Star Trek has many lessons to teach you about life, love, morality, technology, friendship and so much more. In honor of the New Year, TrekMovie takes a look at Star Trek’s greatest moment in drinking. So sit back and toast to the new year with our list.
Scotty shows em how its done – TOS: "By Any Other Name"
Our favorite chief engineer drinks Tomar the Kelvan under the table only to pass out moments later.
Kirk goes on a bender – TOS: "The Enemy Within"
A split [evil] Kirk storms sickbay, grabs Saurian Brandy, assaults crewmembers, and violates poor Yeoman Rand’s personal space (to say the least)
Ale lubricates cultural exchange – STVI: The Undiscovered Country
The Romulan Ale flowed freely during the Klingon/Federation dinner aboard the Enterprise-A which resulted in the entire senior staff being hung over the next morning. "Do you know anything about a radiation surge, Chekov?’
"Only the size of my head."
Picard brothers get messy drunk – TNG: "Family"
With the TNG era synthehol was invented so we don’t see a lot of drunken escapades. One that was significant is when Captain Picard returns home after his Borg transformation and subsequent rescue. He and his older brother Robert get quite drunk on their family wine and have an emotionally cleansing scene where both old and new emotional scars are dealt with for the first time.
Scotty toasts the 1701 – TNG: "Relics"
Being stuck inside a transporter buffer left Scotty with a powerful thirst, and he found solace in a bottle of real Aldebaran whiskey, which he proceeded to polish off on the holodeck, with a little help from Picard.
Miles and Julian sing – DS9: "Explorers"
While Sisko and son are away from the station on their solar sail and Keiko is off doing her own thing, Star Trek’s ultimate buddies got together at Miles’ place to figure out who can hold their booze better, the Irish or the English…the both lost and celebrated with a rousing rendition of "Jerusalem ."
Worf brings the bloodwine – DS9: "Way of the Warrior"
Get any two Klingons together and add some bloodwine, and you got yourself a party. Soon after Worf joined DS9, he got his old pal Huraga lubricated with a few bottles of booze and the information started flowing, along with the traditional Klingon drinking songs.
Warp pioneer gets Betazed hammered – Star Trek First Contact
Zefram Cochrane is perhaps the most famous drunk for not being a drunk. History had ignored his heavy drinking until the TNG crew was forced to follow a Borg sphere back to the time of first contact. The same movie also gives us Deanna Troi "blending" in as she tries to go shot for shot with Cochrane.
Neelix as wingman – VOY: "Somone To Watch Over Me"
Kids in the Hall vet Scott Thompson comes on board the Voyager as Tomin, who is supposed to be from a very conservative race, but he ends up using his time on board like a weekend in Vegas. Good thing Neelix was around as his designated driver or everyone would have ended up in big trouble.
Doc drinks for Seven – VOY: "Body and Soul"
Seven of Nine and the Holo Doctor and Harry all find themselves prisoners of some foreheads of the week, but this time the twist is that the Doc program is ‘inside’ Seven. While there he finds out how fun a replicator can be and proceeds to over indulge on pretty much everything, including the Champagne.
Reed and Trip bond – ENT: "Shuttlepod One"
Malcolm Reed and Trip Tucker didn’t get along too well on Enterprise, until they got stuck in a shuttle for a few days where they thought they were going to die. Eventually they find a bottle of bourbon and the next thing you know they are as thick as thieves, with Reed outing himself as a lover of T’Pol’s ‘bum’ (unfortunately, unlike Trip, Malcolm had to satisfy himself with fantasies about T’Pol and her backside).
Archer’s Barfight – ENT: "First Flight"
In a flashback, Jonathan Archer remembers his old friend A.G. Robinson, who was the first to break the Warp 2 barrier. But things were always happy between the two. While Archer was drowning his sorrows at the 602 club he got into it with A.G. and after A.G. talked smack about Archer’s dad the fists started flying, but Trip had his priorities right, making sure that no beer was spilled (see below).
And the lesson is…drink responsibly and have fun
Happy New Year from TrekMovie.com!
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