Thursday, July 21, 2005
James Doohan 1920 - 2005
I was brought up with the original series of Star Trek thanks to my parents who had watched it as it was aired when they were growing up. Scotty was one of my favourite characters simply because he was a Scot. It wasn't often that you saw Scottish people portrayed on television. I preferred his later performances on the films though. He was able to pull off the sarcasm and wit just right and it was these scenes that I loved.
I particularly remember the episode in which he was falsely accused of attacking a woman and, also, his reaction, in "Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home", to having to work with the antiquated computer technology of the 20th Century!
Your choice of picture was perfect. It's how I see him in my mind's eye and was the very image I described to my father the evening Doohan's death was reported. Thanks, too, for the info on Bishop. Many fans of "Chocky" think the second season was the best!