued legacy after his death.  Majel recently completed reprising her role as the voice of the USS Enterprise for J.J. Abrams’ new Star Trek film.

Roddenberry succumbed to a short battle with Leukemia at 12:27 AM on December 18 in her Bel-Air home. She passed away peacefully, surrounded by her son Rod Roddenberry and family friends. She is survived by her only son Eugene "Rod" Roddenberry Jr. The family has asked that in lieu of flowers, donations be made in her name to the CARE Organization or Precious Paws both of which share Roddenberry’s love for animals and dedication to animal rescue.

Funeral details are pending and a public memorial will be scheduled sometime after Christmas or in early 2009.

More on Majel and her contributions to Star Trek at Memory Alpha.

More Photos
Courtesy of Paramount & Roddenberry family (click to enlarge)

Majel as Nurse Chapel in TOS and Lwaxana Troi in TNG

Majel and Gene Roddenberry

Majel and Rod Roddenberry


TrekMovie in mourning

On behalf of the entire team here at TrekMovie, I would like to extend my sympathies to Rod and the entire Roddenberry family. The only solace there is at a time like this is knowing that Majel has brought so much happiness to the world through her work, that will never be forgotten. Today, TrekMovie wears black to honor the legacy and memory of Majel Barrett Roddenberry. We will publish no more stories today (except related to Majel) as nothing can be more important right now.



1. John - December 18, 2008

just watched this on the news wow this is sad she was really great actress :(

2. gazzoo - December 18, 2008

was it known that she was ill?

3. Rosario - December 18, 2008

Very sad news. My thoughts and prayers are with the family.

4. robert - December 18, 2008

OMG… no warning

5. ken - December 18, 2008

So long, warp speed and thank you… to the first lady of the Federation!

6. John Cooley - December 18, 2008

Good night Nurse Chapel…At least now you’re with the Great Bird of the Galaxy.

7. rayjay - December 18, 2008

RIP my lady. I always enjoyed watching you on tv and talking with you at the fan conventions. You will be missed.

8. CmdrR - December 18, 2008

My deepest condolences to Rod… and my thanks to everything Majel has meant to Trek over the years.

9. AJ - December 18, 2008


JJ, Please include a dedication in the film!

10. hitch1969© ~L~O~V~E~S trekmovie chatroom. - December 18, 2008

AP, you said that her work was “recently completed”, but from that article it seemed like the collaboration had just been announced. Any confirmation either way?

she had a long, good life. sad to see her go.


11. Shatterhand - December 18, 2008

Oh, man, this makes me really sad. She was a remarkable and sweet woman when I met her many years ago. Thanks to her work throughout Trek’s history, her memory will endure for many, many years to come. Rest in Peace, Mrs. Barrett-Roddenberry.

12. jim - December 18, 2008

Very sad, R.I.P

13. Role on the 8th May - December 18, 2008

My goodness how upsetting. I was over joyed when I found out she was still doing the new computer voice in the new film.

R.I.P Mrs Barrett-Roddenbury

14. Grimm - December 18, 2008

What a tragic loss. “Short battle” indeed… I had not even heard she was ill. At least we’ll get to hear her once more. Godspeed, Mrs. Rodenberry.

15. Mark Rademaker - December 18, 2008

Great actress with an equal great voice… :(
Rest In Peace….really sad news.

16. Gd846c3 - December 18, 2008

R.I.P. and may you be welcomed with open arms.

17. TrekMD - December 18, 2008

This is a sad moment for us Trekker and an even more difficult moment for Rod. Majel may you rest may you rest in peace and live long in our memories and the memories of those close to you…

18. braxus - December 18, 2008

Sad to see her go. I wonder if she finished the computer voice recording for the new movie or if it was too soon to do the recording?

19. Michael - December 18, 2008

What a drag. I really feel bad about this. She has been there since day # one. Anthony, as Hitch asked, please confirm the status of her work on the film. I hope she was able to finish it off. If not they can surely piece together what’s needed from past recordings. Her voice MUST be the computer in this movie.


20. S. John Ross - December 18, 2008

A terrible loss; she’s been there for us so often, in so many ways.

A terrible loss. But what a legacy. I regret that I never got to say hi. :(

21. Ensign Ricky - December 18, 2008

Wow, this is so sad. Am speechless.

22. MrLirpa - December 18, 2008

very,very sad new. She was truly one of the unsung heroes of Star trek. Majel will be greatly missed by all fans of trek. Rest in peace.

23. Locutus of Alberni - December 18, 2008

Farewell, Majel. Thank you for all that you provided for our shared passion.

24. Rick Moyer - December 18, 2008

She was such a bright spot in the trek universe. She will be forever missed. What an amazing lady and great actress. RIP Majel.

25. screaming satellite - December 18, 2008

very sad and very unexpected….76 isnt that old in these times….

will she still be the voice of the computer in th film?

26. Captain Serek - December 18, 2008

I saw the news on Twitter and I had to investigate. I met Majel and Gene on a couple of occasions. All good memories. R.I.P. Majel, you will be missed.

27. Jami ! - December 18, 2008

Very sad news very shocked

28. screaming satellite - December 18, 2008

oh wait it says in the article she completed her scenes for the film…my bad

29. Mr. Atoz - December 18, 2008

This is so sad and such a shock. Majel was my first Star Trek actor experience when I first started attending conventions at the age of 12. I distinctly remember her demonstrating the new TNG props to me at her Lincoln Enterprises tables long before the series even premiered. Since then, she’s always held a special place in my heart. She truly is the First Lady of Star Trek, and I’ll miss her.

30. LoyalStarTrekFan - December 18, 2008

This is indeed a very sad day. Majel Barrett-Roddenberry was an important part of Star Trek and was a great actress. I never met her myself but I’ve always heard that she was a great and wonderful person. My thoughts and prayers go out to the Roddenberry family. May she rest in peace.

31. Cody - December 18, 2008

:( She has gone to join the Great Bird of the Galaxy, I hope she enjoys the afterlife as much as she enjoyed this life. Do not go gently into that good night. RIP

25, yes she is the voice of the computer in the film

32. Will - December 18, 2008

RIP Majel, you’ll be missed.

33. Scott - December 18, 2008

And another piece of the legacy is gone. She really was great in TNG, actually had far more depth with that character than as Chapel. I have no doubt that if TOS had gone several more seasons, Majel would have had a chance to shine in that role also.

34. That Nutty Fanboy - December 18, 2008

Indeed a sad moment.. but I think the legacy of her and her husband will live on, no matter what. But I agree.. some kind of dedication of the movie would be something of a great gesture…

35. HerbieZ - December 18, 2008

Majel and Gene together again. She will be missed. Deeply.

36. Gary Evans - December 18, 2008

What a sad news announcement. I remember Majel form her work back to the beginning of Star Trek in the 1960s.

She was long an icon to all Trek fans in her various roles as welll as the computer voice!

She will be dearly missed by all of us I am certain.

Most of all I wish to extend sympathies to Rod and the rest of Majel’s family.

May Majel Rest In Eternity now with Gene.

37. bill hiro - December 18, 2008

How deeply sad. She was a charming and delightful human being. My very sincere sympathies to her family.
A very sad loss for our extended Star Trek family.

38. CanuckLou - December 18, 2008

Very sad. Condolences to her family.

39. freezejeans - December 18, 2008

Ack! Wow…this caught me by surprise. I am glad she is in the new film, been a fan of hers since I was old enough to remember (late 60’s). We’ll miss ya, Majel.

40. st-midway - December 18, 2008

hmm, this is very sad. just a few days ago i was so happy that she will give the computer of the enterprise her voice one more time and now she is gone. =( i don´t know what to say, except: rest in peace. you will not be forgotten. and thank you for your wonderful contribution to the star trek franchise. i´m sure the whole trek community will miss you.
@9: amen to that, let´s hope they will do something like this.

greetings from germany

41. Brian Matthews - December 18, 2008

My face fell when I read the news on the front page.

Majel Barrett-Roddenberry was the one everpresent voice and face in the STAR TREK mythos, and I feel that her contributions arguably surpass those of most of the others personalities that have helped shape TREK.

42. Closettrekker - December 18, 2008

The voice of the Big E.



43. paustin - December 18, 2008

very sad indeed….her work will live on as the immortal voice of the enterprise computer, Chapel and Lwaxana Troi

44. tbk1701 - December 18, 2008

This is a sad day. And for sure there needs to be a dedication to her in the movie. You will be missed.

45. DarthTod - December 18, 2008

Truly a sad day in trekdom. She was there from the very beginning, and her imprint has been felt thoughout the TV Series, Movies, and even fanfilms. She will truly be missed.

46. archangel jim - December 18, 2008

Goodbye, Majel. Words can’t express the impact you’ve made on us, your fans, and Star Trek. You will be missed.

47. rationaloptimism - December 18, 2008

I love how, even while dying, she still had the strength to voice the computer one last time. I think that’s the most heartbreaking, dedicated and beautiful show of star trek love…ever.

I wish they could have downloaded her soul into the enterprise.

48. jamesintucson - December 18, 2008

I agree, I think the movie should start with an awesome dedication to her and Gene, very precious people near and dear to our hearts for so many years.

49. Hissy1701 - December 18, 2008

Very sad news the world of Star Trek has lost an incredible part of its history, my thoughts are with her family……..

I hope the film is dedicted to her…..

50. hitch1969© ~L~O~V~E~S trekmovie chatroom. - December 18, 2008

Same day, exactly 10 years later, that Chris Farley died. And… one week from Christmas.

I feel angry because wasn’t it just a week ago or so that we all were so happy when she made the news here at trekmovies dot com? Disagree about canon and the ship all day long, but there was overwhelming concensus and good feelings the day it was officially announced that she was in the movie.


51. pinky - December 18, 2008

I don’t know… I guess I thought Majel Barrett-Roddenberry might live forever… This is sad and unfortunate news. May peace find her and her family. She will be dearly missed.

52. Wick - December 18, 2008

Now I feel bad. I was just criticizing her use as the computer voice, and now she is gone. I had the fortune of meeting her once, very neat woman. She definitely made her mark in the world, and will be remembered. My condolences, rest in peace.

53. George - December 18, 2008

I hope they dedicate the new movie to her, she was a truely wonderful person and. I’m glad I had to chance to get to know her

54. Star Trackie - December 18, 2008

She was always very gracious. My first Trek purchases came from Lincoln Enterprises way back in the day.


55. Captain Pike - December 18, 2008

Warp Speed, Majel. You will always be Number One to me.

56. Hanabi - December 18, 2008

Incredibly sad news. My thoughts are with Rod and her family. May she rest in peace knowing the joy that she brought to Star Trek fans through seeing her onscreen and hearing her. long may her legacy continue.

57. Barbara Eyre - December 18, 2008


Thank you for gracing Earth with your kind and loving soul these many years.

Thank you for your dedication to a wonderful universe many of us wish existed in real.

Please be at peace now and give Gene our love when you meet him.

Peace, love, and kind thoughts go to Rod and other family members. We’re here for you, hon!

58. Ensign Ro- (Short for Roland) - December 18, 2008

What a shock opening this site today. A truly sad day and another great loss for Trek fans worldwide. Ms. Roddenberry has been a constant in the Trek universe since day one. I absolutely adored the character of Lwaxana. My deepest condolences to Rod and all those that were fortunate enough to have this classy lady in their lives.

May she now exist forever with Gene.

Again, my sympathies and respect.

59. jiat2001 - December 18, 2008

My thoughts and prayers go out to her family and friends.

60. Robert Bernardo - December 18, 2008

My condolences to the Roddenberry family. I last saw her at the Creation Las Vegas Convention in August, and though she moved slowly, she was feisty on the subject of Star Trek. It is a great loss of a great woman.

61. HMS Enterprise - December 18, 2008

Well that came out of no-where. Very sad news indeed. Hope her voice will remain in the film…it’ll be a fitting memorial I think. Any future computer voice just won’t be the same…unless they could re-use what must be an extensive library of her recordings.

62. Robert - December 18, 2008

#54, indeed. I was just having nostalgic thoughts about Lincoln Enterprises and their catalog the other day. It was one of the few things for that few years that made Trek still seem alive.

63. Sean - December 18, 2008

This is so sudden. I wasn’t even aware that she was sick. I don’t know how to express the shock of this loss. Rest in peace, Majel. You were a wonderful person who will be deeply missed and never forgotten.

64. darendoc - December 18, 2008

Sad news indeed… condolences to Rod and the family…

65. thomoz - December 18, 2008

We love you Majel, and that’s forever.

66. jim - December 18, 2008

This is very hard news. It is fortunate for the fans that she was able to complete her work on the new film. She will be missed.

67. thomoz - December 18, 2008

query to Wick: who would you want for the computer voice? Majel was the one, the Number One in fact.

68. Just another German trekker - December 18, 2008

Oh, that’s really sad news… may she rest in peace…

69. Nika - December 18, 2008

I was very fortunate to meet Mrs. Roddenberry many years ago. It is one of my most cherished Trek memories.

She was incredibly warm and gracious to the star struck 15-year-old girl I was at the time. She found the time to speak to me and seemed genuinely interested in what I had to say to her. She will be missed by many people she touched in her unique way.

My thoughts and prayers are with her friends and family.

70. SupremeDalekOnTheBridge - December 18, 2008

I’m absolutely dumbfounded. I did’nt even know she was ill. One of my first Trek memories is of the funny old women chasing Captain Picard. Oh I loved Lwaxanna and Chapel. And she was always there as the Computer, watching over Gene’s legacy.


71. Televixen - December 18, 2008

I was fortunate enough to meet and interview Majel. She was engaging and warm. My thoughts go out to Rod and their family and friends. Words cannot describe how I feel at the moment, but she will be deeply missed.

72. New Horizon - December 18, 2008

I literally jumped back from the screen when I read this. All my thoughts and love to her friends and family. She was lovely…a favorite of mine.

73. MikeJones - December 18, 2008

Glad she was able to voice the Enterprise one more time..

74. MikeJones - December 18, 2008

now she boldy goes..

75. Xplodin' Nacelle - December 18, 2008

I’m saddened to hear this news. It’s particularly poingnant since we just found out that she’ll be in the movie the other day.

76. Guil Hurst - December 18, 2008

There are always….possibilities. Graceful and invigorating she will be missed

77. Magister Returns - December 18, 2008

Another reminder that as we see Trek being reborn, we owe the ones who started it all so much gratitude for their infinite contributions.

78. Just another German trekker - December 18, 2008

@ 66.: was she? – I thought it was merely confirmed she would join production in the last stages of post production – to my knowledge the whole sound mixing isn’t done yet… so she MIGHT already have contributed or she might not…

79. JeFF - December 18, 2008

Very sad news for all of us in the Trek family as we lose another iconic member. Thoughts go out to her son and family.

With love Majel… godspeed and thank you.

80. WannaBeatle - December 18, 2008

oh wow….I’m really saddened by that. I’ve always loved her a lot.

81. Just another German trekker - December 18, 2008

@myself: PS: Oh, sorry, seems I hadn’t read the article thoroughly…

82. allister gourlay - December 18, 2008

Very sad….

83. Bones Thugs & McCoy - December 18, 2008


84. Redshirt96 - December 18, 2008

God bless and warp speed…

85. thorsten - December 18, 2008

This is a sad day for Trekdom, my love to Rod and his family and friends.

86. bgiles73 - December 18, 2008

Truly a sad day. I hope the new movie will in some way be dedicated to her and Gene.

87. Driver - December 18, 2008

A great loss to the Star Trek family, my condolences. I hope she was able to see some footage from the new film other than what she voiced over.

88. Steven - December 18, 2008

Godspeed, Majel! You will be missed.

89. PaulM - December 18, 2008

Thankyou Majel for all your accomplishments especially in the world of Star Trek, you created some great characters that are much loved and instantly memorable.


90. S'Ceris - December 18, 2008

Sad news indeed, RIP No. 1. you will be missed

91. Viking - December 18, 2008

Sincere condolences from the Viking Lodge to Rod and the Roddenbarry family. This sucks on so many levels. Roberto, if you’re out there – I hope you and the guys can put together a fitting ‘In Memoriam’ in your credits. The lady deserves nothing less.

