How realistic was Scotty's accent?

Discussion in 'Star Trek - The Original & Animated Series' started by Cap-o'-Lantern, Dec 31, 2013.

  1. Mr. Laser Beam

    Mr. Laser Beam Fleet Admiral Admiral

    May 10, 2005
    The visitor's bullpen
    ^ The "Wolf in the Fold" reference is the only time Scotty gives any indication, canonically speaking, as to where he could be from.

    Linlithgow is only mentioned in a novel ("Vulcan's Glory").
  2. daedalus5

    daedalus5 Rear Admiral Moderator

    Jan 2, 2001
    Derbyshire, UK
    I was born and raised just south of Glasgow and when I started watching Trek from 8, I couldn't tell he had an accent! Even now, I think it's pretty realistic. I think it's better in the movies, the older he got.

    Simon Peggs accent is awful! Wish he wouldn't bother and talk normally.

    In the fan productions like phase 2, the accents are pretty bad for Scotty. You'd hope they could get a real Scot to do the accent and dub it over!
  3. Cap-o'-Lantern

    Cap-o'-Lantern Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Has anyone else heard this comedian known as "Limmy"? Now, he's so Scottish I can't make out half the words he says!