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Old August 10 2008, 07:07 AM   #2
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Re: No respect for the character of Scotty in "Relics"?

golakers wrote: View Post
A little recognition and props for being the legendary "miracle worker"
You mean the guy who exaggerated his estimates to make himself appear more competent? Yeah, we had that discussed.

I thought the episode handled Scotty very well. He's a popular character from the original series - which doesn't necessarily make him to be an unparalled and legendary engineer. This episode could have easily been pure fanservice with everyone on TNG simply gushing at Scotty's presence and begging him to regale them with plotlines from the sixties show, but it managed to tell a story about Scotty and how the elderly can feel obsolescent in modern society. Scotty's exactly what the title suggests - a relic; and his achievements are ancient history.
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