While I'm not
always sad to hear about the death of a cultural icon, in this case I
Doohan, better-known to Trekkers as Scotty, the ship's chief engineer
from the original Star Trek series, died this week. He was 85.
television/movie characters, not even in the formidable Star Trek franchise,
can claim to have a common turn of phrase forever associated with them. Someday,
when they figure out how to overcome the currently perceived laws of physics to
make it possible, there will be a transporter machine that will whisk away travelers
from planet to space and back again. I believe when we get to that point the
common command to the operator will be "Beam me up Scotty." I hope
I'm alive to see that day.
Scotty thanks for making life just that much more pleasant for so many.