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Star Trek’s Greatest Moments In Drinking December 31, 2008

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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!


Thanks to for screen caps


1. That One Guy - December 31, 2008

2009, it is green.

2. Starscream2112 - December 31, 2008

Worf brings the bloodwine be there twice!

And First!

3. Starscream2112 - December 31, 2008

Darn not First.

Happy new Year!

4. Charlie - December 31, 2008

I still want a Saurian Brandy bottle!

5. Mr. AtoZ - December 31, 2008

Happy New Year!!!

6. Mr. AtoZ - December 31, 2008

First in 2009

7. MattTheTrekkie - December 31, 2008

Happy new year everyone at!


8. hitch1969© speaks with wise tongue™. - December 31, 2008

I said bring me the brandy!!!!


9. RTC - December 31, 2008

Best to all in ’09!

Might I be the first post of the new year?

10. RTC - December 31, 2008

Well, maybe in the Eastern time zone….

11. Scott - December 31, 2008

“…foreheads of the week.” Hee hee!

Oh, and Charlie — look for the Saurian brandy bottles to make an appearance in the new movie. The production crew apparently bought some from the Intergalactic Trading Company in Florida ( for the shoot. Get yourself one from this seller:

Scott B. out.

12. EFFeX - December 31, 2008

Great thread, lots of funny moments!

Happy New Year to all the Trek fans out there!

13. Andy Patterson - December 31, 2008

The Scotty moment drinking Tomar under the table is the best! The number one moment no question about it.

There’s two other Scotty moments left off.

Scotty taking a huge swig of whiskey before being a guinea pig for Spock’s gas grenade in “Spectre of the Gun”.

Scotty: (takes a big shot) “It’s to kill the pain.”

Spock: But this will be painless.”

Scotty: “Ya should ‘ave warned me sooner Mr. Spock.”

2nd really good Scotty drinking moment was in The Trouble with Tribbles” at the space station drinking in the bar with Klingons.

There’s also a few honorable mention drinking moments too.

McCoy prescribing alcohol for the crew when the crew was being affected by unstable space in “Naked Time” or was that “Tholian Web”.

McCoy bringing Kirk drinks in “The Ultimate Computer”. (toasting). . .”To James T. Kirk.”

McCoy making himself a mint julip on the planet with the spores in “This Side of Paradise”.

and then there’s McCoy wasted on cordrazine. “Not as bad as the bottle I drank from”

and there’s Clint Howard offering McCoy and Kirk ‘trania’.

Lotta McCoy drinking moments there. Wonder if DeForest Kelley drank that much too.

HAPPY NEW YEAR everyone!

14. Quarksbartender - December 31, 2008

I have the Saurian brandy bottle that was behind the bar at Quarks it was a closing gift for me. I am going to fill it with something tummy and walk the Star Trek con in Vegas in 09. If you see me say hello!

15. OM - December 31, 2008

…What? The Klingon Tea Service with Worf and Pulaski didn’t make the cut? Tsk!

16. jef - December 31, 2008

“We did it. You and me, put ‘um right under the table.”

17. Federali Aundy - December 31, 2008

Do I get the first post of the new year?

18. Federali Aundy - December 31, 2008

Nope.. lol

19. Julio - December 31, 2008

I used to love it when Bones would pour shots for he and the Captain on TOS. Saurian Brandy I think it was.

And there is no other worth drinking scene in all of Star Trek other than Scotty drinking the Kelvan under the table. Classic television right there… Good Lord, that was great stuff.

20. Daniel Broadway - December 31, 2008

I don’t drink, but happy new year everyone.

21. Julio - December 31, 2008

Bashir and O’Brien was the most forced duo in the history of television. Was embarrasing to watch.

22. Peter N - December 31, 2008

Thank you Mr. Patterson for a few more fun liquor-fueled moments to add to the great list from And a Happy New Year to all!

23. Keep the Faith - December 31, 2008

Let’s not forget Captain Pike’s doctor wisely bringing him an adult beverage (in the original pilot).

“Sometimes a man will tell his bartender things he won’t tell his doctor.”

24. Dyson Sphere - December 31, 2008

First on the first

May your Romulan Ale always be genuine

25. Blake Powers - December 31, 2008

Happy New Years!!! I love this site, and in every way do i deserve to be in this list tonight…. Happy New Years TrekMovie family…. And Live Long and Prosper Vulcanista. Props to Harry Ballz, Commodore Lurker, and the people that I forgot to list in my drunken haze.. CHEERS!!!!

