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Zomby Woof Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 12:05 PM
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Scotty is dead :-(
Edited on Wed Jul-20-05 12:07 PM by ZombyWoof
Just heard on NPR... he has been beamed up... :cry:

RIP James Doohan. You are forever enshrined in pop culture lore...
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Dr Fate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 12:08 PM
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1. Link:
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20050720/ap_on_en_tv/obit_do...

One of the true good guys. A pop-culture legend as far as I'm concerned.
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David Hood Donating Member (3 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 12:10 PM
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2. :(
Damn...
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havocmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 12:11 PM
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3. Damn, there for just a moment, I thought there was a vacancy in the WH
for a press secretary. I expect THAT Scotty to have a heart attack any time now...
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Akoto Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 12:11 PM
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4. Beam me up, Scotty. :(
Edited on Wed Jul-20-05 12:16 PM by Akoto
I had the pleasure of shaking hands with Mr. Doohan at a convention. He was such a warm presence, and really seemed to love being among his fans. Not condescending at all, unlike a lot of celebrities.

He will be missed, but never forgotten. Mr. Doohan was part of a television show which broke down so many archaic social boundaries and gave us a glimpse into a more hopeful future.
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Dr Fate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 12:12 PM
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5. Check it out- he was a real life hero too:
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."
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Zomby Woof Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 12:15 PM
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8. I never knew that
Let us remember his sacrifice against the Nazis too. What a great human being. He gave it all he got, captain!
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GOPisEvil Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 12:12 PM
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6. Aw man, how sad. RIP Mr. Doohan.
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4_Legs_Good Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 12:14 PM
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7. /sigh/ if only he had been in the Futurama "Where No Fan Has Gone Before"
Edited on Wed Jul-20-05 12:17 PM by 4_Legs_Good
He coulda lived there too.

They had to replace him with Welschey!



WELSCHEY!!!!!!!!!

david
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SOteric Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 12:20 PM
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9. A sad day, indeed.
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indigo32 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 12:22 PM
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10. Awe Dang it
RIP Scotty.
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Brewman_Jax Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 12:24 PM
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11. Just found out
:cry: Bon voyage, Scotty!
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politicaholic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 12:25 PM
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12. "We need more power Scotty!"...
"I'm tryin' captain, but I can't reach the panel."
-Simpsons-
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hfojvt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 12:30 PM
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13. Just heard that on the news
Another member of my favorite crew - gone.

I had forgotten the part about D-Day too although I posted it just a few weeks ago myself.
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GalleryGod Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 01:25 PM
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14. Thanks for the OP ! Bought Jimmy a drink at a '94 Con.
Edited on Wed Jul-20-05 01:26 PM by GalleryGod
A terrific actor and all around good human being !
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