Wednesday, July 20, 2005

Farewell, Scotty!

James Doohan, better known as Scotty on Star Trek, has passed away at the age of 85 after battling Alzheimers for several years.

He was always one of my favorite characters on Star Trek - with his rolicking Scottish brogue (an accent he chose for the character he was to play - he was apparently a very gifted with dialects), his soft and gentle personality, and his ability to drink.

Apparently, according to IMDB's bio of him, James Doohan lost the middle finger of his right hand on D-Day as a member of the Royal Canadian Artillery, so not only was he a legend in the Star Trek universe, but he was also a hero in real life.

After class I'm going home and starting a Star Trek marathon. Lucky for me, I have all of TOS on DVD. Farewell, Scotty!


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