Thread: Scotty's dead

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    Scotty's dead

    For those of you who may have been fans of Star Trek TOS some sad news:

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    Trek's Doohan Dies At 85

    James Doohan, who played chief engineer Montgomery "Scotty" Scott in the original Star Trek and subsequent films, died early July 20 at his Redmond, Wash., home, the Associated Press reported. He was 85.

    Doohan died at 5:30 a.m., with his wife of 28 years, Wende, at his side, Los Angeles agent and longtime friend Steve Stevens told the wire service.The cause of death was pneumonia and Alzheimer's disease, he said.

    Doohan was born March 3, 1920, in Vancouver, B.C. Doohan was enjoying a busy career as a character actor when he auditioned for a role as an engineer in a new space adventure on NBC in 1966. A master of dialects from his early years in radio, he tried seven different accents.

    "The producers asked me which one I preferred," Doohan recalled 30 years later, the AP reported. "I believed the Scot voice was the most commanding. So I told them, 'If this character is going to be an engineer, you'd better make him a Scotsman.'"

    When Star Trek ended in 1969, Doohan found himself typecast as Scotty. But Star Trek continued in syndicated TV both in the United States and abroad, and its following grew larger and more dedicated. In his later years, Doohan attended 40 fan gatherings around the country and lectured at colleges. He eventually reprised the role in six Star Trek movies.

    In a 1998 interview, Doohan was asked if he ever got tired of hearing the line "Beam me up, Scotty."

    "I'm not tired of it at all," he replied. "Good gracious, it's been said to me for just about 31 years. It's been said to me at 70 miles an hour across four lanes on the freeway. I hear it from just about everybody. It's been fun."
    "Owners of dogs will have noticed that, if you provide them with food and water and shelter and affection, they will think you are god. Whereas owners of cats are compelled to realize that, if you provide them with food and water and shelter and affection, they draw the conclusion that they are gods."
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    That's too bad. He got all of his mileage out of life, though - he and his wife had a kid when he was 80.

    edit: Althought maybe it's good that he passed. From IMDB: "

    Suffers from Alzheimer's disease and has been ravaged by Parkinson's disease, diabetes, lung fibrosis and pneumonia."

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    5|-|1+|-|34|) ober's Avatar
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    Not to be cynical, but I guess he was "beamed up" for the last time, eh?

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    Aye. "He's dead, Jim".
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