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(Today I Found Out)   Turns out Scotty was shot six times while storming Juno beach on D-Day. Sniper Mr. Rogers is impressed   (todayifoundout.com) divider line 88
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2013-04-04 08:38:52 AM  

monty666: So there are some German people who can probably say that they had relatives who were killed by Scotty.


It's always funny to go to You Tube sites where there are people making favorable comments on Peanuts cartoons in German, and I remind them that some of them never knew their Grandfathers because of Charles Schulz.

/Yes, it's when I'm bored

// and drunk
 
2013-04-04 08:44:26 AM  
Well duh.  That was a trivia question on Pawn Stars.
 
2013-04-04 08:46:39 AM  
After he stormed Juno, her father punched him in the wiener
 
2013-04-04 08:52:06 AM  
I used this bit of trivia to finally shut down our office's version of Cliff Clavin.  Farker claimed he was friends with the Doohan family, but had no idea that (we're friends, I call him) "Jimmy" was at Normandy.


/ angry story, bro
 
2013-04-04 08:55:43 AM  

hardinparamedic: UNC_Samurai: lhclubs: stuhayes2010: Bucky Katt: FTFA: which ultimately resulted in him losing his middle finger
I never noticed that.

He hid it.  Like Radar on MASH hid his hand deformity by always holding a clip board.

Kind of like how Martin "Marina" Sirtis always tucked his photon torpedo between his legs when he played Deanna Troi. It would have spoiled the image of him as a 'sexy ship's counselor' otherwise. "Mirage a Troi", they used to call it on the set...

So the bunny suit wasn't causing camel toe, but moose knuckle.

The fu....


I presume you've heard the term "bunny suit" in reference to the not-a-uniform onesies Troi wore in the first five seasons:

www.frivolousuniverse.com

And if you are unaware, the term "moose knuckle" is the male equivalent of camel toe, just with more tucking.

Mudd's woman: Deep Contact: Suprised he survived Star Trek with the red shirt.

I recently saw an article citing a lot of excellent and infuriating nerdy statistics that claimed to debunk the red shirt myth.

Can't remember where I saw it. Of course, we all know how statistics can often be dressed up.


A tally from the 79* episodes:

There were 59 crewman killed during the series; 43 wore red (which was not just security; it also covered engineering and other ship support services).  The slight majority of these were planetside as opposed to aboard ship.

Source

A quarter of that redshirt kill tally (11) comes from just three episodes - "The Changeling", "The Apple", and "Obsession".  "Where No Man Has Gone Before" featured 12 deaths, but none were redshirts.

Source

*Note:  79 episodes does not include the pilot, "The Cage", because 1:  No deaths take place during the episode and 2:  Starfleet didn't use red uniforms in 2254.
 
2013-04-04 09:01:10 AM  

Bigdogdaddy: Hey subby....

date: A version of this message circulating since March 2003 includes an addendum claiming that http://urbanlegends.about.com/od/fredrogers/a/mr_rogers.htm">Fred Rogers, host of public television's "Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood," was an ex-Marine sniper (or, in another version, a Navy Seal) with dozens of wartime kills to his credit. This, too, is false.


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2013-04-04 09:02:10 AM  

TV's Vinnie: monty666: So there are some German people who can probably say that they had relatives who were killed by Scotty.

It's always funny to go to You Tube sites where there are people making favorable comments on Peanuts cartoons in German, and I remind them that some of them never knew their Grandfathers because of Charles Schulz.

/Yes, it's when I'm bored

// and drunk


Wikipedia says he only had the opportunity to shoot once and he forgot to load his machine gun, but the German surrendered.
 
2013-04-04 09:04:48 AM  

RamboFrog: The best view of his missing finger is in 'Catspaw.' When he and Sulu come down to the dungeon to get Kirk, Spock, and McCoy there are some views of him holding the phaser in which you can clearly see he's missing a finger.


Actually, the best view of his missing finger came from Trouble With Tribbles.  Towards the end there's a scene where Scotty is running into the room with both arms full of tribbles with both hands splayed out to hold them all, and you can very clearly see the missing finger.

Fun Fact #1: Whenever you saw Scotty working the transporter controls in close-up, they used hand doubles to hide his finger.  Physical deformity was not kosher on TV at the time.  Doohan was missing a finger, but Scotty was not.

Fun Fact #2: Doohan's story about how he lost his finger was amusing.  Said he was out on the front lines when he got shot in the hand, left that finger flapping by a thread.  He ran all the way back to the med tent, a mile or two, and they said "Nothing we can do for the finger, we'll have to take it off.  Now how about your knee?"  "My knee?"  Apparently somewhere along the line, he had been shot in the knee as well (the bullet was actually lodged in the joint, between the bones) and he had been so worried over his finger that he had never even noticed it.
 
