Thursday, December 18, 2008

Majel Barrett-Roddenberry, The Voice of Star Trek, Has Died

Majel Barrett-Roddenberry has passed away. see here. I always liked Majel in all her incarnations with Star Trek. I do wonder whatever happened to Number One though...

Funny how news of her death isn't being carried by the Major New organizations



The Moody Minstrel said...

This morning (my time) I read about it on CBC News' website. That counts as a major news organization (in Canada, at least).

dguzman said...

Wow, that's too bad.

This is my first time to comment on your blog (I think), but I wanted to say I'm sorry about your friend Josh.

Swinebread said...

moody, I wathced the NBC last night and nothing

Dguzman, thank you, he was such a great guy

Don Snabulus said...

She was pretty cool as all her characters and voices. Maybe she can become the voice of God.

Me: "Lord, please grant me the wisdom to get through this situation."

Majel: "Unable to comply."

Arkonbey said...

She also played the Dowager Empress on B-5

Everyone always forgets B-5 :(

number one went away because in the sixties the networks weren't ready for the concept of a female executive officer.

Dean Wormer said...

She never did get to hook up with Spock. The jerk didn't know what he had.

The Moody Minstrel said...

Arkonbey -

Forget B-5, are you kidding? I'm still waiting for them to release boxed sets of the 4th and 5th season here in Japan! They got as far as season 3 and then apparently gave up (or ended their contract). ARRRRGGGHHHH!!!!!!

Dean Wormer -

Yeah, but thanks to Nurse Chapel Spock got to say the ultimately un-romantic line of all time:

"Your face is wet."

Siskoid said...

Number One's story continued in some Star Trek comics.

From the Memory-Beta website (where there's more):

By 2264, Number One still served aboard the Enterprise under Pike. Following Pike's decision to accept promotion to "fleet captain" and reassignment, Number One agreed to remain behind and continue as first officer under James T. Kirk. Unfortunately, days before the change-of-command ceremony, Number One had an accident in the ship's cargo hold, where a cargo container fell onto her and crushed both her legs. Thankfully, she received prompt medical treatment from Dr. Boyce but her long recovery meant that she couldn't serve as Kirk's first officer. (TOS comic: "All Those Years Ago...")

Following her recovery, Number One finally received a command of her own. (TOS novel: Enterprise: The First Adventure)