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Captain Montgomery Christopher Jorgenson "Scotty" Scott[1] (born 31 August[2] 2222[3]) was a Human male who served in Starfleet in the 23rd and 24th centuries.

In the first 51 years of his career in Starfleet (2242-2293), he served on a total of eleven ships, including various freighters, cruisers and starships[4]. However, it was his nearly thirty year assignment as chief engineer aboard the USS Enterprise and USS Enterprise-A under the command of James T. Kirk[5] that saw Scotty earn his reputation as a "miracle worker"[6].

Following the decommissioning of the Enterprise-A, Scott decided to retire from Starfleet and set out to the Norpin V colony to quietly live out the rest of his days. Unfortunately, his transport, the USS Jenolen, was ensnared by a previously uncharted Dyson Sphere and was pulled down. Scotty managed to rig the transporter to suspend him mid-transport until rescue could arrive. Unfortunately, help did not arrive for 75 years, ironically, in the form of the USS Enterprise-D[4].

After spending several years acclimatizing for life in the 24th century, Scotty reactivated his Starfleet commission and began serving as the Starfleet Corps of Engineers liaison to Starfleet Command[7].

Early life and careerEdit

ChildhoodEdit

Montgomery Scott, 2231

Montgomery Scott (2231)

Montgomery Christopher Jorgenson Scott was born on August 31st[8], 2222[3], in Glasgow, Scotland, Earth[9]. He was the eldest son of Robert Burns Scott[8] and Arlyne Jorgenson Scott[10]. Scott was raised in a farmhouse in the west Highland coast of Scotland[9] along with his sister, Clara[11], and younger brother, Robbie[1].

Scott was a descendant of Scottish and Danish ancestors[12], who for generations, especially on the Scot side of the family had served as designers and engineers for generations. From a young age, Scott and his siblings were told stories of the contributions that Scott's had made to Human history, and this inspired him to live a life of adventure and serve as an engineer in the same way his ancestors had done[1]. As the eldest son of an eldest son, it was Scott's duty to carry the ancient fighting targe and two-handed broadsword that had been in the Scott family for generations[13].

In 2229, Scott came to the aid of five-year-old Glynnis Campbell, who had been set upon by Scott's friend, Angus McFarlane, and several others in an attempt to steal her scooter. McFarlane and the other boys were prevented from pummeling Scott when Campbell dove unto McFarlane's back[14].

In 2231, Scott and his family were residing in a small detached house in Linlithgow, West Lothian so that could be near Robert's place of work at the Linlithgow Shipyards. During this year, Scott's grandfather provided him with the first real engineering challenge he faced: a set of bagpipes. Despite being unable to repair the bagpipes, he was inspired to illegally trespass on the Linlithgow Shipyards and sneak aboard a Federation starship that was under construction. While aboard he studied some of the power couplings on the ship's bridge, and began to make suggestions on how it could be improved to the security officer who had come to escort him home. This was the first time that he was told that "he was too smart for his own good"[1].

Scott later got to exercise his engineering prowess using less illegal practices, as people from kilometers around would bring him broken household appliances to repair[9][8]. At the age of 12, Scott stripped and rebuilt a Nuke-V-3[15]. With the reading of technical journals and experimentation, Scott spent more and more time indoors and became something of a loner[9].

Montgomery Scott, 2237

Montgomery Scott (2237)

Scott's time as a loner came to an end when he discovered that "girls can make a man forget machines" and became something of a ladies man[9] as well as an "old Aberdeen pub crawler"[16]. In 2237, Scott asked a young lady named Dorrie to attend the local county fair and dance, however, she stood him up for an opportunity to go with Scott's friend, Angus McFarlane. As a "friendly" gesture, McFarlane had arranged for Scott to go to the dance with thirteen-year-old Glynnis Campbell instead. Despite dreading the date, Scott enjoyed his time immensely, especially when the pair when a trophy for their dancing. This was the beginning of a long-term, on-off relationship between him and Glynnis[14].

Scott's primary and secondary education were undertaken in the city of Edinburgh. Scott later attended the University of Edinburgh for his further education studies[8], eventually receiving two degrees in engineering which he "earned the hard way"[15].

At the age of 16, Scott disproved the Perera Theory, which became known as the "Aberdeen Solution" and was printed in the Encyclopedia of Engineering Development and Design[17].

