Wednesday, July 20, 2005

He's Dead, Jim

Sad news today that James Doohan, who played "Scotty" on "Star Trek" has died. From CNN:
James Doohan, the burly chief engineer of the Starship Enterprise in the original "Star Trek" TV series and motion pictures who responded to the apocryphal command "Beam me up, Scotty," died early Wednesday. He was 85.

Doohan died at 5:30 a.m. 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.

C.P. and I watched "Trekkies 2" just the other night!

To read the whole obituary, which is pretty intetesting and mentions that Doohan hated William Shatner's guts, go here.

Sincerest condolensces to my nerd bretheren around the world.

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