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James Doohan Not In A Coma and Likely To Survive

chrisd posted more than 12 years ago | from the slightly-sketchy-sources dept.

News 273

ThreeHamsWillKillHim writes "Apparently, it's rumored that actor James Doohan, from Star Trek fame, is in a coma." The article notes that he's not likely to come out of it. James Doohan is 82 and is known best for his role as Engineer Lt. Commander Montgomery Scott on Star Trek. CD: Update, he's home undergoing rehab for his bout of pneunomia.

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273 comments

Let me be the first... (2, Funny)

Roto-Rooter Man (520267) | more than 12 years ago | (#3473258)

He's dead, Jim.

Damn (-1, Troll)

Quasar1999 (520073) | more than 12 years ago | (#3473259)

And I thought his weight would be the cause of death...

Re:Damn (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3473296)

No need to get nasty, dude. He's on his deathbed. Have some compassion.

Re:Damn (0)

Roto-Rooter Man (520267) | more than 12 years ago | (#3473323)

Apparently you're not the only one:

"ThreeHamsWillKillHim writes..."

fp (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3473261)

fp

RIP (1, Funny)

linzeal (197905) | more than 12 years ago | (#3473262)

Scotty: Beam me up god

He's not dead. (4, Informative)

Cryptosporidium (145269) | more than 12 years ago | (#3473324)

In fact, SyFy Portal has corrected their previous article with this new update [syfyportal.com] :
UPDATE (05-06-2002, 4:05 p.m. ET):
Zap2it [zap2it.com] has talked with Steve Stephens, James Doohan's agent, and said that the actor is not comatose, and actually is home undergoing extensive rehabilitation after being confined to bed for 13 weeks for pneumonia.

The Zap2it report comes following a source report that the 82-year-old was in worse shape than previously reported [syfyportal.com] . SyFy Portal, which is a news and rumors site, had been working on confirming the report which stated that doctors did not anticipate a recovery. The We did note in our initial report that details were still in the rumor stage.

Re:He's not dead. (0)

kraulin (124452) | more than 12 years ago | (#3473350)

"He's not dead Jim?"

Okay I'm a sick bastard but... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3473266)

He cannot take much more of this captain!

Obligatory (0, Troll)

MAXOMENOS (9802) | more than 12 years ago | (#3473268)

"He's dead, Jim."

or perhaps:

"Captan, I donna think she'll take much more!"

Good luck Scottie.

Re:Obligatory (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3473280)

"Damnit Jim, I'm a doctor, not a ... oh, yea, sure I'll look at him."

Obligatory jokes (-1, Troll)

andy@petdance.com (114827) | more than 12 years ago | (#3473270)

"It's worse than that... He's brain-dead, Jim!"

Oh, wait, I also have to say "Cap'n, my body canna take no more a' this!"

Now everyone else doesn't need to bother.

Re:Obligatory jokes (2)

Dr Caleb (121505) | more than 12 years ago | (#3473417)

Since when are jokes relating to someone dying of pneumonia, parkinsons and diabetes "obligatory"?

Pretty fucking cold I'd say.

Re:Obligatory jokes (-1)

Anonymous Cowrad (571322) | more than 12 years ago | (#3473517)

You haven't been reading slashdot long, have you?

Of course they're obligatory. Assmunch replies like yours are also obligatory.

Better way? (5, Interesting)

qslack (239825) | more than 12 years ago | (#3473276)

Isn't there some better way to learn about cool people like this guy before they're likely to die? I thought of this when the author of ping died, too.

Maybe Slashdot could do a montly/(bi)weekly thing on "Lifetime Geek Achievement Awards."

I'm sure that 99.99% of these people use the Web, so it would be really cool to thank these people for all they've done for technology.

Any thoughts?

Hate to break it to ya, Doohan was an actor.... (1, Funny)

Blaede (266638) | more than 12 years ago | (#3473325)

...not a techie. When he messed with the stuff on Star Trek, he was PRETENDING. Yep, that's right, it was all an act. He really didn't know how to calibrate a plasma relay, etc.

Tommorow I'll let you know about Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny (warning: bad news).

He has an [honorary] degree in Engineering (0, Redundant)

Cryptosporidium (145269) | more than 12 years ago | (#3473363)

Fascinating. The Milwaukee School of Engineering awarded Mr. Doohan an honorary degree in Engineering after a poll of student body revealed that half of them were inspired to study engineering by Scotty in Star Trek.

