Scotty dies...

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  1. kiwi_the_iwik macrumors 65816

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    James Doohan, aka. Montgomery Scott from Star Trek TOS, has passed on through the final frontier, and gone where no man has gone before.

    It's a sad day for Trekkie fans - apparently all the more now knowing that he couldn't change the laws of Physics...


    :(
     
  2. dsharits macrumors 68000

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    Do you mean to tell me that he really couldn't "beam" anybody anywhere? :p

    Anyway, it's sad to see him go. We'll miss you, Scotty.
     
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    Sort of wish he could have enjoyed his retirement from public life a bit more and in better health. :(
     
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    What will the trekkies do, hope you don't need a computer repaired as the nerds are in mourning.

     
  7. Mr. Anderson Moderator emeritus

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    Always liked him, he leaves a great legacy. Any science fiction show/movie that has an engineer will always have to compare themselves to Scotty.

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    I think he's gone where all men have gone before....

    But regardless, it's still a sad day in Trekkie-land. Thank god Shatner's still filling his girdle.
     
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    Yeah, definitely one of the best characters from Star Trek. Sad to hear of his passing.
     
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    My prayers go out to the family and friends of James Doohan. He certainly had a long full life. May he rest in peace. Thank you for the many years of pleasurable entertainment.
     
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    Jimmy was a fan favorite at the Star Trek Conventions and the reason why many people I know became engineers.

    I pray for his family and friends in this time of sadness.
     
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    Sad news. I'll always remember the scene from Star Trek IV when Scotty encountered a Mac Plus and tried to control it by speaking into the mouse... :D
     
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    I met James Doohan when I was a freshman at Rensselaer (RPI) in upstate New York. I and the rest of the students who had come to the large Physics lecture hall (appropriate place, eh?) to hear Doohan speak left with tears of laughter. We had never laughed as hard or been entertained as thoroughly. After his talk, I got the chance to speak to him privately. While Doohan had less screentime than Kirk and Spock, he was a lot more charismatic.

    RIP.
     
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    I visited RPI once for a national youth conference (I was an attending adult). Cool campus and fun times! My daughter still has her RPI shirts!

    back on topic...the CNN poll asks what your favorite Scotty quote is:

    "We're losing the warp engines"
    You can't mix matter and anti-matter cold"
    "If we keep up this speed, we'll blow up any minute now"

    IMO none of these are as memorable as "I'm giving her all she's got Captain, she can't take much more!"

    Of course, who can forget after the great Klingon battle when Kirk looks for Spock, and realizing he's not there hears Scott say "I think you'd better get down here Captain"
     
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    He gave it all he had, Captain

    Very sad news.

    He was very young. He will be missed. RIP

    I agree, ST4 when he was instructing the computer through the mouse.... all time classic.
     
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    May your subspace transmissions be clear all the way home. :(

    Damn. :x( Scotty can't die! Who is going to adjust the phase transducers now?
     
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