Wednesday, July 20, 2005

He's Dead, Jim!

LOS ANGELES — James Doohan, the burly chief engineer of the Starship Enterprise in the original "Trek" TV series and motion pictures who responded to the command "Beam me up, Scotty," died early Wednesday. He was 85.

Doohan died at 5:30 a.m. at his Redmond, Wash., home with his wife of 28 years, Wende, at his side, Los Angeles agent and longtime friend Steve Stevens said. The cause of death was pneumonia and Alzheimer's disease, he said.

"The word is given..." God speed Mr. Scott.