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NaboCane
07-20-2005, 05:43 PM
http://uk.news.yahoo.com/050720/325/fns0o.html





LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Actor James Doohan, best known as the feisty, Scottish-accented chief engineer on television's original "Star Trek" series -- a role immortalized by the catch phrase "Beam me up, Scotty" -- died on Wednesday at age 85, his manager said.

Doohan died at his home in the Seattle suburb of Redmond, Washington, of complications from pneumonia and Alzheimer's disease, about a year after he was diagnosed with the degenerative neurological illness, manager Steve Stevens said in an interview.

The actor's wife of 28 years, Wende, was at his side. Doohan's last public appearance was in October, when he was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

The Canadian-born actor also had suffered from the chronic lung disease pulmonary fibrosis, which doctors believed was linked to Doohan's exposure to hazardous chemicals during his military service in World War Two.

Doohan was wounded as an infantryman during the D-Day invasion of Normandy and returned to action later in the war as a fighter pilot.

A native of Vancouver, British Columbia, Doohan was a prolific voice actor on Canadian radio before making his move into television in the 1950s. But he will be remembered for playing Lt. Commander Montgomery Scott, or "Scotty," the can-do chief engineer aboard the starship USS Enterprise on the original "Star Trek" series, which ran from 1966-69 on NBC. He reprised the role for several big-screen "Star Trek" features...

:cry: Bye, "Scotty."

dolfan4good
07-20-2005, 06:08 PM
http://uk.news.yahoo.com/050720/325/fns0o.html



:cry: Bye, "Scotty."

Well, it's Scotty's time to get "beamed up" to the lord..... God Bless ya Scotty!

Bobby Humphrey
07-20-2005, 06:13 PM
“damnit Jim, I’m a doctor, not a machine!” I thought he was just kidding.

King Nate
07-20-2005, 07:04 PM
“damnit Jim, I’m a doctor, not a machine!” I thought he was just kidding.

Wouldn't Bones have said that and not Scotty?

Dolphin1184
07-20-2005, 07:05 PM
“damnit Jim, I’m a doctor, not a machine!” I thought he was just kidding.

Wrong guy.

NaboCane
07-20-2005, 07:12 PM
Wouldn't Bones have said that and not Scotty?


DeForrest Kelly died too?

Dolphin1184
07-20-2005, 07:13 PM
DeForrest Kelly died too?

Yeah he did a long time ago.

Bobby Humphrey
07-20-2005, 11:46 PM
Wrong guy.


good thing the guys at the convention didn't hear about me making that mistake. I would never live it down.

NaboCane
07-20-2005, 11:47 PM
good thing the guys at the convention didn't hear about me making that mistake. I would never live it down.

:rofl3: You crack me up, dude.

CrunchTime
07-21-2005, 12:14 AM
The"thrusters" finally gave way.RIP.

Roman529
07-21-2005, 12:28 AM
Bones and Scotty got beamed up...Best Star Trek Episode: The Trouble With Tribbles....I use to run home from school to catch Star Trek. :lol:

ohall
07-21-2005, 12:42 AM
Very sad. We'll miss you Scotty!

spydertl79
07-21-2005, 12:44 AM
That's sad

LtDan
07-21-2005, 02:15 AM
Scottie was beamed up for the last time! R.I.P. Scottie!(James)

Wildbill3
07-21-2005, 02:20 AM
we'll miss you scotty.

d-day
07-21-2005, 07:18 AM
good thing the guys at the convention didn't hear about me making that mistake. I would never live it down.

:chuckle:

Pagan
07-21-2005, 07:22 AM
Godspeed, Mr. Scott....:(

cnc66
07-21-2005, 07:25 AM
Bones and Scotty got beamed up...Best Star Trek Episode: The Trouble With Tribbles....I use to run home from school to catch Star Trek. :lol:

ah yes that damned quadratritakali grain....