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Bush_Eats_Beef Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 02:39 PM
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Farewell, Scotty: James Doohan dead at 85
http://www.eonline.com/News/Items/0,1,16979,00.html

Once, at a convention of astronomers, James Doohan was asked what it felt like "to be beamed." The actor who'd abided by the order, "Beam me up, Scotty," countless times on the Star Trek set reported that it was "very pleasurable."

"You end up beaming all over the place," Doohan said, per StarTrek.com.

Doohan, who sweated it out in the engine room of the USS Enterprise as Montgomery "Scotty" Scott on the original Trek TV series and, indeed, found himself beamed all over the world via reruns, videos and DVDs, died Wednesday at his home in Washington state. He was 85 and had been battling Alzheimer's disease and, most recently, pneumonia.

Per Doohan's request, said longtime agent Steve Stevens Sr., the sci-fi star will be cremated and his ashes launched into space by the same Houston-based aerospace company that shot the remains of Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry into orbit following his 1991 death. Stevens said he didn't know precisely when Doohan's outer-space memorial would occur. "As soon as the next flight goes up," he said.
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TOhioLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 04:03 PM
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1. OMG!
:cry: Farewell, Jimmy. Safe journey... :cry:
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WCGreen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 04:04 PM
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2. Scotty has been beamed aboard for the last time.....
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Hugin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 04:05 PM
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3. Another chance to say, Farewell!
I'm really broken up about this.

*tips hat*

:patriot:
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kedrys Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 04:09 PM
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4. Just saw that :(
I'm wrecked. :cry:

Thanks for all the good times, James. Rest in peace. We'll keep working on the dream. :bows:
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Clintmax Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 04:26 PM
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5. This is a sad day...
I grew up watching Scotty, Kirk, Spock and the rest of the gang. Jimmy, you'll be missed. Safe journey home, Scotty.
:cry:
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Bush_Eats_Beef Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 04:27 PM
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6. I'll always remember his most-quoted line...
...even though he may never have said it verbatim. It's still the one "Scotty impressionists" do the most:

"I canna give her any more! I've given her all I can!"

RIP, James.

:toast:
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