They were both played by Majel Barrett-Roddenberry, but I can't remember if she ever interacted with a Federation computer. Which would be a nice in-joke if it happened.

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    Nice question! I never thought about this. – Todd Wilcox May 23 '16 at 18:22
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    Lwaxana Troi was played by Majel Barrett? My mind is blown. – Molag Bal May 23 '16 at 18:35
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    She was also the first officer ("Number One") in the original pilot "The Cage" – NKCampbell May 23 '16 at 19:10
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    I wonder if people who record telephone voice menus have a similar experience when they dial in to a company they recorded for (and eg tell themselves "to pay your bill, press 2...") – Crashworks May 23 '16 at 20:13
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    @Crashworks It is weird - especially when you forgot that you recorded it, or if you recorded it for a client (as the phone system vendor) and you forgot and you call the client and get the phone tree and it takes you 30 seconds to realize you're talking to yourself. – Todd Wilcox May 23 '16 at 20:21


Twice in fact.

From TNG Season 2 Episode 19, Manhunt (transcript here):

LWAXANA: Hello, computer? Is Commander Riker still on the Bridge?
COMPUTER: Negative. Riker is currently in holodeck three.
LWAXANA: Holodeck? Where is that?
COMPUTER: Follow the comm. panel lights. They will lead you there.

From TNG Season 5 Episode 20, Cost of Living (transcript here):

LWAXANA: I'll bet you've never been to a colony of free spirits.
ALEXANDER: What do they do there?
LWAXANA: Whatever they want. Artists, philosophers, free thinkers and people who don't quite fit other people's rules. Personally, I come for the mud baths. You, oh, you're going to adore the mud baths. Computer? I'm assuming you have the Parallax Colony of Shiralea VI?
COMPUTER: That programme is available.
LWAXANA: Oh, good. Then run it for us, dear.

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    Ha! She even called herself "dear" – colmde May 25 '16 at 8:40

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