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Beam me up, Scotty (one last time)

Posted by ESC on July 20, 2005

James Doohan, 'Star Trek's' Scotty, dead

Wednesday, July 20, 2005; Posted: 4:09 p.m. EDT (20:09 GMT) CNN 2005/SHOWBIZ/TV/07/20/obit.doohan.ap/

LOS ANGELES, California (AP) -- James Doohan, the burly chief engineer of the Starship Enterprise in the original "Star Trek" TV series and motion pictures who responded to the apocryphal command "Beam me up, Scotty," died early Wednesday. He was 85.

.In a 1998 interview, Doohan was asked if he ever got tired of hearing the line "Beam me up, Scotty" -- a line that, reportedly, was never actually spoken on the TV show.

"I'm not tired of it at all," he replied. "Good gracious, it's been said to me for just about 31 years. It's been said to me at 70 miles an hour across four lanes on the freeway. I hear it from just about everybody. It's been fun."

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