Top 50 Star Trek Characters – #7 Leonard McCoy
Leonard “Bones” McCoy was the doctor on Captain Kirk’s Enterprise.
He was also the other half of Kirk’s most trusted confidants, sharing that role with Mr. Spock. McCoy represented the purely emotional side of that trinity, and was one of the most important characters in The Original Series.
McCoy liked to fancy himself just an “old, country doctor”, and wasn’t exactly the biggest fan of the transporter. Often quick to criticize Spock’s logical ways, he was also not afraid to point out his human side as well. Despite the bickering that would often take place between the two, a great respect was formed over the years and they would grow to care for each other a great deal (although they would never admit it to each other.)
Coining great phrases like “He’s dead, Jim” and “I’m a doctor, not a (fill in the blank!)”, Dr. McCoy was a favorite.