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GarySeven Donating Member (898 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 12:27 PM
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James Doohan dies
Edited on Wed Jul-20-05 12:41 PM by GarySeven
Played Scotty on Star Trek

Apologize if this has been posted before.


I saw him once just before the first Star Trek movie came out. He was drunk off his ass.

Still, a great guy.


Please, donate to fight Alzheimers:
http://www.alz.org/
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Hobo Donating Member (452 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 12:28 PM
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1. Live Long and Prosper
Mr Scott.


Hobo
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dave29 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 12:29 PM
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2. She's breakin up, Jim
:(
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kliljedahl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 12:29 PM
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3. I partied with him one night
We both got drunker than hell. Great guy, RIP Scotty


Keiths Barbeque Central
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Greeby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 12:29 PM
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4. : (
:cry: Having a grandmother whos in a home riddled with altzheimers, means I get especially upset when someone dies of it :cry:
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Az_lefty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 12:29 PM
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5. Sheesh...I thought you said James Dobson
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Greeby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 12:32 PM
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6. Nope
Nah, he'll outlive us all courtesy of those satanic rituals ;)
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Ian David Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 12:35 PM
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7. James Doohan, 'Scotty,' Dies At 85
Edited on Wed Jul-20-05 12:37 PM by IanDB1
James Doohan, 'Scotty,' Dies At 85

POSTED: 11:31 am EDT July 20, 2005
UPDATED: 1:04 pm EDT July 20, 2005

LOS ANGELES -- The publicist for James Doohan says the actor who played Scotty on "Star Trek" has died at his home in Redmond, Wash. He was 85. The cause of his death was pneumonia and Alzheimer's disease.

n Doohan's biography on the official Star Trek Web site, Doohan is described as once being the "craziest pilot in the Canadian Air Forces."

Doohan's "Star Trek" character often played a central role in the series and movies, troubleshooting problems on the Starship Enterprise to save the day.

Doohan was born March 3, 1920, in Vancouver, British Columbia, and left home at age 19 to join the Canadian Forces, fighting with the Allies in World War II. He then became a captain in the Royal Canadian Artillery and led troops into battle on D-Day, the Web site said.

Besides starring as the chief engineer aboard the "Enterprise" in the original Star Trek series, which debuted on NBC in 1966, Doohan had parts in more than 100 motion pictures and television series, including "The Twilight Zone," "Outer Limits," "Fantasy Island," "Loaded Weapon 1" and "Double Trouble."

More:
http://www.newsnet5.com/entertainment/4746923/detail.ht...



Don't know about Scotty, but Spock is a big Dem supporter:

http://www.opensecrets.org/indivs/search.asp?NumOfThou=...
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Canuckistanian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 01:07 PM
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16. I didn't know he was Canadian...
Amazing. Next thing you'll be telling me that William Shatner is Canadian, too!
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Ian David Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 01:43 PM
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17. And Shatner is Jewish, too. And Nimoy.
That's why Enterprise looks like a big yarmulke.
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Felix Mala Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 12:37 PM
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8. I think he had Alzheimer's.
Edited on Wed Jul-20-05 12:37 PM by Feles Mala
All his tribbles are behind him.
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Gormy Cuss Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 12:38 PM
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9. Only at DU
Only here would we find out that Montgomery Scott died from Gary Seven.

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GarySeven Donating Member (898 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 12:52 PM
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13. Isis told me.
BTW have you seen Terri Garr? She borrowed my pen 40 years ago and still hasn't given it back.
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hyphenate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 12:38 PM
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10. Jimmy was a great guy
and from so many conventions, I met him many times, and we even went out to dinner once with other people as well. Back in 1975 or 76, we were at the NYC convention (one of the first ones--went to both, but can't recall which one this story is from), Jimmy got on stage to introduce himself, and the first thing he did was to let everyone know how to pronounce his name. So he made up a little rhyme to remind everyone: Jimmy Doohan, what's you doing, when you're doin, what you're doin!

There was a story that came from some friends about a CreationCon. Creation managed, over the course of years, to put many fan run conventions out of business by paying exhorbitant fees to performers, and thus killing the little cons who couldn't afford to pay such high fees. But the original guys from TOS were canny. They enjoyed doing fan run conventions more than Creation, and so, if they were in some way obligated to do a CreationCon, they made sure that Creation paid for the privilege. At one convention, Jimmy was having a party up in his suite, and had like 25 fans with him, and he called room service and had them deliver steak dinners for everyone. :D

When Jimmy came to a con in Boston about 20 or so years ago, a local ST group I was with got to take him out to dinner. What was funny was that the restaurant staff recognized him and everyone in the restaurant made a trip into the room we were in to see him. I remember I sat next to him through dinner. He was great. He will be missed incredibly. With DeForest Kelley and Mark Lenard gone, Jimmy makes three. :(
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GalleryGod Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 01:04 PM
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14. Wonderful Post! Got to buy Jimmy a Scotch in '94.
At the Valley Forge convention...he was signing autographs at the time. So I offered. He accepted. A helluva man.

Thanks for your remembrances.
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Hugin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 12:40 PM
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11. So sad.
May he voyage where all good men have gone before.

It really saddened me to read about his passing.

x(
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Ryano42 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 12:50 PM
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12. Apparently...Heaven needs help in Engineering!
Fare thee well Jimmy! Thank you! :beer: :cry:
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GalleryGod Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 01:05 PM
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15. Roger that!
But...It'll take EIGHT sol-ar dayyyyyyys Kep-tin ! :bounce:
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