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trotsky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 02:15 PM
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beam me up scottie!
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kliljedahl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 02:31 PM
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1. Was a really nice guy, got drunk with him once
In his hotel room after one the the really early ST Cons.


Keiths Barbeque Central
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trotsky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 02:33 PM
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2. That's very cool.
I heard a similar story from someone who also met him. Seems like he really loved the fans.
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beam me up scottie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 03:35 PM
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3. I know.
A sad day indeed.
I hate to lose people I've loved since childhood.
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Taxloss Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 06:57 PM
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5. He provided me with the only line I ever repeat from Star Trek:
"I cannae change the laws of physics!"

Plus, he also provided the longest and best laugh I have ever had from Star Trek, in one of the films. He and some other crew members are running through the corridors of the Enterprise, and someone criticises his route. "Rubbish!" he says. "I know this ship like the back of my hand!"

With perfect timing, the group rounds a corner and Scotty is laid flat by a low pipe. Brilliant.

Nice guy too.

He died with the unalloyed affection of millions. That's a real achievement.
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beam me up scottie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 07:09 PM
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6. I just heard on NPR
that his wife plans to send his ashes into space.

How cool is that?
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Taxloss Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 08:33 PM
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7. Gene Roddenbury's already up there.
And Allen Ginsberg.
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beam me up scottie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 08:49 PM
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8. I don't want to take up any room
when I'm gone.
If it could be done without too much cost or trouble, that's where I'd want to be.
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progressoid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 05:01 PM
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4. I will drink a toast to him tonight!
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