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Jul 20, 2005, 12:04 PM
 
James Doohan, the burly chief engineer of the Starship Enterprise in the original "Star Trek" TV series and motion pictures who responded to the command "Beam me up, Scotty," died early Wednesday. He was 85.

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Jul 20, 2005, 12:11 PM
 
I saw him over 10 years ago and even then I thought he was going to go at any moment.

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Jul 20, 2005, 12:19 PM
 
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Jul 20, 2005, 12:29 PM
 
I met him about a decade or so ago. At the time he was a bitter old man. (Not much fun). I actually thought he was a bit nasty at the time also. (Very disappointing.)

That said: We've lost a key figure in American culture. It is a sad day.
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Jul 20, 2005, 12:30 PM
 
Evidently, he was pretty ill over the last few years.

I met him in 1985 or '86 at a sleepy personal appearance promoting one of the movies, and had a chance to talk to him about things other than the show. He was a genuinely nice guy, then, and had been everywhere and done everything during his life. He was very pragmatic about the fame he gained from the show, and was riding it for all it was worth.
     
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Jul 20, 2005, 12:32 PM
 
Originally Posted by driven
That said: We've lost a key figure in American culture. It is a sad day.
Funny thing I also just learned that he is Canadian.

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Jul 20, 2005, 12:33 PM
 
Originally Posted by Severed Hand of Skywalker
Funny thing I also just learned that he is Canadian.
Canadians can be a part of American culture.
     
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Jul 20, 2005, 12:38 PM
 
Originally Posted by Ghoser777
Canadians can be a part of American culture.
Who said otherwise?

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Jul 20, 2005, 12:39 PM
 
Originally Posted by Ghoser777
Canadians can be a part of American culture.
Especially since Canada is in North America ....
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Jul 20, 2005, 12:46 PM
 
Wow, from abcnews.com:

At 19, James escaped the turmoil at home by joining the Canadian army, becoming a lieutenant in artillery. He was among the Canadian forces that landed on Juno Beach on D-Day. "The sea was rough," he recalled. "We were more afraid of drowning than the Germans."

The Canadians crossed a minefield laid for tanks; the soldiers weren't heavy enough to detonate the bombs. At 11:30 that night, he was machine-gunned, taking six hits: one that took off his middle right finger (he managed to hide the missing finger on screen), four in his leg and one in the chest. Fortunately the chest bullet was stopped by his silver cigarette case.
     
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Jul 20, 2005, 12:49 PM
 
He's dead, Jim.
     
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Jul 20, 2005, 01:22 PM
 
That's really sad. I saw him at a convention when I was in Jr. high school (yes, I was a nerd. I freely admit it), and he was really a cool guy - excellent public speaker, too.

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Jul 20, 2005, 01:57 PM
 
I saw him when he came down to a book signing about 3 blocks from my parents house in Seattle a few years ago.
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Jul 20, 2005, 02:13 PM
 

Crap, now there is nobody to beam us up!
     
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Jul 20, 2005, 02:15 PM
 
Originally Posted by gururafiki

Crap, now there is nobody to beam us up!
You got something against Mr O'brian?

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Jul 20, 2005, 02:15 PM
 
One cool cat!! We will miss you James

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Jul 20, 2005, 02:21 PM
 
Originally Posted by Severed Hand of Skywalker
You got something against Mr O'brian?
No, but Scotty had the touch.
     
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Jul 20, 2005, 02:22 PM
 
Ugh... sorry to see him go.
     
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Jul 20, 2005, 02:29 PM
 
Canadian? That explains the accent then .

He couldn'a take anymore , Cap'n.

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Jul 20, 2005, 02:41 PM
 
He was always my favourite character from the original series. Actually I didn't like him until he got fat and grew a mustache. I think it is because they made the character more amusing at the same time.

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Jul 20, 2005, 03:40 PM
 
I met him in high school at a convention once. I got him and George Takai to autograph my 1st issue of Star Trek comic too. I still have it sealed in stored away. He's a pretty nice guy, would take the time to make sure everyone got a chance. That line was something else.
     
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Jul 20, 2005, 03:42 PM
 
He has a 5 year old son.
     
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Jul 20, 2005, 03:57 PM
 
Originally Posted by Zimphire
He has a 5 year old son.
Wow still hitting home runs damn Scotty

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Jul 20, 2005, 04:01 PM
 
I suppose it's a small coincidence that he died on the anniversary of the first man walking on the moon. His TV character will remain one of the greatest in sci-fi. There's wasn't anything he couldn't fix, and no one he couldn't drink under the table.




Sidenote: In the first Star Trek movie, wasn't it a Mac that Scotty was trying to talk to back in the 'past?'

     
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Originally Posted by KeyLimePi
Sidenote: In the first Star Trek movie, wasn't it a Mac that Scotty was trying to talk to back in the 'past?'

Yep, he also had that mac do some wonderful things just by mashing the keyboard.

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Is that the 'transparent aluminium' part?

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Originally Posted by ajprice
Is that the 'transparent aluminium' part?
Yep.

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Jul 20, 2005, 04:49 PM
 
Originally Posted by ajprice
Is that the 'transparent aluminium' part?
Yup. It's sad to see him get the final beam up from the big man but I'm sure he's in a better place. His character must be one of the most imitated from the Star trek Series.
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character? more like one line...
     
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Originally Posted by stevesnj
Wow still hitting home runs damn Scotty

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Jul 20, 2005, 04:58 PM
 
I met him at Disney World al ong time ago when they were building the Star Trek Ride. He was at the Grand Floridian in the gift shop and I was standing next to him and barely noticed. It took a minute and then I realized who he was. I turned and politely said, "It's a pleasure to meet you, Mr. Doohan". He was very polite, and it was strange that nobody else noticed who he was either, but I think he enjoyed that.

Very nice man. Very sad to hear of his passing.
     
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Jul 20, 2005, 06:00 PM
 
awww, that’s so sad... I wonder if this enterprise model I had him signed is worth anything. I still haven't put it together...

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He had the best lines too. Always with the warp core.
     
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Originally Posted by KeyLimePi
Sidenote: In the first Star Trek movie, wasn't it a Mac that Scotty was trying to talk to back in the 'past?' ]
Right thought, wrong movie. It wasn't the first one, it was the fourth one.
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Canadians, take solace that you still have William Shatner to call yours.

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I'll be having a beer in his honor tonight, heres to you James Doohan.
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Jul 20, 2005, 11:06 PM
 
Had one in his honor... Sol.

     
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Jul 20, 2005, 11:11 PM
 
His ashes are going to be spread in outer space, but it doesn't sound like NASA will have anything to do with it.

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Cool, at least they'll actually LAUNCH ON TIME.... unlike NASA..
     
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Very sad and from Vancouver I hear. Now I am going to watch Star Trek IV - The Journey Home tonight. I also have Generations and First Contact (Can't wait for Insurrection).
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Godspeed (and warp speed), Scotty.
     
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Originally Posted by Ghoser777
His ashes are going to be spread in outer space, but it doesn't sound like NASA will have anything to do with it.

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They did the same thing with Gene.

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