I discovered via Twitter this morning that Majel Barrett Roddenberry has passed away. You can read the obituary here, which gives a very nice summary of her life’s work, a life that saw her very involved with the makings of Star Trek through the years, not only as the show creator’s wife, but as a creative influence as well.
For those not familiar, she played the nurse aboard the original Enterprise and served with Captain James T. Kirk. I loved that show. As a pre-teen I spent many an after school day soaking up as much Star Trek as I could. And then she played the vivacious, unapologetic and hilarious Lwaxana Troi, mother to the character Deanna Troi in the series Star Trek: The Next Generation. I still chuckle over how she flustered Captain Picard.
Her last Star Trek role was that of the ship’s computer generated voice in the upcoming J.J. Abrams Enterprise. She will be missed.