Bad news always has a way of finding you. I just found out from webwyrm that James Doohan has died. As an officer in the Canadian Army, he waded ashore on D-Day in WWII; after recovering from the injuries he sustained that day (including losing a finger), he went on to become a pilot. A war hero and a star. I think that I can trace a lot of my geeky inclinations to my early exposure to Mr. Scott.