On Delta Vega, Montgomery Scott tells Keenser about his family. In 1787, one of Scott's ancestors was an engineer on the HMS Enterprise. He rescued the ship, which was buffeted by a storm while on a mission to fight the French. In 2231, in Linlithgow, Scotland, just before moving to Aberdeen, the young Montgomery Scott heard the story from his mother. He tried unsuccessfully to repair some bagpipes. Later, a security officer caught Scott and his brother, Robbie, sneaking into a nearby shipyard, where Scott discovered a problem on a starship. Years later, when Scott applied to Starfleet, his application was denied. Scott got a job as an engineer on a freighter. He ended up fixing a starship's dilithium scrubbers, which is what finally got him into Starfleet. In 2257, while attending Starfleet Academy, Scott performed his experiment in transwarp beaming on Admiral Jonathan Archer's prized beagle, Porthos. The dog never came back, which is why Scott is on Delta Vega. Scott is considering resigning from Starfleet when Keenser begins playing the bagpipes, which he has repaired.
- Archer • Marcus • Montgomery Scott • Arlyne Jorgensen Scott • Robbie Scott • Montgomery Scott's grandfather • Linlithgow shipyards security guard • Starfleet captain • Starfleet recruiter • trading freighter captain • Glenda • Keenser
- Referenced only
- Montgomery Scott's father • Marcus • Archer
Starships and vehicles
- Cydonia station • Delta Vega • Edinburgh • Linlithgow • Linlithgow shipyards • Mars • Presidio • Scotland • Starfleet Academy dormitory • Starfleet Recruiting office
- battle bridge • cargo bay • junior officers quarters • main bridge • main engineering • main shuttlebay • main sickbay • observation lounge • photon torpedo launcher • warp drive nacelle
Planets and planetoids
Stars and systems
Races and cultures
States and organizations
Technology and weapons
- antimatter fill port • cargo conveyor • computer core • conduit • crossjack • dilithium chamber • dilithium scrubber • field geometry sensor • impulse reaction system • navigational deflector • optic lead • sensor • subspace field coil • tractor beam emitter • transporter bay • warp engine • warp reactor core
Ranks and titles
- active phase transfer • antimatter • bagpipes • bastay • bed • bedsheet • blood • broach • century • cosmic storm • distress call • egg • French language • interview • maggot • minute • omelet • phase transfer • pillow • sail • squall • stardate • subspace
- This issue focuses mainly on Montgomery Scott.
- This story features the first appearance or mention of Scott's brother, Robert Scott, since TOS comic: "Furlough to Fury", published by Gold Key Comics in 1976.
- This story establishes Scott's full name as "Montgomery Christopher Jorgensen Scott". "Jorgensen" as a name in Scott's family derives from TOS - Strange New Worlds VI short story: "Bum Radish: Five Spins on a Turquoise Reindeer", in which Scott's mother is named Arlyne Jorgensen Scott.
IDW Star Trek, Issue 18
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