1920.03 to 2005.07
First there was
the passing of Gene Roddenberry, then DeForest Kelley, and now James
Doohan finds his home among the stars.
Over the decades,
Doohan was known as the miracle working engineer "Scotty"
in the famed Star Trek whose over estimates of retooling time always
brought a smile to a fans face.
Doohan always gave us his
best made-up Scottish accent and top-tier performance. It was through
his “Scotty” portrayal and that of the rest of the Star
Trek ensemble that we glimpsed a methodology that is, perhaps, beyond
our present attainment.
Doohan helped bring us a
universe where monetary gain was left to shady aliens; where the pursuit
of knowledge was achieved for the mere sake of knowing; where expansionism
wasn’t conquest and all beliefs were held in the highest regard.
Star Trek truly
captured the minds and hearts of a multi-generational audience and James
Doohan played a key role in its mass appeal.
As a fan, I speak for the
many. James Doohan impacted our lives by showing us a better way through
his representation of a solid character who was never afraid "to
boldly go" above and beyond the call of duty.
His presence will be missed.
James Doohan is survived
by his wife Wende and seven children.
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