Thursday, July 21, 2005
Rest In Space, Scotty.
From the BBC comes news that the ashes of Star Trek actor James Doohan, who died on Wednesday, are to be sent into space, following those of Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry.
The Space Services Inc company said Doohan's ashes could be on a Falcon 1 rocket launching from California's Vandenberg Air Force Base, tentatively scheduled for launch in September.
Doohan, who was 85, played engineer Scotty in the original sci-fi series and became synonymous with the line "Beam me up, Scotty", despite the fact that the phrase was never actually said in the series. The closest Captain Kirk came to saying it was in the fourth Star Trek movie, when he said "Scotty, beam me up".
Rest in space, Scotty. Hope you, Bones, and Gene are throwing back a whiskey or two.