Scotty Beamed Up

July 20th, 2005

James Doohan, who played Chief Engineer Montgomery Scott on the TV series Star Trek, has died at the age of 85. Star Trek and the writings of Isaac Asimov triggered my love of science fiction, a love I have not yet outgrown. Doohan’s character, a Scotsman commanding vast arrays of knobs, buttons, switches, and blinking lights, made engineering look like a glorious profession. He is undoubtedly one of the reasons I journeyed down that career path. Engines at warp speed, Mister Scott!

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  1. BREM experience » Blog Archive » Beam up Scotty… Says:

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  2. BREM experience Says:

    Beam up Scotty…

    Canadian born actor James Doohan who interpreted chief engineer Scotty in Star Trek died today at age 85 of Alzheimer’s disease.
    L’acteur canadien de naissance James Doohan qui a interprété le rôle de l’ingénieur-chef Scotty dan…

  3. bob Says:

    Inscribed in my eighth grade year book by my science teacher: “Best of luck to a guy who is more science fiction than science student!”

    He was refering to the number of times he had to confiscate books like “Have Space Suit, Will Travel” from me during class… I wonder how many others’ career inclinations were influenced by Star Trek, Asimov, Heinlein, Clarke and the like. I suspect it’s more than a few.