"I've given her all she's got, Captain, and I canna' give her no more!"
– Montgomery "Scotty" Scott
A precursor to the smartphones of today, the fictional communicator featured on Star Trek was remarkable: characters would flip up the grill cover to communicate from a planet's surface to ships orbiting above, all without the limitations of satellite technology and without any delay in transmission time. As an emergency-signalling device, it was often used to contact Chief Engineer Montgomery "Scotty" Scott (portrayed by Canadian actor James Doohan) and request to be beamed back on board the Enterprise.
While his off-the-cuff expressions can provide comedic relief (The Trouble With Tribbles), Scott takes enormous pride in maintaining the transporter systems and engineering section of the Enterprise, which he regards as almost his own. The Scottish-born engineer's ingenuity, resourcefulness and abilities have earned him a reputation as the ship's miracle worker: he is often capable of doing more with a few spare parts than one would think in an era of automation and warp drives. In fact, it is said that Scott knows more about a starship's warp engines than those who designed them (Is There In Truth No Beauty?)!
Celebrate the 50th anniversary of Star Trek—a television series that is beloved by generations of Canadians, and whose vision of the future helped inspire innovation in our time! Order today before they're all gone!
Your coin features selective colour and detailed engraving in the side-by-side depiction of a beloved Star Trek character, and the innovative Trek technology that is associated with him. On the left side is the coloured portrait of Chief Engineer Montgomery "Scotty" Scott (portrayed by Canadian actor James Doohan); wearing the red uniform of the operations division, Scotty holds the hand-held device through which the famous command "Beam me up" was relayed: the communicator. A larger, engraved depiction of the communicator is featured to the right, allowing the viewer to examine its iconic flip top cover, its controls and speaker, and even its inner wiring and components. The two images casually overlap the engraved outline of Starfleet's Delta Shield Insignia in the background.
Durable yet lightweight, the colourful packaging boasts a contemporary design and features an illustrated portrait of Chief Engineer Montgomery "Scotty" Scott alongside the Star Trek
50th anniversary logo.
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Category: 1/2 oz, Numismatic, RCM, Royal Canadian Mint, Silver