I watched The Grudge last weekend. As eerie as the cinematography was, I couldn’t really believe the horror of the story they were trying to tell. Because Sarah Michelle Gellar is Buffy the Vampire Slayer, to me. There’s no way I could believe Buffy couldn’t beat some Asian ghosts.
It should (IMO) be an honor to be remembered for the thing you were most reknowned for. I always thought that was rather the point of fame, as it were.
I’d almost bet, if Doohan was looking down on this and other boards and places who took a a pause in rememberance of his death, would be happy to see he was so beloved in the acting role he took on.
Loving him for who he played on TV doesn’t, or at least shouldn’t, diminish in any way the crucially important role he played as part of his family.
His family will always love him for who he was as a person, because he was family to them.
To us, he was Scotty. And we loved him too. Obviously not in the same way, nor worth near the import…but we loved him too.
Why should we be deprived of the right to mourn him in the way we choose, choosing to honor him by seeing him still in the role that is most familiar to us?