Wednesday, January 28, 2009
Space...The Final Frontier...
Gene Roddenberry and Majel Barrett Roddenberry will finally go where no one has gone before, at least in death.
Celestis, the company that flew Gene's ashes to space in 1997, will do it again, this time adding Majel Roddenberry's ashes. Majel, who played Number One in the original Star Trek pilot and later Nurse Christine Chapel in the original series, Ambassador Lwaxana Troi in Next Generation and Deep Space Nine series and the voice of the computer thru out all incarnations of the series, died in December 2008 from Leukemia.
Susan Schonfeld, a Celestis spokeperson, added the it was the express wishes of the couple that their ashes be flown to space in special capsules, to be sent further out, never to return to Earth, surrounded by digitilized tributes from fans the world over.
This will take place next year, according to Schonfeld.
I wonder, if the capsules are ever encountered by an intelligent race in outer space; What are they going to make of this bizarre funerary ritual?