2013-04-04 09:06:44 AM  

lhclubs: stuhayes2010: Bucky Katt: FTFA: which ultimately resulted in him losing his middle finger
I never noticed that.

He hid it.  Like Radar on MASH hid his hand deformity by always holding a clip board.

Kind of like how Martin "Marina" Sirtis always tucked his photon torpedo between his legs when he played Deanna Troi. It would have spoiled the image of him as a 'sexy ship's counselor' otherwise. "Mirage a Troi", they used to call it on the set...


You're just jealous of women with husky voices.
 
2013-04-04 09:18:13 AM  

UNC_Samurai: I presume you've heard the term "bunny suit" in reference to the not-a-uniform onesies Troi wore in the first five seasons:


I preferred Troi as the "cosmic cheerleader."

i128.photobucket.com

On this guy . . . not so much.

i.stack.imgur.com
 
2013-04-04 09:26:37 AM  
About his missing finger, Doohan was also known to comment, "I gave the finger to Hitler."
 
2013-04-04 09:36:09 AM  

Bucky Katt: FTFA: which ultimately resulted in him losing his middle finger

I never noticed that.


They staged the shots well, but you can notice it in some scenes.
 
2013-04-04 09:48:42 AM  
Useless trivia of the day:  James Doohan was my step uncle (1st marriage).  Never met the guy but it was funny listening to my step aunt rip into him while knowing about him through Star Trek fans.  Trying to reconcile the two versions caused a few migraines...

The slides/pictures from when they were dating were great though, just a normal guy fresh from the war moving on with life.
 
2013-04-04 10:08:12 AM  
You know who else stormed Normandy?????

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2013-04-04 10:17:31 AM  

ReapTheChaos: "He met his final wife, Wende Braunberger, when she was just 17 and he was 54, marrying her very shortly after their first meeting."

Damn, way to go Scotty!


"I'm giving her all she can take, Cap'n!"

It's generally known in Canada that the only way to have made Star Trek more Jewish and more Canadian would have been to have Lorne Greene as a guest star.
 
2013-04-04 10:25:52 AM  

YixilTesiphon: TV's Vinnie: monty666: So there are some German people who can probably say that they had relatives who were killed by Scotty.

It's always funny to go to You Tube sites where there are people making favorable comments on Peanuts cartoons in German, and I remind them that some of them never knew their Grandfathers because of Charles Schulz.

/Yes, it's when I'm bored

// and drunk

Wikipedia says he only had the opportunity to shoot once and he forgot to load his machine gun, but the German surrendered.


[Citation needed]
 
2013-04-04 10:41:42 AM  
An engineer without a middle finger?  How did he communicate?
 
2013-04-04 10:42:28 AM  
This was no secret. Oh I see we're greening shiat from TodayIFoundOut. This place has really become the end point in the human centipede of internet knowledge dispersion.
 
2013-04-04 10:43:06 AM  

Valiente: ReapTheChaos: "He met his final wife, Wende Braunberger, when she was just 17 and he was 54, marrying her very shortly after their first meeting."

Damn, way to go Scotty!

"I'm giving her all she can take, Cap'n!"

It's generally known in Canada that the only way to have made Star Trek more Jewish and more Canadian would have been to have Lorne Greene as a guest star.


Would that make Battlestar Galactica the Canadian Star Trek, then?
 
2013-04-04 10:43:12 AM  
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2013-04-04 10:46:26 AM  
meh.
He's no Welshy.
i25.tinypic.com

/Damn, that guy could yodel.
 
2013-04-04 11:06:54 AM  

mbillips: KIds, this is why the Internet sucks. That article is not to be used as reference material. No citations, no way of knowing where the (probably 25-year-old) author got his "facts." I mean, it could very well all be true, but there's no way of knowing FTFA.


I guess you missed the "Expand for References: " link at the end.
 
2013-04-04 11:07:44 AM  

MayoBoy: Bucky Katt: FTFA: which ultimately resulted in him losing his middle finger

I never noticed that.

I remember when we used to make fun of his Canadian accent.  He'd get so pissed that he'd try to flip us off but there was nothing there.  Good times, good times.


So.... Scotty wasn't really Scottish?

I guess he was crap, then.
 
2013-04-04 11:12:19 AM  
Dayam, the guy clanked!
 
2013-04-04 12:44:39 PM  
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Rodent was missing a finger too.  Look at him when he drops the milk.

encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com

//Good cranial structure.
 
