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'Star Trek's' Doohan Dies

quigonwindu

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Report this Jul. 20 2005, 11:53 am

'Star Trek's' Doohan Dies


LOS ANGELES - James Doohan, the burly chief engineer of the Starship Enterprise in the original "Star Trek" TV series and movies who responded to the command "Beam me up, Scotty," died Wednesday. He was 85.

Doohan died at 5:30 a.m. at his Redmond, Wash., 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.

Doohan had said farewell to public life in August 2004, a few months after being diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease.

The Canadian-born Doohan was enjoying a busy career as a character actor when he auditioned for a role as an engineer in a new space adventure on NBC in 1966. A master of dialects from his early years in radio, he tried seven different accents.

"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.'"

The series, which starred William Shatner as Capt. James T. Kirk and Leonard Nimoy as the enigmatic Mr. Spock, attracted an enthusiastic following of science fiction fans, especially among teenagers and children, but not enough ratings power. NBC canceled it after three seasons.

When the series ended in 1969, Doohan found himself typecast as Montgomery Scott, the canny engineer with a burr in his voice. In 1973, he complained to his dentist, who advised him: "Jimmy, you're going to be Scotty long after you're dead. If I were you, I'd go with the flow."

"I took his advice," said Doohan, "and since then everything's been just lovely."

Cormoran

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Report this Jul. 20 2005, 12:18 pm

Very bad news indeed.
Rest in peace Mr. Doohan.

Ortus_Sapienta

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Report this Jul. 20 2005, 12:53 pm

Indeed.

Rest in peace.

~Ortus

Starski

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Report this Jul. 20 2005, 1:05 pm

Go in peace Mr. Doohan.

You will be remembered forever as Scottie.

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Report this Jul. 20 2005, 1:20 pm

Bad news that is. He was one of my favourite charecters.

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Report this Jul. 20 2005, 1:38 pm

i wonder wheither he said 'Beam me up Big Guy' jsut as he went  :question:
but none-the-less Rest In Peace Mr James 'Scooty' Doohan  :cry: may you boldy go where no living person has  :)

Perpetual_Ken

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Report this Jul. 20 2005, 1:51 pm

A big loss, he was one of my favorite characters.

Xenesis

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Report this Jul. 20 2005, 2:30 pm

:(  Rest in peace Mr. Doohan.

PicardToEnterprise

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Report this Jul. 20 2005, 3:13 pm

Rest in peace, you were the only miracle worker I ever knew. :cry:

HL

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Report this Jul. 20 2005, 3:32 pm

RIP-a classy guy indeed

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Report this Jul. 20 2005, 3:41 pm

:(

A big loss

Ensign101101

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Report this Jul. 20 2005, 4:19 pm

boldly go james.. you will be remembed. :logical:

Xris

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Report this Jul. 20 2005, 4:21 pm

Rest in Peace Mr. Doohan

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Report this Jul. 20 2005, 4:23 pm

:'(

"Very funny Scotty, now beam down my clothes"

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Report this Jul. 20 2005, 4:42 pm

Rest in Peace, Mr Doohan-You couldn't change the laws of physics, death took you in th end

God bless if he's there

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