Meet Majel Barrett-Roddenberry - The “First Lady of Star Trek”
Why is she important to Star Trek?
She has a role in every Star Trek incarnation: Nurse Christine Chapel in TOS and TAS, Dr. Chapel in the following motion picture, (Number One in the Original Series Pilot, “The Cage”), Commander Chapel in Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home, TNG / DS9 / VOY as Lwaxana Troi, and even made her way into the 2009 reboot of Star Trek as - along with almost every other iteration, series and movie - the iconic ship computer voice.
Literally, she is the voice of the Enterprise. If that’s not cool enough I don’t know what is
She is the only actor to have a role in all six televised Star Trek series. She even beat Worf (who just seems to show up everywhere!)
I love that Lady Morella was played by Majel Barrett. She had roles in many of Gene Roddenberry’s projects during his life and after his death, but to appear on Babylon 5 was such a beautiful goodwill gesture despite the perceived rivalry between the two franchises.