Starting a new (temp) job this Monday, so next week's post is up a little early:
The commentary on the revisions to Scott's character courtesy of Gene Coon is interesting; I'll have to keep it in mind next time I watch the first two seasons.
What is important about Scotty during the series run, is that he is the one supporting character whose character was allowed to be fleshed out somewhat during the series run, and whose importance to the show (and the story) grew. Jimmy Doohan even noted that how it 'just got better and better'. In the aborted proposed phase II series, there were several scripts that would have given Doohan chances to really shine.