Civilian serviceEdit

Montgomery Scott, 2240s

Montgomery Scott (2240s)

In 2239, Scott, aged 17, "shipped out and learned engineering the hard way"[9], working in difficult conditions for two-to-three months at a time aboard civilian freighters[9][14]. He also briefly served as an engineering adviser on the freight-line between the Deneva colony and the outlying asteroid belts[4].

Scott's longest assignment was spending a year aboard the SS Dierdre hauling ore and engine parts from one location to another. As part of this assignment, Scott was expected to know how to fix and install any of the parts that were required. It was during this assignment, that Scott learned about transporter technology and its various applications[9].

Scott came into contact with many Starfleet officers from various Federation starships that he encountered in his travels. One of those officers, Richard Quinn, recommended Scott to serve as chief engineer aboard a Starfleet freighter. Scott was enthralled by the opportunity to "work with the best" and decided to enlist and study at Starfleet Academy[9]. Scott thought that he would have to wait before hearing, but all of the officers that he'd worked with urged Starfleet to accept him immediately[9], and he quickly heard from Admiral Henri Picard, who agreed with the assessment that his experience would be an asset, and told him to report to San Francisco[14].

Early Starfleet careerEdit

Starfleet trainingEdit

Montgomery Scott, Command School

Montgomery Scott at Starfleet Command School.

Scott majored in engineering at the Academy[17] and managed to maintain an average grade of 3.7[8]. He graduated in 2241 as part of the class that included Garth Flanagan[18] and Joshua Helmes[19].

Following his graduation, Scott returned home to Scotland to show off his brand new ensign's uniform to his "friends", Gregor Campbell and Sean Toricelli. The pair were quite condescending in their congratulations and Scott found the memory of this stuck with him for many years[11].

In the early 2240s, Scott served as the senior engineer at the San Francisco Fleet Yards and oversaw the construction of four Constitution-class starships, including the USS Enterprise[20].

Despite wanting to carve out a career for himself as a Starfleet engineer, Scott elected not to go against his parents' wishes and applied to study to become a command division officer at the Starfleet Command School in 2244[21]. Within weeks of his arrival, it became clear to Scott, as well as his teachers Admirals Howell and Walgren, that his calling was to be an engineer and not a starship captain.

Shortly after, Scott was appointed to serve as captain of the USS Saratoga during the Kobayashi Maru scenario, despite previously only serving as chief engineer in previous runs. Typically, Scott approached the scenario as an engineer would, utilizing the Perera Theory in the computer simulation to inflict maximum destruction on nine Klingon battle cruisers.

During a post-mortem meeting to discuss Scott's performance in the Kobayashi Maru scenario, he was able to convince the examiners, with behind-the-scenes help from Admiral Walgren (himself an engineer), that engineering was where his destiny awaited. The examiners agreed with the assessment following the revelation that Scott had been the author of the "Aberdeen Solution" and he was transferred to the Starfleet Engineering School[17].

USS ConstitutionEdit

Following his graduation from Engineering School in April, 2246[22], Ensign Scott was assigned as second assistant engineering officer aboard the USS Constitution. His first assignment in that post was to assist in installing the new Warp-II engine, which was expected to be completed by July, 2246[8].

Following the completion of the engineering work, Scott remained with the Constitution as she set out on a shakedown cruise for Alpha Centauri IV. This voyage aboard the Constitution was his first opportunity to observe Jupiter, Saturn and the way that the stars seemed to move at warp speed[8].

Naturally, Scott was still keen to explore anything technical or engineering related he could do. On one occasion, he found a group of dilithium miners who were patient enough to demonstrate and answer any and all questions that the young ensign could think to put to them[23].

USS EnterpriseEdit

Montgomery Scott, 2253

Montgomery Scott (2253)

In 2252[21], Lieutenant (j.g.) Scott was assigned to the USS Enterprise to serve as a junior assistant engineering officer under the direct command of Chief Engineer Caitlin Barry. Barry quickly became impressed with Scott's abilities and joked that he could one day be promoted to chief engineer over her. Shortly after his assignment to the Enterprise, Barry did have to reprimand Scott for the illegal brewing of "engine room hooch"[13].

Scott remained aboard the Enterprise in 2253[24]. During the Enterprise 's mission to Beta Trilochus, Scott assisted "Number One" in analyzing data being sent up from Captain Pike's landing party on the planet's surface. After using the ship's sensors to scan a large portion of the planet, Scott was able to locate the sole source of elibrium, a key detail that allowed the crew of the Enterprise to solve the mystery surrounding the colony[25].