92. Greg Stamper - December 18, 2008

Very unexpected – –
My deepest sympathy

93. Kirk, James T. - December 18, 2008

i hope the new Star Trek movie is in memory of her – inspiration to Star Trek.

94. Eduardo Cordeiro - December 18, 2008

Sad news for the Star Trek community.
Another angel in heaven.
Majel, your human adventure is just beginning.

My deepest fellings to the family.

95. James Heaney - Wowbagger - December 18, 2008

My prayers are with Majel and her family. She is already greatly missed.

96. Jan - December 18, 2008

with all the love in the universe , Ruhe in Frieden

97. zirclet - December 18, 2008

A life well lived… and one that will continue to provide joy for many many years.

98. BeatleJWOL - December 18, 2008

Such a shock…

The Great Bird and his love, exploring the galaxy together again.

RIP Gene and Majel Barrett Roddenberry.

99. Izbot - December 18, 2008

Just read this on MSNBC. They say “she had just completed her voiceover recording for the new Star Trek movie”.

100. Antni - December 18, 2008

my jaw dropped when i saw the front page very sad news i’m glad her voice will be heard in star trek one last time for this movie. Also that in her last days she had faith in the new film to provide us with her voice one last time.

Rest In Peace Majel you’ll be deeply missed.

101. DJ Neelix - December 18, 2008

Shocking and sad news. Rest in peace, Mrs Barrett-Roddenbarry, and thanks for everything you have contributed to Star Trek!

102. afterace - December 18, 2008

so sad :( R.I.P.

103. the king in shreds and tatters - December 18, 2008

: (

104. OneBuckFilms - December 18, 2008

She’s really not dead, as long as we remember her.

Rest in Peace, Majel.

105. Lancelot Narayan - December 18, 2008

What a shock. So, so sad.

I cannot believe how this has affected me. I cannot stop crying. She made me smile, she made me laugh. She brought me and so many others so much happiness.

Thank you, Majel. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.

106. Cesar - December 18, 2008

I’ll always have in my mind her smile….her sweet smile..
Hugs to you Majel, wherever you are.

107. Anthony Pascale - December 18, 2008

RE: completed her work
yes she finished her work for ST09

108. Delgadeth - December 18, 2008

Majel, you always will be in my heart.

109. Trek or Treat - December 18, 2008

I am in shock.

I knew she had been ill, but I guess you never know until it happens.
Met her a couple of times at conventions and she was always a wonderful lady to share a few words with.

How fortunate I feel to have met her, how fortunate we all are that we have enjoyed her work.

It’s a fitting legacy that she survived to participate in the “re-birth” of her husband’s creation.

Rest in peace Mrs. Roddenberry. You will be sorely missed.

110. Capt Mike Of The Terran Empire - December 18, 2008

Wow. Rip Majel. you will always be remembered with High Honor. The Voice of Star Trek is now Silent and the Queit is Deffening. You will be Missed greatly but your work will always be ongoing. Our Condolences to you Rod.You had a Great and wonderfull MOM.

111. Ivory - December 18, 2008

What sad news.

My best wishes to the family.

112. ensign joe - December 18, 2008

My thoughts to her friends and family..

113. BK613 - December 18, 2008

Wow what a sad surprise on opening Trekmovie. My condolences to the family, friends and fans of this wonderful person.
Sigh you will be missed…

114. Capt Mike Of The Terran Empire - December 18, 2008

Ty for letting us know she finishes her work in the New Star Trek Movie Anthony. At Least we get to hear her one more time in Star Trek. A truly Sad day for all in Star Trek and for the Non Star Trek Fans. A Wonderfull Woman has Passed.

115. Dr. Image - December 18, 2008

My dad died of Leukemia. I’m in shock.

So many memories of Majel at cons and events of years past. You always think some people will always be around…

The old Seatrek. Everyone having a blast. All kinds of great times, with her making so many people so happy.

Really hope she got to finish her contribution to the movie.

To Rod and family, I know it’s been a tough time.
My condolences and God bless you all.

116. boborci - December 18, 2008

Bless you and your family.

And say hi to Gene, James, and DeForest…

117. FedconMC - December 18, 2008

I’m shattered. I’ve known this fine woman for years. We have many fond moments together. She’ll be missed.

118. Blowback - December 18, 2008

Very sad to hear this news. While I first knew her as Nurse Chapel her portrayal of Lwaxana Troi in TNG was a welcome addition. Especially as her character developed over the seasons…

119. KirkPicard Forever! - December 18, 2008

God, this is such sad news for this time of year. As I grew up with “Next Generation,” I will always remember Mrs. Roddenberry as Deanna’s slightly annoying but really caring mother. She was so COOL and FUNNY in that role; however, I think her greatest and most moving performance was in that episode where she tried to stop a man from killing himself on his 60th birthday. She was truly both a comic and dramatic actress, such a rarity I believe in Hollywood these days. God bless you Majel, and may you rest in peace with God and your late great husband forever!!!

P.S. I am looking forward to hearing your voice now more than ever in the new “Star Trek” movie this May.

120. Admiral Waugh - December 18, 2008

As MacArthur might say, I did not know the dignity of her birth, but I did know the dignity of her life.

I am looking forward to listening to her in the new Star Trek movie — and hopefully, for her voice to be a blueprint for future computer voices as well.

121. Katie G. - December 18, 2008

I feel sick!

Had no idea she was even ill.

Very, very sad.

Blessings to the family…


122. D - December 18, 2008

Godspeed Majel, now you truly are one with the universe.

My sympathies to her family.

123. Capt Mike Of The Terran Empire - December 18, 2008

I wish we could have seen her ore as Number one. Would love to have seen what her cherater would have gone.She was a true pioneer of Early Tv. For her to be cast as a strong woman and a First Officer of a star ship had to be pretty big and for Gene a Big Time Bold Move. She was the Inspieration for a lot of Women of that time and through to this day. It’s just so sad that she left us. But Now she is with Gene and im sure she is looking at us and Smiling.

124. Cosmo Kid - December 18, 2008

Rest In peace Majel. Live long and prosper.

125. Ensign Ruiter - December 18, 2008

Thanks for the memories, Majel.

126. helenofpeel - December 18, 2008

RIP, Majel. You were truly the better half!

127. THE SMOKE - December 18, 2008

You will be truly missed. A sad day in the world of sci-fi.

128. Greg2600 - December 18, 2008

Very sad day. My best to Eugene.

129. Hallbjorn - December 18, 2008

RIP Majel. You shall be missed :(

130. c0mBaTkArL - December 18, 2008

Most unexpected, and so sad to see her go. The night sky just became one star brighter.

131. Curt - December 18, 2008

I got the same feeling here as the first time I saw “For Gene Roddenberry” before Star Trek VI.

She was a co-architect of a series that has been with me my entire life. I never knew or met her, but I feel like I did.

Thank you… and all of the thoughts and blessings to the Roddenberry family.

132. LorienTheYounger - December 18, 2008

There *needs* to be some sort of dedication. Even if it just says “For Majel”.

#126 – Very true.

133. Negotiator - December 18, 2008

Rest In Peace.

First Bones, then Scotty, and now the voice of the Enterprise.

God speed to one and all.

134. catchupwiththesun - December 18, 2008

Rest in peace Majel.

135. Captain Duncel - December 18, 2008

“Life is eternal, and love is immortal, and death is only a horizon; and a horizon is nothing save the limit of our sight.”

Fly with eternal grace, Great Birds.

136. SUPER1701A - December 18, 2008


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138. Reliant - December 18, 2008

A classy lady who will truly be missed. And I agree with any dedication in the new film belonging to her.

139. Kapitaen Stephan - December 18, 2008

Ruhe in Frieden, Frau Majel Barrett-Roddenberry. Wir werden Sie vermissen. Danke für all die unterhaltsamen Rollen die Sie gespielt haben.

Rest in Peace, Mrs. Majel Barrett-Roddenberry. You will be missed. Thank you very much for creating such entertaining, lovely TV-Roles.

German Trekker

140. SPB - December 18, 2008

I’d like to think that Majel and Gene have now “become one,” a la Decker and Ilia at the end of TMP. That’s the image I’d like to hold in my mind for awhile…

141. Jay El Jay - December 18, 2008

Such very sad news… am still in shock.

My thoughts go to Rod and the rest of the family. I hope JJ dedicates the movie.


Jay, UK

142. Dennis N. - December 18, 2008

Majel was in every sense of the word a true lady! She will be greatly missed.
I am thankful for all that she did,and the many great ways we can remember her threw all her various rolls.

We will never forget you Majel.

143. 750 Mang - December 18, 2008

My condolences to her family.

144. Crewman Darnell - December 18, 2008

Ad astra, Majel!

Fittingly, a star (#298300811) in the Pegasus constellation was officially designated as Majel Barrette Roddenberry. A picture of it can be seen on the upper right corner of the jacket on the book “Gene Roddenberry, The Last Conversation.” I agree also that a dedication to her in the movie would be a very thoughtful gesture.

145. Ergo.proxy - December 18, 2008

Sleep easy Majel… May you have a safe journey back to the arms of Gene… We’ll miss you terrible…

146. Bobby - December 18, 2008



147. Darkowski - December 18, 2008

OMG what a shock I got!
Didn’t even know she was ill…
Wow, what a sad day.

R.I.P. Majel. You shall be missed.
Thank you for the memories.

My thoughts to the family and friends.

148. Lousy_Canadian - December 18, 2008

God Bless you, Majel. You’re back with Gene. :)

149. Admiral Grand - December 18, 2008

This is a sad day for the Star Trek community. My deepest sympathies to her family. I had the honor of meeting her just once and she was as gracious and kind as any one person could be.

May she rest in peace.

Majel, you will be missed.

150. George - December 18, 2008

You know after reading this, I was thinking that we adore these people so much because they have been part of our lives for so long. Through their lives and work they brought a whole world together. Many people go through their whole lives and not make an impact. These people did, even thou it started out as just a TV show on NBC in 1966 it grew to encompass the world and show people of every race, color or creed that we can do anything no matter who you are. Most of you got a chance to meet the cast of the show at Star Trek conventions. Some of us got the chance to get to know them away from the spot light, I wish that everyone had that chance. Because not only was Majel a wonderful person, so was Gene, Deforest, Jimmy and Mark Lenard and for me the simple fact that I had a chance to get to know them on a more personal level made me a better person and for that I’m truely thankful…

151. Mike T. - December 18, 2008

RIP Mrs. Roddenberry, the true Number one of Trek.

152. ucdom - December 18, 2008

A sad day

Majel Barrett did so much for Trek, and made me laugh and cry in her various roles, particularly as Picard’s real nemesis, Lwaxana Troi.
It’s great that her voice will be in the new movie, and I hope there’s a dedication.

153. Tony Whitehead - December 18, 2008

Be at peace, my condolences to all who knew her. She was a good steward of Gene’s legacy.

154. Steve McGarrett Five-O - December 18, 2008

RIP Majel. You will always be Number One. I am sure J.J. Abrams will have a dedication to her at the start of the film. I hope.

155. Booyor’s BLOGgh! » The New Star Trek Movie Better Be Awesome - December 18, 2008

[…] is involved.  After having a role in every Star Trek series and movie since the original pilot, she passed away today from leukemia.  So this better be good, Abrams.  If it isn’t, we’re sending the ghost of Lwaxana […]

156. Drew - December 18, 2008

Majel will always live on within our hearts and souls.

157. Nick Cook - December 18, 2008

Very, very sad. Majel was a guest at the first convention my wife and I attended as a couple, which also happened to be my wifes first con. Majel was very approachable, always willing to talk, and could drink most of us under the table.

Our sympathies to Rod and all her friends and family. She’ll be missed.

158. JohnnyMoo - December 18, 2008

My thoughts go out to Rod. I just got some similar news about my Grandmother, so I don’t have to imagine how he feels.

159. Andy Patterson - December 18, 2008

Wow. What a shock. Sad day.

160. Capt. of the USS Anduril - December 18, 2008

OMG….this is indeed a sad day. I’m glad that she was able to contribute one last time.

And JJ…if this film doesn’t start off with a “Dedicated to Majel Barret Roddenberry”….I think you can expect a horde of angry Trek fans.

161. captain_neill - December 18, 2008

This is a sad day. My condolences to the family. I was really sad to hear of Majel’s passing. Her contribution to Trek and her legacy will always be remembered.

The new movie must be dedicated to her.

162. Ashley - December 18, 2008

Rest in peace Majel Barrett-Roddenberry. You’ll be missed. :(

163. Sebastian - December 18, 2008

I had the privilege of meeting her at a convention a couple of years ago; she seemed tired and generally not well (I had no idea then what she was going through). But she was courageous and gracious, and autographed for all the assembled fans (myself included). What a legacy and what a lady! Rest in peace, Majel. That voice will live forever.

164. ETMoody3 - December 18, 2008

She will be remembered by so many people. If memory keeps the essence of a person in our realm, then she will always be with us ( along with many other folks who touched the public conscious. )

165. Nat - December 18, 2008

My condolences to her family.

Back with Gene once more.

You will always be remembered Majel, your army of fans will not let you be forgotten.

166. The Khan Federation - December 18, 2008

When Gene passed away I sent a sympathy card to Majel. Imagine my surprise when I received back from her and Rod a card saying “Peace and Love” and thanking me for my thoughts. She’ll be missed.

167. BrandonR - December 18, 2008


168. Anthony Thompson - December 18, 2008

Sudden and shocking. RIP Majel.

169. Barona - December 18, 2008

As with all other Trek actors who have gone before, she will be missed.

Truly, she personified the very best in Star Trek.

170. Poor Man's Kirk - December 18, 2008

Very sad, made me cry … but think about this, how odd would it have felt to have JJ’s trek released around the same time as Majel’s passing. It was original intended for a 12/2008 release.

Would have been quite depressing.

171. Xai - December 18, 2008

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
A beautiful lady in many ways. My condolences to the family.

Rest In Peace.
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9. AJ – December 18, 2008

“JJ, Please include a dedication in the film!”

I agree and add that it extend to James Doohan and DeForest Kelley also. They were all members of the “first crew” of the Starship Enterprise.

172. DJT - December 18, 2008


173. Capt. Fred - December 18, 2008

174. Brett Campbell - December 18, 2008

Yes, it must be dedicated to her.

This is sad news indeed.

Glad that we will get to hear her voice as the computer one last time.

175. Will H. - December 18, 2008

Wow, I never even knew she was sick. At least her battle was short and not prolonged. To me she’ll always live on as Lwaxana Troi, I knew her as that when I was a kid before I even knew she was Gene’s wife. I agree with #9 and anyone else who shared the same idea, there should at least be a dedication in the film, and for that matter the entire film should be dedicated to her memory. If not for her to keep the legacy going after Gene’s death, who knows if we’d even have a new movie to look forward to. You will be missed by more people than you’ve met.

176. Lt. Bailey - December 18, 2008

With her as the voice of Star Trek, she will never be silent and she will always be with us. God Bless her and her family.

177. =A= - December 18, 2008

i was shock 10 min ago. my friend inform me. i miss her alot.

178. OM - December 18, 2008

…This was the first I’d heard about her having leukemia. Apparently she kept this a secret to keep the amount of public furor down to just close friends.

My sympathies go out to Rod and the rest of the family. His loss is felt over here as well.

179. richpit - December 18, 2008

I just heard this from my brother because I hadn’t been online yet today!

Very sad. I had no idea that she was ill. She will be missed.

180. Jimmy The Head - December 18, 2008

This is indeed a sad day. My condolences to the family.

She was loved by millions and will be missed.

The world just got that much smaller.

181. TrekMadeMeWonder - December 18, 2008

Wow. Too bad for everyone. My condolences.

I’ll always remember her first as “Number 1.”

182. Majel Barrett-Roddenberry, the First Lady of Star Trek has beamed up. - December 18, 2008

[…] Majel Barrett-Roddenberry, the First Lady of Star Trek has beamed up. Commenta 19th December , 2008 I am sad to report that Majel Barret-Roddenberry has died from complications of leukemia. It was recently announced that she would be the voice of the computer in the new Star Trek film. Hopefully they were able to get her recorded before she passed.…y-passes-away/ […]

183. Wick - December 18, 2008

–67. thomoz, I take back my critique, I want Majel to do the voice and no one other…

184. Thelin - December 18, 2008

My sincere condolences to the family.
I loved her as Nurse Chapel, and her various voice roles in Star Trek.

