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Posted on Monday, January 21st, 2013

Dave!I started today the same way I start every Martin Luther King Jr. Day... by listening to his brilliant and beautiful "I have a Dream" speech in its entirety. In my humble opinion, it's probably one of the best-known speeches that most people never bother to listen to. That's a real shame, because it's famous for a very good reason.


I get MLK Jr. Day off, so I really, really didn't want to go into work today. But it ended up being unavoidable. Now I'm back home where it's 4:00pm, all my energy has been sucked dry, and I don't feel like doing a damn thing. Except watch Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country which is playing on television.

And it's while watching it that I've suddenly realized something I never knew...

Scotty is one badass motherfucker and a stone-cold killer!

For reals. Let me walk you through it. SPOILERS AHEAD!..

At the end of the film, Captain Kirk discovers a massive conspiracy to destroy a peace conference which involves Starfleet, The Klingons, and The Romulans. To foil the conspiracy, he beams down to the peace conference with his crew. The first thing he does? Tell Scotty to check out the back...

Captain Kirk tells Scotty to check out the back.

Meanwhile, a Klingon assassin is going to kill the President of the Federation of Planets...

Klingon assassin takes aim...

The President is about to be shot!

But Captain Kirk saves the President, no problem...

Kirk saves the President!

One of the conspirators is Lt. Valeris, who is caught by Spock...

Spock and Valeris

Another conspirator is held by Chekov...

Chekov captures a conspirator

Dr. McCoy captures a Romulan conspirator...

McCoy captures a Romluan

Then Sulu captures Admiral Cartwright, yet another conspirator...

Sulu captures Cartwright

As for Scotty?

That's a different story.

Mr. Scott finds the assassin hiding in some kind of balcony... so he kicks the fucking door down...

Scotty kicks in the fucking door

The assassin turns his head to see what the ruckus is...


While his gun is still pointing in the opposite direction out a hole in the glass...


Does Scotty then say "Drop the weapon!" and take the assassin prisoner? No. No he does not. Even though he's not in any immediate danger, he pulls out his phaser and shoots the guy...

Scotty fires!

Assassin is hit!

Which blows him through the fucking window...

Smashing through a window!

Plunging him to his death...

He's Dead, Jim!

What does Scotty do then? He marches to the front of the crowd like a boss, gun in hand...

Scotty on the move...

Then stands in front of everybody to soak up the applause for a job well done...

Scotty accepts your admiration!

Everybody else on the Enterprise takes prisoners. But Scotty don't play that. If you're up to some crooked shit, Scotty shoots your ass dead and pitches you out the fucking window. Making him one of the baddest motherfuckers in the galaxy and a stone-cold killer...

Don't fuck with Scotty!

Who knew? Sure he could get a little excitable from time to time, but Scotty's the quiet one of the group! Just goes to show that you never know who the true badass motherfuckers are.

Even in outer space.

Live long and prosper, everybody.

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  1. yeah, Scotty was always the quiet one, till you got a pint or two of stout in him. Then you COULDN’T shut him up!!

  2. PatM says:

    Don’t ever mess with a Scottish Engineer, they canna taekit…

  3. I just watched that one a few weeks ago. I love it.
    It’s not really a Sci-Fi episode, it’s more of a murder mystery in space 🙂

  4. brandon says:

    of course scotty acts differently from the rest of the crew. because of his job, he has a warped view of things.

  5. claire says:

    ST 6 is one of my faves! I’m sure Scotty knew the only honorable thing to do for the assassin was to kill him. Saved that guy’s family generations of dishonor by not capturing him. 😉

  6. I should listen to that speech again. I’m pretty sure I’ve said this in a previous year’s comments, but in 2006, when I got deployed to Andrews AFB, we heard a little kid recite the speech from memory on the steps in front of Lincoln. It was awesome!

  7. Alan Labovitz says:

    I love the way you tell the story. My oldest son who will be 47 this year, loved Star Trek when he was growing up. We could not have dinner until the program was over on TV. Of course there really wasn’t any easy way to record it so I watched it with him. We went to the first couple of the movies until he didn’t really want to go with me any longer. He now has a very eclectic (sp?) bunch of likes. I think he still likes Science Fiction but his big love is Rush. Thanks for the post.

  8. Ren says:

    If only that movie had ended at that point….

    Perhaps I misjudge; I haven’t seen it in years, though it is on my queue to watch since I received the full BD set for Christmas.. ’09!! Wow, time flies.

    Hmm… I just realized that it was ST V that I was thinking of. Of course. How silly of me to forget that the even-numbered movies are the good ones.

  9. Howard says:

    I really like VI. It has become one of my fav original Star Trek over the years due to the Shakespearean Sherlock flare. Plus Mrs. David Bowie is in it.

  10. kapgar says:

    We need a new Highlander movie with Scotty in it. We’ll see who the “One” truly is.

  11. ED says:

    Found this page while trying to search for a gif of Scotty busting down the door, up until that Klingon falls out the window. I laughed out loud when I saw that and then again when I read your article. Like a boss! XD Good stuff.

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