Sunday, 21 December 2008

Death of an Icon

Catching up with things, I hear that Majel Barrett Roddenberry died a few days ago. It became a game to spot where she'd turn up in a series of Star Trek. It was a shame that she didn't stay as the First Officer of the Enterprise, but the original series had a few changes from the pilot screening, and that was one. The only woman on the bridge would be another icon, Nichelle Nichols; and I won't deign to include the note-passing passing floozies that wandered by the Kirk.

TOS is going the same way as that "Dad's Army" sketch: pointing and shouting "he's dead" as a character appears in shot. It comes to us all.