26. Magic_Al - December 31, 2008

23. Oh yes that should lead the list!

27. DJT - December 31, 2008

Prune Juice. Chilled.

Ah, heck. More Bloodwine!

Happy ::::sip:::: New Years!!!!!!!!!


28. Jordan - January 1, 2009

The Shuttle Pod One episode was the best.

Five words
“She has a nice bum”

29. S. John Ross - January 1, 2009

#23: I’ll drink to that :)

30. Jeff - January 1, 2009

Hilarious article on Star Trek & drinking:

31. Smittmaestro - January 1, 2009

Add Seven getting tipsy on champagne in Timeless.

She get’s affectionate with The Doctor, “We are as one.” Which is Borg speak for I love you man!


32. Doug in Kabul, Afghanistan - January 1, 2009

Prune juice… “the drink of a warrior.”


33. chasco - January 1, 2009

There’s a terrific music video on Youtube entitled ‘Star Trek and Booze’ – check it out


Happy New Year!

34. Doug in Kabul, Afghanistan - January 1, 2009

You (collectively) forgot two toasts of distinction…

1) one in joy as Picard toasts Troi and Riker at their wedding

and sadly, in the same movie

2) Picard’s toast “to absent friends” in remembrance of Data’s sacrifice to save his shipmates. Ironically, that was the moment Data achieved his goal of becoming human.

35. Jai1138 - January 1, 2009

As a fan who enjoys a few cocktails every once and and a while, a fine list. And I’ve always loved the classic Saurian brandy bottle.

“I take it your secret ingredient is alcohol?”
“Tennessee whiskey, Spock. Care for a snort?”

Happy New Year, internet Trek friends. Let’s hope ’09 matches our imaginations and expectations.

36. oztrek - January 1, 2009

There were a few watering holes that are worth remembering eg Guinan’s bar in Ten Forward, Vic Fontaine’s Fabulous Bar in DS9 rates a mention and there is no way of forgetting Quark’s!

37. CmdrR - January 1, 2009

Jeff —
“…Kirk Ripple… 25% [alcohol] and comes on like a flying two-legged kick…”

Too funny… and where exactly do I find a bottle of this stuff?

38. Cervantes - January 1, 2009

Nice article. Happy New Year to you all from here in Scotland.

I DO drink, and still am! Slange!

39. st-midway - January 1, 2009

I miss the one when miles o´brien came to worf´s quarters and they had a lot of blood wine and talked about the old days on the enterprise-d.
my favourite is the data/scotty moment “it is…it is…it is green.” ^^

40. Holger - January 1, 2009

Happy New Year to everyone!

Anyone noticed yet that we’re now much closer to 2010-The Year We Make Contact than to 2001-A Space Odyssey?

41. NCC-73515 - January 1, 2009

“Who wants a warm martini…”
What about Seven being drunk at the slipstream-party? That was quite funny… “We are one! We are one!”
And scotch was inwented by an old lady from leningrad.

42. thorsten - January 1, 2009


good point, Holger…
but I always felt more like William Sylvester than Roy Scheider…

43. Kirkadoo - January 1, 2009

You all know that Tomar means “to drink” in Spanish, right? Put the accent on the second syllable.

44. Andy Patterson - January 1, 2009

Yeah, you know now that I think about it Scotty gets the rap of being the big drinker but McCoy is way more associated with drinking through out the show and movies.

“Beware Romulans baring gifts.”

45. NoRez - January 1, 2009

Picard’s toasts, feh. This is about DRINKING!

46. Peter N - January 1, 2009


I can’t remember the Romulans “baring” gifts – sadly I think that scene from “The Enterprise Incident” was left on the cutting room floor. :D

Love the videos….

Go ’09, the New Year for the New Trek!

47. Doug in Kabul, Afghanistan - January 1, 2009

#42: I’m with you… though I liked Roy Scheider very much.

#45: toast, schmoast.. a drink is a drink… hahahaha

and oddly enough… if a mint julep is a alcoholic beverage (and I am not certain it is) I am simply shocked that its mention was ever permitted on animated ST (Once Upon a Planet)… but then even as a cartoon the show pushed the envelope by not pandering to its audience.

48. thorsten - January 1, 2009

“I need your advice.”

“Then I need a drink,”

“My father’s race was spared the dubious benefits of alcohol.”

“Oh. Now I know why they were conquered.”

49. Cafe 5 - January 1, 2009

With All Kind Wishes For The New Year To Everyone.

50. Kirk's Girdle - January 1, 2009

This is revolting! I hate this!
Yes, please!

