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Up2Late Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 01:14 PM
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(on NPR at 2:50pm) James Doohan, Scotty from 'Star Trek', Dies at Age 85
Edited on Wed Jul-20-05 01:23 PM by Up2Late
(Warp Speed Scotty, Fazers set on stun. Should be on TOTN at about 2:50pm EDT)


Remembrances

James Doohan, Scotty from 'Star Trek', Dies at Age 85



Talk of the Nation, July 20, 2005 We remember James Doohan, the actor who played Montgomery "Scotty" Scott, chief engineer of the Enterprise on the original Star Trek TV series. He died early Wednesday morning at his home in Washington state. He was 85.

Enterprise Captain James T. Kirk's famous command -- "Beam me up Scotty" -- stuck with Doohan throughout his career as an actor.

Canadian by birth, Doohan grew up with his alcoholic father and joined the Canadian forces when he was 19. He fought with the Allies in World War II and fought at Normandy on D-Day. After the war, he pursued an acting career that spanned Canada, New York and Hollywood. He starred in more than 400 television shows as well as the first seven Star Trek movies.

Undoubtedly, Doohan will best be remembered by his legions of fans round the world as the resourceful starship U.S.S. Enterprise engineer with a wild Scottish brogue.

<http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=47... >

(Audio for this story will be on line around 6:00pm EDT at the link above)
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Blue_Tires Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 01:18 PM
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1. r.i.p.
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Forever Free Donating Member (542 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 01:42 PM
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2. "Beam me up God"
You will be missed for your humor, your hearty laughter, and playing such a huge role in my current love affair with science fiction. Rest in peace my friend!
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Up2Late Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 01:55 PM
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3. Well, it's sounding like this will be on at 3:50pm EDT not 2:50pm
Here's a link to some on-line streams, if you don't get the show's 2nd hour locally:

<http://www.publicradiofan.com/cgi-bin/program.pl?progra... >
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Gold Metal Flake Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 02:25 PM
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4. Anyone who works in an engineering capacity or with engineers...
knows someone who undertook engineering or physics or any of the sciences because of being inspired by the roll James Doohan played in the Star Trek series. His "this is not a problem" attitude made a huge impression on many young people like myself.

Farewell, Mr. Doohan.

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bikebloke Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 02:46 PM
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5. Scotty had a proper name?
Montgomery Scott. I never knew that. Shame on me.

Here are acouple links from the Beeb:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/entertainment/4701167.stm

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/entertainment/1493093.stm

Well now he's free to really see the universe.

Ciao, Scotty.
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BreweryYardRat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 03:08 PM
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6. Rest in peace, Scotty...
Have a happy afterlife, Mr. Doohan.

I'm tearing up.
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TOhioLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 04:05 PM
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7. Fare thee well...
...Mr. Scott... :cry:

Rest in peace, Mr. Doohan. :cry:
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gmoney Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 04:17 PM
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8. Bones: "He's dead, Jim."
Edited on Wed Jul-20-05 04:17 PM by gmoney
:hide:

SOMEBODY had to say it.
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Bucky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 04:24 PM
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10. That was only funny when DeForrest Kelly died.
along with "Dammit, Jim, I'm a corpse, not an engineer," which of course is also tasteless.
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Hugin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 04:23 PM
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9. *salute*
There's a reason they called him "Mr." Scott.

So long Chief!


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