Thursday, July 21, 2005
Scotty Enters The Final Frontier
James Doohan, most notable for his role as Chief Engineer Montgomery Scott in Star Trek (The Original Series) passed away on June 20, 2005 at the age of 85.
Fictionally, he could always be counted on to beam Captian Kirk out of an impossibly tight spot, or deliver Warp Speed at a critical moment. Scotty was the miracle worker. If Scotty couldn't fix it, you know you were truly screwed.
One thing I did not know about Doohan was his life prior to becoming the famous Scotty. The Canadian born Doohan was among those brave men who stormed the beaches of Normandy on June 6, 1944. You can read the complete account here.
I wish the MSM would report more about the true heroics of Hollywood's stars.
HT - Mudville