Spock Prime gives Scotty future technology in order to get Kirk and Scotty to the Enterprise.
That's definitely cheating, no matter what his motives are and no matter his assertion that Scotty will discover it himself at some point in the future.
Pretty cut and dried in that respect.
I can buy that. Keeping in mind what you just said allows me to enjoy the scene more. Thanks for the information.
Spock Prime, of course, is an old hand at time-travel, which young Kirk and his friends don't yet know anything about. Spock or his companions have done a bit of it and have done a bit of cheating at it from time to time as well. He knows that from his POV it's worked out pretty well most of the time. Transparent aluminum...