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20-07-2005, 17:00:28

LOS ANGELES, California (AP) -- 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.

Doohan died at 5:30 a.m. (1330 GMT) at his Redmond, Washington, home with his wife of 28 years, Wende, at his side, Los Angeles agent and longtime friend Steve Stevens said. The cause of death was pneumonia and Alzheimer's disease, he said.

20-07-2005, 17:01:52

live long and prosper? no that's not quite right.

Dyl Ulenspiegel
20-07-2005, 17:04:08

20-07-2005, 17:06:21
i thought they never actually said 'beam me up, scotty'?

20-07-2005, 17:07:03
beam me up "scotty" gets a new meaning

20-07-2005, 17:07:30
no apparantly Kirk never did. No idea how how that came about. A song or something?

20-07-2005, 17:07:55
They said variations of it.

It's like they never said "play it again Sam"

20-07-2005, 17:14:37

At least it's over. Advanced Alzheimer's is not a good thing to suffer through.

20-07-2005, 17:15:06
Originally posted by Funko
They said variations of it.

It's like they never said "play it again Sam"

or Do you feel lucky punk

20-07-2005, 17:17:10
Originally posted by Funko
or Do you feel lucky punk

Someone has said that. dirty harry maybe

20-07-2005, 17:17:39
He says "you've got to ask yourself a question: Do I feel lucky? Well, do ya punk?"

and then the black guy says "I... I gots to know..."

20-07-2005, 17:18:19
Originally posted by Funko
He says "you've got to ask yourself a question: Do I feel lucky? Well, do ya punk?"

and then the black guy says "I... I gots to know..."


20-07-2005, 17:18:53
x-fear! :shoot:

20-07-2005, 17:23:10
NOOOOOO!!!!!! Not Scotty!

20-07-2005, 17:31:50
I'll always remember the outrageous accent when he said "she's falling aparrrrt cap'tain"


20-07-2005, 17:41:14
Vety amusing Scotty, now beam up my trousers !

20-07-2005, 17:43:34
Good innings though. :)

Lurker the Second
20-07-2005, 17:48:41
I cannot believe that no one ever said "Beam me up, Scotty." Lies, lies, lies.

20-07-2005, 17:51:05
That fact is listed on IMDB's Star Trek page.

Lurker the Second
20-07-2005, 18:11:44
IMDB Lies -- FACT!

20-07-2005, 18:17:07
:( - FACT

20-07-2005, 18:20:12

Although having lost my great uncle to Alzheimer's, its something of a relief when the body finally catches up with the mind.

20-07-2005, 19:14:17
Two of them gone now.

So long Scotty.

Classic scotty:


20-07-2005, 19:15:03

20-07-2005, 23:57:33
Originally posted by Koyaanisqatsi

At least it's over. Advanced Alzheimer's is not a good thing to suffer through. Nor for the care-givers.:(

21-07-2005, 01:59:52
I bet it was a Klingon that done it.

Greg W
21-07-2005, 02:04:54

RIP mate.

21-07-2005, 08:03:43
Beam me up Scotty... for the last time. :(

21-07-2005, 11:00:07
Apparantly he landed on the beaches of Normandy in june '44, and learned his scottish accent from a comrade.

21-07-2005, 11:46:25
I thought they were all on the eastern front.

21-07-2005, 12:02:50

21-07-2005, 14:36:49
Nyet, laddie.

21-07-2005, 14:49:07
He was a Lt in the Scottish artillery. And he got shot up by a German machine gunner. Shot like 6 times. That's how he lost his most important finger on his right hand.

21-07-2005, 14:57:08
LOL the Alzheimer's and "Scotty doesn't know!" from Eurotrip in my head.

horrible but funny connected thoughts

21-07-2005, 15:19:20
Originally posted by Venom
He was a Lt in the Scottish artillery. And he got shot up by a German machine gunner. Shot like 6 times. That's how he lost his most important finger on his right hand.
He's Canadian, not Scottish. Born in Vancouver.

21-07-2005, 15:20:46

James Doohan to be sent to his final frontier

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LOS ANGELES, California (AP) -- He made his name in Hollywood beaming his colleagues back to the safety of the Enterprise on "Star Trek." Now, actor James Doohan's family is hoping to beam him up to the "final frontier" that Doohan's character "Scotty" loved so dearly.

The actor, who died Wednesday at age 85, had told relatives he wanted his ashes blasted into outer space, as was done for "Star Trek" creator Gene Roddenberry.