Honorary. Oh boy. (0)

Blaede (266638) | more than 12 years ago | (#3473391)

Would you be willing to be worked on by someone with an honarary degree in Surgery? Yeah, didn't think so.

Re:Honorary. Oh boy. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3473414)

He's done more of technological development than you ever will, simply in inspiring great minds.

Where as you're just a slashbot.

Re:Hate to break it to ya, Doohan was an actor.... (4, Funny)

Waffle Iron (339739) | more than 12 years ago | (#3473409)

. When he messed with the stuff on Star Trek, he was PRETENDING. Yep, that's right, it was all an act. He really didn't know how to calibrate a plasma relay, etc.

He may only be an actor, but he knows the only technical principle you need to know on a starship: if something doesn't work right, reverse the polarity.

Ignorance. (5, Insightful)

JanusFury (452699) | more than 12 years ago | (#3473422)

Doohan maintained a healthy showbiz career despite the fact he was missing the middle finger of his right hand, a piece of trivia few fans are even aware of. Doohan lost the finger during D-Day of World War II when he was part of the Royal Canadian Artillery.


He later received an honorary engineering degree from the Milwaukee School of Engineering after it was learned through a poll that more than half the students said they pursued engineering as a career thanks to watching Scotty in the original "Star Trek."


If that's not a damned role model, I don't know what is. He fought in damned World War 2, and he also inspired a lot of people. If that's not worth recognizing, what is? Actors serve as much a role in society as others, they just have to remember it. They're role models to children and teenagers, and they also help to express ideas and to bring awareness to a generally ignorant public.

Mod parent up! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3473327)

That's one hell of an idea. I love it, and something like it should have been done a while ago. Small-time award things like that have been done before, but /. should really have something like it.

Re:Better way? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3473343)

Give me a break. Geeks are losers. No one wants to celebrate geeks.

Re:Better way? (-1)

Roto-Rooter Man (520267) | more than 12 years ago | (#3473347)

Isn't there some better way to learn about cool people like this guy before they're likely to die?

Never heard of Star Trek before?

I'm sure that 99.99% of these people use the Web, so it would be really cool to thank these people for all they've done for technology.

Yeah, I wonder where we'd be without Scotty's major contributions to the study of dilithium crystal recalibration...

Re:Better way? (2)

Telastyn (206146) | more than 12 years ago | (#3473362)

Yeah, like the stories of the PKZIP guy, and the maker of MULE. Very interesting people, like probably all of the people who create groundbreaking work.

Re:Better way? (2)

Surak (18578) | more than 12 years ago | (#3473511)

Some of us knew Phil Katz, the 'PKZIP guy' on a somewhat personal level. :) Somewhere around here I have archives of messages I exchanged PK during the PKZIP pre-1.0 beta days. :)

Excellent Idea! (1)

sterno (16320) | more than 12 years ago | (#3473450)

And my first nomination: Jon Katz!

Okay, I am SOOOO just kidding :)

A couple ideas for candidates I can think of off the top of my head:
-Stephen Hawking
-Bruce Sterling
-Woz

Sick idea: have one nominee every month for the year, then have the award be determined via a slashdot poll? :)

Re:Better way? (3, Interesting)

guttentag (313541) | more than 12 years ago | (#3473465)

pdate, he's home undergoing rehab for his bout of pneunomia.

Since he's apparently OK, we should invite him to do a Q&A on /. Surely Wil Wheaton [wilwheaton.net] or another /. reader must have the connections to get in touch with him...

Noooooo! (1)

andrewjnr (90426) | more than 12 years ago | (#3473277)

Wheres a transporter suspended animation plot device when you need one! Seriously, Jimmy Doohan is a real nice guy. Having never met him, but read his autobiography and some interviews he would've been really interesting. I hope that guy doesn't get your blood now Jimmy!

I just can't get... (1)

sageFool (36961) | more than 12 years ago | (#3473281)

...any more power. I'm sorry Captain, I gave it all I got.

Maybe they'll find and revive him someday (-1, Offtopic)

Ryu2 (89645) | more than 12 years ago | (#3473283)

Like Captain Kirk in Star Trek: Generations.

