James Doohan gets his star on the Walk of Fame

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I am really bummed I missed the convention on Sunday but this made up for it. I’ll remember it every time I walk by his star. Safe journeys Scotty…

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27 Replies to “James Doohan gets his star on the Walk of Fame”

  1. Hey, I’m no Trekkie, but it’s great to see so many of the the cast of the original Star Trek there, and I’m really pleased everybody seems so happy. You can tell those are genuine smiles. Is it in the eyes?

  2. Aw damn, that’s so sweet. Kinda makes me feel old to see how much those actors have aged (even from the movies; where i started watching Star Trek)

  3. Didn’t realize how old Scotty was until I read about the farewell party. Makes us all feel old realizing something like that.

    He looks good still, Scotty was always the cutest on TOS.

  4. Thanks for sharing the photos! I was at the Convention this weekend, and it was a happy yet sad occasion. Jimmy is sicker than I had expected. But there’s no denying the love from the other actors and the fans.

  5. I think it’s neat seeing this and also seeing how far computers have come to be VERY close to what they had in the Star Trek series. My computer reads to me as I’m viually impaired and even the artificial eye (Geordi LeForge) is getting close. WOW!

    This dude deserves the accolades.

  6. It blew me away to see Scotty in a wheel chair. He almost doesn’t look like Scotty he is so old.

    Right now I can see him in front of the PC, picking up the mouse and saying “Computer. Computer?”

    Does anyone else get scared thinking how old those guys are? When they die, the end of an era is officially over.

    To me, Star Trek Original represented an era of hope. The Enterprise was out exploring the unknown. Even if there was trouble, you new that Kirk would save the day.

    Our world today seems to have lost that sense of hope. That looking into the future, the sense of adventure. I think the best quote I ever saw about this was from a famous writer.

    “I never thought I would see man walk on the moon. And I never thought that would be the last time I saw man walk on the moon in my time”

    From walking on the moon and hope, to quitters who gave up on the moon and cannot even launch a shuttle. A future of men with guns on every corner protecting us from each other.

    I want to go back to the world Scotty and Star Trek represents. U think they will hang around and wait for us in the next life so that we can all have fun and hope again? At the rate the world is going, it won’t be long before we see them again.

  7. I think they all look damn good for their ages! It’s wonderful that they honored James Doohan this way. I grew up with Star Trek, and was a fan even when it wasn’t cool to be a Trekkie. Kirk’s apartment is pretty much my dream home!

    Scotty, that dreadful disease may steal your memories, but your fans will never forget you.

  8. What a shocker that Shatner is no where in attendance…..It was well know that he couldn’t get along with any of the crew-its too bad he can’t put his ego aside for a dying man.

  9. I worked at convention in Atlanta in the late ’70s, and remember that Mr. Doohan went throught the audience at the session with him and introduced himself and shook the hand of EVERY audience member. Truly a classy guy.

  10. The guy making the speech was mentioned as being the Mayor of Hollywood. I don’t know if it’s an honorary title or if he actually IS the mayor but he said he’s presided over a lot of the star ceremonies.

  11. A great man who gave hope, wonder and humor to us all. Let us keep in our heart the joy and compassion Scotty brought into our lives and the optomistic reality that he helped influence. He shaped our outlook on life for the better and he is a living icon to our childhood memories. The Enterprise would not bodly go without Scotty and he has not only added to the substance of the universe, but to the vision of the world. May stem cell research gain government funding and thus, help Scotty to live long and prosper. Best wishes Scotty and thanks for everything.

  12. Yes Jason D, Johnny Grant is the “Mayor of Hollywood.” It is an honorary title. He is the Ceremonial Mayor of Hollywood and Chairman of the Walk of Fame Selection Committee.

    He is a two-time Emmy-winning television producer and host… who for 20 years, executive produced the national telecast “Hollywood Christmas Parade.”

    Having been a friend of the family for some years now, I congratulate Jimmy on this great honor. You may beam me up now, Mr. Scott!

  13. I grew up in the original series days and Scotty was by far my favorite character. In fact in my job I use his repair estimate (by a factor of 3) everyday in order to keep my reputation as a miracle worker! God’s speed to you Mr. Doohan you have my admiration now and for the rest of my days. You are truly an American Icon and I for one am proud to say I am a fan!

  14. Thank you Jason D for the photos. Being in them doesn’t give us a chance to take our own pictures, and your’s add to our memories. Jimmy was very happy that day, and doing quite well. May you all live long and prosper . . .

  15. Thanks so much for the photos. I’m an original Trekkor and have last seen them all together a few years ago, so these photos are welcome. Seems they have grown a bit older. I’ll have to remember to take down all of MY mirrors! Live long and prosper.

  16. I was a teenager during the original ST, got to attend a New York ST convention in college, about 1970, and saw some of the castmembers. It is sad to see “Bones” is dead, and Scotty so sick. God bless them all. They gave us a lot of entertainment.

  17. I also grew up with the original and first aired ar trek back in the 60’s and my first encounter with the great James Doohan I will never forget,

    That was the first and not the last time I saw that twinkle in his eye and that s..t eating smile on his face to tell me I was going to be the center of attention in front of several 100 if not 1000 of fellow fans.

    I was not able to go to la for the last con and star dedication so the photos I have found have been priceless.

    MAY GOD GO WITH YOU ALWAYS JAMES AND WE ALL WILL SEE YOU SOME DAY IN THE STARS.

    KELLY NELSON
    FOREVER A DOOHANS DEMON

  18. I also grew up with the original and first aired star trek back in the 60’s,and the 70’s when I had my first encounter with the great James Doohan I will never forget.

    That was the first and not the last time I saw that twinkle in his eye and that s..t eating smile on his face to tell me I was going to be the center of attention in front of several 100 if not 1000 of fellow fans.

    I was not able to go to la for the last con and star dedication so the photos I have found have been priceless.

    MAY GOD GO WITH YOU ALWAYS JAMES AND WE ALL WILL SEE YOU SOME DAY IN THE STARS.

    KELLY NELSON
    FOREVER A DOOHANS DEMON

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