Wednesday, July 20, 2005

Farewell, Scotty

A sad day for sci-fi geeks such as myself, with news that James Doohan, who played Montgomery "Scotty" Scott on Star Trek, has passed away at age 85. Endearing characters such as Scotty were the main reason I enjoyed the original Star Trek, no matter how bad the special effects or how cheesy the dialogue. In addition to the series, Doohan appeared as Scotty in all six Star Trek films featuring the original crew, and in the Next Generation episode "Relics". For my money, "Relics", which appeared during Next Generation's 6th season, was the best standalone episode of that series.

RIP Scotty, and thank you.


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