WHO: James Montgomery Scott
FROM: Star Trek
BY: Created by Gene Roddenberry
PUBLISHED: The series premiered in 1966.
PROS: Loveable, brave, funny, and super smart, Mr. Scott knows every thing there is to know about the Enterprise. He’s the ultimate engineer, so he’s got that going for him too.
CONS: Mr. Scott was very proud of his ship… blindingly proud… and it often got him in trouble, like when he…
started a bar fight aboard Deep Space Station K-7 when the Klingon named Korax suggested that the ship should be hauled away as garbage. As a result, he was confined to his quarters by Kirk. Scott smiled and told Kirk the punishment would give him a chance to catch up on technical journals he had not had time to read. [Memory Alpha.org]
MOST SHINING MOMENT: Every other episode when he fixed the transporter, cajoled the engines to perform at warp 9 (plus) for an extended period of time, or otherwise earned his nickname of “the miracle worker.”
LEAST SHINING MOMENT: Being accused of murder on Argelius (3 times!) Fortunately it was just the alien reincarnation of Jack the Ripper.
MEMORABLE QUOTE: “I’m giving it all she’s got Captain..”
In the Star Trek prime universe Mr. Scott was played by Canadian character actor James Doohan. In the 2009 / 2013 reboot movies he’s played by Simon Pegg.For an in-depth tribute to Mr. Scott see this You tube clip:
- Star Trek Continues – A Slice of SciFi Review (sliceofscifi.com)
- Star Trek: Would Scotty boldly go it alone? (telegraph.co.uk)