Dammit Jim, I'm a Doctor not an...

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  1. 2 of 10

    2 of 10 Captain Captain

    Oct 12, 2008
    Los Gatos, Ca
    Dr McCoy had many replys, with the Dammit Jim, I'm a Doctor not an ....
    How many examples can you recall actuall. "I'm a Doctor not an .... do you recall????
  2. HIj'Qa

    HIj'Qa Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Jul 12, 2001
    correcting grammar on Wikipedia
    count 'em

    Dr. Leonard McCoy
    "What am I, a doctor or a moon-shuttle conductor?" (TOS: "The Corbomite Maneuver")
    "My dear girl, I'm a doctor. When I peek, it is in the line of duty." (TOS: "Shore Leave")
    "I don't know, Jim. This is a big ship. I'm just a country doctor." (TOS: "The Alternative Factor")
    "Me, I'm a doctor. If I were an officer of the line..." (TOS: "A Taste of Armageddon")
    "What do you mean what sort of work? I'm a doctor." (TOS: "This Side of Paradise")
    "I'm a doctor, not a bricklayer." (TOS: "The Devil in the Dark")
    ...to which Kirk replies, "You're a healer, there's a patient. That's an order."
    "I'm a surgeon, not a psychiatrist." (TOS: "The City on the Edge of Forever")
    This is an interesting statement since, in the episode "Court Martial", Doctor McCoy is called as an expert witness in space psychiatry.
    "I'm not a scientist or a physicist, Mr. Spock..." (TOS: "Metamorphosis")
    "Look, I'm a doctor, not an escalator." (TOS: "Friday's Child")
    "I'm a doctor, not a mechanic." (TOS: "The Doomsday Machine")
    "I'm a doctor, not an engineer." (TOS: "Mirror, Mirror")
    ...to which Montgomery Scott immediately replied, "Now, you're an engineer."
    "I'm not a magician, Spock, just an old country doctor." (TOS: "The Deadly Years")
    "I will not peddle flesh! I'm a physician." (TOS: "Return to Tomorrow")
    "I'm a doctor, not a coal miner." (TOS: "The Empath")
    "I'm not a mechanic, Spock..." (TOS: "The Empath")
    During one episode of Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In, DeForest Kelley spoke the line "I'm not a doctor, I'm a convicted murderer."
    Dr. Julian Bashir
    "Garak, I'm a doctor, not..." meaning a spy or an investigator, but Garak interrupted him (DS9: "Past Prologue")
    "I'm a doctor, not a botanist." (DS9: "The Wire")
    "I'm a doctor, not an historian." (DS9: "Trials and Tribble-ations")
    The Doctor
    "I'm a doctor, Mr. Neelix, not an interior decorator." (VOY: "Phage")
    "I'm a doctor, not a voyeur." (VOY: "Parturition")
    "I shouldn't have to remind you: I'm a doctor..."
    ...interrupted by Torres: "...not an engineer. Right, but..." (VOY: "Prototype")
    "I'm a doctor, not a performer." (VOY: "Investigations")
    "I'm a doctor, not a counter-insurgent." (VOY: "Basics, Part II")
    "I'm a doctor, not a bartender." (VOY: "Twisted")
    "I'm a doctor, not a database." (VOY: "Future's End, Part II")
    "I'm a doctor, not a peeping Tom." (VOY: "Drone")
    "I'm a doctor, not a battery." (VOY: "Gravity")
    "I'm a doctor, not a dragon-slayer." (VOY: "Bliss")
    "I'm a doctor, not a zoo-keeper." (VOY: "Life Line")
    "I'm a doctor, not an engineer." (VOY: "Flesh and Blood")
    According to the official Robert Picardo website during Picardo's audition, the final scripted line for the reading was, "I believe someone has failed to terminate my program", and he finished his audition with the ad libbed "I'm a doctor, not a nightlight."
    Dr. Phlox
    "I'm a physician, not an engineer." (ENT: "Doctor's Orders")
    [edit] Starfleet EMHs
    USS Enterprise-E EMH Mark I: "I'm a doctor, not a doorstop." (Star Trek: First Contact)
    USS Prometheus EMH Mark II: "I'm a doctor, not a commando." (VOY: "Message in a Bottle")
    The Original Series
    James T. Kirk
    "I'm a soldier, not a diplomat." (TOS: "Errand of Mercy")
    "You keep saying that. Are you a doctor, or aren't you?" (TOS: "Amok Time")
    "These are people, not robots." (TOS: "The Apple")
    Karl Jaeger
    "I'm a scientist, not a military man." (TOS: "The Squire of Gothos")
    Deep Space Nine
    "I'm a weapons dealer, not a soldier." (DS9: "The Magnificent Ferengi")
    Cardassian Security Officer
    "This is a jail, not a hotel." (DS9: "Sacrifice of Angels")
    Crewman Kellin
    "I'm sorry captain, but I'm an engineer, not a magician." (DS9: "The Siege of AR-558")
    "Why? You're a bartender, not a warrior." (DS9: "Shadows and Symbols")
    Miles O'Brien
    "I'm an engineer, not a philosopher." (DS9: "It's Only a Paper Moon")
    "I'm a security officer, not a combat pilot." (DS9: "Vortex")
    Benjamin Sisko
    "He's not a detective, he's an engineer." (DS9: "Prodigal Daughter", about Miles O'Brien)
    Douglas Pabst
    "I'm a magazine editor, not a crusader." (DS9: "Far Beyond the Stars")
    Julius Eaton
    "Calm down dear boy. We're writers, not Vikings." (DS9: "Far Beyond the Stars")
    "I am a warrior, not a murderer." (DS9: "Broken Link")
    The Doctor
    "It's a sickbay, not a conference room." (VOY: "Caretaker")
    "They're Klingons, not kittens." (VOY: "The Killing Game, Part II")
    "This is sickbay, not an arsenal." (VOY: "Bliss")
    "She's a counselor, lieutenant, not an engineer." referring to Deanna Troi (VOY: "Life Line")
    "This is a sickbay, not a dormitory." (VOY: "Demon")
    "This is a Federation starship, not the Barge of the Dead!" (VOY: "Repentance")
    Diagnostic Hologram
    "I'm a diagnostic tool, not an engineer." (VOY: "The Swarm")
    (said of The Doctor): "It wasn't programmed to be a tenor, it was programmed to be a physician." (VOY: "The Swarm")
    Tom Paris
    "I'm a pilot, Harry, not a doctor!" (VOY: "Message in a Bottle")
    B'Elanna Torres
    "I'm an engineer, not a costume designer." (VOY: "Virtuoso")
    (Quoting the warden) "This is punishment, not shoreleave." (VOY: "Thirty Days")
    Nechani Magistrate
    "I'm an official of the government, not a spiritual leader." (VOY: "Sacred Ground")
    "You're a doctor, not a gambler". (The Big Game)
    "I thought you were a doctor, not a hacker." (Proud Helios 260)
    Miles O'Brien
    "Dr. Bashir, you're a doctor, not a first-contact specialist." (Valhalla 19)
    "You're a doctor, not a Horta." (The Return 268) talking to Bashir.
    "I'm a doctor, not a computer." (Avenger 350)
    EMH as McCoy
    "I'm a doctor, not an interior designer." (Avenger 351)
    "I'm a doctor, not a sideshow." (Avenger 354)
    "I'm a doctor, not an archaeologist." (Wildfire 118)
    "I'm a doctor, not a concierge." (A Time to Sow 135)
    "I'm a doctor, NOT a Space Marine!" (Star Trek: Voyager: Elite Force)
    EMH Mark II
    "I'm a doctor, not a quantum mechanic!" (Spectre 212)
    "Damn it Jim, I'm an engineer, not a conversationalist!" (Star Trek: Bridge Commander)
  3. Mr. Laser Beam

