Discussion in 'Off-Topic Chat' started by Dave Payn, Jul 20, 2005.
Scotty's been 'beamed up'....
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As a hardened trekky fan, I have to say I'm truly stunned.
I think I'm right in saying that he's the first to croak it from the original crew?
I thought DeForest Kelly (Dr. McCoy) passed a few years back - 1999 I believe.
I'm not sure, but I think he was the first, and only other of the original cast that's gone before Scotty.
It's sad, but now I know what my grandparents were feeling when some of their favorite entertainers passed on.
James Doohan had been seriously ill for some time, having suffered a stroke, then more recently being diagnosed with Altzheimers Disease. It is sad news, but he had a long and varied life (he was a Spitfire pilot in the Royal Canadian Air Force in World War 2) and remained very active until a few years ago (even to the extent of becoming a Father at 80!). His portrayal of "Scotty" probably ruined his acting career, leaving him irredeemably type-cast, but it brought a great deal of pleasure to Star Trek fans. May he rest in peace.
Deforrest Kelly, who played Dr "Bones" McCoy in the original series, died about 4 - 5 years ago.
There's really only one way to send him off isn't there?
"It's worse than that, he's dead Jim!"
One of the people so incredibly familiar from my childhood, may he boldly go where only good men have gone before.
Aye, my favourite non-Scottish Scotsman. God Bless Scotty.
So what other non-Scottish Scotsmen are there? Well, Rod Stewart for one, I suppose....
It appears Mr Doohan's ashes are going to be sent into space via rocket.
Starting to feel old now, people are dying that I atually remember watching (all be it in repeats). What a shame, he is a star trek / film legend
I hope when they do send his ashes off into space they have a piper in full regalia playing "Amazing Grace", whilst Leonard Nimoy reads the Service For The Burial Of The Dead In Space.
I was shocked to hear how old he was. He must have been one the oldest in the original crew.
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