Scott usually communicated with the bridge on Barry's behalf if she was tied up with urgent repair work. In 2254, Scott warned Captain Pike that the ship's engines couldn't take much pressure as it crossed a previously undiscovered rift to the Calligar homeworld[26].

Scott was referred to as "lieutenant" in "To Walk the Night" and The Rift, however, this could be a simplification of the official rank, and not an indicator that he had received a promotion to full lieutenant.

Further assignmentsEdit

Montgomery Scott, 2263

Montgomery Scott (2263)

In early 2260s, Scott, now a lieutenant commander, had served aboard nine Federation starships[23][27]. Early in his career, Scott served aboard the Federation scout ship USS Gagarin alongside Alec MacPherson, a fellow Scot. While Scott soon transferred to another assignment, MacPherson steadily climbed the ranks to become chief engineer of the Gagarin by the 2269[28]. Scott also served aboard the USS Kumari and USS Starstalker[12].

In 2263[21], Scott finally got to achieve his life-long dream of becoming chief engineer of a starship, in particular, the USS Enterprise[23] following the departure of her previous chief, Hoyt[9]. Instead of receiving official confirmation of his assignment, he was instead ordered to report to Starbase 10 for an urgent assignment, although he was assured his Enterprise assignment would still occur.

Arriving at Starbase 10, Scott learned that he and a detachment of fifteen engineers were being dispatched to several Neutral Zone Outposts that had been severely damaged after an ion storm passed through the region. Given Scott's previous experience with PXK reactors, he was to accompany a Starfleet Corps of Engineers detachment aboard the USS Lovell to Outpost 5, as their reactor had suffered critical damage[23].

This mission to Outpost 5 was Scott's first encounter with the Starfleet Corps of Engineers and, although impressed with the informal chain of command and the ability to achieve remarkable technical feats, he decided that he was more a "by the book" kind of Starfleet officer[23].

This section contains information from Star Trek II Biographies, which was contradicted by later sources

USS Hood
In 2251[29], Scott had been promoted to the rank of lieutenant and was serving as an assistant engineering officer aboard the USS Hood under Captain Hojo Yorii. On stardate 1469.2, the Hood was involved in a military engagement with a Klingon Kangor-class warship, which caused extensive damage to the heavy cruiser's stern baffle plates and sensor array. The Hood 's chief engineer was also injured in the assault, leading Scott to take charge of main engineering and maintained engine performance for the rest of the engagement. Captain Yorii later recommended that Scott be commended with a citation for conspicuous gallantry for his actions[8].

On August 11, 2251[29], Starfleet Command cited Scott's actions aboard the Hood and reassigned him to the Destroyer-class USS Coridan Queen to serve as chief engineer[8].

USS Coridan Queen
The Coridan Queen was ordered to New Bavaria, the third planet of Omicron Gamma, to deal with a revolt which was believed to be instigated by the Klingons. Scott volunteered to beam down to the planet's surface as he spoke some German. Garbed in civilian clothes, he infiltrated a group of revolutionaries by successfully drinking their leader "under the table", and soon discovered that the Klingons were not involved, and the revolt was due to the corrupt planetary government. As a result of Scott's after action report, the Federation removed the governor and forty-one members of his government from office [8].

USS Steven Barnes
In 2265[24], Scott had been promoted to the rank of lieutenant commander and was serving aboard the USS Steven Barnes, under the command of Commodore Kenneth MacAlpine. MacAlpine later recommended Scott for the assignment as chief engineer aboard the Enterprise[8].


USS EnterpriseEdit

The five-year missionEdit

Scotty at work, The Naked Time

Montgomery Scott working on the Enterprise 's engines (2266)

Following his return from Outpost 5, Scott was officially assigned to the USS Enterprise where he served as chief engineer and second officer under Captain Pike[30][31]. Scott continued in his position after Captain James T. Kirk assumed command in 2264[21], despite some initial tension between the pair nearly leading to Scott being reassigned[30].

As chief engineer, it was Scott's job to ensure that the Enterprise was operating at peak efficiency. Using his vast engineering knowledge and uncanny ability to identify technical problems before they arose (much to the amazement of his junior engineers[8]). His ability to effect repairs faster than usually required as well as saving the starship from near disaster on several occasions saw Scott quickly gain the reputation of becoming a "miracle worker"[6]. However, Scott later admitted padding out his repair estimates by a factor of four so as to appear faster[4].

