Star Trek: The Next Generation Easter Egg - Scotty Returns in "Relics"

In this episode where Scotty returns, there are a few eggs (of course).

1. Scotty stops in Ten Forward for a drink, and refuses Synthahol. He asks Data if there is any real Alcohol, and Data pulls out a dusty unlabeled bottle. Scotty asks him what it is, and he says "It's Green...".

This is a reference to a scene from the original series episode (By any other name) where Scotty is trying to get one of the aliens drunk. He pulls out bottle after bottle of liquor. At one point the alien asks him what a particular bottle is, and Scotty says the same line.

2. At the end of the episode, the Shuttle they give Scotty is named the "Justman", which is named after Robert Justman one of the producers of the original series.

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tommy writes:
I remember yelling out "It's Green!" just before Data did. I loved that episode. OK, for you purists, Data actually says "It is Green" since he is incapable of using contractions such as it's
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The reason Scotty says that Capt. Kirk (Jim) must have come looking for him even though Scotty witnessed Kirk's death was explained in a Star Trek Novel written by William Shatner, titled 'The Return'; in which it states that Scotty went looking for Kirk's body but after completing a full sensor sweep of the entire system he found no trace of Kirk. He concluded that Capt. Kirk must have somehow survived, it was then that he came into contact with the Dyson's Sphere where he was later found by the crew the Enterprise-D.
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Tom1969 writes:
Before brining him in, Geordi says that Scotty's transporter pattern had degraded somewhat after 74 years in a diagnostic loop; perhaps the memory of the incident on the Enterprise-B was lost in this degradation...
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CogSci writes:
Regarding point 2. The same applies to the Jeffries tubes who I understand are named after one of the set builders from the original series.
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ThInc writes:
I am unsure of when the posts went up (eeggs doesn't seem to post comments with a time/date stamp, nor maintain any kind of order to the comment's postings, either). Anyway, for those who didn't know, Matt Jeffries passed away on July 21st, 2003, of congestive heart failure. He was 81.
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Knucklehead writes:
Regarding the line Scotty says as he steps out of the transporter, you must realize that "Relics" was written a few years before "Generations" was written, so the writers of "Relics" should not be blamed for what the writers of "Generations" did. Besides, Scotty could very well have blocked that out of his mind, considering what a terrible experience it was...
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caladon writes:
FWIW, the following is the story I read. Originally the three characters were to be Kirk, Spock, and Chekov. When Nimoy, for reasons of his own, decided at the last minute, not to do it, James Doohan stepped in. The dialog for the most part had been written with the character of Spock in mind. In fact when Scotty asks Kirk if there's anything wrong with his chair (due to the fact that he kept getting up and down)it was to be said by Spock and get a bigger laugh.
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Shelly writes:
I never would have made the connection between those two episodes (it's green)! Now that I think of it thought, it's really neat!
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pepperpot writes:
Matt Jeffries was his name, but otherwise you are correct.
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Chris writes:
Have you noticed, when Scotty is re materialized, he says "Enterprise, I knew Jim would pull the old bird out of retirement", which means that Kirk is alive, but in the movie Generations, Scotty sees Kirk (well not literally) get killed.
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Jonny writes:
Matt Jeffries is alive and well and designed the original Enterprise, many of the sets and other ships as well. Yes, Jeffries tubes were named after him.
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Dylan Rush writes:
Actually, they are named after Bob Jefferies, the man who designed the original Starship Enterprise.
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Jonas Quimby writes:
this is posted somewhere else, but wasnt Matt Jeffries the guy that died while building the sets ( thats why they named the tubes after him )?
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inJapan writes:
Time to stop fussing over inane reasons why Scotty's remarks are inconsistent. The plain fact is that Trek's current producers have absolutely no respect for continuity (Voyager's "Year of Hell" episode as a glaring case in point). Simply put, the producers wanted original cast members in Generations, and Doohan was one of the few that signed up, so they took him, and didn't give a hoot about what happened in "Relics."
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riker910 writes:
as for the shuttle that scotty gets into at the end the name justman was also the name on a shuttle in tos
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Jeff writes:
In the episode "Relics" Data's statement is "It is green." he did not say it's green which is what Scotty said in the origional series. Further note in this case the bottle was to contain whiskey as opposed to Cream de Menth which is what it held the first time.
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