Thursday, February 15, 2007

Dr McCoy's Emotional Outbursts.

In Star Trek The Original Series, Dr Leonard H. McCoy Chief Medical Officer of the U.S.S. Enterprise 1701 earned the legion of honour in 2267 and was decorated by Starfleet surgeons. Here was a man of science, affectionately called "Bones" by captain James T. Kirk, who took pride in his work.
De Forest Kelley aka Dr Leonard H. McCoy IMDB

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Whenever Kirk or Spock asked Bones to perform a task outside his field of medical expertise, (like cementing up an injured Horta - Devil in the Dark) the good country doctor would explode into a fit of verbal emotionalism. McCoy vented his frustrations by having cranky emotional outbursts.

But he made his point and delighted the Star Trek fans every time! These famous "McCoyisms" make McCoy's "passionate rave scenes" really fun to watch with "Bones" on the verge of a temper Tantrum.

Mr Spock the Enterprise's Science Officer and Second in Command has learned to grow tolerant of humans and their earthling behaviour. The green blooded, pointy eared vulcan knows the doctor just can't help himself but sometimes McCoy goes too far. Spock has actually tried using pure reason to calm the Chief Medical Officer which is a remarkable feat for the vulcan considering he has emotional torments of his own. Behold the logic of Spock. Heres what he said to his beloved nemesis Dr McCoy.

"Really doctor, you must learn to govern your passions. they will be your undoing" - Spock

Left alone Spock and McCoy would love to torment each other to bits using humiliating jibes and tear downs. When these two are at each other throats it makes for great laughs!

" Why you inhuman, pointy eared, green-blooded Vulcan!" - McCoy

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Here's a list of McCoyism's:
"I'm a Doctor, not a Bricklayer!"
The Devil In The Dark.

"I'm a Doctor, not a escalator!"
Friday's Child.

"I'm a Doctor, not a magician!"
The Deadly Years.

"I'm a Doctor, not a coal miner!"
The Empath.

"I'm a Doctor, not a flesh Peddler!"
Return of the Archons.

"I'm a Doctor, not a mechanic!"
The Doomsday Machine and The Empath.

"I'm a Doctor, not a miracle worker!"
The Deadly Years.

"I'm a Doctor, not a psychiatrist!"
The City on The Edge of Forever.

"I'm not a scientist or a physicist, Mr Spock."

What am I, a Doctor or a moon shuttle conductor?
The Corbomite Maneuver.

I'm a Doctor, not an engineer!
Mirror, Mirror.

I'm not a magician Spock.... I'm just an old country doctor.
The Deadly Years.

Live Long and Prosper Trekkers! Enjoy your Star Trekking!


Edward Ott said...

I have liked all the doctor characters that star trek has given us. McCoy is my favorite, followed by Dr. Katherine Pulaski, then Julian Subatoi Bashir, then the Doctor voyager, then Doctor Phlox and finanly Dr. Beverly Crusher

Nova Dove said...

I agree with Edward; McCoy is the business, and I especially loved his impassioned "I'm a doctor, not ..." lines and his anachronistic technophobia.

I've just watched the Scorpion double episodes of Voyager; Seven's line about humans lacking greatness due to individuality at the expense of cohesion is, sadly, often true.

Nova Dove said...

Hey Spacerguy, I happened across a set of audio files of McCoy speaking some immortal lines ;)


Anonymous said...

He was so grumpy, but you had to love him at the sme time. I don't know.

Spacerguy said...

Thanks Nova dove. That sites really neat and its always great hearing Dr McCoy's emotional outbursts. Part of Deforest Kelley's secret was the timing combined with the crankiness, perfect!

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