I also love her in Leave it to Beaver.

This is sad news.

185. crazydaystrom - December 18, 2008

I was suprisingly happy at the news of her computer voice role in the new film. Now no suprise how my heart weeps. She will be missed.

186. Bob Tompkins - December 18, 2008

Majel Barrett Roddenberry had her detractors in the early years, a lot of insiders said she was never a very good actress and the Great Bird ‘greased the skids’ to make her career. I never got that sense; I always felt she held her own against the other actors on the series.

Lwaxana Troi was never one of my favorite characters, but she grew on me as the writers made her more 3 dimensional as years went by.

That JJ Abrams was classy enough to ask her to reprise her computer voice role for the new movie speaks volumes about the respect he has for the Roddenberrys and the franchise.

Rest in God’s hands.

187. Chancellor Jake - December 18, 2008

Oh this is sad, sad news. She will be greatly missed. My deepest sympathies to Rod.
Now, she is in a better place and doesn’t have to battle pain anymore.

188. AJ - December 18, 2008

Majel always had a certain brainiac quirkiness that made her characters stand out in an outstanding crowd.

Number One was cerebral with a mystery about her which made her sexy, and her ‘female drives’ were kept below the surface until revealed by the Talosians.

Chapel was the consummate professional who had this quirky unrequited and impossible love for Mr. Spock which she never stopped pursuing. She would have been perfect for him, too.

Lwaxanna was as quirky and intelligent as them all, and was the nightmare mom many of us have in real life, with a turbo-alien sex-drive and a knack of getting into trouble.

As the voice of Federation starship computers, she was so consistent and adequately robotic, that she became an utterly believable member of each cast as the voice of the ship.

Also, as Gene Roddenberry’s partner, she stuck with hime during good and bad times for which all of us can be grateful.

Her presence in JJ’s film, to me, is just as much a tribute to Trek’s history as is the appearance of Nimoy, and it will be a bittersweet experience to hear her voice next May.

189. Chris Woodward - December 18, 2008

My sincerest condolences to all in the Roddenberry family at this difficult time. Gene and Majel have set the tone for writing and acting. They seek to better themselves and the human race through story. If everyone had a piece of Rodenberry in them, this world would be a better place.

To the Daughter of the Fifth House, Holder of the sacred Chaliss of Rixx and heir to the Holy Rings of Betazed, I mourn you.

RIP Majel Barrett Roddenberry.

Chris Woodward
Oxford, England

190. Bob Tompkins - December 18, 2008


I hope the producers add an “In Loving Memory of…” card to the film.

191. The Angry Klingon - December 18, 2008

It was my joy and honor back in 83 to have dinner with Gene and Majel and regardless of what anyone may say contrary these were gracious and giving people. Majel was an incredible woman. God Bless you M’am. Now Gene has you to keep an eye on him again :)
May The Wind Be At Your Back, dear lady…

192. ster julie - December 18, 2008

I was just thinking yesterday who would be next to go in the Trek family.

Majel, when you left this earth of pain sorrows, I’m sure your soul streaked across the heavens as a bright, bright star. You were a great and gracious lady. Thank you for sharing yourslf with us. Rest in peace.

193. Bernd Schneider - December 18, 2008

This comes as a shock. I wasn’t even aware she was so ill.

194. BND - December 18, 2008

PICARD: Computer, analyze this cloud formation on our stern. Computer? Report.

ENTERPRIZE COMPUTER: It’s a very peaceful place. (lights go dim; silence)

PICARD: Peaceful? That is not very scientific.

DATA: Captain, I have an explanation. Based on its massive power loss, I believe the computer has moved onto another place. Perhaps, a better place.

PICARD: You mean in that cloud formation with all those beings with wings?

DATA: I believe so, sir.

PICARD: Well, she served us well. In fact, without her we wouldn’t be out here at all. Isn’t that right, Number One?

RIKER: Sir, today I feel like Number Two. And not just because of the lump in my gut – no remarks please!- but also because I know damn well I wasn’t the first Number One.

PICARD: She’s out there now, Will. Where all before us have gone before. But she’ll always be the heart of the ship. Mr. Merrymajel, set course for home. (adjusts shirt, sits down) She’s already there… in that strange new world.


195. I am not Herbert - December 18, 2008

Godspeed, ‘Number One’!!

we love you!

196. Father Robert Lyons - December 18, 2008

My thoughts and prayers are with the Roddenberry family.


197. Loran Alan Davis - December 18, 2008

I saw Star Trek on that first night in September of 1966. Now, 42 years later, so many of the Trek family in front of, and behind the camera, have left us. Who would have thought back in 1966 how these actors and crew members would become such icons and treasured extended family to all of us.

Rod, God bless you. Your parents gave so much to us. How fitting and complete that Majel began as Number One in 1964 and comes full circle in Star Trek 2009.

Enjoy your new incarnation, Majel. Explore the wonder that we on Earth can’t even imagine.


198. Rainbucket - December 18, 2008

Majel was the face of the Trek community and its ongoing joy of the show. She was always personally invested in the fans and in each of the series. It could have become just another corporate property long ago. Majel looked after the vision and kept it special.

Each and every Trek fan can be grateful we had a friend like Majel. God speed to her.

199. hitch1969© ~L~O~V~E~S trekmovie chatroom. - December 18, 2008

Folks, can we agree that some sort of acknowledgement in the new movie is acceptable?

even if it’s in the end credits… to all who are almost demanding that it open the movie…. i just don’t want the method to overshadow the message here. I can’t imagine that they would totally ignore this, especially given that she worked on the movie.

And with all respect to all the other contributors to the legacy that have passed… it seems to include them, would be inappropriate (to the movie).

A bit morbid, but a point that I have made here repeatedly about the decision to move the release date out from Christmas to May 2009 – I hope that Nimoy doesnt pass away in that interim. OR any fan who is dying to see this new movie.


200. James Heaney - Wowbagger - December 18, 2008

Addendum: Add me to the list of those suggesting a dedication in the movie.

201. Ensign Mallory - December 18, 2008

Please forgive me if I misquote here, but I believe Capt. Kirk said at the end of Undiscovered Country, in deciding on a final course for that Enterprise and crew, 2nd star to the right…. Straight on ’til morn….

A visionary and a Grand Lady will sorely and truly be missed! Much love to the Roddenberry family!

202. Paul B. - December 18, 2008

Damn damn damn damn damn damn damn damn damn!!! I can’t believe I’m sitting here crying like this…

I once had the privilege of working side-by-side with Majel at her Lincoln Enterprises table years ago (at some forgotten convention). I was about 17 or 18, and she was both awesome and terrifying. She carried herself with grace and an unstated power.

If Star Trek was the voyages of the “starship Enterprise.” Majel was the voice of that great bird–the voice of Trek. May she rest, and may her family find peace.

203. Scott Gammans - December 18, 2008


204. Kirk's Revenge - December 18, 2008

Rest in peace, Mrs. Roddenberry.
You were a joy to watch.

205. hitch1969© ~L~O~V~E~S trekmovie chatroom. - December 18, 2008

2nd star to the right is Peter Pan™, innit?

I mean ya, its was in that movie too, and JC uses it quite a bit. But I am pretty sure it originated there.

206. The Invader (In Color) - December 18, 2008

Ok, this one is a shock…I had no idea she was ill.

My condolences to Rod and all the survivors!

We’ll miss ya, Majel!

207. T.'. - December 18, 2008

“Unto them from whose eyes the veil of life hath fallen may there be granted the accomplishment of their true Wills; whether they will absorption in the Infinite, or to be united with their chosen and preferred, or to be in contemplation, or to be at peace, or to achieve the labour and heroism of incarnation on this planet or another, or in any Star, or aught else, unto them may there be granted the accomplishment of their wills; yea, the accomplishment of their wills.”


208. Fleet Captain Kor'Tar - December 18, 2008

Warp Speed Ma’am!

209. Joe Dickerson - December 18, 2008

Incredibly sad I never got a chance to meet her – I was at the official Trek con in Vegas and she was the one person I wanted to meet and could not. She seemed like a great person. RIP.

210. Vinceman - December 18, 2008

We will always love you, your caring, your gift to the craft of acting, and your gift to all of us. Thank you.


211. Bryan Lee - December 18, 2008

My condolences to Rod! I have enjoyed watching Majel from her first appearance in The Cage all the way through the current incarnations of Star Trek. I had the pleasure of meeting her at a convention in Indianapolis where my roomate gave her a Svorsky(sp?) anchor pendant. She was a fabulous actress and will be sorely missed by all!

212. trekmaster - December 18, 2008

This is sad and almost unbelievable, JJ should add a dedication to his film.

213. Falvoant - December 18, 2008

My Condolences to Rod and his family..
Its going to be a tuff holiday
Rod we love you…

and everyone else at STP2

214. Ensign Mallory - December 18, 2008

Indeed it is hitch1969, and as Kirk expressed that line from Peter Pan in the movie, it’s always stuck with me as something of a heartfelt expression. So if i did that poorly, please forgive. :-(

215. Van Banoovong - December 18, 2008

I’ll never forget her roles as Number One from the original pilot, The Cage, and Nurse Christine Chapel from the original series, animated series, and the movies. She was also Lwaxanna Troi, mother of Deanna Troi. She was a great actress and caretaker of Star Trek. My heart goes out to Rod. I have no doubt the new movie will be dedicated to her memory.

216. The Invader (In Color) - December 18, 2008

There should definitely be a dedication to Majel At the beginning of this next film!

217. Captain Roy Mustang - December 18, 2008

We will never forget her i hope this will be a true dedication to her

218. Chuck and Travis - December 18, 2008

We would like to give our condolences to Rod and the entire Roddenberry family. Words cannot express the sorrow that every Star Trek fan feels today. The world seems a much emptier place now. She will be greatly missed.

Rest in peace Majel, the Great Bird of the Galaxy has come to take you home.

219. Garovorkin - December 18, 2008

Thisis very depressing news indeed.

220. focuspuller - December 18, 2008

For my money, you will always be the real “Number One”.

Good night Majel. God speed.

221. Dano - December 18, 2008

….second star to the right….and straight on till morning….

</3 Rip

222. Erik Parrent - December 18, 2008

Had the pleasure of meeting her at a convention in Nashville once. She was extremely sweet and a gracious lady to everyone I saw her interact with. My condolences to her family.

223. The Last Maquis - December 18, 2008

I can’t believe it. She’ll be missed.

224. Jimmy T - December 18, 2008

Lets make sure that history never forgets the name “Roddenberry”.

My condolences go out to the Roddenberry family during this difficult time.

I had the good fortune to meet Majel at my very first Star Trek Convention when I was 9 years old (in 1993). She made the experience so special with her generosity and giving nature.

Majel you will be missed. I will raise a glass tonight in honour of your contribution to the lives of every Trekker. Farewell and godspeed.

225. The Realist - December 18, 2008

On Death

“the journey doesn’t end here. Death is just another path… One that we all must take. The grey rain-curtain of this world rolls back, and all turns to silver glass… And then you see it. White shores… and beyond, a far green country under a swift sunrise.” JRRT – LOT RTOK Explore that far green country and be at peace.

Rest in peace Majel, your contribution to Trek is only surpassed by Gene. It is a sad day and will be an even more solemn day when the new Movie opens as it will be the last time we may hear your voice as the Enterprise, but it will be good to hear you in action one last time. You will always be that hillarious mother of Troi, who would love nothing more than to get to know Jean Luc a bit better.

226. Dierna - December 18, 2008

This is just SUCH a shock. I had no idea she was even ill. There was never a mention of her having Leukemia on and Im subscribed to their newsletter! :/ We lost Lwaxana Troi, Nurse Chapel, and the voice of Star Trek all in one fell swoop. At least she’s now with Gene again after nearly 20 years apart.

227. spock is not an elf - December 18, 2008

I loved this woman…. !!!!

and i was thinking that her voice should be a stardard for computer synthesis in the future….


228. M G B - December 18, 2008



I am totally blown away by this.

All my love and support to the family.

229. The Bear - December 18, 2008

My deepest condolences to the family. She will be missed.

230. sherlockfreak - December 18, 2008

I extend my prayers and sympathies to Rod and all the family friends.

It is a sad loss. May she rest peacefully.

231. Mike Spacely - December 18, 2008

Hard to believe, it is a sad day indeed. Though there is reason to rejoice, she will live again in May!

Goodbye and God-speed Majel!

232. Jack - December 18, 2008

A great loss.

233. M GB - December 18, 2008

She’ll always be Number One

234. Dom - December 18, 2008

Jesus Christ!

Desperately sad!

She was a wonderful woman! Let JJ’s film be a tribute to this sad loss!

If ever we had a sign that Star Trek had left its original generation, this is it!

Good bless you, Majel.

Love always!

235. Dom - December 18, 2008

Desperately sad!

She was a wonderful woman! Let JJ’s film be a tribute to this sad loss!

If ever we had a sign that Star Trek had left its original generation, this is it!

Good bless you, Majel.

Love always!

236. Chris Dawson - December 18, 2008

My deepest condolences to the Roddenberry family .

237. Dom - December 18, 2008

OK! The post got backed up! The point is made. God Bless!

238. Green-Blooded-Bastard - December 18, 2008

My god, what a shock! How sad, she was loved by millions all over the world for what she brought to Star Trek, and will be sorely missed. I hope wherever she is, she is happy, at peace, and with Gene. God bless them both. This is terrible news.

I’m certain there will be a dedication in the picture. There has to be. JJ and crew aren’t that aloof. Please someone say she will be remembered in the credits somehow.

239. Magic_Al - December 18, 2008

Surely the film will be dedicated to her. I wasn’t aware she was so ill, so I’m amazed and grateful she dedicated some of her valuable time, under what must have been some physical difficulty, to work on the new movie. I remember reading about Gene also working to the end, writing executive-consultant notes on a movie shortly before he passed away.

While Majel never had the status of a star of the show, she was the human continuity (ironically in the role of a computer) through all generations of Star Trek. I can only think of Bond “Q” Desmond Llewelyn as a comparable peer in that regard.

Another sad milestone, but an opportunity to look back with fondness.

240. DAYXDAY - December 18, 2008

Sad to hear and very surprising! RIP Ms. Roddenberry.

241. fred - December 18, 2008

It’s a sad but true fact that we should will have to expect to hear this news for more and more of our beloved TOS stars as they get older. But this one surprised me.

242. dyaleleon - December 18, 2008

We will miss you, Majel…. RIP.

243. Agent69 - December 18, 2008

I’m never eloquent in these situations, so I will just say RIP and we will miss you.

244. David (Flaming Wings Forever) - December 18, 2008

Goodbye Ms. Roddenberry – you will be missed.

245. trekologist - December 18, 2008

May God keep watch over the Roddenberry family during this difficult time. Gene has his beloved with him now. May they both rest.

246. Jack - December 18, 2008

Oh my gosh! She was truly an awesome lady. I’m crushed to hear about this.

247. Darkwater - December 18, 2008

When I was 14 (16 years ago) I saw Majel sit down at a convention in Chicago and she signed my trading card before anyone else got in line. I thought I lost that card about 10 years until I found it in my old room 4 days ago. A great keepsake and a great memory – so sorry to hear a childhood icon is gone.

248. Michael - December 18, 2008

My thoughts on the dedication as the film opens…
This film is dedicated to the first lady of Star Trek:
Majel Barrett-Roddenberry.
Nurse Chapel, Lwaxana Troi, Number One, Lt. M’Ress and the voice of the computer..R,I.P.

249. Zminus10 - December 18, 2008

Computer, rest in peace.

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252. ucdom - December 18, 2008

Am I right that Majel and Leonard Nimoy are the only two individuals who’ve appeared in Star Trek from day one up to the new movie…an incredible 43 years?

That’s one hell of a legacy.

253. Kigs - December 18, 2008

So sad. My condolences to Rod and his family.

