Stan’s Obligatory Blog


“It’s been a hell of a ride”

Filed under: — stan @ 10:27 am

In today’s obituary pages, Majel Barrett Roddenberry has died.

Roddenberry, whose pre-”Star Trek” acting career included guest appearances on series such as “The Untouchables” and “The Lucy Show,” had no idea she was establishing a career path in science fiction when she took her first “Star Trek” role.

After “Star Trek” became a phenomenon in the ’70s, she continued on, appearing in both “The Next Generation”, and “Deep Space Nine”, as well as several of the movies. And she provided the voice of the Enterprise computer in most of the movies. And hence her assessment:

“It’s been a hell of a ride.”

Read the whole obituary here.

Our first holiday party of the season

Filed under: — stan @ 9:51 am

Last night, Susan took me to the holiday party for the Pasadena Athletic Association. This is the big bike racing club here in Pasadena. I remember them from my racing days back in the late ’70s. At the time, my impression was that they were a small local racing club, and not a huge force like they are today. The actual party reminded me a lot of the party my old club in New Jersey used to hold at the end of each year. But when I went to that party, I was 16 or 17 years old. And now I’m one of the ‘old guys’. It’s always novel to see things from the other side.

It was a nice evening.

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