"He'll be there with his buddy, which is wonderful," said Doohan's agent and longtime friend, Steve Stevens.

Doohan died at his home in Redmond, Wash., with his wife of 31 years, Wende, at his side. He had retired from public events last year, not long after announcing he had Alzheimer's disease.

Houston-based Space Services Inc., which specializes in space memorials, plans to send a few grams of Doohan's ashes aboard a rocket later this year. The remains, which will be sealed in an aluminum capsule, will eventually burn up when they re-enter Earth's atmosphere.

It should be a fitting finale for an actor who, as the Starship Enterprise's frazzled chief engineer saved the Enterprise almost every week from blowing up, burning up or being overrun by renegade aliens when the warp drive, the phasers, the shields, the power cells or some other futuristic collection of doohickies failed.

As the man who commanded the Enterprise's particle beam transporter, Doohan's character also inspired the phrase, "Beam me up, Scotty." Capt. Kirk and other members of the Enterprise crew never really issued the order quite that way, however, until the fourth "Star Trek" film when Kirk said, "Scotty, beam me up."

A master of dialects from his early years in radio, the Canadian-born Doohan experimented with seven different accents for the hard-pressed engineer.

"The producers asked me which one I preferred," Doohan recalled 30 years later. "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."'

Doohan was born March 3, 1920, in Vancouver, British Columbia, the youngest of four children of William Doohan, a pharmacist, veterinarian and dentist, and his wife, Sarah. He wrote in his autobiography, "Beam Me Up, Scotty," that his father was a drunk who made life miserable for his wife and children.

At 19, he escaped the turmoil at home by joining the Canadian army, where he became a lieutenant in the artillery and was among the Canadian forces that landed on Juno Beach on D-Day.

After the war, Doohan enrolled in a drama class in Toronto on a whim. He showed promise and won a two-year scholarship to New York's famed Neighborhood Playhouse, where fellow students included Leslie Nielsen, Tony Randall and Richard Boone.

His commanding presence and booming voice brought him steady work as a character actor in films and television in Canada and the United States. Then came "Star Trek" and fans forever screaming "Beam me up, Scotty."

"Good gracious, it's been said to me for just about 31 years," he said in an 1998 interview. "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."

Married three times, Doohan was the father of nine children.

"A long and storied career is over," William Shatner, who played Kirk, said Wednesday.

21-07-2005, 15:21:44

21-07-2005, 17:20:07
Shatner was referring to his own career, of course.

On the beach the first day of Normandy :eek:


21-07-2005, 17:52:05
Man he had the same birthday as me. I never knew that.

Qaj the Fuzzy Love Worm
21-07-2005, 18:25:18
So you're 85 too, huh?

21-07-2005, 20:19:01
metric tons

21-07-2005, 20:23:53
Wow that was an obivious response, Qaj. Way to be creative.

21-07-2005, 20:25:10
What about mine!?

21-07-2005, 20:27:11
Yours was well played. Congrats. You get a gold star on your forehead. Placed there by a cannon.

Qaj the Fuzzy Love Worm
21-07-2005, 22:07:20
Bugger creativity, I'm at work.

The Norks
21-07-2005, 23:20:05

he's getting his ashes shot into space

21-07-2005, 23:51:17
Apparently he is getting his ashes shot into space.

21-07-2005, 23:56:12
The dude has a 5 year old daughter. His wife is 48 and they were married 5 years ago when he was 80! What a mack daddy.

22-07-2005, 02:53:39
Scotty was the real pimp of Star Trek. Not that cock sniffer, Kirk.

22-07-2005, 04:26:14
Word has it that his ashes will be shot into space.

22-07-2005, 05:30:25
If he can get his 'ashes hauled' into space at that age, There's hope for me still.....
:D: ::

22-07-2005, 05:33:13
Originally posted by Asher
He's Canadian, not Scottish. Born in Vancouver.

He might have been in a Canadian Highland regiment.

Not likely, but maybe...

22-07-2005, 06:31:04
Supposedly he was an airman who had Scottish crew men who repaired his plan. The story goes that he won a lot gambling the night before D-day and watched as the Germans blew the tank up which was carrying his winnings.

22-07-2005, 08:32:45
"he wanted his ashes blasted into outer space"

yeah, the whole CG totally agrees with that, we too want our ashers blasted into outer space

22-07-2005, 10:47:26
Originally posted by Venom
Scotty was the real pimp of Star Trek. Not that cock sniffer, Kirk. Now I'll remember him with a big hat and a blingbling outfit.