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Majel Roddenberry Dies At 76

timothy posted more than 5 years ago | from the her-voice-prints-will-live-on dept.

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unassimilatible writes "If there was ever a sad day for nerds, it's today, as Majel Barrett-Rodenberry has passed away. The widow of Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry is best remembered as the gorgeous Nurse Christine Chapel from the original series, the pesky and officious Lwaxana Troi from The Next Generation and Deep Space Nine, and of course the ubiquitous voice of Star Trek computers in movies, TV, and animated films (who hasn't used her voice as a system sound on their PC?). Majel also attended Star Trek conventions yearly and was a producer of Andromeda. Fortunately, Majel just finished her voice over work for the computers in J.J. Abrams' latest Trek movie. I have to admit, this made me sad, just having caught up on the entire TNG and DS9 series on DVD."

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I can has furst poest?! (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26168687)

:)

Re:I can has furst poest?! (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26168889)

Time for Pac-Man!

:) >')

Who will replace her? (5, Insightful)

iSzabo (1392353) | more than 5 years ago | (#26168689)

Her voice was unique - ironically I don't think a digital voice would do the computer justice, and posers ain't cool. :(

Re:Who will replace her? (1)

Anonymous Cowpat (788193) | more than 5 years ago | (#26168731)

Nobody can, and that's a very bad thing

Because the only modern Star Trek set before voice-interactive computers is Enterprise - so we're destined to have 15 Enterprise movies now (to make up for the DS9 & Voyager movies that we haven't had yet, and now can't have). Crap.

Re:Who will replace her? (3, Insightful)

WCLPeter (202497) | more than 5 years ago | (#26169141)

so we're destined to have 15 Enterprise movies now (to make up for the DS9 & Voyager movies that we haven't had yet, and now can't have). Crap.

Whether it's "Crap" or not depends on if they ignore the first three seasons. If they do, movies based on Enterprise could be good.

Re:Who will replace her? (1, Interesting)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26169307)

I'd rather have Enterprise than DS9 or Voyager......

Re:Who will replace her? (1)

eclectro (227083) | more than 5 years ago | (#26168747)

There's always "I'm sorry I can't [open the pod bay doors] do that, Dave" Hal.

Re:Who will replace her? (5, Interesting)

Matt Perry (793115) | more than 5 years ago | (#26169117)

Who will replace her?

Sound Forge [sonycreativesoftware.com] and a dialogue editor [wikipedia.org] . There is enough of her computer dialog from all the trek episodes and movies that an editor could splice together a variety of sentences without much effort.

Re:Who will replace her? (5, Interesting)

Tekoneiric (590239) | more than 5 years ago | (#26169363)

I'm suprised she didn't market her voice to the electronics industry for products like GPS devices.

Re:Who will replace her? (4, Interesting)

Baricom (763970) | more than 5 years ago | (#26169479)

I wouldn't be surprised if she was under a non-compete preventing exactly that.

Re:Who will replace her? (3, Interesting)

FuturePastNow (836765) | more than 5 years ago | (#26169517)

I would love to have a Star Trek -licensed GPS unit. LCARS for your car...

Number One! (5, Interesting)

Bieeanda (961632) | more than 5 years ago | (#26168691)

Let's not forget that she was cast as the first officer in the original Star Trek pilot episode too.

Re:Number One! (4, Informative)

JackieBrown (987087) | more than 5 years ago | (#26168707)

And in Babylon 5!

Re:Number One! (4, Interesting)

Zibblsnrt (125875) | more than 5 years ago | (#26169061)

I loved the kind of stealth eulogy for Gene she gave in her appearance there.

Re:Number One! (1)

Erioll (229536) | more than 5 years ago | (#26169385)

Explain please. Do you mean her statements about greatness?

Re:Number One! (5, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26168791)

Little known fact... Had the original Star Trek pilot cast gone to series and into a second season, she like Jonathan Frakes would've grown a beard.

Re:Number One! (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26169199)

and I'm referring of course to her beaver, not her face. She shaved her pussy daily. Truly a role model for women everywhere.

I know, I know, the orginal Number One (1, Insightful)

unassimilatible (225662) | more than 5 years ago | (#26168877)

But I was trying to be concise in my submission, and I did say, "best known as." Besides, I knew all you nerds would fill in the blanks.

