Widow of ‘Star Trek’s’ Roddenberry Dies

Dec 18, 2008  •  Post A Comment

Majel Barrett Roddenberry, widow of “Star Trek” creator Gene Roddenberry, passed away Thursday in her home in Bel-Air, Calif., the Associated Press reports. Dubbed the “First Lady of Star Trek,” she appeared in many of the franchise’s series in some capacity, including Nurse Christine Chapel in the original “Star Trek” and the voice of almost every USS Enterprise computer in every spinoff series, the news service says. Roddenberry died of leukemia, the AP says.
—Sergio Ibarra


  1. That’s a huge loss. I wasn’t a fan of the original series, but as Luwaxana Troi, she was the most over the top, annoying, boisterous, spoiled, lovable character you could ever write. You could always hear the love and compassion in her voice even though she always drove her daughter, and the crew of DS9 crazy. Plus, her voice will always live on as the voice of the computer. It was always soothing, and what I wish my computer could sound like.
    RIP Mrs. Roddenberry.

  2. Majel didn’t play Luwaxana Troi.

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