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.

  • Stray Toaster

    It’s worse than that, he’s dead Jim, dead Jim, dead Jim.


  • peteb


    Hmm.. so you should be.

    one more link – James Doohan.com

  • peteb

    Just to note, from this BBC report

    “The ashes of Star Trek actor James Doohan, who died on Wednesday, are to be sent into space at his request.”

    Star Trek co-star William Shatner has sent his condolences to the family.

    “A long and storied career is over,” Shatner said.