Majel Barrett-Roddenberry, the first lady of Star Trek, has been laid to rest today. She was laid to rest at a Los Angeles cemetery. The funeral service was open to the public. It was even opened for Star Trek fans, yes, many of the Star Trek fans showed up wearing Star Trek uniforms, pins, and other clothing you see in the series. Some cast members of Star Trek showed up as well. Star Trek veterans, Nichelle Nichols, Walter Koenig, and George Takei were there to mourn their friend. There was no sign of William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy being there.
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Isn’t it amazing that so many die hard Star Trek fans all over the country travelled all the way to L.A. to support a famous person they don’t even know? At a funeral? As a die hard Trekkie myself, I couldn’t even attend the funeral ’cause it would be too emotional for me. Yes, I probably would have cried if I attended the funeral. This moment is almost like Spock dying in “Star Trek II: the Wrath of Khan” but this is obviously real life.
RIP Majel, such a sad loss. We shall celebrate her work with the Star Trek computer for one last time when we see JJ Abrams new film.