Wednesday, July 20, 2005

RIP James Doohan
Scotty from ‘Star Trek’, a fictional Scot whom even the Scots liked, and by all accounts in real life a nice fellow

From tributes from around the world:
As a technically inclined young boy who had lost my father, Doohan's character Scotty served as a role model and inspired me to study science. I went on to a career as an officer in the US Navy, eventually serving in the Reactor/Engineering department of - what else - the USS Enterprise (CVN-65), and at least once, in a lighter moment, got to put on a fake Scottish accent when saying, "Achh - the engines can't take nae more!" Thanks, Scotty and Godspeed!
- Rob Schmidt, Livermore, CA

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