Top 50 Star Trek Characters – #16 Scotty
Montgomery Scott: Chief Engineer and a proud Scotsman.
He reads technical manuals for fun, always over-estimates his repair times to give the appearance of a miracle worker when he gets them done in a third of the time, and looooooves a good drink. He was also the logical man to leave in command of the Enterprise when Kirk and Spock were part of a landing party. More than once Scotty would get the ship out of a jam whether he was in command on the bridge, or working his magic in the engine room.
He also died once, thanks to Nomad.