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Posted on 11/07/2012 9:33:54 PM PST by Kartographer
Rare Video Footage Uncovers the Late Neil Armstrong's Secret Star Trek Wish
Los Angeles, CA (November 5, 2012): Astronaut and humanitarian, the late Neil Armstrong, put aside his trepidations and made a rare public appearance in 2004 to honor a fellow engineer, James Doohan, Star Trek's Lt. Montgomery Scott. Rare footage of the event recently discovered by Wende Doohan reveals Armstrong's secret desire to captain a Federation starship.
Armstrong served as keynote speaker during Planet XPO's "Beam Me Up One Last Time, Scotty" convention in 2004. The gala event, attended by Trek luminaries William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, Nichelle Nichols, Walter Koenig, George Takei and Majel Barrett Roddenberry, celebrated Doohan's awarding of a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
During a banquet in Doohan's honor, Armstrong gave a heartfelt speech that excited, amused and delighted the many fans that had gathered to see the iconic Trek engineer at his last convention appearance. Armstrong compared the advancements of 24th century space travel to his own, confessing, "So, I'm hoping for my next command...to be given a Federation starship. And, when I get that command...I would like to have a crew like Captain James T. Kirk had." Armstrong, a real engineer, praised Doohan declaring he would want Scotty as his engineer because he knew Scotty would get the job done!
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Did it involve the blue lady?
“I love this ship! It’s exciting!”
That’s good to go. Thanks. We had a family friend, the late Astronaut Sonny Carter, so I’ve always tried to keep up with stuff like this.
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