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[Geek] Another Master Passes

One of our local SF dignitaries has passed away in the early hours of this morning.

He visited the Pacific Northwest for a conference when I was still a little kid, and loved it so much he moved back out here. (He was born in Vancouver.) He remained reasonably active in the Seattle area fandom community until he succumbed to Alzheimers and failing health years ago; one of my earliest fandom memories is actually sitting at a local gathering and hearing him tell horror stories of the move out to Redmond.

He'll be missed, but he hasn't been part of things since around the time I graduated from high school. The cheerful, outgoing James Doohan I remember from local conventions and SF book signings of my childhood vanished years ago.

Beam me up, Scotty, one last time.


Heh. The one I remember being told on him was told by George Takei... who took Jimmy out for sushi his first time. Being a curious sort, Jimmy looks at the green stuff on his plate, asks "What's this?" and before George can warn him off, pops the whole lump in his mouth.

(Insert one of those cartoon scenes of unimaginable violence to taste buds here.)

George allowed as how, in later years, when Jimmy found somebody he didn't like (and was sushi-naive), he'd take them out for sushi... and invite them to try the green stuff. *EG*