The Late Majel Barrett-Roddenberry May Still Voice the Computer in ‘Star Trek: Discovery’

Star Trek turns fifty years old later this week, and the late Majel Barrett-Roddenberry is, as far as I know, the only performer to have appeared in every single Star Trek television series, as well as in at least one film of all three Trek film franchises. She was, to most of us, the first lady of Star Trek. And with a new series on the horizon with Star Trek: Discovery, it’s strange to think we won’t hear her voice whenever one of the new leads asks the computer for something.

Except maybe we will.

You see, the official Roddenberry twitter account tweeted out that Barrett-Roddenberry’s voice had been phonetically digitized prior to her passing, and they’re looking to do fun things with it.

So yes, we know this isn’t anything close to an official announcement (as it’s not coming from the show’s producers and is posed as a hypothetical), the fact that the new show’s computer could still retain her very distinctive voice makes my inner nerd happy on levels I can’t describe.

Here’s hoping it happens.

Trae Dorn

Trae Dorn has been staffing conventions for over twenty years, and is a co-founder of Wisconsin’s longest running Anime convention No Brand Con. Trae also wrote and drew the now completed webcomic UnCONventional, and produces the podcasts BS-Free Witchcraft, On This Day With Trae, Stormwood & Associates, and The Nerd & Tie Podcast. This leads many to ask when the hell they have time to actually do anything anymore. Trae says they have the time because they “do it all quite poorly.”

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