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In memoriam: Majel Barrett-Roddenberry

It is with a sad hear that I report to all you fans out there that Majel Barrett-Roddenberry, wife of Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry, died Thursday morning from Leukemia. She was 76.

Barrett-Roddenberry played many roles in Star Trek, as ship computer’s voice, Deanna Troi’s mother Lwaxana, and other characters. She also appeared on other TV shows. While she herself didn’t create Star Trek, she was a staunch supporter of her husband’s work and this science-fiction fan favorite.

Her final work was the voice of the ship’s computer in the upcoming Star Trek movie.

RIP Majel.



Beth Kelley is an applied & digital anthropologist with an overall interest in how people engage with and are impacted by their environments and vice versa. This has manifested itself in many ways, by looking at creativity, playful spaces, built environments, and environmental enrichment, sustainability, design research, and integrative and collaborative models of learning such as through play and hands-on learning.