The maintenance of the Enterprise was not just down to one man and Scott managed to find and develop a large group of junior engineers in his department. Three of his best engineers included Lieutenants Kyle, Leslie and Gabler[32]. Scott was also able to hand pick several of his assistant chief engineers, including Vincent DeSalle[33] and Alec MacPherson, who he had previously served with aboard the Gagarin[28].

Although tough-but-fair on his junior engineers, Scott became something of a mentor and inspiration to those that served in his department. DeSalle once wrote in a letter to partner Linda Feng Kuo-chang that he hopes he "never gets transferred out of here until I'm at least half as good as Mr. Scott", after relating a story about how the chief was able to repair an antimatter pod, even though the other engineers couldn't identify a problem[8].

Scotty in command, A Taste of Armageddon

Montgomery Scott in command (2267)

Scott's duties also included maintenance and operation of the Enterprise's transporter systems. Scott described the transporter as "the most amazing and necessary piece of equipment aboard a starship other than its engines"[9].

As the Enterprise's second officer, Scott assumed command when both Captain Kirk and Commander Spock left the ship or were otherwise incapacitated. While in command, Scott often faced critical diplomatic and military situations[30][34]. Despite being a capable command officer, Scott never pursued a command post because "...he never wanted to be anythin' else but an engineer"[4].

2265Edit

Montgomery Scott, 2265

Montgomery Scott (2265)

During the Enterprise's mission to the planet Tendar in 2265, Scott assumed command while Captain Kirk and Commanders Spock and Mitchell transported to the surface to meet with Prime Minister Jon. When the landing party failed to report in, Scott attempted to contact the prime minister, but was instead put in touch with Cote, the leader of the capital city correction facilities. Cote informed Scott that the landing party had been taken prisoner, but refused to say on what charges.

Scott attempted to resolve the issue amicably, but became suspicious when Cote asked for more Enterprise crew members to beam down. As events played out, Captain Kirk had managed to engineer his own escape and return to the Enterprise, ordering Scott to kidnap Prime Minister Jon and bring him up to the ship so he could know the consequences of kidnapping Starfleet officers[35].

2266Edit

On stardate 1672.1, Scott was presented with quite the puzzle as a transporter malfunction had split Captain Kirk into two individuals after beaming him up from Alfa 117. After much trial and error, Scott and Commander Spock were able to modify the transporter and merge the two Kirks back together[36][9].

Scott and Spock, 2266

Montgomery Scott and Commander Spock "change the laws of physics" (2266)

During a mission to observe the disintegration of Psi 2000 on stardate 1704.2, the Enterprise crew was infected by a previously undiscovered malady that acted on humanoid bodies like they were intoxicated. The infected Lieutenant Kevin Riley managed to gain control of main engineering and cut off all of the auxiliaries and switched off the engines. Scott had the complex task of cutting his way into engineering, slowly and carefully, but with the pressure of knowing that the planet they were orbiting was starting to disintegrate.

Scott finally managed to gain access to engineering and was able to subdue Riley, but he didn't have enough time to restart the engines in the minutes they had left before Psi 2000 exploded. Miraculously, Scott and Commander Spock were able to use an experimental intermix formula to allow the Enterprise to escape in time. The side effect was that the starship was put into a time warp and traveled back 72 hours before Kirk ordered reverse engines[37][8][38].

2267Edit

Scott accompanied Lieutenants Sulu and Jackson on a landing party to planet Pyris VIII on stardate 3018.2. While on the surface, the three officers were captured by previously unknown aliens, Korob and Sylvia, and turned into mindless slaves. Scott later remarked that he was "dimly aware of everything that was happening to [him], but [he] was powerless to do anything about it". Scott and Sulu were later freed of the aliens influence and returned to the Enterprise, but Jackson was killed as a warning to Captain Kirk[33][9].

On stardate 3468.1, Scott was nearly killed after taking a lightning bolt by the Greek god Apollo. Scott took exception to Apollo wishing to take A and A officer Carolyn Palamas as his bride, as he too had designs on her, and pushed the Olympian too far[39][9][8]. Captain Kirk remarked that Scott hadn't been "quite right" for a few weeks after the mission[14].

Scott was unexpectedly reunited with Angus McFarlane and Glynnis Campbell when the Enterprise investigated the loss of communication with the agricultural colony on Beta Nairobi II on stardate 3471.4. Much to his surprise and disappointment, he discovered that the pair had married in the years since he had last seen them. The loss of communication was due to a downed transmitter which was quickly repaired by Scott[14].

