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jojo54 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 10:40 AM
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Beam me up Scottie-James Doohan-has died.
Edited on Wed Jul-20-05 10:41 AM by jojo54
I loved that show. Scottie was my favorite.

on edit: Just saw it on MSNBC.
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RPM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 10:41 AM
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1. DAMMIT - I read that as James Dobson
Edited on Wed Jul-20-05 10:42 AM by RPM
now i am very disappointed...
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BR_Parkway Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 11:06 AM
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21. You're not the only one, major bummer. I guess we're just wishful
thinking.
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ohio_liberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 10:42 AM
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2. That's too bad
:(
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indie_voter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 10:42 AM
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3. :( n/t
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tubbacheez Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 10:43 AM
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4. He's boldly gone
where everyone eventually goes.









Requiescat in pace, Engineer.



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tocqueville Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 11:08 AM
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22. boldly gone where plenty of Freepers will never go
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tubbacheez Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 11:31 AM
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27. I think I'll see some Freepers where I go.
And boy will I have a piece of my mind to give them!

:)
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ewagner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 10:45 AM
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5. Sad
Passing of an era.

:cry:
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Blue_In_AK Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-21-05 12:57 AM
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38. Agreed.
How many catch phrases from 40-year-old TV shows are still around? Beam me up, Scottie....a classic.
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Prisoner_Number_Six Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 10:45 AM
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6. His dilithium crystals finally burned out.
He was one of the good ones. I'll miss him. :cry:

Beam me up.
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deminks Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 10:47 AM
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7. Captain, Captain
The hull can take no more.

RIP Jimmy.

:cry:
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Botany Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 10:47 AM
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8. But Captain the dilithium crystals just can't take any more.
Set your phasers to fun. And give us a wrap 5.

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GreenPartyVoter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 10:47 AM
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9. Oh no. *Pouring glasses from Scotty's finest fifth* A Toast anyone?
:toast: :beer: :loveya: :grouphug: :cry: :patriot:
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SalmonChantedEvening Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 10:49 AM
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11. Aye lass, I'll hae a wee dram
:toast:
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GreenPartyVoter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 10:50 AM
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12. Slainte
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beam me up scottie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 10:48 AM
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10. I just heard.
R.I.P. James Doohan.

You'll be missed.
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jojo54 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 10:51 AM
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13. He was one of the good ones.
He always told Capt. Kirk he'd "try", and get it done no matter what.

Rest in peace James.
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Gidney N Cloyd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 10:52 AM
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14. Met him briefly in the late seventies. Seemed like a decent guy.
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TahitiNut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 10:52 AM
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15. (GMTA) "Scottie has been beamed up."
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obnoxiousdrunk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 10:55 AM
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16. OMG I first
thought it was DU'er named beam me up scottie.
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jojo54 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 11:00 AM
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18. Sorry.
Should have been a little more clear on the heading.
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tocqueville Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 10:59 AM
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17. Scotty was a true hero
Storming the beaches on D-Day
At 19, James escaped the turmoil at home by joining the Canadian army, becoming a lieutenant in artillery. He was among the Canadian forces that landed on Juno Beach on D-Day. The sea was rough, he recalled. We were more afraid of drowning than the Germans.

The Canadians crossed a minefield laid for tanks; the soldiers werent heavy enough to detonate the bombs. At 11:30 that night, he was machine-gunned, taking six hits: one that took off his middle right finger (he managed to hide the missing finger on the screen), four in his leg and one in the chest. Fortunately the chest bullet was stopped by his silver cigarette case.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/8643634 /

Thank you Scotty for that too

RIP
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burrowowl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-21-05 12:45 AM
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36. RIP Scotty!
Long live Scotty!
I think he was beamed up to a better place!
Remember us Scotty!
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tabasco Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 11:01 AM
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19. They'll never find another mechanic as good as Scottie.
No more tooling around at warp 10.

RIP Mr. Doohan and sympathy to the family.


