Friday, December 19, 2008

Lwaxana Checks Out

It took a nudge from bDr to clue me that Majel Barrett Roddenberry died yesterday, and I'm pretty stunned by it. No one who reads this should be surprised that I am a Trekkie. For those who will watch just about any Star Trek franchise product (I draw the line at Enterprise, and I missed a lot of DS9 owing to my then-inability to schedule anything), Majel Roddenberry, pictured above with Gene Roddenberry not long before his death in 1991, was iconic--probably now more so even than Gene. I'm gonna bum on this for a while.

Which won't keep from relating my thought that a John DeLancey versus Majel Barrett Roddenberry episode of Celebrity Deathmatch could've been pretty fucking cool. Trust me, or do your own backtrace.

bDr's flawed claim that his mother-in-law is Lwaxana Troi is both true and false (and thanksnot for the visual-by-implication, bitch). I'll leave it there.

RIP, Daughter of the Fifth House, Holder of the Sacred Chalice of Rixx, Heir to the Holy Rings of Betazed.

4 comments:

bdr said...

Yes, Lwaxana 1.0 evolved into Lwaxana 7.0 whereas Oanjay 1.0 just got meaner. But they do look alike!

Swami said...

What!?! Nurse Chapel has died! Damn, I loved her! From her short-skirted days in ST-original to every other Star Trek thing she ever did! I am so glad she got to finish her computer voice part in the newest movie. What a bummer.

Swami said...

I'm back. Obsessively. I feel like I dissed Majel for talking about her short-skirted days straight away. But see, I didn't even see the pilot where she was Number One until years later - and she would have made a dynamite, dramatic Number One! It also took me about 2 years to figure out that she was the voice of the computer. Isn't it amazing the difference that videotapes and fanzines/fansites make?

So the original producers may have tried to demote her to eye-candy but she outlasted them all, earned her Sacred Chalice, ang just kept on trekking.

Good for her! I love you, Majel.

Purplestate said...

I wondered about the lack of comment on this when it went by -- but then, Landru, if you are slow, you do get there.

Did you see we're game on for Jan 18th? Clear your schedule, biznatch!

BERAND!