July 20, 2005

James Doohan, 1920 - 2005

When the series ("Star Trek") 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."

Fare thee well, Jimmy. Thank you for the memories.

Posted by mhking at July 20, 2005 04:18 PM | TrackBack

People will remember Scotty and never know Lt. Doohan, Canadian Army, who went ashore in the D Day invasion with an artillery unit.

Posted by: Fred Boness at July 20, 2005 07:30 PM
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