Re:Maybe they'll find and revive him someday (1)

ndevice (304743) | more than 12 years ago | (#3473316)

kirk didn't get revived. He got 'lost' and then 'found' again.

Re:Maybe they'll find and revive him someday (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3473340)

No, they will put him in transporter suspension for a while and reanimate him when he is obsolete.

Captain! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3473284)

The engines! They canna take it much longer!

Tried to watch a full episode of Enterprise? (0)

The Turd Report (527733) | more than 12 years ago | (#3473285)

That would explain the coma. That happened to me last time I tried to sit thru an entire episode.

Re:Tried to watch a full episode of Enterprise? (1)

happyhippy (526970) | more than 12 years ago | (#3473354)

No amount of vulcan sexual tension can EVER make that show other than red necks in SPAAAAAACCCCCEEEEE.

I thought they couldnt do much worse than Voyager but they did. By orders of magnitude.

Re:Tried to watch a full episode of Enterprise? (0)

Roto-Rooter Man (520267) | more than 12 years ago | (#3473372)

The writers of Enterprise have their own term for waking up the audience: "turning the Vulcan headlights on".

Who's next on the Trek Dead Pool (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3473286)

Doohan is a given ... I say Shatner is the next to go

Re:Who's next on the Trek Dead Pool (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3473305)

spock the jew, I hear he rapes palestinian babies in his Santa Cruz home

Re:Who's next on the Trek Dead Pool (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3473314)

The difference is, it will be a sad day when Scotty goes... when Shatner goes, it will be a glad day for fans of both acting and science fiction.

Re:Who's next on the Trek Dead Pool (0)

Roto-Rooter Man (520267) | more than 12 years ago | (#3473398)

when Shatner goes, it will be a glad day for fans of both acting and science fiction.

A dark day for unintentional humor, though.

Re:Who's next on the Trek Dead Pool (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3473491)

And music

Slashdot: News for Nerds. Rumors to agitate them (4, Insightful)

CaptCosmic (323617) | more than 12 years ago | (#3473288)

Is it such a slow news day that the Slashdot editors see fit to post *rumors* on the front page? They even state that it is a rumor. If it's a fact, then fine, post it since many Slashdot members think its important. But there is no need to engage in baseless rumor mongering.

Re:Slashdot: News for Nerds. Rumors to agitate the (3, Insightful)

NanoGator (522640) | more than 12 years ago | (#3473432)

Is it a slow enough news day that you'd oversimplify a situation just so you could get modded up for griping? Never mind that you'd prefer we say 'goodbye' tomorrow than say 'get well' today.

Obligatory truth (-1)

anonymous cowfart (576665) | more than 12 years ago | (#3473289)

Whatever. Star Trek sucks.

Greatest Engineer Ever (5, Interesting)

Torgo's Pizza (547926) | more than 12 years ago | (#3473290)

James playing Scotty inspired me to be the computer engineer I am today. He showed that true heros are the guys behind the scenes keeping the ship afloat. Not only that, his character showed that engineers could be smart and *cool* at the same time.

I truly hope he gets better because losing him would be a loss to all geeks.

You're a loser (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3473390)

Engineers are fucking monkeys who make the shit I want. I am the hero, you are the slave, the monkey, the scum.

He'd be ashamed to hear you're trying to make him a hero to geeks. Geeks are losers with poor hygeine and social skills. It doesn't matter if you can use a computer if you can't get laid!

To recap, you're a loser.

Re:You're a loser (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3473427)

Will you marry me? I'm a fat linux chick and I have not had sex since 1992 when I actually could see my "private parts", if you could find my private parts you could stick your penius in there and make me feel good, yes?

Re:You're a loser (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3473437)

I guess that's why you're going to be moderated -1, Troll and he's moderated +4, Interesting. Because he's a loser with a brain who wants to actually accomplish something in life, and you're a troll who wastes his time trolling slashdot and laughing when people die. :)

Re:Greatest Engineer Ever (1)

geekoid (135745) | more than 12 years ago | (#3473438)

mod +1 sarcastic.

It must be true.... (1)

C. Mattix (32747) | more than 12 years ago | (#3473298)

I love things like this...

It must be true I read it on the internet :)

If it is true, which is probably isn't, then good luck Scotty!

If it isn't, well... weeee. one more hoax to the list.

