Thursday, July 21, 2005

Requiescat in Pace

The Starship Enterprise has lost a second crew member. James Doohan, also known as Lt. Cmdr. Montgomery Scott, Chief Engineer, died yesterday. DeForest Kelley, Dr. McCoy, died in 1999. (I guess we should also count the ultimate Captain, creator Gene Roddenberry, who died in 1991.)

Having grown up with television, it's always a shock to me when we lose someone who was a regular visitor in my home. I spent many afternoons watching reruns of Star Trek. (I'm sorry, but in my opinion none of the spin-offs ever had the charm of the original.) Kirk, Spock, McCoy, Scotty, Uhura, Sulu and Chekov were a team that has never been equaled.

Rest in peace, Scotty. We'll miss you.


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