Wednesday, July 20, 2005

Scotty has read his last technical journal...

James Doohan - better known as that most lovable of Starfleet engineers Montgomery Scott or just simply "Scotty" - has died at the age of 85.

I met him once, very briefly. Super nice guy, Doohan was. I just read that he was a veteran of D-Day, even lost part of a finger on one hand during the fighting.

He beams up to the good company of fellow Enterprise crewmember DeForrest Kelly (Dr. "Bones" McCoy). I don't know what else to say but: Warp speed, and God bless Scotty.


Anonymous said...

"Computer. Computer? Hello computer! Ahh, keyboard. How quaint!" My favorite Scotty scene, in Star Trek 4. He'll be missed.