Known as The First Lady of Star Trek after her marriage to Gene Roddenberry in 1969, Majel Barrett had an active role in every incarnation of Star Trek that was produced in her lifetime. Though known for the character of Nurse Christine Chapel on The Original Series and Lwaxana Troi on The Next Generation and Deep Space Nine, she had just as large of an impact behind the cameras. She voiced the computers for The Original Series, The Next Generation, Deep Space Nine, Voyager, and for two episodes of Star Trek: Enterprise as well as the 2009 Star Trek movie. She was also the original Number One in “The Cage,” which was the first unaired episode of Star Trek: The Original Series which later became “The Menagerie.”
Originally intending to be an attorney before failing one of the classes she needed, Barrett continued in her role as ambassador to Star Trek long after Roddenberry’s death in 1991. She made an effort to appear at a major convention every year, and her son, Eugene “Rod” Roddenberry confirmed her dedication to the franchise shortly after she died.
"My mother truly acknowledged and appreciated the fact that Star Trek fans played a vital role in keeping the Roddenberry dream alive for the past 42 years. It was her love for the fans, and their love in return, that kept her going for so long after my father passed away."
After Gene Roddenberry’s death, Barrett commissioned Celestis to launch her and Gene’s ashes, when the time came, on an infinite mission to deepest space. A sample of the couple’s cremated remains was sealed into a specially made capsule, and “Enterprise Flight” carried the capsule “through deep space, leaving the Earth-Moon system on a permanent celestial journey.” How fitting for Gene and Majel Barrett-Roddenbery’s final trek.