Star Trek's Scotty dies aged 85

Doohan, whose role was immortalised in the line “Beam me up, Scotty”, had been suffering from pneumonia and Alzheimer’s disease, his agent said. —Star Trek’s Scotty dies aged 85 (BBC)

Just as Sherlock Holmes never said, “It’s elementary, my dear Watson,” nobody in the original show ever said “Beam me up, Scotty,” but that’s OK.

(Favorite line: “It’s… green.”)

Scotty was definitely my favorite character when I was a kid. I actually managed to work a reference to Scotty into my dissertation, in reference to a machine-loving engineer character in an early Eugene O’Neill play.

Thanks for telling me about the sad news, Rosemary.