We'll miss you, Majel. - Submitter.

Re:Number One! (1)

Haoie (1277294) | more than 5 years ago | (#26168997)

I've got to say, that's a role she's not really remembered for [but that again, that episode was really off the wall continuity wise].

In any case, she'll be missed.

Re:Number One! (1)

DustyShadow (691635) | more than 5 years ago | (#26169377)

Number One! Go take a number two!

Re:Number One! (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26169523)

I wonder if the corpse is still warm. Still time for a quickie, you know?

Other roles... (1, Insightful)

minvaren (854254) | more than 5 years ago | (#26168699)

...the one watching as the damaged Enterprise pulls into Stardock in Star Trek III...

So many roles, both on and off the camera. She will be missed.

Re:Other roles... (4, Informative)

AJWM (19027) | more than 5 years ago | (#26168817)

.the one watching as the damaged Enterprise pulls into Stardock in Star Trek III...

Nope, that was Grace Lee Whitney, Yeoman Janice Rand in the original series, and a CPO in ST IV. Apparently her brief appearance in ST III was not officially as Rand (probably for contractual reasons, I'm guessing) but her reaction makes more sense if she'd served on the Enterprise.

Re:Other roles... (1)

minvaren (854254) | more than 5 years ago | (#26169029)

I stand corrected - thanks!

Re:Other roles... (1)

mR.bRiGhTsId3 (1196765) | more than 5 years ago | (#26169329)

IV or VI. I don't remember seeing here in The Voyage Home, but I thought she served on the Excelsior in The Undiscovered Country.

Re:Other roles... (2, Interesting)

PinkyGigglebrain (730753) | more than 5 years ago | (#26169073)

Are you sure? I remember that being Grace Lee Whitney, Ensign Rand from the original series. She was definitely in ST:TMP as none other than Dr.Chapel

I know Mrs. Roddenberry was in ST4. At Star Fleet HQ ordering emergency power be redirected to medical when the Probe started screwing up the power grids on Earth.

And lets not forget her appearance in Babylon 5, as the third wife of the late Centari Emperor.

No matter who it was in ST3, I'm with you on her being missed.

Re:Other roles... (2, Informative)

grahamd0 (1129971) | more than 5 years ago | (#26169507)

Are you sure? I remember that being Grace Lee Whitney, Yeoman Rand from the original series.

There, fixed that for you.

...

I need to apologize for that. I feel dirty.

A fitting epitaph (5, Insightful)

dr_dank (472072) | more than 5 years ago | (#26168709)

Computer...

End program.

Re:A fitting epitaph (5, Funny)

donig (1380139) | more than 5 years ago | (#26168727)

She's dead, Jim.

Re:A fitting epitaph (1)

incognito84 (903401) | more than 5 years ago | (#26168739)

Ahh! I just wrote that and Slashdot told me "the exact same comment has already been posted." Great minds think alike?

Re:A fitting epitaph (3, Funny)

thatnerdguy (551590) | more than 5 years ago | (#26169553)

or fools seldom differ...

Re:A fitting epitaph (3, Insightful)

OpieTaylor (144173) | more than 5 years ago | (#26168823)

Without Majel Barrett, there can never be another Star Trek movie or show. It is forbidden.

Re:A fitting epitaph (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26168937)

That's what I said after movie Number 5 (the name that shall not be spoken). Didn't work out that time either.

Re:A fitting epitaph (1)

MobileTatsu-NJG (946591) | more than 5 years ago | (#26169021)

Without Majel Barrett, there can never be another Star Trek movie or show. It is forbidden.

The Star Trek exhibit at the Queen Mary had a shuttle ride thing, sorta like a watered-down Star Tours. If I recall, it used the voice from the Cardassian computers in DS9. It ground my teeth from a continuity point of view, but the chick doing that voice doesn't do a bad job in a more general sense.

details (4, Funny)

flynt (248848) | more than 5 years ago | (#26168715)

Were there any further details? Truly a Klingon icon.

Knock Knock... Hello Mr. Computer! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26168723)

<Knocking on the wall>
Mr. Computer...

End Program.

