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July 21, 2005 | Dennis McLellan, Times Staff Writer
James Doohan, the veteran actor best known for his role on "Star Trek" as the Starship Enterprise's chief engineer who responded to the famous command, "Beam me up, Scotty," died Wednesday. He was 85. Doohan died at his home in Redmond, Wash. Doohan's agent and friend, Steve Stevens Sr., said the cause of death was pneumonia and Alzheimer's disease. Doohan's wife of 28 years, Wende, was at his side.
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May 15, 2013 | By Susan King
Though “Star Trek” made them household names, the cast of the seminal 1966-69 NBC series had been acting on stage, film and TV for several years. One regular sang with Duke Ellington and another was a member the cast of the Canadian version of “Howdy Doody.” Several had worked with "Star Trek" creator Gene Roddenberry before. So with the blockbuster summer movie “Star Trek Into Darkness” opening Thursday, here's a look back at the lives and careers of William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, James Doohan, DeForest Kelley, George Takei, Nichelle Nichols and Walter Koenig before they signed on to the crew of the Starship Enterprise.
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ENTERTAINMENT
August 14, 1992 | ALEENE MacMINN, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
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.
BUSINESS
May 25, 2012 | By Salvador Rodriguez
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 3, 2007 | From the Associated Press
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 3, 2009 | Yvonne Villarreal
"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.
BUSINESS
May 25, 2012 | By Salvador Rodriguez
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.
NEWS
July 8, 2004 | From Associated Press
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 15, 2013 | By Susan King
Though “Star Trek” made them household names, the cast of the seminal 1966-69 NBC series had been acting on stage, film and TV for several years. One regular sang with Duke Ellington and another was a member the cast of the Canadian version of “Howdy Doody.” Several had worked with "Star Trek" creator Gene Roddenberry before. So with the blockbuster summer movie “Star Trek Into Darkness” opening Thursday, here's a look back at the lives and careers of William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, James Doohan, DeForest Kelley, George Takei, Nichelle Nichols and Walter Koenig before they signed on to the crew of the Starship Enterprise.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 30, 2004 | Richard Fausset, Times Staff Writer
For a brief moment, the denizens of this peculiar universe stood united: the valiant Starfleet commanders, the fierce Romulan warriors, the pimply speculators in the action figure market. They gathered Sunday in a ballroom at the Renaissance Hollywood Hotel to say farewell to James Doohan, 84, who played Lt. Cmdr. Montgomery "Scotty" Scott on the original "Star Trek" TV series.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 3, 2009 | Yvonne Villarreal
"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.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 3, 2007 | From the Associated Press
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 21, 2005 | Dennis McLellan, Times Staff Writer
James Doohan, the veteran actor best known for his role on "Star Trek" as the Starship Enterprise's chief engineer who responded to the famous command, "Beam me up, Scotty," died Wednesday. He was 85. Doohan died at his home in Redmond, Wash. Doohan's agent and friend, Steve Stevens Sr., said the cause of death was pneumonia and Alzheimer's disease. Doohan's wife of 28 years, Wende, was at his side.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 30, 2004 | Richard Fausset, Times Staff Writer
For a brief moment, the denizens of this peculiar universe stood united: the valiant Starfleet commanders, the fierce Romulan warriors, the pimply speculators in the action figure market. They gathered Sunday in a ballroom at the Renaissance Hollywood Hotel to say farewell to James Doohan, 84, who played Lt. Cmdr. Montgomery "Scotty" Scott on the original "Star Trek" TV series.
NEWS
July 8, 2004 | From Associated Press
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 14, 1992 | ALEENE MacMINN, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
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.
OPINION
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
ENTERTAINMENT
December 5, 1991 | ALEENE MacMINN, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Making History: The "Star Trek" crew will cement their place in history at a "signature ceremony" scheduled at noon today at the Chinese Theater in Hollywood. William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley, James Doohan, Nichelle Nichols, George Takei and Walter Koenig will put their autographs into the theater's famed forecourt. The cement signing takes place on the eve of the release of "Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country."
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