Acting veteran William Shatner has paid tribute to his late Star Trek co-star JAMES DOOHEN, who died on Wednesday (20JUL05) after suffering from pneumonia and Alzheimer's.

The 85-year-old actor, who played engineer SCOTTY in the sci-fi series, passed away in his Redmond, Washington home.

Shatner, best known as CAPTAIN KIRK, laments, "A long and storied career is over.

"I knew Jim when he started out in Canada and I knew him in his last years in America, so we go way back. My condolences go out to his family."

21/07/2005 01:25