Captain's Log: Stardate 10555.1

James Doohan, known throughout the galaxy as Captain Montgomery Scott (Scotty), Chief Engineer of the Starship Enterprise, passed away this morning at his home in Redmond, Washington with his wife of 28 years by his side. Aside from his role on the Star Trek television series and seven of the motion pictures, Doohan worked on over 4000 radio programs, and earned parts in more than 100 motion pictures and television series including The Twilight Zone, Outer Limits, Fantasy Island, Loaded Weapon 1 and Double Trouble. In 2004, he was honored with his own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at a ceremony that included castmates Walter Keonig (Chekov), George Takei (Sulu), Grace Lee Whitney (Rand), and Nichelle Nichols (Uhura).

Here's to ya, lad.