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Tripper11 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 11:41 AM
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Star Trek's Scotty - James Doohan has passed away
Edited on Wed Jul-20-05 11:52 AM by Tripper11
Link to come..just heard it on tv....



R.I.P. Mr. Scott

LOS ANGELES, California (AP) -- James Doohan, the burly chief engineer of the Starship Enterprise in the original "Star Trek" TV series and motion pictures who responded to the command "Beam me up, Scotty," died early Wednesday. He was 85.

Doohan died at 5:30 a.m. (1330 GMT) at his Redmond, Washington, home with his wife of 28 years, Wende, at his side, Los Angeles agent and longtime friend Steve Stevens said. The cause of death was pneumonia and Alzheimer's disease, he said.

The Canadian-born Doohan was enjoying a busy career as a character actor when he auditioned for a role as an engineer in a new space adventure on NBC in 1966. A master of dialects from his early years in radio, he tried seven different accents.

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dogday Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 11:42 AM
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1. Beam Me Up Scottie RIP n/t
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El Supremo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 11:47 AM
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8. Did you ever see him in "The Duke"
About a hound that inherits a dukedom. Thought you may have because of your handle. Like your avatar too. Is that a certain breed of dog?
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Cerridwen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 11:42 AM
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2. Aw, damn. I know we can't live forever, but, still.....
Rest in Peace.

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soothsayer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 12:22 PM
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27. my sentiments exactly. Beam yourself up, Scotty.
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commander bunnypants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 11:43 AM
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3. RIP
Scotty

:sad:

I have been a trekker my whole life

CB
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redqueen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 11:44 AM
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4. .
:(
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youspeakmylanguage Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 11:45 AM
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5. I met him once when I was a kid...
...and was briefly into Star Trek (mainly the pulp novels). He seemed like a really nice guy.

RIP, Scotty.
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T Roosevelt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 11:48 AM
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11. Same here
He was always my favorite character.

RIP James Doohan
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Javaman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 11:46 AM
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6. What a shame. I had a chance to work with him a few years ago...
Very nice guy. Really interesting too.

Warp factor 10 Mr. Scott!
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TomPainesBones Donating Member (260 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 11:47 AM
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7. Poor Scotty
Not even worthy of staying in LBN.
Will Captain Kirk get the same treatment?

RIP Jimmy D.
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trogdor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 01:52 PM
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39. Yeah, that sucks!
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Stand and Fight Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 11:48 AM
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9. Sad, sad day...
DeForest Kelley and now James Doohan... He'll be missed, that is for sure. He's gone on to a better place and has been beamed up to the great big sky. Goodbye, James Doohan.
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MrBenchley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 11:48 AM
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10. Very sad...
Besides Star Trek, he was a veteran of the early days of television on shows like Ben Casey, the Man from Uncle,and Twilight Zone ....

He also lost a finger serving on D-Day with the Canadian army...
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TomPainesBones Donating Member (260 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 11:50 AM
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14. James Doohan did a Twilight Zone episode?
I know Shatner did two of them.
Do you happen to know which one Doohan did?
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MrBenchley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 12:10 PM
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25. "Valley of the Shadows" with Ed Nelson
"A reporter named Philip Redfield (Ed Nelson) finds himself unable to leave a small town when he learns too much about a secret mechanical device which can control and rearrange atoms, making things appear and disappear, assemble and reassemble."

http://www.scifilm.org/tv/tz/twilightzone4-3.html

http://entertainment.msn.com/movies/movie.aspx?m=157430
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TomPainesBones Donating Member (260 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 12:23 PM
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28. Okay, thanks
Musta slipped by me as a kid.
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MrBenchley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 12:27 PM
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30. Most of the hour-long ones stank on ice...
and don't get rerun much anymore...
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Modem Butterfly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 11:56 AM
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17. He said it was a farming accident
When he appeared in the documentary Trekkies, he said it was a farming accident when he was a kid.
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MrBenchley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 12:07 PM
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21. He may have just been acting modest...
A lot of war veterans don't like to talk about their experiences...

"James Doohan was a bonafide war hero. An enlisted man who rose to captain in the Royal Canadian Artillery, he was in the frontlines on D-Day, where he was shot seven times, with an eighth bullet lodging in his metal cigarette case. Three bullets shredded the middle finger of his right hand. Eventually, the finger was amputated, which is occasionally noticeable in Star Trek episodes and movies.
Returning from the war, Doohan worked as an actor on Canadian radio, then came to New York, where he studied drama alongside classmates Leslie Nielsen and Tony Randall. He was a regular on the Canadian kids' science fiction series Space Command. His early American television work included episodes of Gunsmoke, Bonanza, Daniel Boone, The FBI, Hazel, The Virginian, and The Outer Limits. He is best known, of course, as the ship's engineer on the original Star Trek."

http://www.nndb.com/people/729/000025654 /

"Doohan was born on March 3, 1920, in Vancouver, British Columbia. He left home at age 19 to join the Canadian Forces, fighting with the Allies in World War II. After outscoring his fellow soldiers on an officer's exam, he became Captain in the Royal Canadian Artillery. While leading his men into battle on D-Day, Doohan was wounded in the leg and hand, and eventually lost a finger. For the remainder of the war, he became a pilot observer, and received the dubious distinction of being called the "craziest pilot in the Canadian Air Forces." "

http://www.planetxpo.com/doohan/guests /
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Archae Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 11:50 AM
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12. Aw crap.
"The right tool for the right job!"

