Sunday, July 24, 2005

In memory of Mr. Scott

Try to forget Homeboys from Outer Space.

The short-lived UPN sitcom featured Canadian actor James Doohan, who died (not passed away) last week at the age of 85. He basically played Mr. Scott on that show.

Homeboy #1: Give us more power!
Mr. Scott: I'm givin her all she's got captain, if I push her any harder she'll blow.
Jape: Too late, Mr. Scott, too late.

Instead, let us focus our energies on the positive aspects of the greatest Canadian actor ever to star on a Star Trek show (yes, WS, that's a dis, or is it 'diss'?)

Ignore the fact that his Scottish accent was as convincing as Dubya's excuses (See, I'm all about political commentary). Ignore the fact that the moon's orbit is now deteriorating following Doohan's 89,394th twinkie.

He was Mr. Scott, dammit! Show some respect, Jape!

Great Mr. Scott moments:

1) The death of his nephew, or son, (I've forgotten) in Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan.
2) Giving that 20th century guy the formula for transparent aluminum in Star Trek 4: The Voyage Home.
3) Breaking Kirk, Spock, and McCoy out of prison in Star Trek 5: The Final Frontier.
4) Shooting that sniper at the end of Star Trek 6: The Undiscovered Country.

or that episode of the show where he's on trial for a murder he doesn't remember.

Well, gotta go, I'm starved. Think I'll have a twinkie.

PS - Please feel free to add to my list of great Mr. Scott moments.


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