Her last words? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26168729)

"Self-destruct sequence commencing ..."

computer voice similarity explained (1)

heironymous (197988) | more than 5 years ago | (#26168759)

Can anyone remember the Star Trek novel that explained that it was the voice of Number One (played by Barrett) that became the voice of the Enterprise computer?

Re:computer voice similarity explained (5, Informative)

Chairboy (88841) | more than 5 years ago | (#26168855)

The Rift by Peter David
http://startrek.wikia.com/wiki/The_Rift [wikia.com]

I'm a nerd.

Re:computer voice similarity explained (1, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26169145)

and you shall be beaten accordingly
--
a bully

Re:computer voice similarity explained (2, Funny)

rhyder128k (1051042) | more than 5 years ago | (#26169189)

Nerds beating nerds, how perverse.

Re:computer voice similarity explained (1)

Teresita (982888) | more than 5 years ago | (#26168903)

Majel Inside -- run your applications at Warp Speed!

c'mon ppl,this is really sad,please hold the jokes (1, Insightful)

unix_geek_512 (810627) | more than 5 years ago | (#26168777)

Out of respect for Majel Roddenberry, her family, friends, Gene Roddenberry's legacy and Star Trek itself *please* save your jokes for another day.

My condolences to her Son, the rest of her family, friends and all who loved her.

May she rest in peace.

Thank you

Re:c'mon ppl,this is really sad,please hold the jo (5, Interesting)

l0ungeb0y (442022) | more than 5 years ago | (#26168827)

Out of respect for the dearly departed, please... DO MAKE ALL THE JOKES YOU CAN THINK OF. Only a self important sourpuss would want people crying over their passing.

I'm going to do what Scotty would have done: Drink a bottle of something good and bask in the fond memories.

Re:c'mon ppl,this is really sad,please hold the jo (5, Insightful)

M1rth (790840) | more than 5 years ago | (#26169033)

No shit.

The best way to memorialize someone isn't to cry boo-hoo over the fact that they died... but to celebrate what they gave us in their life. I'm sure there are an absolute ton of wonderful stories about her, and if you feel the need to make a joke related to her career... you validate her career and life by doing so.

"She's dead, Jim." But at the same time the memories of her live on, and all she contributed to our lives will not be soon forgotten.

Raise a glass and make a toast: to Majel Barrett-Roddenberry, who Boldly Went Where No Woman Had Gone Before starting at the very beginning.

Re:c'mon ppl,this is really sad,please hold the jo (4, Interesting)

Zibblsnrt (125875) | more than 5 years ago | (#26169085)

Having (briefly) met her once, I think she'd appreciate the cascade of awful, awful Trek jokes that would spring up at the news of something like this.

Or the Scotty route, which ideally done results in a thundering hangover and the inability to find at least half your clothes.

Re:c'mon ppl,this is really sad,please hold the jo (1)

rhyder128k (1051042) | more than 5 years ago | (#26169197)

Now we just need the TOS "comedy" music to play after every howler. duh-duhdudludu du du du.

Re:c'mon ppl,this is really sad,please hold the jo (3, Insightful)

shanen (462549) | more than 5 years ago | (#26169215)

I agree with the reasoning, but I still can't manage it. The news does fill me with sadness and makes me feel quite old, too. Shatner/Kirk is relatively well preserved--and sometimes he looks ancient.

I regard TOS as a great epoch and a total fluke that it was associated with NBC. The production of TOS was practically a war with their ostensible sponsors, and now they great people of those days are leaving us. Meanwhile, NBC staggers on with such brilliant strategies as dumping prime time on Jay Leno. Hey, if you can't win, you might as well get out of the game, eh?

Anyway, I want to be optimistic about the future. I actually think part of the optimism of TOS was related to the idealism that ran amok during the Kennedy period. Now I wonder if Obama can create such an atmosphere on the wreckage that Dubya is leaving behind? The wild oscillations of America's political system seem to be completely out of control these days...

Re:c'mon ppl,this is really sad,please hold the jo (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26169105)

So true, everyone should watch this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fsHk9WC7fnQ

Re:c'mon ppl,this is really sad,please hold the jo (1)

PinkyGigglebrain (730753) | more than 5 years ago | (#26169163)

I'm with you and Scotty.

Drink to her memory, drink to the life she lived, and have another for all the times she made me laugh, smile, or just glade to hear her voice.

