Scotty Gets Beamed Up

James Doohan has passed away. Doohan played Enterprise’s Chief Engineer Montgomery Scott on Star Trek, and was my original inspiration for learning to mimic Scottish accents.

Bit of trivia: Doohan was a captain in the Royal Canadian Artillery, and fought in the invasion of Normandy in WWII, where three bullets destroyed the middle finger of his right hand. The finger was later amputated. When you watch classic Trek, notice how Scotty usually hides the injury by facing his right hand away from the camera or balling it into a fist. Occasionally it gets into the shot, though: some screen shots.

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