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That year, he was working in the transporter room after a transporter accident had killed Captain Gage Darres. When Captain Kirk entered the room to talk to Montgomery Scott about the accident, Tam gave Scotty a sympathetic look. Scotty thought that Tam needed to learn to mind his own business, and after Kirk left, Scotty talked to Tam about "good manners." (TOS novel: Cloak)