We'll all miss her, but we'll also remember her.

Re:c'mon ppl,this is really sad,please hold the jo (1)

Dr Caleb (121505) | more than 5 years ago | (#26169493)

>I'm with you and Scotty.

>Drink to her memory, drink to the life she lived, and have another for all the times she made me laugh, smile, or just glade to hear her voice.

>We'll all miss her, but we'll also remember her.

I shall look for something appropriately Grrrrreen.

(If you don't get that, you haven't paid attention to Star Trek)

Re:c'mon ppl,this is really sad,please hold the jo (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26169339)

Here, here!

Why wasn't a tricorder used in time?

Must have felt other-worldly to have been in so many Star Trek episodes!

But, in reference to the question in the main post, "who hasn't used her voice as a system sound on their PC?", me.

Re:c'mon ppl,this is really sad,please hold the jo (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26169559)

Out of respect for the dearly departed, please... DO MAKE ALL THE JOKES YOU CAN THINK OF.

OK!

She made beautiful music in life. Now, instead of a composer, she is a decomposer.

She's a stiff who is giving me a stiffie.

After all those petite mortes she gave me now she got the grande morte!

Now that she's nothing but a bag of bones I'd like to give her another bone.

Re:c'mon ppl,this is really sad,please hold the jo (1)

fracai (796392) | more than 5 years ago | (#26168873)

Won't matter. Betazoids know what you're thinking either way.

Re:c'mon ppl,this is really sad,please hold the jo (1, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26168921)

Unless you're a Ferengi.

Re:c'mon ppl,this is really sad,please hold the jo (0, Flamebait)

Vellmont (569020) | more than 5 years ago | (#26168909)

Why is it so sad? People die every day, most of which I've never heard of. Do you feel sad for every one of them? I'd hope not.

I didn't know her, and never met her. she died maybe a few years to young, but such is life. She was on a television show that I've watched. I guess I don't feel that's enough reason to be sad about her death.

I find it a little odd that you want everyone to behave as if it was their own mother that died.

Re:c'mon ppl,this is really sad,please hold the jo (1)

MobileTatsu-NJG (946591) | more than 5 years ago | (#26169041)

Why is it so sad? People die every day, most of which I've never heard of. Do you feel sad for every one of them?

No, he's showing respect for people that have touched his life.

Why do I feel like you're Data and I'm Riker? Dammit.

Re:c'mon ppl,this is really sad,please hold the jo (1)

renegadesx (977007) | more than 5 years ago | (#26169097)

A Kirk/Spock comparision would have been more appropiate

Re:c'mon ppl,this is really sad,please hold the jo (2, Insightful)

ArcherB (796902) | more than 5 years ago | (#26169365)

A Kirk/Spock comparision would have been more appropiate

Actually, a Spock/Bones comparison would have been better.

Re:c'mon ppl,this is really sad,please hold the jo (1)

Dr Caleb (121505) | more than 5 years ago | (#26169503)

Anyone up for a good car analogy?

Re:c'mon ppl,this is really sad,please hold the jo (0, Flamebait)

zoe23 (1269742) | more than 5 years ago | (#26169019)

Fuck you nigger nerd.

Re:c'mon ppl,this is really sad,please hold the jo (1)

xPsi (851544) | more than 5 years ago | (#26169413)

Everyone mourns in different ways. Laugh, cry, tell jokes, be quiet, scream out, whatever you are compelled to do. However, I don't suggest judging the mourning styles of others.

Re:c'mon ppl,this is really sad,please hold the jo (1)

qortra (591818) | more than 5 years ago | (#26169513)

Funny you should mention this - I was about to comment about how impressed I was with just how respectful the entire Slashdot crowd has been so far. There have been plenty of jokes, but every one that I've seen is in good taste, and there have been no specifically defamatory comments (as there so often are).

I don't think that people should necessarily hold off on the jokes - just imagine that Magel and her family were reading your post, and you should be good to go. In other words, don't write anything that you wouldn't want the departed or her family to read.

Re:c'mon ppl,this is really sad,please hold the jo (1)

aukset (889860) | more than 5 years ago | (#26169543)

Boy, you'd never make it in EMS...

