Why does Scotty take Peter Preston to the bridge?

Discussion in 'Star Trek Movies I-X' started by BoredShipCapt'n, Sep 16, 2013.

  1. Robert Comsol

    Robert Comsol Commodore Commodore

    Sep 10, 2012
    USS Berlin
    I'd like to know the answer myself. Recently I had been rereading the scene where Kirk asks Scotty to fix the main energizer but Scotty disobeys because of the lethal radiation levels in the energizer room.

    It has the feel of a deleted scene and I believe that Vonda McIntyre based her novelization on an early script but some scenes were altered last minute prior to shooting. Admittedly, Scotty blocking the turbo lift and holding the dying body of his nephew added drama and a surprise effect to the final scene.

    "In-universe" I think Workbee provided a sound and very good rationalization.
    Of course I wonder if Scotty had been done with all the critical and instantly required emergency repairs but that's a different story.

  2. Hober Mallow

    Hober Mallow Commodore Commodore

    McCoy: "I'm sorry, Scotty. If only you'd gotten to sickbay just a few minutes earlier we might have been able to save him."
  3. sbk1234

    sbk1234 Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Nov 24, 2006
    Los Angeles
    If I remember correctly, this was explained this way in the novelization by Vonda McIntyre. (sp?) I don't think those books are considered canon, but that explanation works for me.
  4. dub

    dub Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Sep 13, 2012
    Location? What is this?
    I don't see any explanation other than dramatic effect. And it was certainly a dramatic moment.
  5. The Old Mixer

    The Old Mixer Goo goo goo joob Moderator

    Feb 4, 2002
    Sitting in a nutmeg garden waiting for the sun
    "Don't worry, laddie, I'll get ye ta sickbay on time...I know this ship like the back of me hand..."

    [Turbolift door opens onto the bridge.]

    "Ah, sh!t...."
  6. Marc

    Marc Fleet Admiral Admiral

    Nov 14, 2003
    An Aussie in Canukistan
    Iirc the novelization also explains that Peter was exposed to escaping coolant gasses which pretty much frakked up his lungs and that there wasn't much else McCoy could do.
  7. BoredShipCapt'n

    BoredShipCapt'n Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Apr 5, 2012
    Stage 9 forever
    That's the best explanation I've heard yet. :lol: