August 14, 1992 |
Beam Me Up: James Doohan will be reprising his "Star Trek" role as Scotty on an upcoming episode of "Star Trek: The Next Generation." Scotty, it seems, has been suspended for 75 years in molecular limbo and turns up on an abandoned Federation transport ship encountered by the crew of the Enterprise. Doohan is the third regular "Star Trek" cast member to guest on the "Next Generation" series, Leonard Nimoy and DeForest Kelly having trekked through earlier episodes.
April 3, 2007 |
The ashes of James Doohan, who played chief engineer Montgomery "Scotty" Scott on the original "Star Trek" TV series, have been loaded into a rocket that is set to launch in New Mexico later this month. The remains of Doohan, Mercury astronaut Gordon Cooper and some 200 others await launch April 28 courtesy of Celestis, a Texas company that contracts with rocket firms to send cremated remains into space. Families paid $495 to have a few grams of their loved one's ashes placed on the rocket.
May 25, 2012 |
James Doohan, the late actor who played Chief Engineer Montgomery "Scotty" Scott in the early "Star Trek" franchise, was beamed up to space, as portions of his remains were aboard the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket that launched earlier this week. Seven grams of Doohan are now floating in space on the second stage of the rocket and will remain there for about a year. Doohan, who had portions of his remains flown into space on a previous commercial mission as directed in his will, was not alone on the Falcon 9. He was joined by the remains of 318 other people and Gordon Cooper, one of NASA's original astronauts.
May 3, 2009 |
"I felt damn sexy wearing it," Simon Pegg purred into the phone, "and I took a lot of clandestine photographs in my trailer." He was talking, thankfully, about the Starfleet uniform he wore for his role as Montgomery "Scotty" Scott, made famous by the late James Doohan. The irreverent star of "Shaun of the Dead" and "Hot Fuzz" has "unhealthy" knowledge of sci-fi, horror and comics. As a boy, he watched "Star Trek" on the BBC at dinner.
July 8, 2004 |
James M. Doohan, the actor who played Scotty on the '60s "Star Trek" TV series, has been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease, his agent reports. Doohan, 84, is in the beginning stages of the disease, a progressive neurological disorder that afflicted former President Ronald Reagan, Steven Stevens said.
July 25, 2005
Re James Doohan, Scotty of "Star Trek" fame, Obituary, July 21 Scotty, I know you got beamed up to a higher level. Debbie Coven Irvine