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"1 % Scottish, 99 % Jimmy" - Jimmy Doohan,
This review is from: "Star Trek": Beam Me Up Scotty (Paperback)
Done in collaboration with Peter David, who compiled and edited together his discussions with Jimmy Doohan, this autobiography offers us the chance to know more about the man who became an inspiration to fans, engineers and astronauts. Concise and with simple descriptions, Jimmy Doohan narrates his career on Star Trek TV series, movies, and fan convetions, but he also discuss his childhood in Canada, and his military life during World War Two. In fact, there are more information about his life outside of Star Trek than about the TV show, but I was happy about that because we got to find out more about Jimmy than Scotty, because I think that Jimmy's life is an imprtant way to understand why Scotty was such a popular character with fans since as he said in this book, Scotty is 1% Scottish, 99% Jimmy. Not only that it is a good way to find out how his acting career evolved from working in Canada and the American East Coast to going to Hollywood.
Of course, Jimmy mentions his friendships and conflicts he had on Star Trek, such as with William Shatner, but he also comments certain episodes, which I loved because they allow us to see, under a different perspective, storylines that we may have loved or disliked.
As this biography was done in 1996, and since there are no reedition of this book, I wish someone could do another biograhy about this actor, for I think that it would be nice to see Jimmy's perspective on his life between 1996 until his death in 2005. If not, it would be nice to have extra chapters included in a reedition of this book, either on paperback or on Kindle.