The jokes are not for the departed, they are for those of us who still remain and have to live on with the memories. If it is disrespectful to take care of one's self, then so be it. They are dead, they won't care. Trust me.

Roddenberry (3, Funny)

stokessd (89903) | more than 5 years ago | (#26168799)

Isn't that one of the syrup flavors at IHOP?

Sheldon

Re:Roddenberry (0, Flamebait)

Guitarist4096 (1421273) | more than 5 years ago | (#26168875)

How lame and rude.. Why are half of the comments on here already making lame and inappropriate comments about the passing of a wonderful woman who has captivated our minds and our hearts for 40 years?

Re:Roddenberry (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26168911)

You're new here, aren't you?

Re:Roddenberry (1)

Tablizer (95088) | more than 5 years ago | (#26169031)

Isn't that one of the syrup flavors at IHOP?

Only if it's been sittin' round too long.

Re:Roddenberry (4, Interesting)

ArcherB (796902) | more than 5 years ago | (#26169401)

Isn't that one of the syrup flavors at IHOP?

Sheldon

Actually, the Roddenberry from an episode of Futurama that they were looking for when they were starving after leaving the planet of moochers. It was intended as reference to Gene Roddenberry (if I have to tell you who he is, please remove your SlashDot account!)

Also, the title, "The Problem with Popplers" was in reference to "The Trouble with Tribbles", a Star Trek episode.

"the pesky and officious Lwaxana Troi" (2, Insightful)

MWDrexel (1367787) | more than 5 years ago | (#26168809)

Turn in your card.

"Death is that state... (5, Insightful)

Azgaard (950415) | more than 5 years ago | (#26168811)

in which one exists only in the memory of others." - Natasha Yar

Thankfully we have DVDs.

God speed Majel. Say hi to Gene for us.

Re:"Death is that state... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26169013)

You do know that she is dead, right? So who are you talking to?

Re:"Death is that state... (1)

msobkow (48369) | more than 5 years ago | (#26169185)

A fitting quote at a sad time. The Star Trek and other universes will never be the same without her.

However, I doubt we've seen the end of Star Trek the movies. Hopefully they've plenty of audio footage of her doing the computer so we don't have to suffer a poor imitation.

if there was ever a time.. (-1, Flamebait)

fermion (181285) | more than 5 years ago | (#26168847)

If there was ever a time to end the franchise, it is now. The one continuous presence was Barrett as the computer. Without her, there simply is no point to the show...

Not that there has been a point for the past several years, other than money.

Re:if there was ever a time.. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26169177)

fermion
I am fairly No one has ever tied you down, propped open your eyes and forced you to watch anything star trek against your will.
Please, feel free to never watch again.

I on the other hand still enjoy the shows in all their variations and will appreciate more.

Thank you! (1)

Khan (19367) | more than 5 years ago | (#26168883)

Majel,
Thank you for all of your contributions to Star Trek and Sci Fi in general. No computer ever sounded better. You will be missed.

-k

Re:Thank you! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26169289)

KHAAAAN!

Little known fact (3, Interesting)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26168927)

The couple married in Japan in 1969 after "Star Trek" was canceled.

The wedding party was naked.

Re:Little known fact (-1, Troll)

dr_dank (472072) | more than 5 years ago | (#26169457)

They were married by Rabbi Goatse and a reception of punch and hot grits followed.

May I be the first to say... (2, Funny)

Brooklynoid (656617) | more than 5 years ago | (#26168929)

"She's dead, Jim"

Re:May I be the first to say... (5, Funny)

Teresita (982888) | more than 5 years ago | (#26168949)

"She's dead, Jim"

No, it's "She's dead, get off her Jim!"

Re:May I be the first to say... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26169045)

KHAAAAAN!!!

Iconic... (4, Insightful)

sirroc (1157745) | more than 5 years ago | (#26168947)

My wife and I were just discussing her the other evening; while watching WALL-E. Feeling sad that pixar didn't cast her as the voice of the ship's computer. Instead we got a vague homage to Alien in Sigourney Weaver.

What I am now coming to realize by digesting this sad news; is that playing the voice of such a seemingly mundane role -of a starship's computer, Has become an icon of the Sci-Fi genre. While certainly not the first to play such a role. She certainly changed the entire paradigm of how the role was portrayed.

