Posts Tagged ‘star trek’

Roddenberry’s In Space…

Tuesday, January 27th, 2009

CELEBRITY NEWS

Gene Roddenberry, wife to spend eternity in space

 

Majel Barrett and Gene Roddenberry

 

The Associated Press
January 27, 2009

 

LOS ANGELES — The creator of “Star Trek” and his wife will spend eternity together in space. Celestis Inc., a company that specializes in “memorial spaceflights,” said Monday that it will ship the remains of Gene Roddenberry and Majel Barrett Roddenberry into space next year.

 

The couple’s cremated remains will be sealed into specially made capsules designed to withstand the rigors of space travel. A rocket-launched spacecraft will carry the capsules, along with digitized tributes from fans. The Roddenberrys’ remains _ and the spacecraft _ will travel ever deeper into space and will not return to earth, company spokeswoman Susan Schonfeld said.

 

After Gene Roddenberry died in 1991, his wife commissioned Celestis to launch a part of his remains into space in 1997. She died Dec. 18, 2008.

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Obit…Majel Barrett Roddenbery

Friday, December 19th, 2008

OBITUARY

Majel B. Roddenberry dies at 76; wife of ‘Star Trek’ creator was voice of the Enterprise

 

Majel Barrett and Gene Roddenberry

Majel Barrett and Gene Roddenberry

 

By Dennis McLellan
Los Angeles Times
December 19, 2008

 

Majel Barrett Roddenberry, the widow of Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry and an actress whose longtime association with the Star Trek franchise included playing Nurse Christine Chapel in the original series, died early Thursday morning. She was 76.    (Click on ‘Continue Reading’ for more)

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George Takei Marries…

Monday, September 15th, 2008

LGBT NEWS

George Takei marries longtime partner

 

 

Star Trek stars Nichelle Nicols, left, and Walter Koenig, right, pose with Brad Altman, second from left, and George Takei at the National Center for the Preservation of Democracy in Los Angeles on Sunday. Takei and Altman were married at the center. (Mario G. Reyes / AP)

 

‘Star Trek’ star, Brad Altman wed in multi-cultural ceremony

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The Associated Press
Mon., Sept. 15, 2008
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LOS ANGELESGeorge Takei and his longtime partner, Brad Altman, have agreed to live long and prosper together.

 

Takei, 71, and Altman, 54, were married Sunday in a multicultural ceremony at the Japanese American National Museum that featured a Buddhist priest, Native American wedding bands, a Japanese Koto harp and a bagpipe procession.   (Click on ‘Continue Reading’ for more)

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