USS Constellation

The wrecked USS Constellation (2267)

When the Enterprise came to the aid of the USS Constellation on stardate 4202.9, Scott was faced with the first crippled starship he had ever seen[9]. Scott and his damage control party were tasked with making the Constellation as spaceworthy as possible, as the "planet killer" that had crippled the starship and killed its entire crew bar Commodore Matt Decker was still operational.

In a letter to his friend and colleague, Mikhail Manescu, Scott detailed the extent of the damage: "the antimatter pods were deframed, ready to blow at any moment. Power down to a trickle from the batteries. The Cochrane warp drive totally gone, not even the main generator in its cradle. The thrusters collapsed, the M-6 and the XR-17 blown. The impulse engines were down, the J-7's burnt out from 5 to 8, and the whole place burning"[8].

Despite the challenges, Scott and his team were able to effect repairs to the Constellations's impulse engines and even managed to get a single phaser bank working. This proved to be a boon as they were both needed to draw the "planet killer" off from destroying the Enterprise. After Commodore Decker's suicide attack on the "planet killer", it was realized that only an antimatter explosion could deactivate the device. Scott set about turning the Constellation into a living bomb and Kirk piloted the starship into the maw of the device, beaming off at the last possible second[40][8].

Shortly before stardate 3614.9, Scott was thrown against a bulkhead during an explosion, which resulted in concussion and possible amnesia. Dr. McCoy ordered Scott to take some time off for therapeutic shore leave on Argelius II. Scott later got into a "wee bit of trouble"[4] when he was arrested by the local authorities and accused of murdering two Argelian women, Kara and Sybo, and later Enterprise officer Karen Tracey. Scott was later acquitted when it was revealed that a virtually immortal gaseous entity known as Redjac, having inhabited the form of Mr. Hengist, was the culprit[16][9].

A few weeks later on stardate 3541.9, Scott was pronounced dead after being hit by an energy blast of concentrated electrical energy by the spaceprobe Nomad, while attempting to protect Lieutenant Uhura. He was later "repaired" by Nomad, but had no idea that he'd been killed until Captain Kirk explained[41][9].

Scott's knowledge of both transporters and the Enterprise herself proved invaluable when, as a result of a transporter malfunction, he, Captain Kirk, Doctor McCoy and Lieutenant Uhura were transposed with their mirror universe counterparts while beaming up from Halka II during an ion storm. Despite the scrutiny of the paranoid crew of the ISS Enterprise, her Security Chief Sulu in particular, Scott was able to modify the Enterprise's transporters to recreate the conditions of the initial transport and return them home[42][9].

Montgomery Scott, aged

A prematurely aged Montgomery Scott (2267)

Scott was exposed to radiation from a comet's tail during a landing party mission to the Federation colony on Gamma Hydra IV on stardate 3478.2. Along with the rest of the landing party, Scott began to age at a fantastically increased rate. Thankfully, Dr. McCoy was able to develop an adrenaline-based cure and Scott was returned to his rightful age and appearance[43][9].

2268Edit

Scott's immense pride in the Enterprise caused him to start a bar fight aboard Deep Space Station K-7, when the Klingon Korax suggested the starship should be hauled away as garbage. He was later confined to his quarters by Captain Kirk, which Scott was pleased about as it gave him chance to catch up on his technical journals. Shortly after, Scott transported the entirety of the tribble infestation aboard the Enterprise into the IKS Gr'oth's engine room[44][9].

Scott meets inventor Virgil Brahms, where they discuss Brahms' theory that the addition of a warp accelerator into the dilithium intermix chamber would allow a starship to reach transwarp speeds. Scott agreed that it was theoretically possible, but warned Brahms of the dangers that would befall any starship using the device. Brahms agreed with Scott's assessment and quietly dropped the project[45].

2269Edit

Enterprise and Romulan cruise adrift, Deadlock

The USS Enterprise and a Romulan battle cruiser adrift (2269)

On stardate 6121.8, the Enterprise was ambushed by a Romulan battle cruiser while investigating a series of attacks by an unidentified assailant near the Romulan Neutral Zone. The Enterprise was able to disable the Romulan battle cruiser, but was similarly crippled herself with her warp and impulse drives off-line, torpedo tubes fused, and subspace radio out. Despite most of the repair work requiring time at a starbase, Captain Kirk gave Scott the impossible task of repairing the Enterprise before the Romulans were able to repair their ship, as the winner would surely destroy the other.

