July 20, 2005, - 12:32 pm
By Debbie Schlussel
Looks like Scotty was beamed up for the last time. James Doohan, the actor who played “Scotty” on “Star Trek”–and was often asked to beam up Capt. Kirk, Mr. Spock, and others–was himself “beamed up” for the last time. Doohan died, today, at age 85. “Beam me up, Scotty!” has become a part of American culture. Current prisoner and former U.S. Congressman Jim Traficant was often heard on the floor of the floor of the House uttering “Beam me up, Mr. Speaker,” decrying the lack of intelligent life on this planet.
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