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TrekToday January 6 2009 02:54 AM

Trek Fans Pay Final Respects To Barrett-Roddenberry
 
Friends, family and <i>Star Trek</i> fans gathered on Sunday to say farewell to <font color=yellow>Majel Barrett-Roddenberry</font>, who passed away last month.<p>As reported by <A class="link" HREF="http://trekmovie.com">TrekMovie.com</A>, a crowd of approximately three hundred came to the memorial service held at the Hall of Liberty at Forest Lawn in the Hollywood Hills on Sunday. <p>Co-stars from the original series who had worked with Barrett-Roddenberry were in attendance, including <font color=yellow>Nichelle Nichols</font>, <font color=yellow>Walter Koenig</font> and <font color=yellow>George Takei</font>. Actors from the other four <i>Star Trek</i> series were on hand too, as well as other <i>Star Trek</i> veterans such as <font color=yellow>Rick Berman</font>, <font color=yellow>David Gerrold</font> and <font color=yellow>D.C. Fontana</font>. <p>Speakers at the service spoke of Barrett-Roddenberry's generosity and her love for animals, which found her frequently bringing home stray animals. Her boisterous spirit was noted and former assistant to <font color=yellow>Gene Roddenberry</font>, <font color=yellow>Richard Arnold</font> related the story of how she got the role of Lwaxana Troi, saying that her husband told her, "We have the perfect part for you...and you won't even have to act!"<p>The memorial concluded with a video tribute of Barrett-Roddenberry's work, including a short clip from <i>Star Trek XI</i> where her voice can be heard as the voice of the computer. <p>Barrett-Roddenberry's son <font color=yellow>"Rod" Roddenberry</font> announced that a contribution would be made to the San Diego Zoo for what will be the "Majel Barrett-Roddenberry Tiger Maternity Ward," in recognition of Barrett-Roddenberry's love of animals. He also announced that the Celestis Memorial Spaceflights would fly the ashes of both Gene and Majel Roddenberry into space in 2012.<p>To read more, head to the article located <A class="link" HREF="http://trekmovie.com/2009/01/04/star-trek-fans-and-colleagues-say-goodbye-at-barrett-roddenberry-public-memorial/">here</A>.<center></center>

Star Treks January 6 2009 06:45 AM

Re: Trek Fans Pay Final Respects To Barrett-Roddenberry
 
Sounds like a wonderful memorial... I wish I could have been there, but I know a lot of fans were there in spirit.

J. Allen January 6 2009 06:57 AM

Re: Trek Fans Pay Final Respects To Barrett-Roddenberry
 
Majel was a warm, personable and good hearted woman. I'm not surprised so many wanted to pay their respects.
You will be missed, Majel. You were one classy lady. :(


J.

Admiral Bear January 6 2009 01:32 PM

Re: Trek Fans Pay Final Respects To Barrett-Roddenberry
 
Nice to see a good turn out from Trek actors past and present.

RIP Majel


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