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Stamp to honour James Doohan, Star Trek actor with Belfast roots

By Steven Alexander

Published 28/04/2016

Star turn: James Doohan
Star turn: James Doohan

Actor James Doohan - who played Montgomery 'Scotty' Scott in Star Trek - is to get his own stamp in a series honouring 50 years of the sci-fi TV series.

Doohan was born in Vancouver in 1920, the son of a chemist from Belfast who set up shop in Co Down before emigrating to Canada.

He died in 2005, but is still fondly remembered by 'Trekkies' as the redoubtable chief engineer on the USS Enterprise. Doohan is to be immortalised after Canada Post beamed Scotty and other cast members on to a set of new stamps.

In 1993, Doohan revealed Scotty was named after his Bangor mother's father, James Montgomery.

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