Scott makes urgent repairs, Deadlock

Montgomery Scott makes urgent repairs (2269)

Lacking some of the necessary parts to make repairs, Kirk managed to negotiate an exchange with the Romulan commander, giving Scott the rare opportunity to work on Romulan technology and attempting to integrate them with the Enterprise's systems. With the assistance of the entire Enterprise crew, including Kirk himself, Scott was able to restore the ship's shields and impulse drive. However, the repairs were largely undone when the Enterprise and the Romulan battle cruiser engaged the true perpetrator of the attacks[46].

Following the destruction of the unidentified vessel, Scott was able to patch the Enterprise together enough to get to Starbase 4 so that more extensive repairs could be made. However, this journey at low warp took ten weeks for the ship to complete. Once at the starbase, the repairs took two weeks and allowed Scott to make some improvements to the ship's systems[47].

Scott was left in command of the Enterprise as the starship responded to an attack on the Klingon colony on Tarnak II on stardate 6218.9. When Commander Kang's battle cruiser arrived in orbit, Scott had the initial distress call and transmissions to Starfleet sent over, but Kang refuted their account and launched an assault on the Enterprise. Refusing to retaliate against a man "defending his home", Scott ordered the Enterprise into an asteroid belt, with Kang following. Some deft maneuvering by Lieutenant Sulu saw Kang's battle cruiser damaged in the asteroid belt, and the Enterprise was able to return to Tarnak II to transport Captain Kirk and his landing party aboard[47].

Scott, Spock and McCoy on Starbase 14

Montgomery Scott prepares to eject Starbase 14's reactor core (2269)

Shortly after, on stardate 6221.4, the Enterprise responded to a distress call from Starbase 14. Upon arrival, the crew discovered the starbase was heavily damaged and its reactor core was leaking radiation and was in a critical condition. Scott transported aboard the base to ascertain the condition of the core and determined that it had to be ejected to prevent the base's destruction and for the Enterprise to get a clear sensor scan and locate potential survivors. As a result of Scott's ejection of the core, seventy-two children were found locked down in one of the base's schools[48].

Scott foiled an attempt by Aarakians to destroy the Enterprise on stardate 6372.2. The starship had stopped at planet Aarak III, en route to Starbase 14, to acquire replacement dilithium crystals, with Scott overseeing their installation by Princess Sharday. Sharday attempted to distract the chief engineer with her engineering knowledge as she installed a bad crystal. However, as Scott later commented "nobody touches [his] engines without [him] checking their work", and soon discovered Sharday's sabotage[49].

Scott was awarded a commendation by Captain Kirk for his actions during the Enterprise's mission to Pollux II on stardate 6620. As the Enterprise was being boarded by Djinn created duplicates of Armand St. John, Scott quickly locked down the ship's computers using a coding language that he made up on the spot. As a result, Armand's duplicates were unable to commandeer the Enterprise and were unable to bring up reinforcements from the planet's surface as the shields were locked on. Kirk intended to recommend to Starfleet Command that this coding system be rolled out across the fleet, with an option to being voice command activated[50].

2270Edit

Montgomery Scott, 2270

Montgomery Scott (2270)

Following the loss of the USS Confederate along the Romulan Neutral Zone, Scott was temporarily assigned to join an elite team of Starfleet Intelligence agents, led by Commander Craig. With the Confederate believed to be held at the Atnox Depot, the team were to cross the Neutral Zone in an "acquired" Romulan shuttle and proceed to the depot. Scott's primary objective was to get the Confederate operational so that the team could recapture the starship and return to Federation space.

Once in main engineering, Scott discovered that a warp accelerator had been hooked up to the Confederate''s dilithium intermix chamber. Recognizing the theory that he had spoken to Virgil Brahms about two years earlier, Craig informed him that Starfleet Intelligence had decided to proceed with the experiment even after Brahms had dropped it. Angered at Starfleet's foolishness, Scott was able to focus on his assignment, and proceeded to repair the Confederates maneuvering thrusters and minimal phasers to allow the team to escape the depot.

He further earned his reputation as a "miracle worker" when he was able to channel all of the Confederate's main power into a two-second warp jump that would hopefully push them across the Neutral Zone and into Federation space. Unfortunately, the jump left the Confederate short of the border and she was quickly surrounded by Romulan warships. However, Scott was able to trigger the warp accelerator to misfire and fritz the systems of the attacking Romulan vessels. The team was then able to escape back to the Enterprise, but the Confederate fell into the spatial distortion generated by the misfiring warp accelerator[45].

