Star Trek's Number One Dies
Majel Barrett, the tall beauty who appeared in 33 episodes of the original Star Trek
series, died of leukemia today in her Bel Air home; she was 76. After portraying the ill-starred Captain Christopher Pike's Number One officer in the show's pilot, Barrett more often played USS Enterprise Nurse Christine Chapel -- and her speech was sometimes heard as the Enterprise's computer voice.
Barrett also worked in the seemingly endless film and TV reincarnations of the show.
According to IMdB.com, she and Leonard Nimoy were the only two cast members to appear in both the first and last episodes of the original series. Barrett was married to Star Trek's creator, the late Gene Roddenberry.
Get the This Week's Top Stories Newsletter
Every week we collect the latest news, music and arts stories — along with film and food reviews and the best things to do this week — so that you’ll never miss LA Weekly's biggest stories.
- At the Epicenter of L.A. Gang Wars, Rival Properties Are Busted
Fri., Nov. 27, 7:30pm
Sat., Nov. 28, 12:00am
Sat., Nov. 28, 7:30pm
Sun., Nov. 29, 11:30am
- Los Angeles Neighborhoods Offer Some Upward Mobility
- Yes, Most of the Nation's Worst Freeways Are in L.A.