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Scotty to return to the final frontier

Posted on Monday, 31 July, 2006 | Comment icon 6 comments

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"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 this week."

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Comment icon #1 Posted by IronGhost on 31 July, 2006, 18:40
God rest your soul, James Doohan. I was a big fan, and I also know he was a war hero -- he participated in the D-Day invasion, was wounded many times, and even had a finger blown off. He was a great Canadian patriot and a war hero. But this is one hell of a poor idea -- launching the ashes of dead people into space! It's a stupid, outrageous waste of resources. Some dumb company is going to make a profit on this kind of bull***t. It's a joke! The worst aspect is if any of this junk stays in orbit -- debrise in earth orbit could potentially become and extremely dangerous and difficult problem. ... [More]
Comment icon #2 Posted by Griffon on 31 July, 2006, 22:17
You just said that you loved the guy's work and now your calling him junk. _
Comment icon #3 Posted by IronGhost on 1 August, 2006, 0:13
No Griffin -- I'm saying this idea to launch the dead ashes of people into space is truly ridiculous. I don't consider a small vile of Doohan's ashes to be the man himself!! The ashes of any dad man or woman should not become dangerous orbital debrise! If anything, this is an absurd desecration of human remains.
Comment icon #4 Posted by intrepid on 1 August, 2006, 9:47
Go to space! Have a nice trip James! And GO STAR TREK!
Comment icon #5 Posted by Darkwind on 1 August, 2006, 11:38
Hail, James Doohan, and farewell. A lot depends on where they put him in orbit, sounds like they are going to put him in a low orbit were you wouldn't find satellite, then after a while he goes into the atmosphere and burns up. I don't see a problem with it. I hope they tell us when it happens so we can all go out and give him one last salute. Thanks for the info on his war record, I didn't know about that. It is too bad they couldn't send him out into the solar system were he could really explore the final frontier.
Comment icon #6 Posted by Steeler Mania on 2 August, 2006, 23:15
Rest in peace Mr. Scott. Remember, Spock said "there are always possibilities".. Live long and prosper in your new home, Scotty!

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