Redesigning and refitting the EnterpriseEdit

Following the USS Enterprise's return to Earth at the end of her historic five-year mission, Scott was informed by Admiral Balzay that Starfleet intended to refit the Enterprise and all other Constitution-class starships "from the frame out - stem to stern". Scott believed that "ye couldn't improve on perfection", but was instructed that he had been appointed one of the senior supervisors, along with Commander Spock, for the projected eighteen-month refit, although it would be three years before the Enterprise would be completed[51]. Scott would be reporting to the Enterprise's new commanding officer during the refit, Captain Willard Decker[52].

Scotty transports XP crew

Montgomery Scott transports the X.P.'s crew to safety (2270)

As Scott waited to begin his work on the Enterprise, he was temporarily assigned to newly-promoted Rear Admiral Kirk, investigating the NX-500 incident. In this capacity, Scott accompanied Kirk to Starbase 8 where they to inspect the X.P., an experimental ship testing a new intra-warp drive. Scott provided his technical expertise to Captain Liftig and his team, including work on preventing the X.P. from experiencing injector sequence misfire.

As the test-flight commenced, Kirk and Scott followed in their shuttlecraft, the Curie. Despite the team's work, the injector sequence misfired and the X.P.'s warp field of the X.P. became unstable. Scott risked merging the Curie's warp field with the X.P.'s so that the test ship's crew could be beamed aboard. Unfortunately, only the first group could be beamed aboard before Liftig ordered the Curie to pull away and the X.P.'s warp field integrity completely collapsed and it exploded[51].

The second five-year missionEdit

2273Edit

Montgomery Scott, 2273

Montgomery Scott (2273)

As the refit of the Enterprise neared its completion in 2273[21], Starfleet Command learned that a spaceborne entity, V'ger, had destroyed three Klingon battle cruisers and the Epsilon IX monitoring station, and was now mere days away from Earth. With the Enterprise the only starship in range to intercept, Scott and his engineering team with tasked with getting the starship ready in a reduced timescale with many systems, including the new warp drive untested outside of computer simulations.

Scott was understandably cautious to push the new engines, but Admiral Kirk, returning to command the Enterprise during the crisis, pushed to intercept V'ger while it was still two days away from Earth. As a result, Scott's predicted energy imbalance came to pass as the Enterprise passed warp factor 1 and the starship entered a wormhole, which it managed to escape. Shortly after, the Enterprise rendezvoused with a Vulcan long-range shuttle carrying Commander Spock who was returning to active Starfleet duty. With his assistance, Scott was able to restore the Enterprise's engines to full capacity[52].

Following the successful resolution of the V'ger crisis, Admiral Kirk ordered the Enterprise on a shakedown cruise to the Scylla sector, ostensibly to scan for survivors from Epsilon IX, but also give Scott time to assess and tweak the ship's systems. Scott soon came up with a vast list of changes that he wanted to make, including the captain's request to change the way the ship's phasers were channeled through the main engines to the older system[53].

Scotty's injured hands

Montgomery Scott's injured hands (2273)

Scott's hands were terribly burnt during the mission to evacuate the native population of Andrea IV from the advancing Vega cloud on stardate 3708.2. The injury occurred after the transporter console burned out as Captain Kirk and a landing party beamed down to the planet's surface. Despite the injury, Scott bandaged himself up and assumed command as the Enterprise attempted to disperse the Vega cloud with wide-dispersal phasers. The attempt was unsuccessful and the ship was overcome by the Vega cloud's radiation with only the deflectors proving any protection. The cloud was ultimately dispersed using ancient Andrean technology and Scott was left with extensive repairs to make to the Enterprises warp drive[54].

2274Edit

2275Edit

2276Edit

2277Edit

2278Edit

Starfleet Academy trainerEdit

USS Enterprise-AEdit

RetirementEdit

Starfleet Corps of EngineersEdit

USS ChallengerEdit

Family and personal lifeEdit

FriendshipsEdit

RomanceEdit

Blanda Lane

Blanda Lane(2266)

Scott was once involved with singer and entertainer Blanda Lane. In 2266, the pair were briefly reunited when they both visited SF Base-12-N. The pair arranged a date, but Scott was more enamored with Lane's new Hyperdrive Sports Track, and she called an early finish to the date, complaining of a "headache"[55].

