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The engines cannae take it Captain.

April 28, 2020 12:59 pm

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With the great Montgomery Scott or Scotty, chief engineer of the Starship Enterprise, we approach one of the greats of the screen and a Star Trek legend. Played by the Canadian actor James Doohan for many decades the role has been taken over by Gloucester man Simon Pegg. His Scottish accent is based on conversations with his Glaswegian wife.

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The character was a mainstay on the original series that carried on into the 6 Start Trek films and even an appearance in the Next Generation where he assists Geordi La Forage and teaches him a valuable lesson, always lie about how long it will take to fix something. “They never know,” he says “and when you do it you look like a miracle worker”.

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This was certainly the case as whenever the plasma core was playing up or the engines had been ripped to pieces by a Klingon photon torpedo Scotty was on hand to sort it all out and get them at least impulse power (whatever that was).

Sudden power loss might have had him asking “How do I rent a generator?” and following the link would have soon got him the answer. Generator Rental is pretty easy once you know the right time to call. Not that this great improviser ever needed any help.

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