Re: What Was Scotty Doing There?
But why is Scotty there waiting for him?
Does the TMP novelization expand on what Scotty was doing there?
According to the book, Scotty was surprised to see Kirk and surprised that Kirk orders him to take him in the travel pod over to the Enterprise. Scotty must have been to the Centroplex (which is what it's called in the book) on some official business. But it doesn't say.
In space, no one can hear you Die Hard.