Kigs :(

254. Clinton - December 18, 2008

A sad day, indeed. I had the honor of meeting Majel on a few occasions. She was a “larger than life” figure, full of spirit and always ready to interact with the fans. She will be missed.

255. Jimmy - December 18, 2008

I was in complete shock when I read this… It hurts me so deeply to just stand by and watch as the pioneers of Star Trek leave us. Gene, Jimmy, De, all those behind the cameras, and now Majel…

My deepest sympathies to the Roddenberry family; She will be deeply missed by all…


256. Vernon Wilmer - December 18, 2008

I was just watching TNG this afternoon, thinking that her voice is going to be the only good thing about the new movie. She was there at Quark’s on my first visit to the Experience, and I’ve met her numerous times at conventions. A charming, accessable, wonderful woman who adored and appreciated us fans.
First Lady of Star Trek, portrayer of many entertaining characters, wife to the Great Bird of the Galaxy. Her passing is a loss for us, but now they can be together again.
Thank you for everything Majel, and rest in peace.

257. Kerry Tankersley - December 18, 2008

It’s hard to imagine no more Lwaxana Troi, Daughter of the Fifth House, Holder of the Sacred Chalice of Rixx, Heir to the Holy Rings of Betazed swishing about the Enterprise in those grandiose dresses & big hair, and flirting with everything in sight.

Majel Roddenberry’s mark on Star Trek from Number One to Chapel, Troi, and the computer herself is completely indelible and acting style unparalleled.

God bless you & may I see you in Heaven one day.

258. Enterprise - December 18, 2008

Oh man. She was such a great person. At conventions she was very nivce to talk too. Very funny and nice person., Her name will always be Christine.

259. Fansince9 - December 18, 2008

Oh, that just breaks my heart! God bless her, and her family. She will not be forgotten.

260. Jeyl - December 18, 2008

Rest in peace Star Trek’s first ‘Number One’ officer, and thank you.

261. Len Krieger - December 18, 2008

It was in 1994 Majel Barrett came to Pittsburgh PA for a Star Trek Convention. She arrived at about 1 PM at her Lincoln Enterprises table and sat herself down and began signing autographs for nearly 2 and Half Hours. She took a short 30 minute break, then went on stage for about an hour and entertained the gathered crowd and answered questions. After that she was back at her table and was signing for another 1 and a half!

Here was a woman that truely Loved the fans and this was demonstrated that day. She was there for the fans and I was the witness to her devotion.

May Angels Sing Thee To Thy Rest into the arms of the loving god.

262. lostrod - December 18, 2008

What a shock.

Just this week I stumbled accross a folder of old Star Trek 35MM frames that I purchased from Lincoln Enterprises …

My mom passed away a few weeks ago so my thoughts and prayers go out to Rod Roddenberry and the rest of the family.


263. (The much more real) McCoy - December 18, 2008

The world would be a different place had we never known Majel.

Thank you for everything. Please rest in peace.

264. Fansince9 - December 18, 2008

136: I agree. The film’s credits absolutely should include a dedication to her. That would be very fitting.

265. Gary - December 18, 2008

terrible news, RIP


266. CarlG - December 18, 2008

If they don’t dedicate the film to her (God forbid), then I devoutly hope that they have some sort of tribute to her on the DVD, like they did with Desmond Llewellyn (Q from the Bond movies).

Missing you already. My thoughts are with the Roddenberry family.

267. Cato the Llama - December 18, 2008

Requiescat in Pace, Amica. :(

268. Chadwick - December 18, 2008

WOW, out of nowhere! I am speechless. Such a noble woman with immeasurable unconditional love for all that is good. She has done so much I would not even know where to begin but aside all else, in the absolute very least, I am happy she has moved on knowing that the wondrous and noble universe her husband created will live on.

She and her husband are testaments to a world they dreamed up, we all aspire to, and will one day exist.

Be assured all Trekkies and Trekkers thoughts are with the family.

A sad day for Trek fans everywhere.

269. Captain Irving - December 18, 2008

Godspeed Majel Barrett-Roddenberry…Now she belongs to the ages.

(Scotty playing Amazing Grace on Bagpipes would be a fitting tribute)

270. Jaben F - December 18, 2008

To the original #1, the craziest mother, and the best voice of the series.

May she rest among the stars.

271. Keleigh3000 - December 18, 2008

I was always a Spock fan, but in retrospect I’m P.O.ed that the networks put the kibosh on the idea of a female second-in-command. A nurse, yeah, they’ll buy that. Majel, thanks for all your work, and especially for upholding Gene’s legacy. Rare for his time, he knew women could be all that men could be and more. Katheryn Janeway is your legacy, along with Number One, Chapel, Lwaxana, and all those authoritative computer voices. Through tearful eyes, I hoist a Romulan Ale, drink half and pour the other half in the snow.I wish you warp speed.

272. Capt. Jax - December 18, 2008

I’m very deeply saddened by Mrs. Barrett-Roddenberry’s passing. She was a great lady and well loved not only by her family, but also her Star Trek family.
As you sail beyond the sunset, dear lady, we wish you many great and fantastic journeys.
Please say hello to Gene for us all!!!

273. Third Remata'Klan - December 18, 2008

R.I.P. Mrs. Roddenberry.

What a lovely and talented lady. She will be deeply missed.

274. Flint - December 18, 2008

I used to dread it when I would go to watch the TNG and Lwaxana Troi would be in it, however over the years some episodes have grown on me. RIP

Only the Bridge personal remain, engineering and medical are now casualties of time.

275. Patrick W. - December 18, 2008

I had the pleasure of meeting Majel on several seatrek cruises she realy was a sweet lady. one one of these cruises a fan asked what name she liked to go by proffesionaly she said, “proffessionaly I’m Majel Barret, personnaly I’m Majel Roddenberry, but to you guys (the fans) I’m just Majel”. that is someone who truly appreciated her fans she will be greatly missed.

276. RedShirtWalking - December 18, 2008

When it was announced last week that she would be the voice of the Enterprise computer in the new Star Trek film, I was almost in disbelief.

Now, I’m in disbelief for an entirely different reason.

When I saw her at the Vegas Con this past summer, I was stunned at how she looked. It made me very sad. Now, I understand why.

Rest in peace, Majel.

277. JimJ - December 18, 2008

I haven’t read all the replies since there are so many, and forgive me if this has been mentioned. I feel great loss as do any other Trek fans. However, this has to be extremely sad for not only her family, but also for Marina Sirtis. Marina said that Majel was like her second mother and that she was a daughter to Majel. Sympathies to ALL!!!

278. Charles Trotter - December 18, 2008

Sad news, indeed. :( My condolences to the Roddenberry family.

Rest in peace, Majel. You will be missed incredibly.

279. Dab - December 18, 2008

My condolences to the family, and my eternal gratitude to the lady herself, for being such a major part of the universe that I love. Through your work, you will never be forgotten.

280. M_E - December 18, 2008


281. Wayne Lacina - December 18, 2008

If I could sacrifice the many to save the one, I would.
It doesnt feel like home anymore. Majel, You are that second star to the right. May you go straight on till morning.
I am and shall always be, Your Friend.
And, how do I fill that hole in my heart.
I look forward to seeing you and Gene on the other side.
Boy, will you be surprised.

282. Kathy - December 18, 2008

A grand lady has left us. I feel so bad for Rod. JimJ you stated what I was thinking also–how much Marina is going to be hurt by this. Her Mother just died a few years ago, and now she’s lost her 2nd mom. She will be missed.

283. Jefferies Tuber - December 18, 2008

Majel’s is the only autograph I ever sought from a castmember in 25 years of fandom. Between her pivotal roles on screen and her ultimate role as muse and partner to the Great Bird, I always felt she was as special as the triumvirate. Her role as Lwaxana was like court jester to the mellow crew of TNG and, perhaps more than any other character, her Number One was a part of Gene’s original vision.

I’ll mourn her loss, but I hope her family reads ever word here. She gave us a lot and we’re grateful for her life.

Rest in Peace Majel

284. Admiral_BlackCat - December 18, 2008

Fairwell Majel.
You have touched so many.
In your short time on Earth you helped lead us into the galaxy.
Thanks for the memories.

285. DmsDyMach - December 18, 2008

Holy Moly!!!

To think I just came from a visitation for a friend whose Mother had just passed away to find out about this.

God Bless, Mrs. Roddenberry. We thank you.

286. Sisko's thong - December 18, 2008

Very sad news indeed.

Whatever happens after the new film it won’t be the same without her voice but for the times when I hear that chime…here’s to you Majel and thanks for the memories.

The first lady of Star Trek.

Please state program: The heavens for you my dear.

End program x x x x x

287. T.U.M. - December 18, 2008

We all knoew her ehalth wasn;t good and she probably didn;t have much time left, but I still have a horta-sized lump in my throat.

Mrs. R, you’ll always be Number One to us.

288. Bryan Andrews - December 18, 2008

Fare thee well, Majel. Say “hi” to Gene for all of us

289. BlackVoid - December 18, 2008

Truly a very sad day. My thoughts and prayers go out to family and friends.

290. Buddykarl - December 18, 2008

Wow! Totally surprised by this! Was so excited to hear she was reprising her role as the Big-E’s computer voice. I am saddened by her passing but wasn’t even aware she was ill. RIP.

291. Adam Cohen - December 18, 2008

She was a treasure in so many ways. Words cannot suffice to express how vital she has been to “Star Trek.” And I admire her work with animals greatly.

Rest in peace, Majel. And I extend my deepest sympathies to her friends and loved ones.

292. EvilSean666 - December 18, 2008

Re: Comment Number 6, Beautiful sentiment.

My deepest sympathies to her family and friends.

RIP Majel.

293. Alex Prewitt - December 18, 2008

I didn’t know she was ill. I met her a couple of times at conventions–she was a real sweet lady. You’re with Gene now, Majel–R.I.P.

294. jeffery wright - December 18, 2008

thats terrible news, majel was my kinda dame.

she will be fondly remembered and very missed.

my deepest sympathies to her family.

295. Alex Rosenzweig - December 18, 2008

I’d met Majel a few times over the years, and she was always warm and friendly and just lovely to interact with. Her passing leaves the world just a little darker. She will be missed…but never forgotten.

296. Captain Dunsel - December 18, 2008

Mrs Roddenberry, thank you for being such a bright, sweet, gracious presence in our lives. We are all the better for having known you.

May the Wind Be At Your Back!

297. MORN SPEAKS - December 18, 2008

I wish I had the pleasure of meeting her. I feel as if a member of my family has passed away. I’m happy we have at least one last performance from her, even if it is the computer.

298. Nathan - December 18, 2008

Rest in peace, Majel…

299. Larkir Kusakurin - December 18, 2008

I extend my thoughts and prayers to her family and friends.

Your legacy will live on.

300. WVtrekker - December 18, 2008

Rest in Peace.

301. Robert Gillis - December 18, 2008

I met her once at a convention after ST4. She was so lovely and gracious. I gasped – -really gasped, when I read this post. It is a very sad day. She was indeed one of the Trek Giants. RIP Majel. You will be missed.

302. EFFeX - December 18, 2008

This is very sad to hear, my prayers go out to her family.

303. dalek - December 18, 2008

A very sad day indeed. Peace be with you Majel!

304. dredre2k - December 18, 2008

Wow! She will be missed terribly! She made us laugh, cry, and cringe (as troi’s mom). Her genuineness and warmth always came through the screen! God Bless You, and may you rest in Peace in that place where we are all going! :-)

305. April Hebert (Cmdr.Tahryn, Prof. T'Pril) - December 18, 2008

My husband broke the news to me over dinner and I started to cry. She was a wonderful person and loved Star Trek The Experience. She came several times when we opened. I will miss her presence, her grace and her beautiful voice.

306. WhatInBlueBlazes?! - December 18, 2008

Rest in peace, Majel — you will forever be Number One.

307. Brad - December 18, 2008

To all of you, my friends, who are mourning the loss of Majel Barret-Roddenberry, I would like to extend my deepest sympathies in this difficult time. I did not know Majel personally, but I have watched her during her journey on the Enterprise, and I appreciate the contributions to one of the most profound and positive TV series ever made. When I watch Star Trek in the future, she will be fondly remembered. She made us laugh, and cry, and sometimes feel embarassed for the crew of the Enterprise (especially Captain Picard) as she brought life to the characters she portrayed. The voice of the Enterprise will never be the same. She is loved, and she will be missed by me and by us all. May you rest in peace and happiness, may God bless you and guide you into the stars to travel to all of the places we can only imagine. And please, when you see him, give Gene our thanks and remind him that he is still missed as well. Goodbye Majel. Until the next voyage.

308. Gorn - December 18, 2008

I’m so sorry, May she rest in peace… Goodbye Majel.

309. VOODOO - December 18, 2008

Very sad news indeed.

Best wishes to her family and friends. She will be missed.

310. Admiral_BlackCat - December 18, 2008

She’s not really dead. As long as we remember her.
It’s a far, far better thing I do than I have ever done before. A far better resting place that I go to than I have ever known.
I feel young.

311. KWS - December 18, 2008

This is such sad news.

I got the chance to meet her once a long time ago at a Trek convention between Treks III and IV. She was so nice and talked for while with me. She was like that with the fans and made us feel part of it all.

She brought so much life to Star Trek and will be missed greatly.

My deepest sympathies to the family…

312. Joseph Coatar - December 18, 2008

Goodbye Majel

313. Spockalicous - December 18, 2008

…still “Number One” in our hearts…

314. Scott Xavier - December 18, 2008

May you be at rest and with the peace of the here after.

315. Mark - December 18, 2008

Never forgotten..very saddened to read of the passing of this wonderful woman.

316. Deep_Space_913 - December 18, 2008

She and Gene are finally together again. Enjoy the rest of eternity together. You will be missed.

317. Leonel - December 18, 2008

Wow. I’m speechless and shocked. Glad I got to meet her and got her autograph. I always loved that wonderfully playful smile of hers.. she’ll be missed.

318. Cyberghost - December 18, 2008

Very sad, I hope she does make it as the computer voice for the new movie. Very ironic that we hear the news that she would be the voice of the computer, and then a week away she passes. Rod and family, my thoughts to all of you, she was the soul of all the enterprise ships she was involved with. Everytime I watch a movie or any of the series, that had her voice, it has a really special meaning, she will live forever with the work she has done.

Very sad, as I had the pleasure of meeting her on multiple occastions, very nice genuine woman, she will be missed by millions of people. :-(

319. Captain Otter - December 18, 2008

Very sad.

All good things…

320. The Collector - December 18, 2008

The Enterprise and Star Trek has forever lost its voice. R.I.P.

321. DesiluTrek - December 18, 2008

My heartfelt wishes to Rod Roddenberry during this time of great sadness and loss. I hope there is a place where Gene’s and Majel’s spirits can now trek through eternity.

What a terrible year for Star Trek losses with this and Bob Justman’s passing in June. The original series has now seen so many passings of those in front of and behind the camera it really is starting to feel like history.

322. Ron Mosher - December 18, 2008

Sad news indeed. Thank you Majel for everything. You are always going to be with us….Hugs to Rod on this day. Lost my mom recently so I understand.

323. Darg - December 18, 2008

Very saddened by this.

Loved her in every role I saw her in star trek.

324. Selek - December 18, 2008

She didn’t look well at the last two Las Vegas ST conventions, but I had no idea she had leukemia. May she soar with the Great Bird of the Galaxy and look down upon us once in a while.

325. Martin Harrington - December 18, 2008

It is always sad to hear that someone so precious to many of us has passed away. Her legacy, and Gene’s, was to entertain and teach so many people in so many ways. They leave a void but also a great many fond memories. She will be missed greatly by fans, friends, and family. I grieve with Eugene in that I lost my father last year and I understand the pain. Please accept my heartfelt condolences, Marty.

