Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Ma-hal? Ma-jal? I don't know, actually

Did you know that Lwaxana Troi was played by none other than Mrs. Gene Roddenberry: Majel Barret Roddenberry. How freaking cool!

She died this past December. I didn't know, but I was just reading the NY Times article published at her death:
"Ms. Roddenberry was involved in the “Star Trek” universe for more than four decades. She played the dark-haired Number One in the original pilot then metamorphosed into the blond, miniskirted Nurse Christine Chapel in the original show, which ran from 1966 to 1969.

"The character had abandoned a career in bio-research to join the starship Enterprise under the command of Captain James T. Kirk (William Shatner) in the hope of reuniting with a fiancé who had gone missing in deep space. She served as the loyal head nurse under the chief medical officer, Dr. Leonard McCoy (DeForest Kelley) and harbored an unrequited infatuation with the first science officer, Mr. Spock (Leonard Nimoy)."

She voiced the ship's computer in the original Star Trek, TNG, DS9, Voyager, Enterprise (the prequel) and most movies. 10 days before her death, it was announced that she would again be voicing the ship's computer again in the 2009 film Star Trek.

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It is so sad. She was jonesin' for some Picard, let me tell you.

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