    Mr. Laser Beam Fleet Admiral Admiral

    May 10, 2005
    The visitor's bullpen
    Did Doc Cottle ever have lines like that on nuBSG? :lol:
  4. 2 of 10

    2 of 10 Captain Captain

    Oct 12, 2008
    Los Gatos, Ca
    WOW, You sure did know all these by heart or is there some kind of a book/website that you found all these in, As Tuvok would say "Impressive"
  5. The Laughing Vulcan

    The Laughing Vulcan Admiral Admiral

    Jun 7, 2004
    At The Laughing Vulcan's party...
    There never was a Dammit Jim in the original series. Too profane for the sixties.
  6. 2 of 10

    2 of 10 Captain Captain

    Oct 12, 2008
    Los Gatos, Ca
    I was under the impression that he would preface his comment with a dammit, I totally understand that in the sixties it would have been a bit risque. This is probably one of those "Beam me up Scotty" words that were never spoken on Trek, but it has become a part of Trek lexicon,
    Thanks for the feedback...:)
  7. The Laughing Vulcan

    The Laughing Vulcan Admiral Admiral

    Jun 7, 2004
    At The Laughing Vulcan's party...
    I think it was Dan Ayckroyd as Bones on an SNL skit who started the Dammit Jims...
  8. Outpost4

    Outpost4 Vice Admiral Admiral

    Oct 22, 2004
    Upper Mississippi River
    Some friends once had a band named The Damnit Jims. I always loved that. :p