LOS ANGELES (AP) – Funeral services were held for Majel Barrett Roddenberry, “Star Trek” creator Gene Roddenberry’s widow who played Nurse Christine Chapel in the original sci-fi TV series.

Friends, family and Trekkies were among more than 250 people who attended the funeral Sunday at a Los Angeles cemetery. Roddenberry died of leukemia at her Bel-Air home Dec. 18. She was 76.

Among the mourners were “Star Trek” stars Nichelle Nichols, George Takei and Walter Koenig.

Three people wore Star Fleet Academy formal tunics, and many others sported “Star Trek” rings, pins or medallions.

Roddenberry was involved in the “Star Trek” universe for more than four decades. She played the dark-haired Number One in the original pilot, but metamorphosed into the blond, miniskirted Nurse Chapel in the 1966-69 TV series. She had smaller roles in all the show’s TV successors.


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