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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 12
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2013-04-04 03:52:41 AM
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"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!
2013-04-04 02:24:09 PM
1 votes:
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 10:43:12 AM
1 votes:
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2013-04-04 09:18:13 AM
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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."

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On this guy . . . not so much.

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2013-04-04 08:55:43 AM
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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:

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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 08:29:52 AM
1 votes:
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2013-04-04 07:57:34 AM
1 votes:

Deep Contact: Suprised he survived Star Trek with the red shirt.


When I was very young, and looking at Star Trek action figures in the toy catalogue, I thought Scotty must be a bad guy, and angry, because of his red shirt.
2013-04-04 07:33:42 AM
1 votes:
Suprised he survived Star Trek with the red shirt.
2013-04-04 07:19:51 AM
1 votes:

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.


And Lebeau on Hogan's Heroes hid his concentration camp tattoo by always wearing longsleeves.
2013-04-04 07:12:11 AM
1 votes:
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Barely relevant
2013-04-04 07:06:14 AM
1 votes:
It's good to be curious, about many things
2013-04-04 07:02:03 AM
1 votes:
Despite not ever flying in combat, he was once called "the craziest pilot in the Canadian Air Force" when he flew a plane through two telegraph poles after "slaloming" down a mountainside, just to prove it could be done.

The man had giant trilithium balls, that's for sure.
 
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