Her efforts to continue her husbands work and support of the genre will be sorely missed.

Re:Iconic... (5, Funny)

cavefrog (1015175) | more than 5 years ago | (#26169167)

"My wife and I were just discussing her the other evening; while watching WALL-E. Feeling sad that pixar didn't cast her as the voice of the ship's computer. Instead we got a vague homage to Alien in Sigourney Weaver."

Hmm. And Sigourney Weaver played the part of Gwen DeMarco in Galaxy Quest [imdb.com] - a person who's job it was to repeat what the computer was saying.

Vale, Majel (1)

Nefarious Wheel (628136) | more than 5 years ago | (#26168961)

Vale, Majel. You were sexy, you were smart. And you kept the good man inspired. We owe you, take it out of the karma bank.

Good night... (1)

Draconi (38078) | more than 5 years ago | (#26168981)

...sweet princess.

"Destruct sequence completed and engaged.... (1)

BadEvilYoda (935532) | more than 5 years ago | (#26168985)

awaiting final code for one-minute countdown."

Here's to Ms.Lwaxana Troi (3, Insightful)

Bananatree3 (872975) | more than 5 years ago | (#26169015)

"Every one of us has a thousand different kinds of... of little people inside of us. And some of them want to get out and be wild, and some want to be sad or happy or inventive or... or even just go dancing. That's why we all have so many different urges at different times. And all those different little people inside of us... we must never be afraid to take them with us, wherever we go."

"Life's true gift is the capacity to enjoy enjoyment."

Thank you for your humor, your kindness and quirky insights into life.

Re:Here's to Ms.Lwaxana Troi (1)

BrowserCapsGuy (872795) | more than 5 years ago | (#26169165)

Um, you're quoting a character, not the woman herself. Still, I think that was one of my favorite lines of Lwaxana's.

Death of Star Trek .. yes (-1, Flamebait)

tg123 (1409503) | more than 5 years ago | (#26169071)

Dearly beloved .. etc

.. condolences .. very sad

right !!! two things

Hopefully this means no more Star Trek and no more beam me up Scotty ???

always thought the beam me up business was a poor plot device.

( [ ducks ] fears for his life - sh*t it was a joke.)

We will miss you. (1)

ZonkerWilliam (953437) | more than 5 years ago | (#26169171)

I've never seen anyone more dedicated to keeping her husbands dream, and those of us who shared in it, alive.

Second star to the right and straight on till morning!

Condolences (1)

QAPete (717838) | more than 5 years ago | (#26169173)

She was well-liked and highly-respected, and through her acting, was a part of the fabric of "me." RIP, Majel, and my condolences to her family and friends.

Sorry to hear it (1)

east coast (590680) | more than 5 years ago | (#26169243)

Godspeed Majel.

Though.. (3, Interesting)

Seraphim_72 (622457) | more than 5 years ago | (#26169319)

Though HAL was the voice of AI, I had always hoped that we would be able to get to the point where we could perfectly replicate her voice. It would have been fitting that in the 24th century that her voice really would have been the voice of the computer. God Speed and God Bless Majel, we are all richer for your life here.

Seraphim

To mourn...perchance, to celebrate a life (1)

GlobalMind (597374) | more than 5 years ago | (#26169361)

I'll rephrase say what I posted when Gene passed: May she live long and prosper in a better place.

Things like this... (5, Insightful)

patryn20 (812091) | more than 5 years ago | (#26169397)

...make you realize just what you take for granted. That voice was the same from day one. Yet it never dawned on me there was a person (and, it turns out, a relatively prominent one) behind that sound. Another talent gone. Another memory created. Another ubiquitous item in our lives that will have to be replaced. The voice will never be the same. Godspeed, Majel.

Re:Things like this... (4, Funny)

lilomar (1072448) | more than 5 years ago | (#26169441)

Godspeed, Majel.

Is that warp-eight, or -nine?

Majel, we'll miss you! (1)

bgibby9 (614547) | more than 5 years ago | (#26169407)

The trek world will never be the same!

Always a fan (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26169411)

I was lucky enough to meet her in person at a convention in Omaha back in '93. She signed hundreds of autographs that day. Sad day for Sci-Fi fans around the world (universe).

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