:cry:
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QuettaKid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 11:04 AM
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20. "He's dead jim..." nt.
h
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kestrel91316 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-21-05 01:23 AM
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39. No, Bones McCoy said that.
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Ezlivin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 11:11 AM
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23. One of the best engineers, ever
I wonder how many young boys and girls, after having watched Scottie solve another seemingly intractable problem, decided to become an engineer?

And I wonder how many adults decided to do so?

:)
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leftofthedial Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 11:14 AM
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24. He gave 'er all she's got
Captain!

RIP Scotty
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Kingshakabobo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 11:20 AM
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25. Damn! The "red-shirts" always die first. n/t
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ElectroPrincess Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 11:32 AM
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29. LOL - so true :-)
The Star Trek series viewer always knew when "Captain's Deck Regulars" were beamed down with a Red Shirt (security/engineering) team ---> THAT all those guys were goners. The only guess was how they would be taken out.

Too funny - and true!
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robbedvoter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 11:34 AM
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31. Actually, Bones went before him, in spite of drinking considerably less
Loved Scotty, a bit less Dohan, but still - he was one of the crew....
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ElectroPrincess Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 11:27 AM
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26. Awe, he was the best !
Scottie and McCoy were my FAV characters on the original Star Trek.

RIP James Doohan - dear man. :loveya:
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shoanete Donating Member (9 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 11:31 AM
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28. How sad
We'll miss you scotty

guess we can't beam out now :(
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Lorien Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 11:34 AM
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30. Damn-I knew him personally
We spent a week together years ago (long story-nothing illicit), then I saw him again more recently. Very sad-but I know that Jimmy would prefer to go now rather than wait around for the Alzheimer's to destroy him completely.

Rest in peace, friend. :cry:
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jojo54 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 11:38 AM
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32. I jealous that you had personal contact with him.
Maybe it's just his character that I loved so much, but I would have like to talk w/him about his character.

btw-love your ID. Is it from LOTR?
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Lorien Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 11:48 AM
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33. Actually, we mostly talked about childhood, Canada, war,
good food, great movies, etc. The real shame is that it was such a long time ago that I can't remember the specifics of our conversations. Maybe I'll ask my mom; he met her and was rather smitten-they went out to dinner once or twice.

Yeah, the username is the elvish word for "golden" from LOTR (I'm a natural blonde ;-) ).
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LeftyMom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 12:01 PM
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34. :(
I'm sad, but we knew this was coming. He had alzheimers, it's probably best not to linger if that sort of deterioration lies in your future.

:toast: To James.
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roguevalley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 04:29 PM
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35. friends rode on a train with him and he was so sweet, talked trek
and bought everyone coffee. They said he was a very sweet, very nice man. He loved to fly and would fly under things that would get you arrested. :) Nice man. I will miss ye, boy-o. RIP.
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Tommymac Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-21-05 12:54 AM
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37. Godspeed James.
'To explore new worlds...'

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DanCa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-21-05 01:32 AM
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40. James Doohan and Deforest Kelly
Were my favorites from the old series. At least there reunited together again.
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malmapus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-21-05 08:46 AM
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41. Scotty was a classic
I still think my favorite "Scotty" moment was from Star Trek IV. When him and Bones went to the plastics plant and he starts to use a computer. At first he starts talking to it, "hello computer", then the plant manager hands him a mouse. He picks up the mouse and starts talking to that, "hello computer", then the plant manager points to the keyboard and he goes, "ahh the keyboard, how quant."


I never realised that he was a WWII vet. Was really impressed by the fact he did hide his missing finger from the screen.

Godspeed James.
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Scout Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-21-05 08:55 AM
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42. great guy, so sad
I went to a trek convention in the early 80s with James Doohan as the guest speaker. I was in line to get his autograph, and when it was my turn I asked the person in line behind me to take a photo with my camera. Mr. Doohan looked up and said "Oh, you want a picture, come around here with me." He invited me around the table and onto his knee for the photo. I still have that picture and his autograph.

We'll miss you Scotty.
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Deja Q Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-21-05 09:07 AM
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43. I posted this yesterday, with a link, and got
I must have 50000 people set to ignore me. Can't blame them...
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