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14 Times Scotty Saved the Day on Star Trek

List RulesVote 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.

  • 1

    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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  • 2

    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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  • 3

    That Time Scotty Saved the Enterprise from Being Destroyed in a Sneak Attack

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    Episode: "A Taste Of Armageddon" (Season 1, Episode 23)

    How he did it: Some of the best moments of the original series took place with Scotty in command of the ship. This instance is one of them.

    Sensing a problem when dealing with another species, Scotty raises the Enterprise shields. The aliens suddenly fire on the Enterprise, but quickly claim they made a mistake. A senior diplomat on board orders Scotty to lower the shields, but Scotty refuses. The diplomat then beams down to the planet and is immediately taken captive. Sucker. Trust the Scotty or else.

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  • 4

    That Time He Won a Drinking Contest Against a Fascist Alien

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    Episode: "By Any Other Name" (Season 2, Episode 22)

    How he did it: When aliens commandeer the Enterprise (funny how often that happens) and drive her toward the Andromeda galaxy, Kirk, Spock, and Scotty hatch a plan to take the ship back.

    The best part? Scotty has to take out one of the aliens, and decides to do so by getting him completely wasted. It takes everything Scotty's got (including his prized bottle of scotch), but he accomplishes his objective... then promptly passes out.

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