RIP Scotty...
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Jara sang Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 11:50 AM
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13. RIP Scotty!
Edited on Wed Jul-20-05 11:51 AM by Jara sang
Thank you for Star Trek!

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dhinojosa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 11:52 AM
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15. com..put..errrr.
R.I.P Doohan
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youspeakmylanguage Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 11:54 AM
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16. No mention on startrek.com as of 12 noon EST
Edited on Wed Jul-20-05 11:54 AM by youspeakmylanguage
Paramount apparently has more important things to do than update their website to honor the passing of a legend.
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Gothic Sponge Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 01:28 PM
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34. They have a small story link on the right hand side of the page.
I'm shocked they didn't devote more.

RIP Scotty. :(
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youspeakmylanguage Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 01:41 PM
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36. They're too busy promoting whatever sh*t spin-off they've just released...
...on DVD.
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Dukkha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 01:45 PM
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37. full tribute now online
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RedCloud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 12:00 PM
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18. Doc, now Scottie, when will it ever end?
I suspect some Klingons may have been involved.
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Desertrose Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 12:00 PM
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19. dang...............dang.
We'll miss you Scottie...what a talented actor....a naster of the accents indeed.

RIP dear man
:cry:
DR
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Coventina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 12:06 PM
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20. Sad. Condolences to his family.
:cry:
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cheeseit Donating Member (152 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 12:07 PM
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22. Aww no
:(
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Sequoia Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 12:09 PM
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23. He was my favorite character on Star Trek
So sad he's left us. Guess he and Bones are chatting it up in heaven. We'll sure miss you Scotty.
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NewJeffCT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 12:10 PM
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24. "He called the Enterprise a garbage scow!"
One of the definitive "Scotty" scenes were Kirk is dressing down his men after a brawl with the Klingons & Kirk asked him what caused the brawl...

I didn't realize he was a D-Day veteran, too.

A sad day for Trek fans. My condolences to his family.
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wicket Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 12:13 PM
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26. Rest in peace sir
:hug:
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PatsFan2004 Donating Member (245 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 12:26 PM
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29. One of my favorite ST characters.
He will be missed. He added a little something special to the show.
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Crazy Guggenheim Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 12:27 PM
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31. RIP and recommened.
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Book Lover Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 12:29 PM
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32. RIP Mr. Doohan
In a 1998 interview, Doohan was asked if he ever got tired of hearing the line "Beam me up, Scotty."

"I'm not tired of it at all," he replied. "Good gracious, it's been said to me for just about 31 years. It's been said to me at 70 miles an hour across four lanes on the freeway. I hear it from just about everybody. It's been fun."


A slightly different look from what we're used to seeing...
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Dukkha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 01:18 PM
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33. he was the nicest of that cast
He frequented conventions, even when his health had deteriorated, and always showed a great appreciation to his fans. He was a great inspiration, not just to trekkies, but to many aspiring engineers for his role in the series.

b.t.w. "Beam me up, Scotty" was never uttered once during the show or films but is a pop culture staple.
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BigBearJohn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 02:14 PM
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42. I don't believe it wasn't uttered. I am old time fan I seem to remember
Kirk telling Scottie to beam him up.
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demobrit Donating Member (279 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 01:37 PM
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35. He was very convincing with that accent
I actually thought he was Scottish
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underpants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 01:51 PM
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38. He gave it all he could
RIP
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Hugin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 01:57 PM
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40. I'm taking this kind of hard.
Sad to lose a favorite.

x(
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Mythsaje Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 02:00 PM
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41. Bummer...
I've always heard great things about him.

He's a pretty good writer too...co-wrote some military sci-fi I quite enjoyed.
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Greylyn58 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 06:47 PM
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43. RIP Mr Scott
James Doohan was my all time favorite from the show and I was lucky enough to meet him at a convention. He was incredibly nice and enjoyed all the fame that Star Trek brought him.

He was a lovely man who adored his fans and he will be sorely missed.

:cry:



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Darth_Kitten Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 06:49 PM
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44. that's too bad
:( RIP Scottie.
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xmas74 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 07:43 PM
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45. Anyone other Sci-Fi fans drinking a toast to him tonight?
I already have.
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