Everyone's been talking about Bettie Page
's recent death. I felt almost guiltily unphased by it, especially considering that I cried when I heard Bernie Mac
Tonight I burst into tears upon reading that Majel Barrett (Gene Roddenberry's wife) passed away
I'm a latecomer to Star Trek
; even though the original series did make an impression on me as a little kid, it was of alien go-go boot sexiness and little else. It was only after Delia
and I watched Trekkies that I got drawn in and we watched all of Next Generation from beginning to end. Gene and Majel Roddenberry's work and values have come to mean a lot to me; I'm thankful and inspired by the positive and progressive ways Star Trek depicts gender, sexuality, aging and ethics.
Whenever I see Majel on tv, a burst of love, appreciation and adoration swells up inside of me and I SCREAM it to her.
Her characters are inspirations to me and the work she and Gene Roddenberry did together and legacy they've left behind are models of working relationships, vision, humanitarianism and hope that make me feel richer, happier, and better about myself and other people.
We'll miss you, Majel.
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