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Majel Roddenberry är död

Inläggav jPeMelin » fre 19 dec 2008, 07:39

den tyska Raumpatrouillegruppen pratar nu på morgonen om att Majel Roddenberry som utöver sitt äktenskap med Gene Roddenberry. hanterade hanses intellektuella ägodelar med uppföljare av Star Trek och nya serier som Andromeda och Earth: Final Conflict.

Detta fick jag veta nu från den tyska Raumpatrouillegruppen på Yahoo!.


LOS ANGELES – Majel Barrett Roddenberry, "Star Trek" creator Gene
Roddenberry's widow who nurtured the legacy of the seminal science
fiction TV series after his death, has died. She was 76. Roddenberry
died of leukemia Thursday morning at her home in Bel-Air, said Sean
Rossall, a family spokesman.

At Roddenberry's side were family friends and her son, Eugene
Roddenberry Jr.

Roddenberry was involved in the "Star Trek" universe for more than
four decades. She played the dark-haired Number One in the original
pilot but metamorphosed into the blond, miniskirted Nurse Christine
Chapel in the original 1966-69 show. She had smaller roles in all
five of its television successors and many of the "Star Trek" movie
incarnations, although she had little involvement in the productions.

She frequently was the voice of the ship's computer, and about two
weeks ago she completed the same role for the upcoming J.J. Abrams
movie "Star Trek," Rossall said.

Roddenberry also helped keep the franchise alive by inspiring fans
and attended a major "Star Trek" convention each year, Rossall said.

"I think `Star Trek' will always be her legacy," Rossall said.

"Star Trek" and its successors often focused on political and
philosophical issues of the day. Roddenberry and her husband, who
died in 1991, believed in creating "thoughtful entertainment" and
were proud of the show and the passionate devotion of its fans,
Rossall said.

"My mother truly acknowledged and appreciated the fact that `Star
Trek' fans played a vital role in keeping the Roddenberry dream alive
for the past 42 years. It was her love for the fans, and their love
in return, that kept her going for so long after my father passed
away," her son said in a statement on the official Roddenberry Web

Born Majel Lee Hudec on Feb. 23, 1932, in Cleveland, she began taking
acting classes as a child. She had some stage roles, then in the late
1950s and 1960s had bit parts in a few movies and small roles in TV
series, including "Leave It to Beaver" and "Bonanza."

She met her husband in 1964 during a guest role for a Marine Corps
drama he produced called "The Lieutenant." That same year, she was
cast in the pilot for the "Star Trek" series as the no-nonsense
second-in-command. The pilot did not appeal to NBC executives and a
second pilot was made, although parts of the original later showed up
in a two-part episode called "The Menagerie."

The couple married in Japan in 1969 after "Star Trek" was canceled.
After her husband's death, Roddenberry continued her involvement with
the "Star Trek" franchise.

She also was the executive producer for two other TV science fiction
series, "Andromeda" and "Earth: Final Conflict."
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