Peter 'Happy' Thomas (happypete) wrote,
Peter 'Happy' Thomas

Rest in peace, James Doohan.

It's funny, but after sew_200e, "Scotty," was probably my first engineering role model--he mixed optimism and realism with a dash of good-humor; he was a committed technologist who cared passionately about his people, his mission, and above all, his ship.

I have to admit that while I was and am a die-hard SF fan, attending cons whenever I can, and reading, reading, reading, I've never been a "trekker," per se. I know enough, at least, not to say "trekkie," but not much more about the fandom of Star Trek. For that reason, I never had any opportunity to get to know Jimmy Doohan, the man.

If I'm wrong, and there's something after this life, than I hope he's enjoying it. If nothing else, at least, his suffering from Alzheimer's is at an end.

  • Farewell

    photognome died of heart failure yesterday. I don't have words right now.

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