The Daily Pick

Wednesday, July 20, 2005

Scotty is Beamed Up. Rest in Peace.



James Doohan, known to millions simply as "Scotty" passed on today at the age of 85. A profile of the character is here. A profile of the person is here. Rest in peace.

Update: Here is a profile from the AP. This is a really interesting read. Mr. Doohan was Canadian, not Scottish, was wounded six times on Juno Beach on D-Day, and had nine children. He never cared much for William Shatner, and never got tired of the line "Beam Me Up, Scotty," a line that was never spoken on the original TV series.

"I'm not tired of it at all," he replied. "Good gracious, it's been said to me for just about 31 years. 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."
posted by The Daily Pick at 10:09 AM

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