This is a nice story. After some complications, the ashes of longtime "Star Trek" cast member James Doohan (Scotty) were shot into space the other day. After never having watched the series, I finally started renting the DVD's last year and can say that I regret not getting into it sooner. I saw the newer Treks, mostly TNG but also some DS9 and Voyager. But I think I can say that out of all of them, I've enjoyed the original series the most. One of the reasons for that was Scotty, his character and dry sense of humor definitely aided in the greatness of the original Trek.
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