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Amnorix
12-19-2008, 08:51 AM
Rest in peace, Nurse Christine Chapel, a/k/a Majel Roddenberry. Wife of Star Trek founder Gene Rodenberry, she played Nurse Chapel during the original series, as well as the voice of the computer over a number of Star Trek shows.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/28300175/

seclark
12-19-2008, 08:52 AM
rip & prosper.
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Donger
12-19-2008, 09:00 AM
Sh*t.

Rausch
12-19-2008, 09:05 AM
Wow, she's been in a ton of movies/series.

http://www.roddenberry.com/images/content/majelbarrett2.jpg

talastan
12-19-2008, 09:15 AM
Wow, she's been in a ton of movies/series.

http://www.roddenberry.com/images/content/majelbarrett2.jpg

Wasn't she Counselor Troi's mother. Wow I never made the connection. RIP

Donger
12-19-2008, 09:19 AM
Wasn't she Counselor Troi's mother. Wow I never made the connection. RIP

Yes. She was also the voice of Enterprise's computer (TNG).

Crush
12-19-2008, 09:40 AM
Beam her up, Scotty.


R.I.P.

Amnorix
12-19-2008, 09:47 AM
Yes. She was also the voice of Enterprise's computer (TNG).

All series and movies, actually.

Donger
12-19-2008, 09:48 AM
All series and movies, actually.

Really? I didn't know that the computer spoke in the original series.

Amnorix
12-19-2008, 09:56 AM
Really? I didn't know that the computer spoke in the original series.

Not as common as on TNG, but yes.

There were also lots of episodes where the computer went bugger-nuts for various reasons, in which cases other (normally male) voices were employed.

Amnorix
12-19-2008, 10:01 AM
Found it. A general tribute to Majel -- how fitting. Anyway, see about the 40 second mark for one example.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fJfkYjrbPS4

Gonzo
12-19-2008, 10:03 AM
Claythan will be taking the day off work to mourn the loss I'm sure.

Donger
12-19-2008, 10:06 AM
Not as common as on TNG, but yes.

There were also lots of episodes where the computer went bugger-nuts for various reasons, in which cases other (normally male) voices were employed.

Fascinating. I stand updated. You win a new beanie.

Amnorix
12-19-2008, 10:08 AM
Hey Donger. As I recall, you've never seen an episode of TOS. Believe me, there's alot of crap in that series. ALOT of crap. But there are also some great episodes. One seems to be on Youtube in full. It's one that nearly everyone says is the best, or nearly so. Forgive the special effects, of course.

City on the Edge of Forever: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eNNQMIjjWgQ

Frazod
12-19-2008, 10:10 AM
That's too bad. RIP :(

She was also the first officer (referred to as "Number One") in the original pilot episode with Jeffrey Hunter.

And she also did the computer voice for the upcoming movie.

Ironically, both her and Leonard Nimoy were both in the pilot, and they are the only ones who are involved with the new film.

Frazod
12-19-2008, 10:11 AM
Claythan will be taking the day off work to mourn the loss I'm sure.

He's more of a Star Wars guy.

Donger
12-19-2008, 10:11 AM
Hey Donger. As I recall, you've never seen an episode of TOS. Believe me, there's alot of crap in that series. ALOT of crap. But there are also some great episodes. One seems to be on Youtube in full. It's one that nearly everyone says is the best, or nearly so. Forgive the special effects, of course.

City on the Edge of Forever: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eNNQMIjjWgQ

I can't do it.

I
Just
Can't

KCFalcon59
12-19-2008, 10:27 AM
Hey Donger. As I recall, you've never seen an episode of TOS. Believe me, there's alot of crap in that series. ALOT of crap. But there are also some great episodes. One seems to be on Youtube in full. It's one that nearly everyone says is the best, or nearly so. Forgive the special effects, of course.

City on the Edge of Forever: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eNNQMIjjWgQ

Just watched that the other day off Netflix streaming to my Xbox. Yeah that is one of the better episodes.

Braincase
12-19-2008, 10:37 AM
RIP.

She was one to always stay at the LV Hilton, where they used to have the Star Trek Experience (closed down last August). She was always kind to the fans.

Guess that means we're down to:

Bill, Leonard, Nichelle
Walter, George and Grace

Count Alex's Losses
12-19-2008, 01:03 PM
He's more of a Star Wars guy.

Actually no. I loved Star Trek before I even knew what a lightsaber was. Pretty sad day. Her voice was iconic, IMO.