Jeff gets a no-prize for bringing us news of another original Star Trek cast member's passing:
James Doohan, the burly chief engineer of the Starship Enterprise in the original "Star Trek" TV series and motion pictures who responded to the command "Beam me up, Scotty," died early Wednesday. He was 85.
I think it was last year or perhaps the year before that in which Doohan made his last public appearance. A report at the time commented on his rapidly failing health, so this is sad but not particularly surprising. Here's to hoping his next turn at the wheel is at least as productive as this one was!