‘Star Trek’ Casts Familiar Computer Voice
Majel Barrett-Roddenberry, who has been a part of every incarnation of her husband Gene Roddenberry’s Star Trek, has signed on to reprise her role as the computer voice in J.J. Abrams’ Star Trek according to Variety.
As an actress, Majel Barrett was cast as Number One in the original television pilot but NBC had issues with a female as the second-in-command. She was recast as Nurse Christine Chapel for the three seasons of the series and animated show that followed. She did a variety of voices for the show including the computer.
She reprised the computer voice for Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, and Star Trek: Voyager. Her voice work was also heard in the feature films and she appeared as Chapel in Star Trek: The Motion Picture and Star Trek: IV: The Voyage Home.
Barrett-Roddenberry also played Lwaxana Troi in TNG and DS9.