Star Trek 14 Times Scotty Saved the Day on Star Trek  

Aaron Edwards
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List Rules Vote up the times Scotty gave his all and saved the Enterprise and/or crew members.

In the Star Trek universe, Montgomery "Scotty" Scott is called the "miracle worker" for good reason. While the Starship Enterprise engineer is famous for pretending repairs will take three times as long they do, he also saves the day more often than not by fixing the crux of a problem, be it a broken warp drive, transporter, or phasers. He's the engineer by which all other Starfleet engineers are judged. The subtitle of the series and movies might as well be Montgomery Scott Saves the Day

But he's not only great at fixing things. Star Trek Scotty is also a daring and cunning commander capable of saving the ship with his leadership skills. By the end of his tenure in the Starfleet, Scotty reached the rank of captain, though he never did get his own ship. Maybe he, like Kirk, he was too in love with the Enterprise to let her go. Hell, with the number of times you see Scotty saving the Enterprise, he better love that ship. 

Pour out some scotch for everyone's favorite engineer, and vote up your favorite time he's saved the Enterprise.

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That Time Scotty Broke All the Laws by Installing a Cloaking Device

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Episode: "The Enterprise Incident" (Season 3, Episode 2) 

How he did it: Romulans are chasing the Enterprise, hoping to get their (very illegally) stolen cloaking device (and commanding officer) back. Unfortunately for Scotty, the Enterprise escape effort hinges on his ability to hook up the cloaking device to the ship, no easy task. Despite the difficulty, Scotty installs the device, and the Enterprise, cloaked, slips the Romulans, unharmed.

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That Time He Broke McCoy, Spock, and Kirk Out of the Brig

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Film: Star Trek V: The Final Frontier

How he did it: Sometimes, Scotty is a pretty simple guy. He doesn't need a fancy warp drive to save the day, just some explosives. When Kirk, Spock, and McCoy are put in the brig by Spock's half brother Sybok (don't ask), Scotty stages a jailbreak in a pretty amusing fashion. Then, in one of the worst scenes in all of Star Trek, hits his head on a stray pipe.

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That Time He Disabled the Excelsior's Transwarp Drive As a Practical Joke

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Film: Star Trek III: The Search For Spock

How he did it: Kirk and his senior staff decide to steal the Enterprise so they can save Spock from being dead. The only ship is pursuit is the much faster Excelsior, which Mr. Scott is assigned to as chief engineer. Turns out that while his tenure on the Excelsior was short, Scotty had enough time to sabotage the ship's transwarp computer, which allowed the Enterprise to escape.

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That Time He Infested a Klingon Ship with Tribbles

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Episode: "The Trouble With Tribbles" (Season 2, Episode 15)

How he did it: Tribbles are little balls of fur that can only really do two things: eat and breed. They breed so quickly they fill the Enterprise not long after arriving, becoming a real problem for ship's systems. So, what does Scotty do? He beams the tribbles over to a nearby Klingon ship, and if there's one thing Klingons hate, it's tribbles.

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