Sad... (3, Interesting)

JanusFury (452699) | more than 12 years ago | (#3473300)

He was always one of my favorite actors from the original star trek. He added a unique sense of humor to it - especially the movies. I still remember the scene in the movie (I forget the number of it, it was the one with the whales :P), where he reprogrammed a black-and-white macintosh to support voice activation. :) The various 'cameo' episodes in other ST series where he showed up, were excellent as well - I remember the ST:TNG episode where they found him, that was excellent.

He'll be missed.

Re:Sad... (2)

Tony Hoyle (11698) | more than 12 years ago | (#3473334)

He didn't reprogram the mac for voice activation, merely typed in the formula for transparent aluminium (very implausibly, for those who know about computers, but heck, it's just hollywood).

The talking to the mouse bit is really funny :-)

Re:Sad... (1)

stefanlasiewski (63134) | more than 12 years ago | (#3473381)

It really bugged me that he didn't know how to use a mouse, but could still use Autocad and could type at 80 words per minute...

So they have qwerty keyboard training in Starfleet Academy or something?

Re:Sad... (2)

doooras (543177) | more than 12 years ago | (#3473509)

doubtful, since the computers from 200 years in the future (original Trek) don't use keyboards, they just have a bunch of switches and flashing lights.

Re:Sad... (1)

JanusFury (452699) | more than 12 years ago | (#3473464)

Oops, you're right. :) I haven't watched that movie in a long time, I think I'll pull it out and watch it again one of these days.

Re:Sad... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3473349)

It was Star Trek IV, and he tried to talk into the mouse of the Macintosh. Then he realized he had to use the keyboard and typed up schematics for transparent aluminum or something.

Re:Sad... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3473365)

  • Star Trek: The Voyage Home
had most of the best Star Trek lines and scenes ever, including:


"Computer!" "You have to use the mouse" (Picks up mouse and shouts into it) "Computer!"


"He did a little too much LDS in the sixties (only funny to Mormons, apparently)


And of course, the computer quiz question that had me rolling in the aisles while everybody else in the theatre remained strangely silent: "How to you feel?"


This has to have been the best Star Trek movie of all time, perhaps not a coincidence it was directed by Leonard Nimoy. (Unlike the worst movie, which was directed by William "No-talent" Shatner)

Re:Sad... (2)

Amazing Quantum Man (458715) | more than 12 years ago | (#3473375)

If Scotty ever visited /., he'd say:

Cap'n, there be trolls here!

Re:Sad... (1)

andrewjnr (90426) | more than 12 years ago | (#3473397)

Blatant Karma Whoring.

It was Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (or Save the Whales as my mates call it). He didn't actually program a MAC for voice recognition, either. He just assumed that it supported it, and was suprised when it didn't respond.

That was one of the movies that Leonard Nimoy directed, and is easily one of my favorites.

Makes you think ... (5, Insightful)

binaryDigit (557647) | more than 12 years ago | (#3473301)

If you're an old phart like me, it's kinofa bummer when actors that you knew and loved growing up start to die. We can remember the "young" versions of these actors and to even think of them being 82 is mind blowing.

Heck, next thing you know companies like DEC and Pan-Am won't exist anymo... Damn, I'm really feeling old now.

P.S. If this is true, and he doesn't pull through, condolences to his family.

Re:Makes you think ... (2)

NoMoreNicksLeft (516230) | more than 12 years ago | (#3473396)

Personally, I can't wait until they can digitally recreate them. Star Trek had too short of a run, if you ask me...

I canna' make it happen, captin' (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3473302)

always under-promise and over-deliver!!

"that dude's jefferies tubes must be so filled with grisle..."

James Doohan AKA Scotty (4, Informative)

Joe Jordan (453607) | more than 12 years ago | (#3473303)

Here [lapam.mo.it] is some biographical info on the beloved "Scotty" of Star Trek.

Coma (0, Troll)

YourFavoriteBandSux (574395) | more than 12 years ago | (#3473306)

Where's your precious 23rd century technology *NOW*?!?! Hmm?!? Hmm?!?

And I thought he was going pretty good.... (1)

ke6 (96078) | more than 12 years ago | (#3473308)

Wasn't his daughter just born a year or two ago?

I hope to have that kind of stamina when I get to that age. Course, I also hope to have enough money not to have to work at that age too. All the more reason not to have kids.....