326. Plum - December 18, 2008

Great sadness. :(

327. Jim Nightshade - December 18, 2008

Rest in Peace Majel and thank you for your wonderfully Long, vibrant, funny, positive, sweet, exciting career and characters you gave us Star Trek fans over the years…and also for your dedications to Gene and Star Trek and us fans…I also loved her other series, Andromeda and Earth Final Conflict, a couple of Genes final ideas fleshed out to truly original series…I never got to meet her but at our first and only Star Trek Convention in 06 at the Creation Vegas Con, we, as a group got to hold up champagne glasses and toast 40 years of Star Trek with her and Rod…she was in a wheelchair then so I dont know how long she has been fighting the Leukemia….but Sheri, my gal who is mildly handicapped, ran into her and Rod in the lobby on the way to the ladies room….she very warmly said hi to Sheri and so did Rod and they even would have let her take her pix with them, but I had the camera at the time darnit…Missed opportunity….I will always remember how nice she was to Sheri….going out of her way to say to her…that champagne toast was the higlight of the convention for me….aside from getting our pics taken with the Shat and Sulu, Uhura and Chekov….I couldnt afford any autographs so I never went into the autograph room. I am very sorry I didnt, as she would have been my first choice to meet and get an autograph of….sigh….sniff….I have no doubt all the stories of her kindness and generousity are genuine….I am glad she was able to finish her computer voice work for JJs New film…
I also hope she got to see most of the movie in preliminary form before her passing and that she approved….I would love a dedication to her and Gene at the end of the movie…but I kinda agree that a dedication at the beginning of the movie might kinda get in the way of the movie….Many of the vast new audience they are trying to attract would not know who she is…in fact Entertainment Tonite did not even mention her death today.

Lastly…We recently also lost Forrest J Ackerman…..I cannot remember if Anthony ever reported that….I know he did not have a full article on it….I also hope he got to see a preliminary cut of the movie as well as I am sure he would have loved it….Forrest started the entire Fantasy and Scifi magazine genre with his FAMOUS MONSTERS OF FILMLAND magazines and inspired many of todays top directors….and every magazine from Starlog to this website Owe Mr Ackerman for starting the SCIFI FANTASY news and articles biz in the 60s….he also discovered and promoted a scifi writer you may have heard of….Ray Bradbury….and he even coined the term scifi….RIP both of you….The first Lady of Star Trek and Forrest Ackerman….Our world is much sadder and emptier without you!

Love and our sympathies to Eugene Rod Roddenberry and family….We will always love you all!


328. USS TRINOMA - NCC 0278 - December 18, 2008

My condolences to the Roddenberry family. The legacy of Star Trek was preserved through the first lady of Star Trek. Now, as she reunites her husband, may all of us preserve their legacy, their memory, and their love to explore the vast region of space and the eternal optimism of humankind. May their legacy live long and prosper.

329. paul - December 18, 2008

What a shame i was hoipng one day she would be the new voice of MISSION IMPOSSIBLE GIVING TOM CRUISE OR WHOEVER the mission briefings with those classic this message will self destruct lines

her career really would have came full circle seeing how mi voice bob johnson got his start as a computer voice in mission impossible

I GUESS THIS IS HOW MI FANS FELT TWHEN he passed away in 1994

330. Doug in Afghanistan (for six more weeks) - December 18, 2008

A new star is shining in the depths of space joining the one I would like to think is of Gene Roddenberry’s.

Of the pictures posted here the ones that show the most depth are of Majel with her family. May she rest in peace.

331. montreal paul - December 18, 2008

Wow.. that was unexpected. Truly a sad day and a big loss. Her legacy will always live on through her many roles in Trek. I am very happy that she was asked to voice the computer once again in the new Trek movie. My thoughts and sympathies are with her family.

332. Hetoreyn - December 18, 2008

Truely saddening to see this news. But her spirit will live on for a LONG time and she’ll never be forgotten. My best wishes to her family.

333. Jim Nightshade - December 18, 2008

#306 April!! HI Babe! Miss you! Tears also came outta my eyes when I found out Majel Passed! Thank you April for being who you are….We love you and miss you….My mom who is 80 something…was just in the hospital today to have a pacemaker installed….Everything seems to be going well. I am grateful my parents are still around for me to love and care about and again express my sympathies to Rod for losing such wonderful parents as Gene and Majel…..

Jeff and Sheri

334. paul - December 18, 2008

OH excuse me i meant to say BOB JOHNSON got his start on STAR TREK

335. Raphael Salgado - December 18, 2008

Very shocking and sad to hear. My sincerest condolences to her family and close friends.

Glad to know that she was able to contribute to another piece of Star Trek one last time, and that we will be honored to cherish it in May of 2009 because of it.

She will always be the First Lady of Star Trek and we will surely miss her.

336. P Technobabble - December 18, 2008

Very sudden and sad. She was a very classy lady. Deepest sympathies…

337. Ralph F - December 18, 2008

If I could do anything attractive in photoshop, I’d do up an image of every starship I could think of from all the TREKs and put a single word in front of them:


and below that, simply, “Majel Barrett-Roddenberry, 1932-2008″

338. Q - December 18, 2008

Rest in peace, Majel-sama.

Dif-tor heh smusma.

339. THX-1138 - December 18, 2008

Moment of silence.


340. tos_fangirl - December 18, 2008

A sad day. Goodbye Majel. I drink for you tonight. :(

341. Pokerface - December 18, 2008

I didn’t get the chance to meet her personally, but from reading everyone’s comments here it’s clear to me that she touched many people’s lives.

Truly a sad day for Star Trek fans everywhere. :(

342. Jeff D - December 18, 2008

My heart goes out to Rod and the rest of their family and close friends… So sorry to hear of your loss. =( Although I’ve never had the pleasure of knowing her, I’ve always had the utmost appreciation for the various aspects she brought to the Star Trek universe, and her dedication to the fans of the show. We will all miss her!

343. Elrond L - December 18, 2008

We are completely shocked and saddened . . . it was just a few days ago that we were celebrating Majel’s return as the voice of the Enterprise. I’m glad she was able to complete her voice work, but it’s going to be bittersweet this May.

We met her once at a Trek convention in the 1990s and her smile lit up the room. The universe is less vibrant without her, but she has left us an amazing legacy.

344. Imrahil - December 18, 2008

Just adding my voice–RIP Majel.

345. THE NEW BSG - December 18, 2008

She was the Mother of Star Trek. It was always great to see her on TNG…just made it feel like home.

346. Jai1138 - December 18, 2008

I haven’t read all the above postings but I’m sure they’re filled with fond remembrances so I’ll add mine. I got the chance to meet Majel Barrett in 1987 at the 10th anniversary Star Wars convention (where Gene Roddenberry shook hands with George Lucas on stage at Mr. Lucas’ appearance). I bumped into her accidentally in the hotel lobby and introduced myself and she not only gave me an autographed picture but we had a very pleasant conversation about TREK, Gene, The Voyage Home (which had been such a success months earlier) and the excitement about TNG’s impending debut that fall. She struck me as a very sincere person, open, gregarious and heartfelt. We’ll all miss her. And next May, the Enterprise’s computer voice will carry with it an even deeper sense of nostalgia than any of us would have imagined.

347. 4 8 15 16 23 42 - December 18, 2008

Wow, I had just been thinking the other day, “She looks great for 76, we’ll be hearing her as the Computer voice for some time to come.”

My condolences to the family.

348. SciFiMetalGirl - December 18, 2008

A truly amazing and inspiring woman…She will be greatly missed…

349. Charlie - December 18, 2008

Gene, the fun time is over… mama’s coming home! Sorry, old man.

350. Sean4000 - December 18, 2008

Astounding. It’s like whammo! Out of nowhere…..Sad indeed.

As a computer guy, I always wanted to meet the voice behind the ultimate system; Enterprise’s computer. :(

R.I.P. Ms. Roddenberry.


351. Ian - December 18, 2008

This is a sad day for everyone in the Trek world. My condolences to Rod and his family. She will be greatly missed.

Rest in peace, Majel Barrett-Roddenberry.

352. Wes - December 18, 2008

Rest in peace.

The good thing to come out of this, is that now she can now join her husband in Heaven.

She will be missed, and all of the Trek nation grieves on her death.

Condolences to Rod and his family as they have now lost a very valuable member of their family from the bottom of my heart.

353. MrRegular - December 18, 2008

I’m reeling from this news. She will be deeply missed.
Years ago I saw Majel at a convention in Omaha. Her warm humanity really moved me. At the time it wasn’t long after her powerful TNG episode “Dark Page” which was a great example of her acting talents. Her contributions are immense and we should be grateful that she was with us from the very beginning to the 2009 movie.
Now she is with her husband in the true Paradise.
My condolences to the family and friends on this very difficult day for all Trek fandom.

354. MattTheTrekkie - December 18, 2008

I’m sorry Rod :( My she rest in peace.

355. Spock's Brain - December 18, 2008

I’m shocked, and saddened. Her legacy to the genre will live till the 23rd century and beyond. My condolences to her family and friends.

356. Altoids Lover - December 18, 2008

I cannot believe it. She was a class act. She will be sorely missed. She is as much the heart of Trek as Gene .

There is no words that convey the sorrow felt. I will take a moment to quietly remember the majesty that is Majel.

357. sean - December 18, 2008

Sad news. I’m glad she was able to complete her work on the new movie before passing away.

358. Lady J - December 18, 2008

My father was a Star Trek Fan, and I remember the first episode I watched with him was ‘Manhunt’. I loved the character of Luxanna, and I know I wouldn’t be a fan of the franchise if not for her.

359. Brian - December 18, 2008

My heartfelt condolences to Rod.

Godspeed, Majel. Trek will never be the same without you.

360. Peter N - December 18, 2008

Very sad news. She will be fondly remembered for her many contributions to Star Trek. A very inspirational and fun presence in Trek’s many incarnations – it is good to know that all of her work for STXI was indeed completed, that will provide a fitting (if premature) conclusion to her legacy.

My condolences to her family.

361. Dan - December 18, 2008

She will be missed. :(

362. Brent Farnford - December 18, 2008

Warp Speed, Majel.

363. Kayla Iacovino - December 18, 2008

My condolences to the Roddenberry family. All Trek fans are truly mourning this great loss.

364. Doug in Afghanistan (for six more weeks) - December 18, 2008

Let’s not forget that Majel was not only a wife, mother and actress, but she was also a driving force for a number of post-Roddenberry projects, some of which were quite good–“Earth: Final Conflict” for example (sorry, I was never a fan of “Andromeda”).

She was an excellent businesswoman and as reported, a humanist in the best way, sharing her time and affections with animal rights organizations.

I am sad to say that Majel is the only member of the original cast member I never had the opportunity to meet (well, I also never got to meet Gene either).

I was pleasantly surprised learning she was able to put her stamp on the upcoming TREK film, reprising her role as the voice of the Enterprise’s computer.

Somehow offering my condolences to Rod and the Roddenberry family seems so miniscule an act, but please know that Majel’s charm, professionalism, kindness and outspoken candor will be sorely missed by us fans.

365. Mr. "Why does Paramouint keep screwing with Trek?" - December 18, 2008

This is very sad.

All I can hear in my mind is:

“Course heading, Captain?”

“Second star to the right, and straight on ’til dawn”.

The stars shine a little less brightly tonight. However, the vision of the future that Mrs. Rodenberry put forward beams ever brighter.

My condolences to her family. Thank you, Mrs. Rodenberry, for all you have given us.

366. James Boyd - December 18, 2008

So much love, prayers and positive energy go out to you at this time! Your parents are and were incredible human beings, and I know you are so proud of them both! They are so loved !!!! My memories of meeting them, and seeing them for one of your dad’s old showings of the Cage prior to the films brings back great memories for me! I know that they would want the new Star Trek film to be very hopeful in this challenging time for so many! I think it very important that people remain hopeful for the future! We must-Make it So! Engage!!

367. KJTrek - December 18, 2008

Wow, I find this truly saddening – it’s hard to believe that our stars eventually must die, but like the death of James Doohan I guess we much march on.

368. Jesustrek - December 18, 2008

RIP,,,,Number One,Nurse Chapel, Lawxana and Voice Computer. thanks for STAR TREK.

369. Dark_Lord_Prime - December 18, 2008

“All I ask is a tall ship, and a star to steer her by.”

“Course heading, captain?”
“Out there…thataway.”

Man, I just keep thinking of the Enterprise falling into the atmosphere of Genesis.


RIP, Majel.

370. Chingatchkook - December 18, 2008

Wow, what a shock.

It was hard not to think of her voice as not just a characterization of the computer but more as listening to the soul of the ship, speaking aloud.

Goodbye MBR, we’ll miss you very much.

371. Ian - December 18, 2008

@ #53: They really should dedicate the new movie to her. Should we start a petition?

372. Jordan - December 18, 2008

I am shocked and saddened. I deeply loved that woman and adored her contributions to the Trek franchise, right from the very beginning when she played Number One in the first pilot opposite Jeffrey Hunter. She will be missed, for sure. I’m sad that she couldn’t live to see the new finished film.

373. Levois - December 18, 2008

May Nurse Chapel rest in peace. I will always remember her portrayal of that character

374. david G - December 18, 2008

I agree with alot of people here. I heard it on Headline news and was shocked by it. The only silver lining to this bad news is that she was apparently done with the voice work on the New Trek film and she passed peacefully. she will be missed

375. OR Coast Trekkie - December 18, 2008

Sad indeed.

376. deathstaraven - December 18, 2008

It is a sad day for Trek fans everywhere. My deepest sympathies to Rod. She will be sorely missed. She is with great Bird of the Galaxy now.

377. Creaky - December 18, 2008

What a punch to the gut!!! She was a really cool character. It’s sad losing a member of the Star Trek family. I had no idea that she was sick. She will be missed.

378. Sebi - December 18, 2008

Wow, that really hit me. I’m here sitting at my work desk, reading about this I realize that I can’t work any more today.

It’s so sad, R.I.P. Majel.

It will be very different now, hearing the computer in STXI.

In the evening, I’ll try to watch every Majel related episode from my TOS,TNG,DS9,ENT DVDs…..shurely with one tear in my eye.

“Our own mortality is what makes us human”

379. Stephen - December 18, 2008

A very sad day indeed. Mrs. Roddenberry was responsible for many memorable moments in Star Trek, and was a fine human being. The world is a little sadder now. I’m glad her and Gene can finally be together. Peace.

380. Marcelo Carvalho - Porto Alegre, RS, Brazil - December 18, 2008

At this moment I’d like to join all the Trek World Community to express my simpathy and condolences for the passing of Mrs. Majel Roddenberry.

Certainly it is a deeep sad moment to all of us trekkers, and mainly for those who grew up knowing the work and the importance of all the original cast and individuals associated with Star Trek.

The passing o Mrs, Roddenberry closes a cicle, an important door behind history and creation of the original Trek concepts, the Roddenberry legacy and all…

I hope that Rod Jr can rise as the heir of The Great Bird and Majel as a Star Trek “defender”. Even if Paramount and any other great companies are the exclusive possessors of any Star Trek rights.

Majel was a fine humanist and a businesswoman of quality. By her own right she made her way into Star Trek and Television History. My guess is that she was a nice person too.

I offer my condolences to Rod Roddenberry and his family and friends… Majel will be surely missed by her friends, fans and for all the Star Trek world.

Rest in peace, Majel Barrett-Roddenberry.

381. TheBigCW - December 18, 2008

While it’s sad we mourn the passing of Majel,let’s remember the real reason why NBC didn’t want “Number One” – it was well known she was the producers mistress! It was no secret of anyone at Desilu or NBC.

Sure she was a decent actress,but just that fact hurt the character.

I can think of several acresses that would have worked better as “Number One”. But I won’t name them out of respect for Majel.

382. Sogh Ho'neH jorDe' taI-VamPyr - December 18, 2008

I saw her at the last Star Trek Convention in Las Vegas August 2008. She was weak but still full of energy. She will be missed.

383. Commodore Redshirt - December 18, 2008

so sad.
My best to the family

384. Marvin the Martian - December 18, 2008

Goodbye, Number One. You will be missed.

385. Canon Father - December 18, 2008

She made her mark, which is more than most people ever do. Bless her soul.

386. Shatner_Fan_Prime - December 18, 2008

Coming home to this news caused me to well up with tears. :-(

Rod Jr. has always struck me as a very cool guy, and now he is without both parents. But at least he knows that his Mom and Dad positively influenced the lives of thousands, if not millions, of fans. And I for one will get an extra large smile on my face when I hear the computer voice inStar Trek 2009!! You won’t be forgotten, Majel.

