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Old 07-09-2004, 12:56 AM   #1
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Beam me up, Scotty

James Doohan, better known to some of us as Scotty, has been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease. It's a sad day for Star Trek fans.

http://www.abs-cbnnews.com/NewsStory...RITY&oid=54712

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Im a huge fan. I was fortunate enough to meet him many years ago. He visited Perth on the condition that the convention was held at a train station as hes a train nut. He also wanted a ticket on the Indian Pacific train from Perth to Sydney (3 day trip) and a bottle of Bells Whiskey for everyday he was in Perth.

He was very sweet and entertaining. He mentioned how after Star Trek ended he became depressed as he had been so heavily type cast as Scotty he couldnt get many other acting roles. One day he decided to give up fighting it and just spend the rest of his working life visiting conventions of people who wanted to see him. He was wearing a vest with scotty dogs on it at the convention.

Hes missing some fingers from WWII. You can see both his hands in real life but in Star Trek he always had his hands behind his back, up a Jeffries tube etc so you couldnt see. Everyone in the future is perfect you know, he said.

He was sweet and charming and his autograph is one of my most sentimental possessions.




I was reading where Mrs Doohan said that he cant remember what happened this week but boy can he still tell Star Trek stories.

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i'm glad i got to meet him a few years ago at a convention too. he's always been one of my star trek favorites.
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That's a nice story, Beli. He does seem like a nice man.
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thanks for sharing your story beli
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*sigh*
I admired his acting skills a great deal; for someone who clashed so much with Shatner not a single iota of it ever came across onscreen.

May your days go smoothly with love and light, Mr. Doohan... Scotty, in my mind and heart forever.
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This is not for ZC but I must confess that I never, ever, not even for a sliver, ever watched any of the Star Trek shows....is this fellow the beam me up scotty or is he scotty?????
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me either, brother...
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James Doohan is "Scotty" ("Montgomery Scott"), the chief engineer aboard the USS Enterprise, from the original Star Trek series and movies.
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is this fellow the beam me up scotty or is he scotty?????
The one and the same. He is both.
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