What? (2, Informative)

Kwikymart (90332) | more than 12 years ago | (#3473310)

The link on the page that this story is on states that (in an update) he is just recovering from pneumonia. Here [syfyportal.com] , look for yourself.

He's SCOTTY, DAMMIT! (1)

Buck2 (50253) | more than 12 years ago | (#3473311)

He's not best known as Lt. Commander Doo... Scott. He's best known as "Scotty" on Star Trek.

Best wishes.

Why don't we.... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3473312)

...put him inside a transporter buffer untill we find a cure

Re:Why don't we.... (1)

jx100 (453615) | more than 12 years ago | (#3473352)

Well, you remember what happened to Franklin..

I thought he was already dead... (-1, Troll)

5foot2 (24971) | more than 12 years ago | (#3473320)

slashcode is a tightass,,, just let me post for christ sake,,, damn slashcode.

AAAA I hate slashcode...

giving her all she's got!! (1)

joeldg (518249) | more than 12 years ago | (#3473329)

I'm givin' her all shes got Jim!!!.. she can't take no'moore..

He's not in a coma, he's at home (3, Informative)

AragornSonOfArathorn (454526) | more than 12 years ago | (#3473331)

See the update here: http://www.syfyportal.com/article/?id=703 [syfyportal.com]

He has been released and is recovering at home; he's not comatose

Re:He's not in a coma, he's at home (2)

CaseyB (1105) | more than 12 years ago | (#3473440)

That is so Scotty!

Tell the captain you can't possibly get any more out of the ship, then magically deliver an extra 10% so you look like a genius.

Why did he need money? (1)

Papa Legba (192550) | more than 12 years ago | (#3473335)

The rumor says that his latest round of convention apperances was to raise money for his daughter, but then does not say why. What is the problem? Maybe we can all band together to help her out as our way of saying thanks for a job well done to him after he has passed.

Re:Why did he need money? (1)

rholland356 (466635) | more than 12 years ago | (#3473405)

Say, here's a thought!

Instead of waiting for his death, give your money to him while he lives!

Send it today.

God speed, Scotty. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3473336)

Major suckage.

JAMES DOOHAN IS DYING (0, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3473351)

I just heard the sad news on talk radio. Actor James Doohan from Star Trek fame was found dead in his home this morning. I am sure everyone in the Slashdot community will miss him - even if you didn't enjoy his role as Engineer Lt. Commander Montgomery Scott on Star Trek, there's no denyying his contribution to popular culture. Truly an American icon.

Re:JAMES DOOHAN IS DYING (1)

happyhippy (526970) | more than 12 years ago | (#3473378)

I thought he was scottish.

Fucking Rumor Mill (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3473357)

Jesus, can't you guys do a little research before you pass on the rumors. He's not dead or dying yet folks... check it out [syfyportal.com] .

Glad to hear he's okay (0, Troll)

wrinkledshirt (228541) | more than 12 years ago | (#3473360)

If only the same could be said for Stephen King.

(do /. inside jokes on trolls get modded up?)

Wondering... (1)

MMBKG (469171) | more than 12 years ago | (#3473371)

I have to wonder why most people are just kind of cracking Star Trek jokes and such when this may be a serious situation. Couldn't you use Star Trek phrases for anything? If it actually involves Star Trek, than it's not exactly as witty, and since this is pretty serious, maybe this would not be a good time to be doing that sort of thing. How about something like Mark Hammil's carreer-shortening "Nooooo! That's impossible!"? That's much better.

Re:Wondering... (1)

MMBKG (469171) | more than 12 years ago | (#3473402)

And of course, in all seriousness, I sincerely wish him my best, and hope he had a fulfilling life.

And if this is a hoax, it'll live in infamy longer than I will.

Damn it... (1)

JonWan (456212) | more than 12 years ago | (#3473383)

I saw him at the Tulsa sci-fi con last year. I'll bet he signed 400 autographs. I asked one of his helpers why he bothers to come to these cons at his age, he said "you can't keep him from coming, because he wants to."

Thank you Mr Doohan.

Once again, ChrisD jumps the gun (1)

RealTimeFreeAgent (551563) | more than 12 years ago | (#3473385)

I'm betting that the story submitter is the original "I heard some sad news on the radio today. $CELEBRITY is dead" troll.

