RIP James Doohan (Scotty)...
Looks like James Doohan has passed away:
James Doohan, the burly chief engineer of the Starship Enterprise in the original "Star Trek" TV series and motion pictures who responded to the command "Beam me up, Scotty," died early Wednesday. He was 85.
When I was a boy I was heavily influenced by Star Trek. I was always interested in Technology but seing the future through scifi really encouraged me to think beyond the moment. James Doohan and Scotty struck a cord with me and I just new that I wanted to be an Engineer when I grew up.
Rest in Peace. You'll be missed. (and thank you!)