387. DarthDogg - December 18, 2008

Im sad now…

388. wanna know how I got these ears? - December 18, 2008

Unbelievable :0

Rest in peace, Majel v_v

And just before Christmas, too…..

389. Arcadians - December 18, 2008


390. Derrick - December 18, 2008

My thoughts and prayers go out to the family. I was shocked by this. Star Trek has been a part of my life since I was six (now 27) and to see one its founding members fall is very sad. My she find peace in the stars.

391. Scotty's Ashes - December 18, 2008

Another Alum from TOS has passed away. In less than another decade, we will probably lose most, if not all, members of TOS. For all the grief given to TOS and it’s fans, if not for Gene and Majel Roddenberry, there would be no Star Trek, Star Wars or any sci-fi as we know it today.

Majel, you will be missed.

392. capt mateo - December 18, 2008

Holy shit! I am 28 and I can say that her voice and appearance in television has been a focal point of humility, humor, science and intrigue for countless years in my life. Cancer boldly takes some of us and in a moments time. May her voice in trek 11 fascinate a new generation of leaders and scientist and take the rest of us to our dreams and aspirations.

; )

393. Ralph - December 19, 2008

I am in shock. I did not know the status of her health. I will miss the beautiful blue eyed brunnette. May Majel rest in peace. My condolences to her family and I pray for peace and comfort for her family as well.

394. trekboi - December 19, 2008

i didnt even know she was sick, i was hoping to meet her on the convention scene one day…

395. Penhall - December 19, 2008

I also didnt know she was ill. May she rest in peace. I know she’s with Gene in a better place right now.

396. Agmar1 - December 19, 2008

I check into this site on occasion and was completely floored by this news. She was truly a remarkable woman whose ST legacy shall endure and will be greatly missed. I met her once about 12 years ago at a convention and it was a day I look back with great memories. Just a first class lady who appreciated all the fans and took the time to express it. My condolences to the family.

397. Meteo - December 19, 2008

RIP, Majel. I will name a ship after you.


398. Quarksbartender - December 19, 2008

Rod you have my deepest condolences your mother was an incredible inspiration to all of us. I will miss her viisits to Quarks and her wonderful stories.

399. Cheve - December 19, 2008

Rod, if you read this, we all share a great love for your mom.

please receive my condolencies, and hopefully some strength, from across the atlantic.

400. Aaron R. - December 19, 2008

A sad day indeed. But not needed. We should all remember her happily and the wonderful work she did for our beloved franchise.

401. Dan - December 19, 2008

An extraordinary woman and an extraordinary life. You’ll be missed.

402. CaptainLordBat - December 19, 2008

Rod if you read this I know what you are feeling. I lost my Mother in march. She will always be with us and you, My heart and soul are with you.

403. FranBro - December 19, 2008

RIP, Majel

Thanks for all you gave us, the fans,

Say hi to Gene.

See you one day….


404. Illogical - December 19, 2008

I just had met her and got her autograph at the last convention in Vegas. A very sweet lady and to me will always be the “First Lady of Star Trek”

405. SteveH - December 19, 2008

What a loss! She was a great woman and actress. And she had real class. My condolences to her son, the rest of her family and her “daughter” Marina Sirtis.
May she rest in peace!

406. Jimtibkirk - December 19, 2008

Just learned of this moments ago. My heartfelt condolences her family and friends, especially Rod. Majel was a wonderful matriarch to the Star Trek community of fans and will be greatly missed.

Immediately thought of a new movie dedication as others have mentioned. I’m sure it will happen in May. And so pleased her voicework was completed for the film. Such a wonderful and fitting sendoff.

407. JustBob - December 19, 2008

We loved you dearly, princess.

Rod, and family, you have my most heartfelt condolences. She IS quite the lady!

408. GaryS - December 19, 2008

Very Sad .
at least we will get to hear her voice one more time .
My condolonces to her family and friends.

409. oztrek - December 19, 2008

Well, this makes the next movie all the more poignant.

Majel was a true star in the trek universe and I am going to miss her bright light.

410. Iowagirl - December 19, 2008

Very sad news, but I’m sure she’ll be welcomed by the other members of the Star Trek family we’ve lost yet keep remembering so well, especially by Gene.

My condolences to her family, and keep looking for the stars, Majel.

411. LCARS 24 - December 19, 2008

Very sad. I miss her already.

412. Toddk - December 19, 2008

Oh dear god. She will always be number one in my heart :(

413. Nivenus - December 19, 2008

Wow, didn’t even know she was ill. At least she went out peacefully, surrounded by friends and family. That’s how I want to go. And at least she got in a lot of good roles in her day.

Bless you, Majel Barett-Roddenberry. Godspeed.

414. Mark Lynch - December 19, 2008

Ever such sad news. Deepest condolences to the family and friends of Majel. Hopefully the family can take some comfort in that she is no longer in any pain. These times are always hardest for those left behind…

The shock I felt at reading this today is just as much as when I heard that Gene had passed away.

On a much more minor note, I am glad that she got to do her voice work for ST11, as I suspect she was.

A dedication is a foregone conclusion. After all if Gene was the Father of Star Trek, Majel was the Mother.
In my mind a short, tasteful dedication at the beginning of the movie, then into the adventure. Sounds about right to me.

Its lovely to see all the fans pulling in the same direction.

415. JorJor - December 19, 2008

Just read the sad news (wasn’t online yesterday). Speechless.

Vila i frid, MBR.

416. Ariyen - December 19, 2008

8. CmdrR – December 18, 2008
My deepest condolences to Rod… and my thanks to everything Majel has meant to Trek over the years.

I agree with this person. She was great at everything she did.

417. Croesus - December 19, 2008

This is a sad day for Star Trek, my thoughts and prayers are with the family at this time. Rest easy Majel, it just wont be the same without you.

418. Newman - December 19, 2008

Rest in peace Majel Barrett. We miss you already.

419. Jan - December 19, 2008

very sad.
nice that we can listen to her voice once again in the new movie.

420. Clau - December 19, 2008

R.I.P. Mrs Barrett-Roddenbury,… my prayers go with you.

421. Paul - December 19, 2008

I’m really sad about this news. Her contribution to the franchise was huge and her legacy will live on forever. It is so cool that she provided her voice for the new film as well. My boss’s pc even has Majel’s voice on his virus checker – I’m thinking maybe I need that now too!

I’m still a bit sad that neither of her characters (Number One or Chapel) seem to have speaking roles in the new film but I hope they do her the courtesy of honouring her contribution by re-introducnig Chapel in future films.

422. Nelly - December 19, 2008

Thank you Majel for all your accomplishments especially in the world of Star Trek! You are a truly gracious women! My prayers are with you!

423. Kobi - December 19, 2008

This is such a sad news. Unbelievable and so unexpected.

In Trauer,

424. Odradek - December 19, 2008

My sincerest condolences to Eugene Roddenberry and his family.

425. Nick NZ - December 19, 2008

You will be remembered, and sorely missed.

426. Cobalt 1365 - December 19, 2008

Wow this is a suprise, and right after we get news of reprising her role as the computer!

Majel has and always will have a special place in Star Trek history.

Warp Speed Majel Barrett-Roddenberry

427. Oftenwrong - December 19, 2008

What a shock! I thought Leukemia was a thing of the past but, apparently not. Majel, may you rest in peace. This was so sudden and unexpected. I will have a difficult time watching any episodes with Lwaxana Troi in them for awhile. My heartfelt condolences to the family. She will be sorely missed.

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429. TJ - December 19, 2008

Very sad news, may she rest in peace. My condelences to the family.

I too hope JJ will add a wee dedication to the new Trek films credits to honour her memory.

430. Doc - December 19, 2008

So sudden; what sad news, just after we’d heard that she’d finished recording the computer voice for XI. Majel was such a delight in person and alway a staunch defender of her late husband’s vision for Star Trek. My thoughts are with her son and the rest of her family at this time.

Fly free with the Great Bird….

431. Andy C - December 19, 2008

Such sad news. She will be sorely missed.

432. TomBot99/4A - December 19, 2008

:-( rest in peace.

433. Mriana - December 19, 2008

She will be missed by all. :(

434. Chris J - December 19, 2008

Came as a complete surprise when I first read the article on the BBC News website.

“Set a course for Eternity… engage.”

435. Andrew Swant - December 19, 2008

Majel was absolutely amazing and will be missed.

436. Ben Blackney - December 19, 2008

This is such sad news but the amount of support from her fans on here is so moving. To Majel’s family, all our thoughts are with you.

437. SebiMeyer - December 19, 2008

Sad news indeed. It’s nice to know she wasn’t sick for that long though.

Either way, she will be missed.

438. Jon S. - December 19, 2008

balth Daqawlu’taH!

439. El Chup - December 19, 2008

The true Queen of Star Trek. I’m gutted. :-(

440. Mugz - December 19, 2008

Very sad news indeed – rest in peace Majel.

441. KevinA Melbourne Australia - December 19, 2008

You’ll always be my No.One! Rest in Peace.

442. SolFlyer - December 19, 2008

I’m so sorry to hear this. Glad she finished her part in the new pic. May it be a fitting tribute.

443. rb santos - December 19, 2008

I am sad

444. peter - December 19, 2008

oh majel, have a good journey trough space – together with gene at last!!! we will miss you!!! Rest in Peace…

445. Majel - December 19, 2008

Use this name just because LOVE her!
The very first lady of the Star Trek which is not just a series but also a whole new world, the one created by Gene, the future.
There is no more voice from Majel, it really made me sad. The voice of Federation starship will be, only be Majel, this voice belong to her!
A new Star in the sky. Majel with Gene, the couple seeing in the future!

to Rod, she is an unforgettable legacy! Pray for her!

446. jeff - December 19, 2008

Star Trek TNG will never be watched in the same way again. Good bye Majel.

447. Ensign Mallory - December 19, 2008

Would it be improper of me to ask all of our fellow friends of Star Trek, who work in the federal gov’t, the Combined Federal Campaign season was extended but will soon close. Can I ask that those of you who can, in these difficult times, to please make a year long donation to The Care Organization in the name of Mrs. Barrett-Roddenberry, as it states in the article preceding all these wonderful comments.

I hadn’t made a decision yet as to who i was going to give to, there are so many truly, but I’ll be going with this one. I hope that all our spirits combined with this small gesture, can send Mrs. Barrett-Roddenberry on to the greatest adventure ever!

11678 CARE (Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere) (800)521-CARE EIN#131685039 Fights root causes of poverty in 66 countries; special focus on empowering poor women to lift themselves, their families and communities out of poverty. 9.9% Q,S,M

448. Gatortrek - December 19, 2008

Ouch, we will always remember Number One!!!

449. hstanari - December 19, 2008

my condolences to Eugene ‘Rod’ Roddenberry

450. Edwin - December 19, 2008

I had the pleasure of meeting Mrs. Roddenberry in Vegas a few years ago. She was a very pleasant lady and very nice to the fans. She gave a great talk about the legacy of Star Trek. She was saying that many Star Trek fans had been inspired to be scientists and engineers as a result of the program. She went on to say that many of the current technological advances are Trek-inspired. She then delivered the line, “Do you think it is an accident that cell phones flip open like communicators…?” The audience roared with laughter!

She will be sorely missed. My condolences to her family.

451. Greyward - December 19, 2008

Very sad news indeed. Not much can or needs to be said, other than thank you. For everything. Goodbye, and Godspeed.

On another note, I find it somewhat heartening to see this post count far outstripping all the silly conversations about who said what when about the new movie. Maybe theres hope for us yet.

452. krikzil - December 19, 2008

I had the pleasure of attending conventions for decades and Ms. R was always so warm and friendly to the fans at her Dealer’s Table or anywhere you encountered her.

This is just terrible news. My deepest condolences to her family.

453. Paul-Fitz - December 19, 2008

Rest in Peace Majel, you will be missed, and remembered.

My sincerest condolences to her family and friends.

454. William Noetling - December 19, 2008

Oh so sad this morning upon reading the news. I had the good luck to meet her at a convention and she was just the beez kneez. Warm and bubbly to all her fans. She’ll be missed, but at least she and Gene are reunited now.

455. raveoned - December 19, 2008

My and my family’s thoughts and prayers go out to Rod and his family. She was a wonderful woman that represented an amazing legacy.

Thank you, Majel.

456. Entrprs6666 - December 19, 2008

Thank you, Majel, for your contributions to the wonderful universe of Star Trek! R.I.P.

457. Jtrekker - December 19, 2008

Wow, I think I found this one out a little later than most. None-the-less, it was still shocking. I can still remember being in the car and hearing the radio news brief when Gene passed. This is certainly no less shocking and sad.

My thoughts and prayers go out to the family. And much thanks to certainly the most influential and substantial woman in the history of Trek.

458. 1701 over Gotham City - December 19, 2008

This was an incredible slap-in-the-face shock. I had no idea she was ill… This woman was such a class act, and a hoot to talk to.

In some ways, she was more grounded in Trek than Gene was…

I’d love to see the new film dedicated to them.

459. Phil - December 19, 2008

Thank you for over 40 awesome years of Star Trek

460. Gerald McCollum - December 19, 2008

What a lose to all that have enjoyed the Star Trek Universe; that day that Gene brought that Universe to our world. She was a mainstay all the way.
After I was told about her passing, last night, I had to do my own investigating, because I didn’t known that she had leukemia.
Well, there are now five left of the original nine! :( Kirk, Spock, Uhura, Sulu, Chekov of course not mention a handful of minor characters.
May the family know God’s presence during their lose.

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462. Planet Pandro - December 19, 2008

Like some others here, I was completely blindsided by the news. My thoughts are of course with her family. We’ll miss you, Majel!

463. Danpaine - December 19, 2008

This is a real shame. I had no idea she was even ill. The film should DEFINITELY be dedicated to her.

464. COMPASSIONATE GOD - December 19, 2008

Not enough words to express the sadness…but prayers to her family, and I hope she’s free of earthly pain–replaced with eternal joy.

465. James Cannon - Runcorn Trekkie - December 19, 2008

RIP Majel.
May you reach the final frontier in peace x

466. Ed - December 19, 2008

Very sad news. Now Majel & Gene are back together somewhere out there now.

467. Tiberius - December 19, 2008

very sad…

468. Jim - December 19, 2008

Goodbye Majel and thank you!!

469. From Fay To Z » Blog Archive » Trekkies in mourning - December 19, 2008

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470. Trek Fan - December 19, 2008

Godspeed, Majel.

471. miguelito - December 19, 2008

Majel, you’ll be missed!

472. Deb - December 19, 2008

The network wouldn’t let her be first officer on the series, as she was in the pilot, but among her great legacy is the fact that she helped pave the way for creative and talented women everywhere, and she was indeed the Frist Lady of Star Trek.

Dear Lady , you are missed. My prayers are with your family.

473. Jon B - December 19, 2008

Majel will be missed. No Starfleet engineer will be able to make the computer sound right again. My sympathies to the Roddenberry family. I hope they’ll be okay and wish them the best.

474. BouncyCaitian - December 19, 2008

Yit-gadal v’yit-kadash sh’may raba b’alma dee-v’ra che-ru-tay, ve’yam-lich mal-chutay b’chai-yay-chon uv’yo-may-chon uv-cha-yay d’chol beit Yisrael, ba-agala u’vitze-man ka-riv, ve’imru amen.

Y’hay sh’may raba me’varach le-alam uleh-almay alma-ya.

Yit-barach v’yish-tabach, v’yit-pa-ar v’yit-romam v’yit-nasay, v’yit-hadar v’yit-aleh v’yit-halal sh’may d’koo-d’shah, b’rich hoo. layla meen kol beer-chata v’she-rata, toosh-b’chata v’nay-ch’mata, da-a meran b’alma, ve’imru amen.

Y’hay sh’lama raba meen sh’maya v’cha-yim aleynu v’al kol Yisrael, ve’imru amen.

O’seh shalom beem-romav, hoo ya’ah-seh shalom aleynu v’al kol Yisrael, ve’imru amen.

475. Steve II - December 19, 2008

Wow. I didn’t know she was sick. Sad. Rest in peace, Majel. You are loved.

