A final journey - into space
Wednesday, May 2, 2007

I felt a lump in my throat this week when watching the news footage of James Doohans’ (‘Scotty’) ashes being shot up into space on a rocket (launched from the desert in New Mexico) as he requested.
I don’t subscribe to the school of thought that says that if you like ‘this’ show you can’t also like ‘that’ one. The original Star Trek was the first SciFi show that I ever liked, years back when I was in high school I would rush home after school so that I wouldn’t miss my favourite TV show with a handsome Canadian actor playing the captain of a space ship…(sound familiar??)
Perfect that a few years later I met and married a lifelong Trekkie (and from Canada too…). I should say here that Star Trek didn’t have anywhere near the same effect on me that Firefly did/does.
I will be cremated after I die and I think I would like my ashes to be spread half - somewhere in the beautiful Rocky Mountains and, the other half - out over the Pacific Ocean off the east coast of Australia.
P.S. My favourite SciFi movie after Serenity is Starman starring Jeff Bridges (plus that guy who was in Drive – Charles Martin Smith) after that comes the Star Trek movies, then Pitch Black & Riddick.

R.I.P. James Doohan - I hope the Final Frontier is all you hoped it would be.



Sunday, May 6, 2007 4:54 PM


Actually...Doohan was a Canuck too, Art;)

And it is utterly fitting for the ashes of the first person to make being an engineer fun as a career to be added to the workings of the universe. To the man who made performing mechanical mircales!


Thursday, May 3, 2007 1:58 AM


*raises a glass with Cybersnark*
"for Scotty"

Thank you Imin,
I agree with you on that Msg,

Wednesday, May 2, 2007 9:22 AM


Firefly, Star Trek, Star Wars, it's all good.

And I'll join you in raising a pint to the finest engineer in the fleet. He, Gene, and DeForrest are probably already hard at work on their latest series.

Wednesday, May 2, 2007 9:05 AM


It was so sweet of Nasa to do that for him and for Gene:)

Wednesday, May 2, 2007 9:01 AM


What a beautiful sentiment! I too don't subscribe to like the one or the other. I've really become interested in Trek recently, thanks to my husband, and I don't feel that it detracts from liking Firefly or anything. I mean heck, I've loved Star Wars since I was 12 and I don't feel that Firefly makes me less of a fan then that.


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