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.


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!