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    Scottie Beamed Up

    Just came over Fox News Jimmy Doonhan aka Scottie has beamed up his final time. The end of an era looms before all of us Trekies.

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    Cyburbian Salmissra's avatar
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    Bummer. He was one of my favorites from the original series.
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    I guess this time he really didn't "have enough power".

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    RIP Scotty....
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    It was only a matter of time. He usually wore those red shirts. The people in the red shirts rarely survived the episode.
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    Most of the time, I really am not particularly moved when some famous person dies. But, in this case:

    RIP Jimmy/Scotty

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    The guy had his phaser set for kill. His daughter Sarah was born in 2000, when he was 80.
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    He wasn't on my Death Pool list. I need to review my list.

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    Wow. That's too bad.

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    Too bad. Now both Scottie and Bones are gone...

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    Loved the character. But I used to wonder about his engineering skills. Either he was the best engineer in Star Fleet or the worst. The ship was always on the verge of blowing up or breaking down. I think Fiat must have gotten the contract to build it. .
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    Quote Originally posted by otterpop
    Loved the character. But I used to wonder about his engineering skills. Either he was the best engineer in Star Fleet or the worst. The ship was always on the verge of blowing up or breaking down. I think Fiat must have gotten the contract to build it. .
    The ship was obviously built by the lowest bidder and probably designed by a booksmart engineer that had no field experience. Scotty was always able to keep the bucket of bolts going with what he was given to work with. He will be missed by Star Fleet.

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    He should also be remember as part of the "Greatest Generation" -
    His bio lists serving in Canadian Army during WW 2, and being wounded in Normandy.

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    Scotty was one of my favorites too! RIP
    It is all a matter of perspective!!!

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    Quote Originally posted by JNA
    He should also be remember as part of the "Greatest Generation" -
    His bio lists serving in Canadian Army during WW 2, and being wounded in Normandy.
    I read his bio and it said he lost the middle finger of his right hand when wounded, and they purposely shot his scenes to hide the missing digit. Interesting.
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    Quote Originally posted by JNA
    He should also be remember as part of the "Greatest Generation" -
    His bio lists serving in Canadian Army during WW 2, and being wounded in Normandy.
    He was part of the attack at Juno Beach on D-Day and was shot six times (including losing a finger as mentioned above). A Canadian patriot and a dedicated individual. I'm not much of a Star Trek fan, but he was one of my favourites.

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    I knew the Mr. Scott of the Star Trek movie fame. I learned lessons from him...
    1. Always tell someone a task takes longer to complete than is really needed. Because when you deliver it early...you are a big hero.
    2. You cannot change the laws of physics!
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