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majel.jpgShe’s been the voice of Star Trek computers for 40 years, and just finished work as the computer voice in the upcoming Star Trek movie, so it is sad to hear that Majel Barrett Roddenberry has passed at 76 years of age.  Some will say Star Trek isn’t Star Trek without Kirk, Spock, Picard, or Worf (I don’t know who is saying that about Worf, but whatever…), but really, the Star Trek Universe without Majel’s voice, seems a bit emptier now.

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5 Comments

  1. Schmoopie
    December 19, 2008 at 10:12 am — Reply

    Now we get to have screwed up sounding computer voices on any future ST projects …

  2. OS Perry
    December 19, 2008 at 10:13 am — Reply

    I had read that Abrahms new Trek with Paramount, due out next year, was going to use her for the voice of the Starship computer, as it should be. I wonder if she recorded all her dialog yet? Or if they will find someone else?

  3. Kirby
    December 19, 2008 at 10:25 am — Reply

    This stinks she became my voice for nearly all computers in comics like the power rings. Well she did leave a great legacy, so people won’t easily forget about her.

  4. December 19, 2008 at 12:16 pm — Reply

    Talk about a dagger. Majel Barret Roddenberry to me always ensured there was a little bit of Gene left in Star Trek. I’m glad she was able to finish her work on the new Trek before she passed, but for me the Enterprise will never be the same. I guess the ending to Star Trek III will resonate a little more strongly now …

  5. Gaumer
    December 19, 2008 at 12:30 pm — Reply

    Behind every great man; a great woman.

    IMO, the greater the man the greater the woman had to be.

    I remember her as Troi’s mom the most. Picard wouldnt flinch in the face of Romulans or the Borg but one Betazed female made him rum for the seclusion of the ready room every time she arrived.

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