James Montgomery Doohan 1920-2005

On a suitable anniversary too.. Once dubbed “the craziest pilot in the Canadian Air Force”, James Doohan will forever be known as Scotty, Chief Engineer on the USS Enterprise – although his parents apparently lived in Belfast before emigrating to Canada a few months before his birth on March 3, 1920. The BBC reports here.. CNN obit here.. and StarTrek.com has much more on James Doohan’s life and career. and if my Gramma had wheels she’d be a wagon.. The Coalition remembers. Cheers Scotty.

A slightly inhuman presence that bans bad comments and works late at night to remove the wrinkles in Slugger’s technical carpet. You will need to know about the comments policy to stay off the fightin’ side of me and there is a bit of background about me here. You can email me using this spam-proof link if you really need to, and Slugger is @sluggerotoole on Twitter. But above all, remember, Play the ball and not the man.

donate to keep slugger lit