Thursday, October 20, 2005

"Beam Me Up, Scotty!"

Evidently "Star Trek" actor James "Scotty" Doohan took the catchphrase "beam me up" very seriously--his cremated remains are being launched into space in accord with his last wishes.

Space Services Inc., a commerical launch operator, is due to send the late actor's remains into space aboard its Explorers Flight as early as December 6th, a company spokeswoman said Friday.

Doohan, who portrayed feisty chief engineer Montgomery "Scotty" Scott on the "Star Trek" television series, died in July at age 85. On the program, when Capt. James Kirk ventured off the spaceship Enterprise and faced peril, he would ask Scotty to "beam" his body up to the safety of the ship.

To mark the flight into his final frontier, Doohan's family will hold a service for fans on a 60-acre site near Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., on the day of the launch to pay tribute to him. Some fans are expected to attend in the formal white suit of a Star Fleet commander.

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At 5:19 PM, Blogger dangeresque dan said...

N-E-R-D-S that's what those people who will attend are. . . Other than the family.

At 12:00 AM, Blogger JC said...

T-R-E-K-I-E-S...I wonder if they'll show up in costume.

At 6:41 AM, Blogger Colonel Havoc said...

On behalf of Larry & the rest of us....(We know who we are...)

Thanks for Posting that, the Jilb.

At 6:42 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Jill
Love Dad

At 7:30 AM, Blogger chikitaeinstein said...

Happy Happy Birthday, Jill!! Woohoo!

At 9:45 AM, Blogger Lindsay said...

Not to be redundant, but...

Happy Birthday to the Jilb! Hooray!

At 11:30 AM, Blogger Shainerz said...

Happy late birthday!!

At 2:29 PM, Blogger truemvr said...

If an accident occured in launch, i guess it wouldn't do too much to the remains.
Happy happy birthday from all of us to you We're glad it is your birthday so we can party too...
It's your birthday it's your birthday it's birthday


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