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  • Majel Barrett-Roddenberry has died

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20081218/...el_roddenberry

    Rest in Peace Majel.

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    "Jan Schroeder is insane" - J. Michael Straczynski, March 2008

    The Station: A Babylon 5 Podcast

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      Jonas Kyratzes | Lands of Dream

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      • #4
        Wow...... I'm speechless.
        All generalizations are false, including this one.

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        • #5
          Another moves beyond the rim. I am sadden by this news as well.
          "Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, Champagne in one hand - strawberries in the other, body thoroughly used up, totally worn out and screaming WOW - What a RIDE!"

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          • #6
            [speechless] Rest in peace, Majel.
            It's easy to find something worth dying for. Do you have something worth living for?
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            • #7
              Here is the official announcement from the Roddenberry.com site.

              Jan
              "As empathy spreads, civilization spreads. As empathy contracts, civilization contracts...as we're seeing now.

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              • #8
                Damn. I was so happy for her when I heard she was the computer voice for the new movie.

                I met her at a con once, and she was nice and pleasant to everyone of the hundreds of people waiting in line to see her. A real class act.
                Last edited by glindros; 01-09-2009, 01:39 PM.
                What a wonderful world you live in. -
                Yeah, well, the rent is cheap, the pay is decent and I get to make my own hours.

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                • #9
                  Sad News: Majel Barrett Roddenberry Dies At 76

                  Majel Barrett Roddenberry Dies At 76
                  By MICHAEL HINMAN
                  Source: SyFy Portal
                  Dec-18-2008

                  Majel Barrett Roddenberry, who entertained generations of fans through her various roles in Star Trek, and was the widow of "Star Trek" creator Gene Roddenberry, died Thursday morning at home. She was 76.

                  Mrs. Roddenberry had leukemia, a family spokesman told SyFy Portal. The "First Lady of Star Trek" was surrounded by friends and her son, Eugene Roddenberry Jr. when she passed away just after 3 a.m. ET.

                  Mrs. Roddenberry got her start in the 1950s taking on roles in shows like "Leave it to Beaver," "Bonanza" and "The Lucy Show," but it would be Star Trek she would be best known for. She appeared in the original pilot as "Number One," the second in command of the Enterprise under Christopher Pike, a move that angered NBC brass of the 1960s who in turn demanded Gene Roddenberry to recast her.

                  Gene Roddenberry used to joke they also demanded he get rid of the devil-like alien played by Leonard Nimoy, so he convinced the network to keep Spock, and he married Number One.

                  Majel Barrett would remain a part of Star Trek, however, as Nurse Chapel in the original series (donning a blonde wig) and later as Lwaxana Troi in "Star Trek: The Next Generation." She also was the longtime voice of the Enterprise computer, and was even expected to voice the computer for J.J. Abrams' upcoming "Star Trek XI," a role she was able to complete before her death.

                  "Over the course of their more than quarter-century love affair, she became not only Gene's partner, but also his creative muse," the family said in a statement.

                  Following her husband's death in 1991, Mrs. Roddenberry would go on to develop some of the Great Bird's other series ideas, playing a key role in the launch of "Earth: Final Conflict" and "Andromeda" in the late 1990s into syndication.

                  After the run of those shows, Mrs. Roddenberry retired from show business, though she would occasionally voice the Enterprise computer in video games and even in parodies like Fox's "Family Guy."

                  Funeral plans are incomplete, but 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 Mrs. Roddenberry's love for animals and dedication to animal rescue.

                  Precious Paws can be reached at 18034 Ventura Blvd., Suite 430, Encino, Calif., 91316, or at www.preciouspaws.org. Donations can be made to CARE at P.O. Box 56631, Sherman Oaks, Calif., 91403, or at www.care4pets.org.

                  The staff of The SyUniverse Group Inc., parent corporation of SyFy Portal, wishes to extend its heartfelt condolences to the entire Roddenberry family, including Eugene Roddenberry, and the many friends of the family in the loss of a most amazing spirit, mother and entertainer.

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                  • #10
                    I just read that this morning. Very sad
                    Flying around the room under my own power.

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                    • #11
                      Since she was a guest star in a pivotal episode of B5, I'm going to combine this thread with the one already started in the Babylon 5 Forum.

                      Jan
                      "As empathy spreads, civilization spreads. As empathy contracts, civilization contracts...as we're seeing now.

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                      • #12
                        Sorry to hear this. She was a talented, nice person who will be missed.
                        no boom today . . .

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                        • #13
                          I could kick myself as I had the chance to say hello to her about a year ago when she was over in the UK.

                          And so we endure another loss...
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                          Yes, I still collect Laserdiscs!!
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                          • #14
                            Memorial Video for Majel Barrett-Roddenberry

                            The Roddenberry family posted a memorial video for Majel Barrett-Roddenbery at http://www.roddenberry.com/

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