476. captain shroom - December 19, 2008

Just read the news. Very sad.

Deepest sympathies to the Roddenberry family.

477. Flávio Siebert - December 19, 2008

Obrigado por ter feito parte de nossas vidas, você será eternamente lembrada por todos os brasileiros.

Brazil love you…….

478. Geisthiro - December 19, 2008


479. Mark Biniasz - December 19, 2008

Shocking News. I grew up on Star Trek and met Majel about ten years ago. Trek had a profound influence on my life. Majel was a wonderful lady. Gene died on my birthday! My thoughts and prayers to the whole family.

480. MacKenzie Calhoun - December 19, 2008

Sad news! Star Trek XI will be the last time we hear her voice. Star Trek won’t be the same with out her.

I wonder if Susan Sackett can come out of Trek exile now.

481. LCDR Arch - December 19, 2008

She will always be remembered. She is the mother of our Star Trek world family. We love you Magel!

482. T.U.M. - December 19, 2008

Lwaxana Troi was a huge influence on me at a time in my life when I was really struggling with clinical depression.

She was the embodiment of the idea that happiness doesn’t need to make sense, and that laughing in the face of life’s hardship is the best way of living with it. She made me understand that my fears of aging ind infirmity were what was keeping me from enjoying the time I had. Through her I could see that fearlessly loving other people was enough reason for living, and worth any pain you might get in return.

Yes, a lot of that was the product of the writers. But could they have pulled it off without MBR’s performance and inspiration? I really don’t think so. When Lwaxana came onscreen, her face was like the sun.

I have my own loving mother, but Lwaxana was the mother of my recovery.

483. GaryP - December 19, 2008

Her character, Lwaxana was played very well, balancing her pride, insecurity, playfulness, and heart. The scene with Odo in the turbo lift was her best.

484. Julie R. - December 19, 2008

I met Majel at a Star Trek Convention here in Salt Lake City when I was in high school. there was a very long line of people waiting to get her autograph and the workers were trying to rush everyone through. After she had signed my picture, the worker was trying to get me to move away, but I leaned in bit, lots of noise in the room, and said, “Thank you very much, Mrs. Roddenberry!” She paused in the signing of another picture, looked up at me, smiled, and said, “You’re very welcome!” That has always stayed with me, Her Lwaxana Troi charater has always been my favorite and I love the episodes that include her.
I am happy that she is no longer suffering from her illness and that she has been reunited with her husband. How happy they must be right now!!

Long Live Star Trek!!

485. Paul - December 19, 2008

460. Gerald McCollum
Well, there are now five left of the original nine! :( Kirk, Spock, Uhura, Sulu, Chekov

Grace is still with us isn’t she…?

I know the show was very much a case of the whole is much greater than the sum of its parts but it is really sad every time we lose one of these truly great pioneers.

486. Nikos - December 19, 2008

Very sad news. Rest in peace Majel

487. Adam Bomb 1701 - December 19, 2008

I didn’t know she was ill either. This caught me totally off guard. I remember her from a New York City convention in the early 1970s; she was pregnant with Rod at the time.
I received a thank you card from Majel when I sent her a sympathy card on the death of Gene Roddenberry. I’ll always treasure it.
My condolences to Rod ahd her family as well. RIP, Majel and may God bless you. You will be missed.

488. AC - December 19, 2008

I hope they dedicate the new movie to her. It would be only fitting as she was the mother of all star trek.

489. Andros - December 19, 2008

My sympathies and regards go out to the Roddenberry family. May she rest in peace.

490. Derek Evans - December 19, 2008

RIP Majel….A Truely CLASS Act…..I’ve enjoyed reading the stories of people meeting her..I wish I could have…keep ’em coming…Gene..De Kelley..Jimmy Doohan..Robert Justman..and now Majel.. Our Heros are all leaving us….a Sad Day..

491. Natalie - December 19, 2008

Oh my…I’m shocked.
Tis a very sad day ineed. My condolences to her family and friends. Rest in peace Majel.

492. Amy - December 19, 2008

I agree…they should dedicate the new movie to her…

She was my favorite personality on the show, and just a great human being! I’m just sad I never got a chance to meet her in person. You will be missed greatly!

493. Waldomiro Vitorino - December 19, 2008

As a lot of people, I haven’t even imagined she was ill. Sad, very sad she has gone. I wasn’t lucky enough to meet her in person as some of this board, and now I never will. My condolences to the Roddenberry famiy.
I’m really sad for the news.

494. wil - December 19, 2008

Very sad news. Rest in Peace – we will miss you! Thank you for all the joy you have given us over the years.

495. Joao Vasco Almeida - December 19, 2008

May the stars be kind to her. Resquiat in Pace

496. Holger - December 19, 2008

This saddens me a great deal! I loved Majel in all her Star Trek roles. She was truly the first lady of Star Trek.

497. William M Dicken III - December 19, 2008

I weep with tears of Gratitude and Joy for Majel Barrett Roddenberry.

Tears of Gratitude for her 76 years of being a terrific person, mother
and actress.

Tears of Joy for her in reuniting with her one true love Gene

For without either of these two people, present day man wouldn’t have
such an optomistic and positive outlook on the future of ourselves as
a race and as a people.

For these reasons, I at this time make a suggestion and petition that we, as a people, erect a Titanium statue of Gene holding Majel at his side and pointing toward the stars. This statue is to be erected at NASA in Langley, VA.

The Plaque on the front to read as follows:

Eugene “Gene” Wesley Roddenberry
“The Great Bird of the Galaxy”
and his wife
Majel Leigh Barret-Roddenberry
“The First Lady of Star Trek”

They taught us to look to the Stars and never keep trying,
for mankind will never know it’s limits
until we reach out and touch the stars,
not only with our minds and bodies
but with our hearts as well.

498. Scott - December 19, 2008

#497 I appreciate the thoughts…but PULEEZE…..way to ever the top…Please Mourn Privately.

499. Spock, you rascal you - December 19, 2008

I had seen Majel on many occasions when she was cast as a character in many of the late fifties early sixties TV shows, just saw her last night on a WANTED DEAD OR ALIVE episode. Of course I , and most of the other people who saw her didn’t really see her. She was just a small bit player, a unknown character actor. But, I still remember watching her when the MENAGERIE first played on TV. We still had a small black and white set at that time, but she was such a striking woman she made a lasting impression on me. It wasn’t untill a year later that I realized that she was the same person who played nurse Chapel. I was a young lad with a head full of mush with not much cognitive ability at that time. Goodbye Majel you made a lasting impression on me and many others with your two roles on the original series. The stars in the Star Trek universe are a little dimmer without you, but then again, we will always have you . Thank you

500. Michael Harrison - December 19, 2008

I met Majel at a relatively small Trek convention in Greenville, NC in Jan 1996 and was amazed at how tremendously personable she was. She was warm, lovely, and so marvelous to get to meet. She talked candidly and positively about Trek and somehow made me feel as if I’d known her for ages. I’m very saddened to read this news today. My condolences go out to her son, the rest of her family, and friends, as well as the Trek community.

501. james - December 19, 2008

This is sad news indeed.

RIP Majel

502. The Vulcanista }:-P - December 19, 2008

What a wonderful character she created with Lwaxana Troi! She was one of my favorite TNG characters.

Condolences to Rod and the rest of his family. Be comforted to know that she’s no longer sick and is in a far, far better place now.

I too would like to see an “in memoriam” for her, if not a dedication in the new film.

Peace. Live long and prosper.
The Vulcanista }:-(

503. Locutus De La Borg - December 19, 2008

What an awful shock, a reminder that perhaps we ought not to take those around us for granted…since we never know what the future may hold.

My sincere condolences to the family at what must be a difficult time, though hopefully there is some comfort from knowing that she was a lady loved by many millions in many many countries around the world.

Thank you for your great contribution Majel, you will be deeply missed but never forgotten. A beautiful woman, who, even though I have never met in person, I have deep respect and gratitude for.

I hope that JJ Abrams dedicates the new film to your memory.

Majel Barrett-Roddenberry
The First Lady of Star Trek

504. PhotoM - December 19, 2008

The voice of the Big E’s as well as the rest of Star Trek’s has gone quite. May it never sing so great. But all is not bad. She has been beamed up by Jimmy and greeted by Deforest, Mark and a Heaven Full of family and friends.

May she live on in our hearts.

505. Dorothy - December 19, 2008

This is indeed a sad day. Monday when my trek sim takes place will be dedicated in memory of her. My sympathies go out to her family and trek fans everywhere. May she forever traverse the stars with her husband in peace. I sincerely hope they will both NEVER be forgotten. Because of them we are allowed to look to the stars and dream as we have not done in the past.

506. DFG333 - December 19, 2008

I feel really sad to read this. May she rest in peace and my heart goes out to her son and her family.

And as long as we fans remember her, she will live on.

507. John - December 19, 2008

This is so sad, she was such a lovely person she will be missed.

508. Woulfe - December 19, 2008

Maj – to the stars go thee, where thee has never gone before.

The first family of Trek has gotten a little smaller now.

Gone but not forgotten.

Gene, Jimmy, De, Maj, Alex, and many others who passed away over the years.

I’ve said to many people it’s do this recasting NOW, before they’re all gone, and now we’ve lost one more, this film is coming at the right time if you ask me, before the entire first family is reunited in the great beyond.

To the undiscovered country… The future….

509. Cafe 5 - December 19, 2008

Majel was one classy dame. The universe is a better place because she was here. She and Gene were ancient souls and now they can one again journey together. For Rod and their many friends you have my condolences. As long as she is held in our memories she will never be forgotten.

510. NazareneTrekkie88 - December 19, 2008

This is such a sad thing, I’m glad they will be using her voice in the new film. I hope they dedicate the film to her memory as well. God rest her soul, and may God be with the Roddenberry family in their time of grief.
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511. JP Saylor - December 19, 2008

My god, I read that and I just didn’t believe it…

512. Devon - December 19, 2008

Personally, I hope a dedication is put forth for both Majel AND Randy Pausch, though I am not sure about the beginning of the movie unless they can work it in.

513. Atlantians - December 19, 2008

My sympathies go to the family.

What is really strange is that just a few days ago I misread something as saying that she had died when it was really another name with a few similar letters.

This is so sad.

514. Вячеслав - December 19, 2008

О, это тяжелая утрата для семьи и сына. Да сохранит Господь Мэйджел Барретт в Царствие Небесном. Потеря Стар Трека! очаровательная и прекрасная женщина.

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516. Bert Delfosse - December 19, 2008

I just got on a couple of min ago, and just went into shock.
This is so sad I’m an original trekker, and saw all the original tos, animated, movies, tng, ds9, enterprise, and voyager. Majel was a class act . Majel – The first lady of star trek. You will be missed. Condolences to friends, and family. I second the idea of having a plaque, and /or statues of both Gene, and Majel at nasa. I hope J.J Adams puts a decication for her in the new film.
Goodspeed Majel

517. Kirk's Toupée - December 19, 2008

Such sad news and a shock………….

Thoughts are with the family…………………………….

God Bless, Majel, and thank you……………

Take care and I hope you are majestically re-united wherever you are……………

518. Nemesis4909 - December 19, 2008

May I say R.I.P Majel Barrett Roddenberry, my thoughts are with her family.

She was truly an inspiration to us all, continuing her husbands legacy and furtherring the idea that we as a race could be better.

God Speed Nurse Chappel, Lwaxana Troi and the unforgettable Computer voice, thank you for all you have done.

Truly a sad time for any star trek fan.

519. EnsignRedShirt - December 19, 2008

I met Majel several times at conventions, and she was always kind, always generous with her time.

It seems appropriate that she and Leonard Nimoy, who were there at the beginning with “THE CAGE”, will both be in the upcoming film, passing the torch to a new team.

Condolences to Rod Roddenberry, whom I first met when he was a youngster, has accomplishments already, and who has a great future ahead. Your parents loved you dearly.

520. JustinSeth - December 19, 2008

Oh Majel, you will be missed :(

521. Ciarán - December 19, 2008

I had no idea she was sick. I am so deeply upset at this news. “Star Trek” has shaped my life in ways that the people responsible for the shows will never know. This is like losing a close friend.

I am conforted by the fact that she and Gene have now been reunited in Heaven.

In our hearts and memories, she will always live long and prosper.

R.I.P. Majel Barrett-Roddenberry.

522. Troy Tempest - December 19, 2008

Just found out, what a sad day for all of us, and more the pity before she had the chance to be part of the latest movie. Live long in our memories Majel.

523. space j7 - December 19, 2008

A very sad day. I used to pretend that I was nurse chapel when I was little, being a trek fan since I can remember. When I met her at a Trek convention in Vegas, she was the most awesome and gracious lady! She really loved the fans! We will miss you greatly Majel!

524. mabean100 - December 19, 2008

A sad day when anyone from Star Trek dies, Majel will be sorely missed and not only for her championing of Gene’s vision.

525. Reliant - December 19, 2008

*sigh* guess I’ll have to say it again, Majel was a classy lady. A good actress, and very smart when it came to producing.(Earth: Final Conflict) She will be missed.

526. Mike - December 19, 2008

She was a truly wonderful charismatic woman, a gem to watch every time, she will be sadly missed by a great many.

I remember first seeing her on TNG, she truly brightened the screen everytime she appeared, i can understand why gene saw her as his muse.

She opened up a a world of imagination and aspiration with her work, such a bright spirit will never fade.

We will all miss you x

527. James - December 19, 2008

Goodbye and thank you Majel!

528. Majel Barrett (Lwaxana Troi) ist tot - Community zu Winhistory - December 19, 2008

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529. Herscel - December 19, 2008

We have all lost a dear friend and member of our family….

530. Welshknight - December 19, 2008

god bless.. and thank you.

531. Crusade2267 - December 19, 2008

Condolences to the Roddenberry family, and thank you for helping to shape this incredible journey.

532. classictrek - December 19, 2008

Im sad to hear this news. Best wishes to the family at this time. I didnt know she was ill. Its sad also that neither Majel or Gene will see just how big Star Trek will be again next summer , especially so as its a return to Gene roddenbery’s original series format. TOS is still the best ever star trek.

RIP and thanks for the memories


533. The Bunny - December 19, 2008

My condolences to the Rodenberry family at this difficult time. Majel was a great lady who always managed to light up the screen, particularly with her absolutely irrepressible, charming and joyful performance as Lwaxana Troi.

She made a potentially intolerable character very appealing and provided a rare spot of real “humanity” in Star Trek: The Next Generation’s overly sanitised universe

I’m very glad she got to contribute to the new Star Trek movie as the voice of the Enterprise computer before her untimely death.


534. Cap - December 19, 2008

I survived a very rare and deadly form of Leukemia when I was four years old. It is always hard to hear of others that do not beat it…

I must thank Majel for her work on ST, which made a huge difference in the life I won. I am sorry to see her go. The universe is a little bit less without her. We will remember.

535. Orb of the Emissary - December 19, 2008

R.I.P. Majel Barrett-Roddenberry

You’ve truly have gone where no one has gone before. Thank you for all those wonderful adventures in the various Star Trek series you’ve been involved in and in keeping Gene’s vision alive for us. The Enterprise’s computers are now silent…

536. agentm31 - December 19, 2008

To absent friends…*raises glass*

537. Balok - December 19, 2008

Hope she got a good look at the new movie… guess I’ll make some time to watch the Cage…

538. Jamie - December 19, 2008

Possibly the biggest loss Trek could ever have.

Whether you’re a TOS fan, a TNG fan, DS9, or whatever. You remember her fondly. There is no Trek fan who isn’t familiar with her.

As a TNG/VOY fan, I think this loss is especially sad because the computer voice was always there. If everyone on the ship had disappeared, you always had Majel to talk to. Almost god-like in the sense that she was always there. This is like losing the “god” of the Trek universe.

So I will miss her. If she really has made it into the new film: how fortunate she was around just long enough to complete this “chain” and tie this new film in with old Trek in such a satisfying way.

Like many, I always found Lwaxana annoying in TNG. But her appearance in DS9’s “The Forsaken” (where she took off her wig) finally brought some depth and sympathy to the character and I never looked at her the same. Now, with Majel’s passing, I will have even more sympathy for Lwaxana when I see those TNG episodes again. I shall see her more as Deanna’s beloved parent, and — just like anyone’s parents — we are going to lose them one day so no matter how annoying they are, we should appreciate their good qualities while we still can.

