'Star Trek:' George Takei's favorite drinking buddy was James Doohan

'Star Trek:' George Takei's favorite drinking buddy was James Doohan

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 24 (UPI) --Former "Star Trek" star George Takei said his favorite drinking buddy from the series was James Doohan.
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James Doohan's ashes shot into space

James Doohan's ashes shot into space

LOS ANGELES, May 23 (UPI) -- The ashes of late Canadian actor James Doohan have been successfully sent into Earth orbit via SpaceX's unmanned Falcon 9 rocket, E! News reported.
SpaceX rocket has successful launch

SpaceX rocket has successful launch

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., May 22 (UPI) -- Cremains of space luminaries and everyday Joes went to the final frontier Tuesday when the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket took off from Cape Canaveral, Fla.

Scotty's ashes lost during launch

LONDON, Aug. 5 (UPI) -- A second attempt to launch the ashes of late "Star Trek" actor James Doohan into space has been unsuccessful, the BBC reported Tuesday.

Hollywood raises awareness of lung disease

SAN JOSE , Calif., Jan. 21 (UPI) -- The Coalition for Pulmonary Fibrosis says Hollywood is helping to shine a spotlight on the deadly lung disease.

'Scotty's' ashes sent into space

UPHAM, N.M., April 28 (UPI) -- The ashes of "Star Trek" actor James Doohan got a brief trip into space Saturday from a New Mexico launchpad along with those of astronaut Gordon Cooper.

Star Trek star's ashes ready for launch

SANTA FE, N.M., April 3 (UPI) -- Cremated remains of actor James Doohan, Scotty on "Star Trek," and pioneer astronaut Gordon Cooper are set to be launched from New Mexico into space this month.

'Scotty' remains perpetually in space

HARTFORD, Conn., Aug. 8 (UPI) -- James Doohan, the actor who played Scotty in "Star Trek," is one of 118 people whose remains will be launched into space by Celestis, a Connecticut company.

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Space burial for 'Scotty' Doohan

HOUSTON, Aug. 5 (UPI) -- A space burial is planned for character actor James Doohan, best known as the peripatetic chief engineer "Scotty" in the original "Star Trek" series.

Scots bicker over birthplace of 'Scotty'

EDINBURGH, Scotland, Aug. 2 (UPI) -- "Star Trek" geekdom is spiraling out of control in Scotland where four towns are warring over the birthplace of the fictional Enterprise engineer, Scotty.

Star Trek's 'Scotty' dead at 85

REDMOND, Wash., July 20 (UPI) -- Canadian actor James Doohan, best known as "Star Trek's" Scotty, died Wednesday in his Washington state home at the age of 85.

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Today is Thursday, March 3, the 62nd day of 2005 with 303 to follow.
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2005 Hollywood 'Walk' stars named

LOS ANGELES, June 17 (UPI) -- Tom Brokaw, Ben Stiller, Billy Joel and Roger Ebert head the list of Hollywood Walk of Fame star recipients for 2005, it was announced Thursday.

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Today is Wednesday, March 3, the 63rd day of 2004 with 303 to follow.
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James Montgomery "Jimmy" Doohan (March 3, 1920 – July 20, 2005) was a Canadian character and voice actor best known for his role as Montgomery "Scotty" Scott in the television and film series Star Trek. Doohan's characterization of the Scottish Chief Engineer of the Starship Enterprise was one of the most recognizable elements in the Star Trek franchise. He also made several contributions behind the scenes for the Star Trek franchise. Many of the characterizations, mannerisms, and expressions that he established for Scotty and other Star Trek characters have become entrenched in popular culture.

Outside of his performances in Star Trek and other television shows and films, Doohan was also a wounded combat veteran of World War II. He served in the invasion of Normandy at Juno Beach on D-Day. Following his success with Star Trek, he supplemented his income and showed continued support for his fans by making numerous public appearances. Doohan often went to great lengths to buoy the large number of fans who have been inspired to make their own accomplishments in engineering and other fields, as a result of Doohan's work and his encouragement. Doohan was considered by some to be one of the most giving and affable stars of the Star Trek franchise.

Doohan, pronounced /ˈduːən/ (DOO-ən), was born in Vancouver, British Columbia, the youngest of four children of Sarah and William Patrick Doohan, who moved there from Bangor, Northern Ireland during the 1920s. His father was a pharmacist, veterinarian, and dentist, and his mother was a homemaker. Doohan's father is said to have invented an early form of high-octane gasoline in 1923. In Doohan's 1996 autobiography, he tells of his father's alcoholism and how he tormented his family. His family moved to Sarnia, Ontario and Doohan attended high school at the Sarnia Collegiate Institute and Technical School (SCITS), where he excelled in mathematics and science. In addition to his studies at Sarnia, Doohan enrolled in the 102 Royal Canadian Army Cadet Corps.

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