The Star Trek Universe lost one of its most compelling adversaries and onscreen villains as Barbara March - Lursa from The Next Generation and Star Trek Generations - passed away aged 65 from cancer. took a look at a life and career full of achievements.

March was best known for her Trek work, and she relished both the Lursa role and the fan base's enduring embrace of her character. "It's amazing," she told Ian Spelling in 1994, during an interview for the official Star Trek Generations magazine. "We were really surprised by how popular Lursa and B'Etor are. I think it's because, in one sense, these women have a great deal of power. They're very emotional, almost a bad Laurel and Hardy team. They're rebellious, strong, and can kick butt, and there just aren't that many female characters on television who control things like the Duras sisters try to do. I think all of these aspects, and the chemistry between Gwynyth and I, have helped the characters really catch on. It was wonderful to create a character on Star Trek because she wasn't a stereotypical cardboard cutout."

Our sincerest condolences from The Neutral Zone to all of Barbara's family, friends and coleagues.


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