RSS iconTwitter iconFacebook icon

The Trek BBS title image

The Trek BBS statistics

Threads: 147,704
Posts: 5,841,982
Members: 26,182
Currently online: 487
Newest member: jerlenedjimenez

TrekToday headlines

Official Starships Collection Update
By: T'Bonz on Sep 3

Star Trek Night At Fenway Park
By: T'Bonz on Sep 3

New Star Trek Merchandise
By: T'Bonz on Sep 2

Perth Mint Voyager Coins
By: T'Bonz on Sep 1

Face Off To Feature Trek Makeup
By: T'Bonz on Sep 1

Pegg Omaze Video Features Outtakes
By: T'Bonz on Sep 1

Vulcan Ale – The Genesis Effect
By: T'Bonz on Aug 31

Shatner Writing Book About Friendship With Nimoy
By: T'Bonz on Aug 31

Nimoy Documentary ON COPD In Progress
By: T'Bonz on Aug 31

Three New Star Trek Beyond Set Shots
By: T'Bonz on Aug 31

Welcome! The Trek BBS is the number one place to chat about Star Trek with like-minded fans. Please login to see our full range of forums as well as the ability to send and receive private messages, track your favourite topics and of course join in the discussions.

If you are a new visitor, join us for free. If you are an existing member please login below. Note: for members who joined under our old messageboard system, please login with your display name not your login name.

Go Back   The Trek BBS > Site Forums > TrekToday News Items

TrekToday News Items Discussion of TrekToday news items

Thread Tools
Old January 6 2009, 01:54 AM   #1
Rear Admiral
Trek Fans Pay Final Respects To Barrett-Roddenberry

Friends, family and Star Trek fans gathered on Sunday to say farewell to Majel Barrett-Roddenberry, who passed away last month.

As reported by, 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.

Co-stars from the original series who had worked with Barrett-Roddenberry were in attendance, including Nichelle Nichols, Walter Koenig and George Takei. Actors from the other four Star Trek series were on hand too, as well as other Star Trek veterans such as Rick Berman, David Gerrold and D.C. Fontana.

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 Gene Roddenberry, Richard Arnold 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!"

The memorial concluded with a video tribute of Barrett-Roddenberry's work, including a short clip from Star Trek XI where her voice can be heard as the voice of the computer.

Barrett-Roddenberry's son "Rod" Roddenberry 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.

To read more, head to the article located here.

TrekToday is offline  
Old January 6 2009, 05:45 AM   #2
Star Treks
Fleet Captain
Location: California
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.
"Every time we let ourselves believe for unworthy reasons, we weakon our powers of self-control, of doubting, of judicially and fairly weighing evidence."

- W.K. Clifford, The Ethics of Belief
Star Treks is offline  
Old January 6 2009, 05:57 AM   #3
J. Allen
Snuggle Master
J. Allen's Avatar
Location: Ohio, USA
View J. Allen's Twitter Profile
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.


Like My Little Pony? Join us at Brony Kingdom!

-= St. John of Trenton, Patron Saint of Cute Ponies =-
Bestowed upon me by Pondwater
J. Allen is offline  
Old January 6 2009, 12:32 PM   #4
Admiral Bear
Admiral Bear's Avatar
Location: Permanent away mission with the fairies
Re: Trek Fans Pay Final Respects To Barrett-Roddenberry

Nice to see a good turn out from Trek actors past and present.

RIP Majel
Admiral Bear is offline  


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

All times are GMT +1. The time now is 09:36 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
FireFox 2+ or Internet Explorer 7+ highly recommended.