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"Scotty" passes away

Post by Michael Pajaro » Wed Jul 20, 2005 2:05 pm

James Doohan, "Scotty" from Star Trek, passed away today. He was 85. He played himself in a cameo in Knight Rider 2000.

http://www.cnn.com/2005/SHOWBIZ/TV/07/2 ... index.html

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Post by Chakotay » Wed Jul 20, 2005 3:30 pm

rest in peace Scotty :cry:

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Post by Lyn » Wed Jul 20, 2005 4:28 pm

That's a bummer, but he lived a good long life, so that's good.
He was the funniest part of the "Knight Rider 2000" TV movie to me, and it's sad to know he passed away. :( :oops: :( :?:

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Post by Knight Racer » Wed Jul 20, 2005 7:32 pm

Thats sad about his passing away.I'm sure G-d felt it was time to beam him up to Heaven.

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Post by FuzzieDice » Wed Jul 20, 2005 7:46 pm

RIP Scotty. :cry:

I grew up on Star Trek. And I even loved him in KR2K. Yes, he lived long and well. Good memories there and he had a good life.

(As per my own beliefs) I wish him the best in whatever existance he continues on in next.

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Post by tkr9 » Wed Jul 20, 2005 8:01 pm

Oh no, poor Scottie! :( He was my favourite character in the original ST series, and I loved seeing him in Knight Rider.

Rest in peace, and God keep you!

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Post by theevolved1 » Wed Jul 20, 2005 9:17 pm

2nd member of the Enterprise Crew gone :-( Its sad but he was very sick and I expected he didnt have much time left. RIP Jimmy
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Post by Lyn » Wed Jul 20, 2005 11:09 pm

I know this may sound crazy, but i remember seeing James Doohan on a live-action Saturday morning show called "Jason of Star Command", where he was one of the top officers of that base in that sci-fi series.
Does anyone else remember this or am I just being delusional? :shock: :? 8) :? :roll: :? I hope I'm not......

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Post by K.A.R.R. Crazed » Thu Jul 21, 2005 1:03 am

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" I'm giving it all she's got, Captain! "


You will be missed :(

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Post by cloudkitt » Thu Jul 21, 2005 1:25 am

Rest in Peace.

BUt i have to say, I was confused when I heard the report, I coulda sworn he died last year....
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Post by FuzzieDice » Thu Jul 21, 2005 2:12 am

Lyn, I read in one of the reports on his passing that he was in fact in Jason of Star Command so you're not delusional. :)

I know DeForrest Kelly died a few years ago. Wasn't there one other that passed away recent besided him and Mr. Doohan?

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Post by Kiwi-Knight » Thu Jul 21, 2005 6:28 am

FuzzieDice wrote:I know DeForrest Kelly died a few years ago.
Wasn't there one other that passed away recent
besided him and Mr. Doohan?


The creator of "Star Trek", Mr Gene Roddenberry passed away
a while back as well. Now that you mention it, someone else
had asked me a few months back if one of the crew of
NCC 1701 & NCC 1701-A had also passed away -
they thought it was Leonard Nimoy (Spock).
I looked through various websites and found no one else
from the Star Trek cast had recently passed away at that time.

KIRK: "Scotty?"
SCOTTY: "Aye Sir,"
KIRK: "Did you find the engine room?"
SCOTTY: "Right where I left it, Sir!"
STAR TREK VI: THE UNDISCOVERED COUNTRY

Rest In Peace "Scotty". He has now been beamed up
to the big Starship Engine Room in the sky.
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Whakatane, Bay Of Plenty, NEW ZEALAND.

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RIP Scotty

Post by sjsharp2005 » Thu Jul 21, 2005 7:36 am

As a Trekkie as well as a fan of Knight Rider. I would like to say that you kept the Enterprise running when no-one else could Good work Scotty. You are a fine miracle worker. Beam him up Mr. Spock

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Post by kitt1 » Thu Jul 21, 2005 9:38 am

This was a personal loss for me. I first met Jimmy at a STAR TREK convention in Washington D.C. in January 1976. I was 16. It was the greatest thing for me. While others wanted to be Captain Kirk, I wanted to be Scotty. Over the years I met him at many other conventions, and I even got to hang out with him at some private parties. I eventually started to emcee and do stand up at conventions. It was a boost to perform in front of the actors I considered my heroes. Jimmy even gave me a handwritten personal reference.

The last time I saw him was about 3 years ago at Dragon Con in Atlanta. Seeing his condition broke my heart. He was no longer walking, but getting around on one of those scooter things. It took about 5 minutes to get him from the scooter to his chair at the autograph table. I waited till he had a break from signing autographs and stepped up to say hello. He remembered me and we had a few minutes. After I walked away, I felt that was the last time I would ever see him.

James Doohan will always be remembered to the world as Scotty from STAR TREK. And that was just fine with him. He realized that there were many actors that work their whole lives in show business, and aren't remembered for anything. I never saw him refuse an autograph or to pose for a picture. As long as I'm around, he will not be forgotten.

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Post by FuzzieDice » Thu Jul 21, 2005 2:43 pm

Is Walter Konig (Checkov) still around?

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Post by cloudkitt » Fri Jul 22, 2005 12:00 am

Yep
Michael: "KITT! Where are ya?!"
K.I.T.T.: "I'm in your parking space, Michael, where else would I be?"

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Post by FuzzieDice » Fri Jul 22, 2005 12:59 am

*whew* :)

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Post by walter h. anderson » Fri Jul 22, 2005 4:26 am

I found out today, and the first thought in my mind was "Another Star Trek regular and Knight Rider guest is gone".

Thank you for touching all our lives with your portrayal of a modern-day icon, Mr. Doohan.

As for your question, Lyn. Was that a live-action series? I remember a cartoon set in space with a character named Jason and a robot that narrated the story, but I'm probably thinking of a different series.

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Post by Lyn » Fri Jul 22, 2005 8:37 am

I think it was a live-action show, not a cartoon, despite
it being produced by those who had done several cartoon shows.

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Post by FuzzieDice » Fri Jul 22, 2005 11:59 pm

http://www.70slivekidvid.com/jason/canartit.jpg

He stared as Commander Canarvin in Season 1.

It's a spinnof of Space Academy and even had Peepo the Robot in it. I didn't realize that. I had watched Space Academy a lot as a kid and loved that little robot. :)

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Post by Zeitgeist » Wed Jul 27, 2005 2:17 pm

Rest in peace, Scotty. :cry:
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Post by Major Ursa » Thu Aug 04, 2005 8:38 am

I did get to see Jimmy at a Star Trek convention in Norfolk, Virginia back in 1994. He explained how he became the beloved Scotish Enginerring Chief. It will be a big loss.
"Oh I just went to any Pontiac dealer and asked for the Trans Am with the James Bond option package." - Micro Knutt, Knutt Rider(A Mad Magazine parody of Knight Rider)

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