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Old December 19 2008, 08:51 AM   #46
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Re: Majel Barrett-Roddenberry Passes

I grew up watching and listening to Majel Barrett Roddenberry. My children did too. The news of her passing has hit me harder than I can explain. It's almost as if I lost a dear friend or relative. She was always such a vital force, and to think of the world without her in makes me feel painfully empty. RIP Majel. You and Gene are both among the stars.
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Old December 19 2008, 10:21 AM   #47
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Old December 19 2008, 10:22 AM   #48
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She is such a big part of Star Trek. Many memorable characters and her Computer voice which spans all series and movies. My thoughts go out to her family.
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Old December 19 2008, 10:53 AM   #49
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I just learned about this reading through another thread... I've got to admit, it knocked me sideways.

Rest in Peace, Majel. You will be missed.
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Old December 19 2008, 12:03 PM   #50
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Re: Majel Barrett-Roddenberry Passes

Very sad indeed. I think the combination of the ever-present computer, and the larger-than-life Lwaxana, made her seem kind of immortal. Lwaxana can't die!

I met her about 18 months ago, maybe 2 years. And she seemed a bit frail, quite quiet. When I saw she did Star Trek XI I thought I thought it was great, great news. But I must admit part of me wondered if she'd be around to do XII. It's sad that just days later my fears seemed to come true.

You will be missed Majel... a true gem.
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Old December 19 2008, 01:52 PM   #51
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This is so sad, I didn't know she was sick. She did seem immortal. She was there in the very first Trek, and now the very latest. It's hard to believe she's suddenly gone like this.
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Old December 19 2008, 01:54 PM   #52
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RIP. It's a sad day.
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Old December 19 2008, 01:57 PM   #53
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I found about this suddenly on a random website; I'm deeply shocked and saddened, Majel was a fantastic continuing presence for all the Treks. RIP.
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Old December 19 2008, 03:13 PM   #54
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Condolences to her son and family, there's never a good time for this to happen, but a week before the holidays, whether you do the Christian one or not, makes it harder. All the happy people all around you.

Like any good performer, she's left the audience wanting more. I enjoy her TNG and DS9 episodes, particularly "Cost of Living". But the Odo relationship was really special also. I'm sure the cast members that knew her well are taking this hard, especially Marina Sirtis, so we wish her well also. All things must come to pass.

A beautiful woman, inwardly and outwardly, throughout her life. The Great Bird is lucky again!

I haven't read much on Gene's life, but from what I gather, I don't think Star Trek would have survived without Majel, because I wonder how Gene would have lived in her absence. She must have been a real central pillar of his life. Who knows. TNG may never have happened without her. They're both missed.
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Old December 19 2008, 03:21 PM   #55
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my deepest sympathies to the family. She'll be deeply missed, as all of her many Trek roles...
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Old December 19 2008, 04:26 PM   #56
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It's important to note (for an old guy like me), that Majel and Gene's work was as important for its focus on humanism and social consciousness as for the stories themselves. The Roddenberrys, through he medium of science fiction and in their public work, championed the rights of others, taking stands on racial harmony, religious freedom and freethought, social inequity and, through the lens of television and movies, even gay rights. Genius at work; small attempts to show that the world could be a harmonious place, that humanity was capable of more than bigotry and hatred, that Earth could be a single people regardless of their origins. Heady stuff, indeed, and unfortunately still relegated to the realm of fiction. Be at peace, Majel, and thank you for the important work, the work done while entertaining so well.
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Old December 19 2008, 06:18 PM   #57
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Such a sad shock. Thanks for everything, Mrs. Barrett-Roddenberry.

Rest in peace.
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Old December 19 2008, 07:46 PM   #58
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So sorry to hear such sad news, it's starting to feel like the end of an era.
My thoughts are with the family. She will be missed!
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Old December 19 2008, 09:46 PM   #59
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Sad news, may she rest in peace.
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Old December 19 2008, 10:10 PM   #60
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This is trully a sad and shocking news, it was so unexpected.... Majel was so great in all her characters, she will be dearly missed.

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