I'm confused... (0)

ilsie (227381) | more than 12 years ago | (#3473392)

The title says "James Doohan not in a coma and likely to survive" and the story goes on to talk about how Scotty is in a coma and probably wont make it. What's going on here?

Re:I'm confused... (2)

Dr Caleb (121505) | more than 12 years ago | (#3473483)

The article originally said "James Doohan in a coma and not likely to survive", but then the editors checked their facts.

ok so he's not gonna die (2)

jjeffries (17675) | more than 12 years ago | (#3473395)

But did you know that he's missing the middle finger of his right hand? [who2.com]

They did a pretty good job of hiding this in the series, but if you're looking for it you can catch a glimpse every now and then.

Re:ok so he's not gonna die (1)

andrewjnr (90426) | more than 12 years ago | (#3473415)

He had the choice of having his middle finger removed, or forever stuck in the upright position. He could either loose a finger, or be forever giving someone it.

Re:ok so he's not gonna die (1)

linzeal (197905) | more than 12 years ago | (#3473466)

Yet another actor without finger: JAMES DOOHAN. According to his 1996 autobiography Beam Me Up, Scotty, Doohan landed with Royal Canadian Army troops on the D-Day invasion of France and lost the middle finger of his right hand to German fire. The injury didn't keep him from landing the role of spaceship engineer Montgomery "Scotty" Scott on the 1960s TV series Star Trek. Avid Trekkies will note that 'stunt double' hands were used whenever Doohan operated the ship's transporter.

That'll teach him... (1)

tg_schlacht (570380) | more than 12 years ago | (#3473510)

to not flip the Jerries off.

heheh: from the update (5, Funny)

Telastyn (206146) | more than 12 years ago | (#3473401)

made news just two years ago with the birth of his daughter, Sarah, when he was 80 years old. His wife, Wende, was 43 at the time.


Apparently she can take more of it Cap'n!

WTF is with that headline? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3473406)

Somebody at Slashdot slept through their logic class when DeMorgan came up.

Is he in a coma or not? Likely to survive or not?

Scotty Would Say... (2)

guttentag (313541) | more than 12 years ago | (#3473412)

"Ah, just stick me in the transporter pattern buffer, Lad. Lock it into a diagnostic cycle so the pattern won't degrade and cross-connect it with the phase inducers to provide a regenerative power source, and I should fine until Doctor McCoy can have a proper look at this 'coma' problem..."

At least, that's what he did in the Star Trek TNG episode "Relics [caltech.edu] ." It was only "50 percent brilliant," though.

Hope it's just a rumour... (1)

SanGrail (472847) | more than 12 years ago | (#3473420)

Cause it'll be a sad day when there's no more "Beat me up, Scotty"...
*Argh!*
Beam me up, Scotty...

(sorry - scary, warped t-shirts...)

Re:Hope it's just a rumour... (1)

andrewjnr (90426) | more than 12 years ago | (#3473442)

Did you know Kirk never actually said that in the series? The line stems from the animated episodes, where he actually said 'Beam US up Scotty'...

Not entirely out of the question (2)

||Deech|| (16749) | more than 12 years ago | (#3473421)

Yes, this has rumor status. No, it's not out of the question. James is a really fantastic individual and as anyone who has met him as he made his rounds on the con circuit, is always kind and well mannered. He can also tell a mean story or two.. and it's even better when you can get him talking about William Shatner.. Bwahahaha!

He wanted to make sure his daughter and wife are taken care of when he is gone. That's what the money is for, no big mystery there.

confusing (1, Redundant)

flynt (248848) | more than 12 years ago | (#3473439)

I think the headline should have an "update" thing, cause when I read "James Doohan Not In A Coma and Likely To Survive", I thought, "Yah me too, so what??"

Title is wrong! (0, Redundant)

Mofo_abc123 (472684) | more than 12 years ago | (#3473452)

"James Doohan Not In A Coma and Likely To Survive" Not in a coma and likely to survive? you sure about this?

Correction (2)

MAXOMENOS (9802) | more than 12 years ago | (#3473474)

"He's dead, Jim."

"You idiot, I'm not dead. I'm not even in a bloody coma!"

"Oh...sorry..."

"Honest to Pete...and will you please tell Hemos and Commander whatever-his-name-is to change the bloody headline? Thank you!"

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