When the series ended in 1969, Mr. Doohan found himself typecast as Montgomery Scott, the canny engineer with a burr in his voice. In 1973, he complained to his dentist, who advised him: 'Jimmy, you're going to be Scotty long after you're dead. If I were you, I'd go with the flow.'
'I took his advice,' Mr. Doohan said, 'and since then everything's been just lovely.'
I was also interested to see that he was one of the Canadian troops during the invasion of Normandy.