King Daniel Into Darkness wrote:
Scotty was never as wacky in the series as Doohan made him later on,
What about Scotty drinking the Kelvan under the table in "By Any Other Name"? Or starting a bar brawl over an insult to the Enterprise in "Tribbles"?
I didn't much remember Scotty being comic relief in the old TV series until I rewatched it last year.
Well he had to get pretty damn drunk in the first one, and the second wasn't really him being "wacky" in any way. In fact his tone was actually pretty serious when addressing the Klingon.
The fight was played somewhat for laughs, but Scotty didn't strike me as being the "comic relief" there.