STARFLEET DATABASE FILE: Scott, Montgomery "Scotty"
Mid-level Biography Brief Mode
Played By: James Doohan
Final Rank: Captain Serial Number: SE-197-54T
Year of birth: 2222
Education: Starfleet Academy, 2240-44
Marital status: Single Starfleet
Career Summary 2242 -- As ensign still enrolled at Academy,
began first starship posting
2264 -- As lieutenant commander, became chief engineer
Capt. James T. Kirk, U.S.S. Enterprise
2269-71 -- Promoted to commander, oversaw refit of
Enterprise at Earth
2285 -- Promoted to captain, oversaw test of transwarp
drive for U.S.S. Excelsior under Capt. Styles
2286 -- Tried but cleared of wrongdoing in theft of U.S.S.
Enterprise before UFP Council
2293 -- Scheduled retirement but called into service for
Khitomer peace mission; witnessed christening of Enterprise/NCC-1701-B
2294 -- Presumed lost in U.S.S. Jenolen upon retirement
en route to Norpin Colony
2369 -- Rescued from 75-year transporter loop aboard downed
Jenolen, left to roam on his own with U.S.S. Enterprise-D shuttlecraft
Goddard Scott, known as "Scotty" as well as "the miracle worker"
to his longtimecomrades James T. Kirk and crew, was the chief
engineer aboard the original U.S.S. Enterprise and its successor
craft who resurfaced 75 years after his presumed loss en route
to the Norpin Colony in 2369 - perhaps his biggest miracle of
Bullish on his Scottish ancestry, he wears ceremonial kilts with
his dress uniform, plays the bagpipes and is renowned for both
his drinking and his alcoholic 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 U.S.S. Enterprise was his first posting
as chief engineer beginning in 2364, and his engineering feats
more than once saved that starship.
He returned to oversee the major refits of the ship in 2269-71,
itssuccessor 1701-A in 2286, and the short-lived transwarp engines
tested on the prototype U.S.S. 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 U.S.S. 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 U.S.S. 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 beamingloop
until, ironically, he was rescued by an away team from the U.S.S.
Enterprise-D - so disoriented that he thought Kirk had come to
After trading barbs and quips with Chief Engineer Geordi LaForge
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