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Monday, April 2, 2007

To Boldly Go...

In a fitting tribute to science fiction's most beloved engineer, the ashes of James "Scotty" Doohan have been sent into space. The Star Trek icon will join the series creator Gene Roddenberry, who blasted off in 1997. For fans worldwide, this is the only imaginable send off.

Doohan's portrayal of a starship engineer set the bar so high that none have since come close. Though there is no evidence that the phrase "Beam me up, Scotty" was ever actually uttered during the 5-year mission or subsequent movies, it has nevertheless become part of our culture. Somehow, amidst modifying the dish to emit tachyon pulses and keeping those darned dilithium crystals from failing, Scotty won our hearts. He will be missed.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

nice typo in the title, you burglar

Tony said...

Thank you for bringing that to my attention, Anonymous. I have rectified the situation.