James Doohan Passes Away
In addition to serving fictionally on the Enterprise, James Doohan was also a war hero, having served in the Canadian Army in World War 2. Mr. Doohan landed on D-Day and was wounded during the war.
My favorite episode was "The Trouble with Tribbles," where Scotty leads the crew members under his watch in a brawl with Klingons after they call the U.S.S. Enterprise a garbage scow.
The subsequent scene between Kirk and Scotty where Scotty informs the Captain the does not care if Kirk is insultated but nobody is going to call the Enterprise a gargage scow.
Or how about Scotty trying to communicate with the 20th Century Macintosh by speaking into the Mouse in Star Trek 4.
He also latter appeared in "Star Trek: The Next Generation." Scotty sent himself into a pattern buffer in the transporter and keeping his matter circulating in the unit through continuous diagnostic loop. Latter in that episode Mr. Scott was re-united with the Enterprise bridge set (re-created in the holo-deck).
This show had an impact on me because after watching Star Trek and the television series from Gerry Anderson (U.F.O., Thuderbirds, and Space 1999) as a kid, I have been building control rooms every since.