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Montgomery Scott (referred to as Scotty by his shipmates), was a Human Starfleet officer in the 23rd century born in 2222 Scotland. From 2258 he served as the chief engineer of the USS Enterprise.

According to his dossier at the official Star Trek movie website, Scotty was the former Academy aide for Admiral Archer's Advanced Relativistic Mechanics course and first in his class at Starfleet Academy, but his status was later revoked due to disciplinary action.

Scott was stationed at the Federation outpost on Delta Vega with his assistant, Keenser, in late 2257, six months prior to the destruction of Vulcan. He believed it to be punishment for using Admiral Archer's prized beagle as a test subject for transwarp beaming; the beagle was lost. In 2258, Spock Prime helped fix this transport problem by giving Scott the finished version of the governing equation the other Scotty had completed in the future. The final detail Scott needed was to account for the fact that space itself was moving. Using the new calculations, James T. Kirk and Scott were able to beam aboard the Enterprise while it was moving at warp.

Despite his technical knowledge and engineering specialty, Scotty suffered an initial run of bad luck when it came to transporter targets. When beaming himself and Kirk to the Enterprise he ended up in a water conduit labeled Inert Reactant in Engineering, nearly drowning before Kirk was able to evacuate him through an emergency hatch. The first time he used the Enterprise transporter he aimed for the cargo bay of the Narada where he believed Kirk and Spock would be able to materialized unobserved; the area turned out to be crawling with Romulans. His second use of the Enterprise transporter, however, was a tremendous technical success: beaming three people from two different locations onto one pad, something he had never done before.

After Spock's ship, the Jellyfish, was destroyed, the Enterprise began to be sucked into the black hole created by the simultaneous detonation of its entire store of "red matter". However, Scotty was able to eject and detonate the ship's warp cores, creating a large enough shock wave that the Enterprise could ride to safety. Because Olson, the ship's Chief Engineer, had been killed in action, Scott eventually took his place. (Star Trek)


  • Actor James Doohan, who played Montgomery Scott in the original timeline, lost the middle finger on his right hand during the Allied invasion of Normandy on D-Day. However, the character "Montgomery Scott" has a middle finger on his right hand within the Star Trek storyline: any time a closeup is seen of Scott's right hand (working the transporter controls, etc.) someone else's hands are used, and when Scott appeared in wide shots he usually hid his right hand from the camera. Therefore, there is no inconsistency in actor Simon Pegg, who plays the alternate reality Scott, possessing a middle-finger on his right hand.


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