Majel Barratt Roddenberry dies
The BBC website reports that Majel Barratt Roddenberry has died, at the age of 76.
Majel Barratt appeared in the original Star Trek pilot as a brunette number 2 to the Enterprise’s Captain Pike. When the series was commissioned she become the blonde-haired Nurse Chappell, working beside Doctor McCoy.
She also appeared in later series, most prominently playing Deanna Troi’s mother in Star Trek: The Next Generation.
The success of Star Trek has often been attributed to her dedication to fans, not least her constant presence at Trek conventions.
Her husband, Gene Roddenberry, who originated Star Trek, died in 1991.
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