2013-04-04 01:09:38 PM  
I seem to remember reading that a bunch of Scots moved to Canada after WW2...
 
2013-04-04 01:48:09 PM  
i.imgur.com
 
2013-04-04 02:04:28 PM  
The thing I remember most about James Doohan was when I was little and discovered he wasn't scottish. I'd watched Star Trek all through my childhood (thank's KPTV 12), it never occurred to me somebody could put on a fake accent for that much time until Jason of Star Command came along. Hearing him speak without the accent blew my mind.
 
2013-04-04 02:18:27 PM  

Bucky Katt: FTFA: which ultimately resulted in him losing his middle finger

I never noticed that.


Now I know why I never saw him flip anyone the bird.
 
2013-04-04 02:24:09 PM  
CSB:
Many years ago, I was driving by San Antonio Shopping center in Mtn. View, CA, when I noticed a marquis sign that read, "James Doohan today only Starbase Central."  Starbase Central was a sci-fi hobby store at the center.  Scotty was my favorite character from the show, so I had to go in.  When I arrived in the store, a bored-looking clerk was leaning against the counter by the checkout register, and Doohan was sitting at a folding table a few yards away finishing off a cigarette.  Other than those two, the place was empty.  I went over to Doohan and we exchanged greetings and started chatting.  He seemed somewhat tense at first, then relaxed as we chatted.  I did ask him where all the fans were, and he answered that not a lot of people had come by.   I made it a point to NOT talk about Star Trek till near the end of our conversation, which lasted 15 minutes uninterrupted.  When I finally mentioned the the show, I asked him if he was working on any new Trek movies and his reply was, "Oh, yes, it's called...um, 'The Undiscovered Planet,' or something like that."  Shortly after that, a father and son came in, and the father had the "Omigodomigodomigodit'sScottyit'sScottyit'sScottyfromStarTrek," look on his face.  Doohan glanced at them and kinda rolled his eyes a bit, then thanked me for a lovely visit.  He graciously signed a couple of pics for me, too.  He chain-smoked 3 cigs the whole time I was there, too.   Despite that, I was in Star Trek geek heaven that day.
 
2013-04-04 03:35:14 PM  
"she was just 17 and he was 54"

Creepy.
 
2013-04-04 04:05:13 PM  

Bigdogdaddy: Hey subby....

date: A version of this message circulating since March 2003 includes an addendum claiming that http://urbanlegends.about.com/od/fredrogers/a/mr_rogers.htm">Fred Rogers, host of public television's "Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood," was an ex-Marine sniper (or, in another version, a Navy Seal) with dozens of wartime kills to his credit. This, too, is false.


 obviously you have never been in a presbyterian church first class word snipers all of them
 
2013-04-04 04:11:13 PM  
I remember seeing Doohan on the Dini Petty Show in Canada about 20 years ago. That's when I found out about his military service and missing finger. He was so interesting that they bumped the other guests and just let him talk for the whole show. I wish I could find video of it.
I remember him saying that at one point there was a stage musical version of Star Trek being considered, but that he and Nichelle Nichols were the only cast members who cold sing.
 
2013-04-04 04:20:47 PM  

ciberido: mbillips: KIds, this is why the Internet sucks. That article is not to be used as reference material. No citations, no way of knowing where the (probably 25-year-old) author got his "facts." I mean, it could very well all be true, but there's no way of knowing FTFA.

I guess you missed the "Expand for References: " link at the end.


Gentlemen, this is why old people on the Internet suck.
 
2013-04-04 05:11:32 PM  

ReapTheChaos: "He met his final wife, Wende Braunberger, when she was just 17 and he was 54, marrying her very shortly after their first meeting."

Damn, way to go Scotty!


Now that's heroic.
 
2013-04-04 06:34:59 PM  
[csb]

Had a friend who went on one of those 'Star Trek theme cruises' that featured Doohan along with a few of the other main actors. Melvin is one of those people who can mimic other people to an amazing degree. He was standing with Doohan watching the people board when a couple of really chunky ladies waddled up to the boat. Melvin put on a near-perfect Scotty voice and bellowed "Captain, there be WHALES here!" and Doohan went nuts laughing.

[/csb]
 
2013-04-04 09:01:27 PM  
Juno which beach he was at again?
 
2013-04-04 10:11:24 PM  

Surool: The thing I remember most about James Doohan was when I was little and discovered he wasn't scottish. I'd watched Star Trek all through my childhood (thank's KPTV 12), it never occurred to me somebody could put on a fake accent for that much time until Jason of Star Command came along. Hearing him speak without the accent blew my mind.


And being on Ramblin' Rod for your birthday.

/damn
//that sounds nasty
///now
 
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