|Born:||14 June 2160|
Montgomery Edward "Scotty" Scott was the chief engineering officer of the USS Enterprise and the USS Enterprise-A among other jobs during the 23rd century. He would be trapped in a transporter for several decades and would be revived where he would continue to work for Starfleet.
Scott, known as "Scotty" as well as "the miracle worker" to his longtime comrades James Kirk and crew, was the chief engineer aboard the original USS Enterprise and its successor craft who would resurface 75 years after his presumed loss en route to the Norpin Colony in 2369. Bullish on his Scottish ancestry, he wears ceremonial kilts with his dress uniform, plays the bagpipes and is renowned for his love of Scotch and his beverage collection from all parts of the galaxy.
Once calling himself "an old Aberdeen pub-crawler," Scott began active service in Starfleet in 2242, midway through the Academy, and served on a total of 11 ships — including a stint as engineering advisor on the asteroid freight run from planet Deneva. Kirk's original USS Enterprise was his first posting as chief engineer beginning in 2264, and his engineering feats more than once saved that starship. He returned to oversee the major refits of the ship in 2269-71, its successor the USS Enterprise-A in 2286, and the short-lived transwarp engines tested on the prototype USS Excelsior a year earlier.
Scotty had bought a boat in anticipation of his retirement three months after the Khitomer peace conference in 2293, but Kirk persuaded him instead to come back to active duty. On hand for the ceremonial christening of the USS Enterprise-B, he helped save the newly launched starship from destruction by the Nexus temporal ribbon and save El-Aurian refugees, witnessing Kirk's apparent death in the process.
He finally did retire the next year at the age of 72, after 52 years in Starfleet, but for years was presumed lost with his courier ship USS Jenolen en route to the Norpin Colony, his new home. Not until 2369 was it discovered he was the only survivor of the ship's crash on the exterior of a Dyson Sphere, kept alive only as a transporter beaming loop until he was rescued by an away team from the USS Enterprise-D — so disoriented that he thought Kirk had come to rescue him. After trading barbs and quips with Chief Engineer Geordi La Forge and helping to save that Enterprise, he received a permanently "loaned" shuttlecraft, the Goddard, from Captain Jean-Luc Picard and set off to roam the galaxy.
Although Scotty was never married, he became involved with fellow crew member Mira Romaine in 2269 until she was transferred to Memory Alpha soon afterward. In later years Uhura expressed an interest in romance, but they never got together seriously.
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