Doohan Beamed Up

I don’t intend the title to be flippant, much respect is given to the Star Trek actor who died yesterday at 85. James Doohan was born on March 3, 1920 and died July 21, 2005 at his home in nearby Redmond, WA with his wife at his side. “Scotty” was suffering from Alzheimer’s disease and will have his ashes blased into space (as was done with Trek creator Roddenberry).

Wil Wheaton offered this:

Everyone who watched Star Trek liked Scotty, but everyone who met him loved Jimmy

Doohan has a very interesting biography, to read up, head over here, here, and here.

Farewell and thanks for holding the ship together.

Ἡ χάρις τοῦ κυρίου ἡμῶν Ἰησοῦ Χριστοῦ μεθ᾽ ὑμῶν.

Categories: Daily Life, Movies
  1. July 22nd, 2005 at 09:08 | #1

    I had the opportunity to meet him once. Seemed to be a nice guy!
    Here’s my post:

  2. July 22nd, 2005 at 10:09 | #2

    That guy has to have THE friendliest face on earth. I never watched Star Trek. I was really into Legos though! ( I offer that last bit of info to make up for the fact that I wasn’t into something as American as Star Trek)

  3. July 25th, 2005 at 20:57 | #3

    I am very sad to see Doohan go.

  4. July 27th, 2005 at 12:54 | #4

    I have read that he was one of the nicest people to meet and I liked the fact that he truly embraced his character and didn’t mind all the “Beam me up, Scotty” comments. Thanks for all the links.

  5. July 27th, 2005 at 15:02 | #5

    Seems to be that Doohan was quite a nice guy. I am sure he will be missed greatly by his friends and family.

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