Awards and commendationsEdit

Montgomery Scott, dress uniform

Montgomery Scott in dress uniform (2269)

The following is a list of commendations and awards earned by Montgomery Scott by 2285[8].

CommendationsEdit

Awards of valorEdit

Key datesEdit

Links and referencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Star Trek: Ongoing: "Scotty".
  2. Star Trek II Biographies
  3. 3.0 3.1 TNG: "Relicsα"
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 Pocket TNG: Relics.
  5. Pocket TOS: Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country.
  6. 6.0 6.1 Pocket TOS: Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home.
  7. Pocket SCE: The Belly of the Beast.
  8. 8.00 8.01 8.02 8.03 8.04 8.05 8.06 8.07 8.08 8.09 8.10 8.11 8.12 8.13 8.14 8.15 8.16 8.17 Pocket TOS: Star Trek II Biographies.
  9. 9.00 9.01 9.02 9.03 9.04 9.05 9.06 9.07 9.08 9.09 9.10 9.11 9.12 9.13 9.14 9.15 9.16 9.17 9.18 9.19 9.20 DC TOS volume 1: "Who's Who in Star Trek 2".
  10. Strange New Worlds VI: "Bum Radish: Five Spins on a Turquoise Reindeer".
  11. 11.0 11.1 Pocket TNG: Engines of Destiny.
  12. 12.0 12.1 Pocket SCE: The Future Begins.
  13. 13.0 13.1 Pocket TOS: Vulcan's Glory.
  14. 14.0 14.1 14.2 14.3 14.4 14.5 DC TOS volume 1: "Retrospect".
  15. 15.0 15.1 Gold Key TOS: "Psycho-File: James T. Kirk".
  16. 16.0 16.1 TOS: "Wolf in the Foldα"
  17. 17.0 17.1 17.2 Pocket TOS: The Kobayashi Maru.
  18. Pocket TOS: The Fearful Summons.
  19. DC TOS volume 1: "Rest and Recreation!".
  20. Bantam TOS: The Galactic Whirpool.
  21. 21.0 21.1 21.2 21.3 21.4 Date given in "The Star Trek Fiction Timeline", printed in Voyages of Imagination.
  22. Date given in Star Trek II Biographies adusted from 2146.
  23. 23.0 23.1 23.2 23.3 23.4 Pocket SCE: Foundations Book One.
  24. 24.0 24.1 The date was not given in the story. However, Pike's comments to Spock about not initially being sure about him, as well as Spock's own doubts about serving on the Enterprise, suggests it is shortly after Vulcan's Glory chronologically.
  25. DC TOS volume 2: "To Walk the Night".
  26. Pocket TOS: The Rift.
  27. Constellations: "Ambition".
  28. 28.0 28.1 Pocket TOS: Crisis on Centaurus.
  29. 29.0 29.1 Date given in Star Trek II Biographies adjusted from 2151.
  30. 30.0 30.1 30.2 Pocket TOS: Enterprise: The First Adventure.
  31. DC TOS volume 1: "All Those Years Ago...".
  32. TAS: "One of Our Planets is Missingα"
  33. 33.0 33.1 TOS: "Catspawα"
  34. TOS: "A Taste of Armageddonα"
  35. DC TOS volume 2: "Prisoners".
  36. TOS: "The Enemy Withinα"
  37. TOS: "The Naked Timeα"
  38. Pocket TOS: Present Tense.
  39. TOS: "Who Mourns for Adonais?α"
  40. TOS: "The Doomsday Machineα"
  41. TOS: "The Changelingα"
  42. TOS: "Mirror, Mirrorα"
  43. TOS: "The Deadly Yearsα"
  44. TOS: "The Trouble with Tribblesα"
  45. 45.0 45.1 Star Trek Unlimited: "None but the Brave".
  46. DC TOS volume 2: "Deadlock".
  47. 47.0 47.1 DC TOS volume 2: "The Hunted".
  48. DC TOS volume 2: "Blood Enemies".
  49. IDW TOS: "Year Four, Issue 2".
  50. WildStorm TOS: "All of Me".
  51. 51.0 51.1 DC TOS volume 2: "A Bright Particular Star".
  52. 52.0 52.1 Pocket TOS: Star Trek: The Motion Picture.
  53. Untold Voyages: "Renewal".
  54. Marvel TOS: "Tomorrow or Yesterday".
  55. Gold Key TOS: "A Page from Scotty's Diary".

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