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Old July 27 2013, 12:37 AM   #37
Lieutenant Commander
Re: What Was Scotty Doing There?

Jesus you people worry about some nit-picky stuff.

It was a story-telling device. It intros Scott, it makes for a nice 2001-ish twirly space sequence and lets us get a beauty look at the new Enterprise.

Having said that, everybody on the ship looked busy when they got back. We know the ships transporters aren't working. Spacedock appears to be a skeletal structure without the space or ability for its own transporters. So it's very possible the station was like "Hey, we've got a VIP coming to Enterprise, we need somebody to make a pickup" and Scott volunteered because everybody else was doing hands-on work.

After all, we all know the supervisors are usually ones doing the least amount of physical labor.
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