Majel Barrett Roddenberry, once called "The First Lady of Star Trek" by the Chicago Tribune, has died. She played various roles in the original series, but you probably know her voice if you've caught an epidode of any of them:
Roddenberry had another distinction: Beginning with the original series, she supplied the coolly detached voice of the USS Enterprise's computer -- something she did on the various "Star Trek" series.
She also was the voice of the Starship Enterprise for six of the 10 "Star Trek" movies that have been released, as well as the 11th, which is due out next year.
I keep waiting for voice-actuated computers to become the norm, and I wouldn't even mind if it talked back to me if it had Majel's voice. Here's a tribute to her: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fJfkYjrbPS4
Oh, yeah. Mark Felt died, too. Phhht.