Wednesday, November 22nd, 2017

The final frontier


Not a bad way to go, actually. (ht: Fred)

The remains of actor James Doohan, who played the starship Enterprise’s chief engineer “Scotty” on “Star Trek,” will be blasted into space in October, the company organizing the flight said on Monday.

The actor who inspired the catchphrase “Beam me up, Scotty” — even though it was never actually uttered on the show — died a year ago at the age of 85.

On the program, when Capt. James Kirk ventured off the spaceship Enterprise and faced peril, he would demand Scotty “beam” him back up to the safety of the ship.

Of course, some of the mourners I could do without.

To mark the flight to his final frontier, Doohan’s family will hold a service for fans on the day of the launch to pay tribute to him, and Schonfeld said thousands were expected to turn up, many in costumes from “Star Trek.”

Are the costumes really necessary?

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