Tag Archives: James Doohan

Happy Heavenly Centennial Birthday James Doohan!! (100+ Pix for 100 Years!)

1920 was certainly a lucky year for Star Trek Fans — Both DeForest Kelley and James Doohan were born in the same year, and only about two and a half months apart! Today I honor the memory of our beloved “Scotty”, James Doohan, who would have been 100 this year. (b.March 3rd 1920) Jimmy, you’re always in our hearts and a happy memory of our youth.

I was honored to meet Jimmy in 1976 at the Star Trek Bi-Centennial 10 Convention in New York City. My Mom has asked me to ask Jimmy to sing Roamin’ in the Gloaming, and to our delight he sang a line or two. ❤ What a wonderful, loving, generous, sweet man. He was a true treasure to Hollywood and to his loving fans; always grateful for what Star Trek brought him. And as Nimoy acknowledged that he was somewhat Spock, Jimmy was definitely Scotty.

And never forget that Scotty may have been a bit of a miracle worker for the Enterprise, but James Doohan was a real-life hero as one of the first platoons to charge Normandy on D-Day; helping to save our real world for democracy. He later helped prevent a young woman from preventing suicide, and was truly touched when 8 years later, she told him she became an engineer! Remembering Jimmy today, and thinking of his family, especially his wonderful son Chris, who beautifully filled his father’s shoes as Scotty in the fan series Star Trek Continues. Bless you Jimmy, always in our hearts!

Happy Belated Holidays my Friends! And Happy Belated birthday to Nichelle Nichols!

Hi Everyone, Today is the last day of Hanukkah, and the 5th day of Christmas. Sorry I didn’t get this out sooner, but I was working on my most recent Trek Holiday collage and it took longer than I thought it would be! (Lots of digital cut and paste) I also made a simpler holiday post earlier, with Spock playing his lyre! And of course just yesterday was Nichelle Nichols 87th birthday, and I made a little poster for her too! ❤ . Be sure to scroll down to see all of them! Thank you my readers for checking out my blog now and then. And I send you all blessings for this holiday season, and may 2020 bring you good health, much happiness, blessings, and serenity. Here’s a taste of my Holiday ‘Greatest Hits’ Love you All, Therese xo

I Dream of Blooper Reels and Conventions…

Occasionally I have Trek dreams, but  haven’t had one  in a long while,  so the one I awoke from on June 23rd was remarkable!

Apparently it was 1989 and I was at a Star Trek convention in Germany, just as the Berlin Wall was being torn down.  Thousands of people were at the Brandenburg Gate, cheering to be reunited with their relatives, and also, apparently a bunch of Star Trek fans.  On a podium were Shatner, Kelley, Doohan, and Nimoy smiling and waving.

Then suddenly there was a scene from a never-before-seen blooper reel.  There was Nimoy as Spock in a close-up tossing a red apple back and forth to someone off camera.  We see it being tossed at him, and it bonks him in the nose! There is no audio, but we can see him mouthing “OW!  That Hurt, Dammit!” then laughing it off!

Then I was back with the crowd,   Bill, De, and James all looked like themselves but Leonard looked a bit odd.  He was wearing the famous blue patchwork jacket and jeans, but his hair was down to his neck in an odd pageboy cut, kind of making his look like Robert Wagner as Prince Valiant!

Then there was another video, this one of Nimoy walking in a garden setting.  This time he looked as he did on In Search Of…   But it wasn’t so much  where he was, but what he said.  He was talking about making a good life, and he suddenly pointed to a flat stone on the path and said “Someday I will be buried here, but I’ll be alright.” ,then talked about how special every day is, and how not to waste it.  He said he was happy with his life.

Then next I only saw the thousands of people moving forward past the broken Berlin Wall, cheering along with their Trek heroes.

That was it, but it was quite amazing!   It inspired me to make this collage:

 

My Weekly Spock: Veteran Trekkers

As yesterday was Veteran’s Day (and today it was observed), it’s a good time to remember our Star Trek friends who served their country.  For Leonard, Gene, and DeForest, it was the United States. And for James Doohan, it was for Canada.

James was also a hero of D-Day, after killing two German snipers,  having been shot at 6 times; 4 in the leg, one in   the right hand, which cost him his middle finger, and one in the chest, but his life was saved by the silver cigarette case in his breast pocket, a gift from his brother.  (for once, it was lucky he was a smoker).

Thank you our Star Trek brothers in arms for your dedicated service during WWII and early 50’s.   We are honored and forever thankful. ❤

Capt Gene Roddenberry US Army Air Corps (Served 1941-1945)

Lieutenant James Doohan 14th Field Artillery Regiment of the 3rd Canadian Infantry Division.

DeForest Kelley, Army Air Forces-WW2-First Motion Picture Unit 1943-46

Sergeant Leonard Nimoy, Army Reserves 1950s

Happy 50th Star Trek! (My Tribute Poster!)

Sorry this is a day late, but it is no less sincere!  It took longer than I imagined,   probably from colorizing the uniforms!)   For this celebration, everyone’s a captain! And special halos for our beloveds watching from above ❤

What a dull world it would have been without Star Trek.  Aren’t we lucky? Thanks to all who made and make this dream come true, and may the message of Trek’s human harmony Live Long and Prosper!  Love, Therese xo50

 

My Weekly Spock: That First Trek:TMP Press Conference (1978) (Gallery)

136740475And the band got back together! As the latest Trek movie was released the other week, I thought it would be fun to look back on the first press conference for the movie that started the series way back in March of 1978.  Here’s Leonard and company looking splendid on that happy day.  He looks so genuinely thrilled at this impromptu nearly-10 year reunion! Love that velvet blazer! Bless them All!

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Happy Veteran’s Day

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