My sympathy and love to her family,

539. Geeba - December 19, 2008

As said on other blogs, Majel was the keeper of the flame and first lady of Star Trek. It’s hard to learn of her passing. When you’re a longtime fan, it’s like losing a family member.

540. Blade360 - December 19, 2008

Looks like many of us met her at conventions and share our admoration for this wonderful lady. It was my honor to see her and that charming smile in person. She will live forever.


541. Vulcan927 - December 19, 2008

RIP Majel, you will be deeply missed. My heartfelt sympathies to your family and friends. May your memory live long and prosper in fans and future fans.

542. Pizza - December 19, 2008

Thank you for the memories Majel.

Hailing Fequencies out!

543. Jo Fox - December 19, 2008

The icon and prima donna of the entire Trek series. What a loss!
I watched her since the very first episode but I think her Lwuxana was the best!

544. Kirk - December 19, 2008

Yup! Kirk is my real name and I was thrilled to see a character Majel’s husband Gene created that I could get into. I can understand Majel having that rare name too. Not too many Kirks in the world.

I was just thinking how things would have been different if Majel had been allowed to play the “Number One” role she had in the first Star Trek pilot.
Nurse Chapel really was a lesser role but Majel made up for it in the long run. Good for her.

It was an important part of my childhood. Thank You!! RIP

545. Bob - December 19, 2008

Star Trek inspired millions you were many parts of it from the begining until today and always #1 and the computers voice as lwaxana troi and Genes inspiration ! You will be missed

546. Jim Nightshade - December 19, 2008

I love the many mentions of her smile and her humor and the twinkle in her eyes…I am also reminded of the voice work she did for Family Guy in the episode where Stewie miniaturizes himself in a Fantastic Voyage type vehicle..the voice of the computer is Majels, as Stewie enters Peters body to shoot and kill his sperm, to prevent a baby brother from being conceived…if anyone has not seen it keep an eye open for the episode on the many channels that show Family Guy episodes, from TNT to the Cartoon Network….its a classic and one of my faves along with the Futurama episode that spoofs Star Trek and has the voices of almost the entire main crew….Majel will indeed live on! Thanks for the smiles and love you gave all of us Majel!

547. Jim Nightshade - December 19, 2008

Oh yes to T.U.M. #482—-

Thank you for sharing with us your feelings and experiences and inspiration that Majels Troi Character had on you. I was very touched and you made me cry a second time this day….keep on loving living and laughing….and huggin…..

548. Chris M - December 19, 2008

This is very sad news. The Star Trek Community is in mourning. My deepest sympathies go out to her family.

549. Tango - December 19, 2008

I’m in shock.

I guess she has gone beyond the rim…

550. FSL - December 19, 2008

My condolences to the family. She has always had a great presence in Trek. She will be missed…

551. Ensign Hung - December 19, 2008

its a secret plot a joint Ferrengi / Klingon coalition I tell yah!!

552. Uschi - December 19, 2008

My condolences to the family.

She was a wonderful woman. We will never forget.

Mein Beileid an die Familie.

Sie war eine tolle Frau. Wir werden sie nie vergessen.


553. Pineapples101 - December 20, 2008

So sad :(

554. James - December 20, 2008

R.I.P. Majel Barrett Roddenberry

Best wishes were ever you are.

555. NTH - December 20, 2008

My sincere and heartfelt condolences to the family.I always enjoyed the relationship between Lwaxana and Deanna Troi. Mrs roddenberrys role in “The Forsaken ” was truly memorable.May she rest in peace and may perpetual light shine upon her.

556. Jonesy - December 20, 2008

And on my birthday too!

We will miss you, Lwaxana!

Hail Majel!
Hail Satan!

557. Indy Wulfe - December 20, 2008

I was lucky enough to meet Majel twice…and both times her vivaciousness and love of life made me think of “Auntie Mame”. Lwaxanna was truely the role that she was meant to play because, to me, it really did capture how she seemed to see life…”as a banquet…and most poor son of a bitches were starving to death!”. *smiles* It came through as even Nurse Chapel, with her “forbidden” quest for Spock’s affection…it was because of her that I realized that even if you never got what you wanted, you should still try for it. *chuckle* Sounds trite, I know, but she gave me a model to strive for in my own life…to never take “enough” as enough and to always push the boundries of the “acceptable”. In many ways she, and the characters that she played, was what so many of us strive to be…without limits and not afraid to grasp what we can of life, wringing the most of it, down to the last delicious drop. When I heard of her death, I cried…not because she was gone…for after such struggle and pain it would be selfish…but because never again would her light shine among us, and I think that we are lesser for it. So again, I say, Sleep well, Great Lady…you will be missed more then you know….we’ll miss you.

Though I cant keep from thinking…there are angels rolling with laughter from her wit as she looks at one of them and says “My bags, Mr. Homm!” *grins* ;)

558. aries127 - December 20, 2008

A wonderful actress who gave endearing and enduring performances for decades.

559. Kathy Ulmer - December 20, 2008

Gone but never forgotten. Loved her in ALL the parts she played over the STAR TREK years.

560. Paulo Galvão - Recife-PE-Brasil - December 20, 2008

Will begin another journey in the stars, Majel has a long and prosperous life.

561. Chuck Szymaszek - December 20, 2008

Let’s pray that the epic world called “Star Trek” never forgets what they gave to us all these years (and years to come)… I know they will have their place in the heavens and will always watch over any of the future shows/movies events.. As stated above.. the industry BETTER pay homily to the cast that has departed from us this year and in the recent years past.. Long live STAR TREK!!!

562. Christina Cherry - December 20, 2008

What an incredible woman, she will be missed the universe over.

563. Comic Book Guy - December 20, 2008

What an incredible shock. I’ve just come from watching “The Cage”, and to come online and read this is very sad.

Warp speed, Mrs Roddenberry. You will be missed, and my condolences to the family. :-( x

564. Bill King - December 20, 2008

Live Long and Prosper Nurse Chapel and Ms.Troy

565. destroyer1138 (formley asc-1138) - December 21, 2008

Right after it was announced that she would be doing the new ENT computer voice too in the upcomng movie. What a shock this is. A truly sad day and the end of an era.

My condolences to the Roddenberry family.

Just remember Majel, like Lwaxanna said “” All consciousness in the universe is one.”

Ensign: Course heading sir?
Kirk: Out there….Thatta Way!

566. Marian Ciobanu - December 21, 2008

– …R.I.P…. :-(

567. Paula - Precious Paws - CA - December 21, 2008

The First Lady of Star Trek – IS – a loving memory. What a truly fantastic role model. Majel will be missed by many all around our planet Earth. Majel an Geen were supporters of our cause, bu,t it we who salute you. Now and forever. Your legacy will live forever. Majel will be missed but NEVER forgotten!

568. Paula - Precious Paws - CA - December 21, 2008

Looks like the dog or the cats messed up my posting.
It should read…
“Majel and Gene, The Roddenberrys, were supporters of our cause, but it is we who salute you”…..

569. Edu Santiago - Bahia - Brasil - December 21, 2008

A todos os familiares de Majel e aos fans de Star Trek meus sentimentos.
Vida longa e próspera em sua nova Jornada nas Estrelas!

570. Fort - December 22, 2008

All my best to the Roddenberry family. Majel was an awesome guest at every con I attended with her there. She was friendly, warm, gracious, and funny. I’m very glad and honored to have had the chance to share an elevator with her.

571. Jennifer - December 22, 2008

This is really sad news and it is even before the holidays! May she RIP. I wonder if her ashes will be spread into space like Gene’s were? When I first read about her passing I was in shock as well as in tears. I couldn’t believe that she was ill with leukemia. She was so young! My thoughts and prayers go out to the Roddenbery family during this holiday season as well as in the new year.

572. Toddk - December 22, 2008

To anthony : Regarding #556 …unrelated and uncalled for

573. marihootie - December 22, 2008

may her muse continue to inspire, may her spirit indure; let all those never forget.

574. BRYAN JONES winnipeg manitoba canada - December 22, 2008

what a shock. the first lady of star trek for what majel and her late husband gene did with star trek and all the gadets that were toys back then and now part of our lives. tis a sad day when we lose not only a great actress but also a person who helped build the future. her loss will be missed. i never met her but have watched her in star trek many times. i hope that her ashes will be also be put into space and worse of all so close to christmas i know my wife who is a big fan may say a few comments later. live long and prosper majel.

575. MikeyinOZ - December 22, 2008

Condolences to the Roddenberry family. Majel was a chameleon-Number One,Nurse Chapel, Lwaxana Troi ,Computer all separate distinct characters. Many non-fans probably never knew she played all those characters. I will miss the computer voice the most because that was omnipresent in EVERY incarnation of Star Trek. I would like to see a book that details what happens after The Cage events and what happens to Number One on the Pike’s Enterprise. Safe journey Majel.

576. captain_neill - December 23, 2008

I am still very sad about the death of Majel, her contribution to Trek was amazing and she always seem full of life.

I was honoured to have gotten to meet her at the Vegas con this year. A great lady.

My condolences to the Roddenberry family.

577. The Carr Family - December 23, 2008

Our condolences to the Roddenberry family. You will be missed Majel. Thank you for all the wonderful characters you have portrayed over the years.

578. Pat Kyne - December 23, 2008

How very sad. She was a part of a unique entertainment phenomenon, and her legacy will live on through her work. My sincere condolences to her family and all who loved her.

579. Chris - December 24, 2008

My condolences to the Roddenberry family. Rest in peace Majel, finally reunited with Gene Roddenberry who has given us a dream to live on. I hope that some day star trek fantasy will turn into reality. Safe journey among the stars, Majel.

580. Mary Battle aka Lt Cmdr Lee May K'mpel USS Thagard - December 25, 2008

My deepest sympathies to the Roddenberry family. I used to attend Star Trek conventions as a fan and as part of a fan-based security detail and I know how much fun Majel was at these conventions. She loved doing them and will be sorely missed around the fan conventions. She was a wonderful woman with a pension for being just as much fun as her alter-ego “Lwaxana Troi”. She is with Gene now and they are both looking down on the fans and saying “energize”.

Goddess bless you Majel and keep you safe.

581. Tspoon - December 25, 2008

Sad day for me. Turned my birthday around. Really love Star Trek and Majel’s characters she played. Also her “computer voice” rings in my head as I type Rest in Peace. Tell Gene hello and thanks.

582. Melissa - December 26, 2008

Oh no…


583. Mark L. - December 27, 2008

Didn’t hear until today. Makes me think how grateful I am that Star Trek has been so much a part of my life for 42 years. The lessons portrayed…the social commentary so far ahead of its time…the heroism…the goodness of the human spirit…all on my TV and movie screen thousands of times. To Majel and Gene: May you both rest in peace. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

584. Speedy - December 28, 2008

My deepest sympathies to the Roddenberry family. I have been away and only found out about this news today. I’m sure I speak as many Trek Fans do, that Majel was truely the first lady of Star Trek and continued to wow us with all of her performances throughout the history of Star Trek. Sympathies also to all of the cast and crew that have been influenced by both Majel and Gene throughout the years of Star Trek. Thankyou both for the years that you have given all of us and may you both find each other out there beyond our realm. Warp Speed and R.I.P. Thankyou

585. Gary Barclay: "Gary (a.k.a.) Mr. Spock - December 28, 2008

Majel Barrett-Roddenberry will be greatly missed. I was able to meet her at the 2004 Star Trek convention in Los Angeles California honoring James Doohan “Scotty” for his Star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame. Majel had signed a picture for me and then she took some time to chat with me. I started to leave when she told her assistant to give me a 2nd picture of her that was different from the one that she had signed for me. Although I was able to visit her for a short time, she truly seemed like a loving and caring person.
I have a YouTube tribute made by a fan to memorialize Majel Barrett-Roddenberry on my Star Trek based MySpace page @ I have over 6,700 MySpace friends who enjoy going to my MySpace page to find information about Star Trek from how to join a Star Trek club, convention listings, other Star Trek sites like to the latest news about Star Trek.

Live long and prosper!
CAPT Gary Barclay Chief Security Officer USS Endeavour @
Starbase 06 CO @
Starfleet Command Q1 Deputy Chief Of Public Affairs @

586. Don Malone - December 28, 2008

I wish Mrs. Roddenberry’s family solace in their loss, she was the source of much imagination and entertainment over the past 43-years.

587. Rod Horsman - December 29, 2008

My Thoughts and prayers are with the Roddenberry family and friends at this difficult time.
Majel has portrayed some interesting characters over her career, but she will always hold a special place in my heart as Lwaxana.
RIP Majel.

588. Glen Akles, Loogootee, Indiana - January 1, 2009

Very much missed. irreplaceable !!!!!!

589. H. Holcomb - January 5, 2009

Thoughts and prayers to the family. I loved Majel and all she meant to Star Trek she was a beautiful person, loved her roles. May she rest in peace. Majel you will be missed by all us Star Trek fans a true loss to all of us and humanity. God Bless.

590. Dee - January 5, 2009

She always came across as a kind and sweet woman onscreen. It is a terrible loss because she was a great part of the Star Trek Universe. We will miss you – Rest in peace.

591. Linda McDermott - January 6, 2009

She will be truly missed. from a devoted fan

592. Kevin - January 8, 2009

hmmm… Godspeed. Sad… Time passes… No words…

593. Trekmatt - January 9, 2009

I’d like to send my thoughts to the whole Roddenberry family, very sad news. She will be greatly missed, RIP Majel.

594. Lou Lotta, Sr. - January 17, 2009

To the Roddenberry family my thoughts are with you. Rolls that I remember are Number One in The Cage, Nurse Chapel in the series, the computer voice in everything, Counselor Troy’s mother. She is a hard act to follow. Majel you will be missed. Now on to the cosmos with you husband Gene.

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596. mike düderbody - January 21, 2009

The very beautiful “First Lady of the Galaxy”

I offer my personally felt condolences to the Roddenberry’s of Bel-Air.

597. jeannine ( ricks sister) - January 30, 2009

i had the rare pleasure of being a relative of majels my brother was married to Dawn Gene s daughter i hd many times carried on several colorful conversations will Majel
rest your soul girl you where ajewel to talk with

I will remmeber you till we meet again. Rod your mom was a doll. she tolked of you often.

598. Stingo - May 14, 2009

Sad for sure. A real legacy. Behind every good man is a GREAT woman… This is an understatement when considering Majel… May she fly with the angels.

599. Daniel Kindschi - September 25, 2009

You will be missed by all. Rest in Peace

600. dgd - October 16, 2009

Thank you Majel Barrett-Roddenberry!

601. Mark Hazlett - December 30, 2009

So sad you were one in a million Majel, will always remember most of al your role as luazanna Troi,. Rest in peace Sweetie. xx

602. Jacob Aldaco - January 19, 2010

I only just found out today.

She was part of my childhood, as I watched TNG almost every night. I’m very sad she has left us, but alas… as someone else said… Goodnight Nurse Chapel.

Blessings for her family.

603. Graham Beadon - July 9, 2010

Im in the u.k in london when i watched the new star trek film again on skyplayer on 10/7/2010 i was shocked to see that majel barret has died to it brought tears to my eyes she was a lovely lady when she appeared in startek series. may the stars be with you and your husband and to your family i wish with all my heart and love to you all.

604. Henrik Johansson - July 29, 2010

That’s truly a loss. Some people really makes an impact.

605. Dennis lyle - December 18, 2011

The new star trek film did not seem the same with out the computer having MAJELS voice after forty years i guess like everyone else i thought she would be around for ever. Missed greatly but still living on in the many episodes she did. xxx

606. David - March 18, 2012

I knok that I am a few years late, but I just found out about her passing as I was watching Gene Roddenberry’s other sifi series, “Andromeda”. I am soory to hear that she has passed, but what I beleive is worse is that Andromeda is not talked about anywhere, and is apparently little known that both Gene and Majel was the creator of this one also. is represented by Gorilla Nation. Please contact Gorilla Nation for ad rates, packages and general advertising information.