51. Kirk's Girdle - January 1, 2009

Does it make a good mix with scotch?
It should.
I’ll let ya know.

52. Izbot - January 1, 2009

Ugh, don’t mention drinking. My head…

53. Mickey MET - January 1, 2009

>> 4. Charlie – December 31, 2008

I still want a Saurian Brandy bottle!<<

From the mid-60’s to the mid-70’s that bottle shape was available at any store like “Pier 1″ imports (my Mom and Sister loved those places, I hated ’em, still do), so there has to be a ton of those things still out there for the finding. . . . Someplace anyway!

The best laugh out loud drinking moment was unfortunately from “Generations”. . . . As stated in #50 from Kirk’s Girdle

Data: This is revolting! I hate this!
Guinan: More?
Data: Yes, please!

54. Andy Patterson - January 1, 2009


Are’nt you funny mine freund?

You know what I meant.


And yes…that’s another one.

55. Plum - January 1, 2009

Happy New Year! A Finagle’s Folly for everyone!

You know, I make one famous from here to Orion. ;)

56. Andy Patterson - January 1, 2009


And I had a taste testing party last night with that item you mentioned. Happy New Year for real.

57. McCoy's Gall Bladder - January 1, 2009

mmmmm Booooze……

Happy New Year

58. McCoy's Gall Bladder - January 1, 2009

44 & 46


“Beware Greeks Bearing Gifts” a Trojan War reference.

in Wrath, Bones gives Kirk a bottle of Romulan Ale, hence: “Romulans bearing gifts”

59. Holger - January 1, 2009

Beware Geeks bearing gifts!

60. Anthony Pascale - January 1, 2009

happy new years everyone

61. thorsten - January 1, 2009

Same to you, Anthony!

62. SebiMeyer - January 1, 2009

Not to be taken as a troll, but the Centauri have far better parties. ;)

63. Iggle Piggle - January 1, 2009

Do Trekkies get this story?

I mean, it’s about alcohol…

64. thorsten - January 1, 2009

are you kidding?

All I Need To Know About Drinking I Learned From Star Trek!

65. Aaron R. - January 1, 2009

No Data revolted in Generations? That is the best one ever!!!

66. Holger - January 1, 2009

62 SebiMeyer: Yeah, Londo would beat even Scotty and Cochrane :-)

67. Holger - January 1, 2009

By the way, why does prune juice Worf score so high? ;-)

68. I am Kurok! - January 1, 2009


First time I saw “blue shooters” at a bar was 20+ years ago, I ordered one b/c it reminded me of ST booze, which was usually blue.

69. Desertrat - January 1, 2009

Just bring me some blood wine and get out of my way!

70. Peter N - January 1, 2009


I’m bringing home some Aberlour. I believe it’s pronounced “scoatch.”

71. McCoy's Gall Bladder - January 1, 2009

Prune Juice is a warrior’s drink

It’s a lame attempt at comedy.

72. aries127 - January 1, 2009

My favorite Star Trek Drinking Quote:

“Brag all you want, but don’t get between me and the blood wine!”
– Sisko (as Klingon), Apocalypse Rising

Happy 2385 Everyone!

73. Katie G. - January 1, 2009

#72. aries127

I totally agree!!!! Love that scene in DS9!

What about the Tranya? Can’t forget that!

Also – – can’t leave out the bar fight in ‘The Trouble With Tribbles’.

I think Jadzia got really plastered at her pre-wedding party when General Martok’s spouse got her MAD… (A shower? Nah. More like a stag!)

I’m sure I’ll remember more after I log off.



74. Chris M - January 1, 2009

A lot of fun Star Trek Moments there! :)


75. Holger - January 2, 2009

71: “Prune Juice is a warrior’s drink”

Non-alcoholic warrior’s drink

76. Doug in Kabul, Afghanistan - January 2, 2009

#75: who knows? maybe Klingons get drunk from prune juice.

77. Kirk's Girdle - January 2, 2009

Re: 62

Just be sure to take off your shoes.

LONDO: You are cute! Even I am cute, BUT IN PURPLE, I’m STUNNNG!


VIR: He has become one with his inner self!

GARIBALDI: He’s passed out

VIR: That too.

78. Kirk's Girdle - January 2, 2009

SCOTTY: This is a man’s drink.
CHEKOV: Scotch?
CHEKOV: It was inwented by a little old lady from Leningrad!

MCCOY: Wonderful stuff that Romulan Ale.

And a real oldie

PIKE: What are you putting in there, ice?
DR. BOYCE: Who wants a warm martini?
PIKE: What makes you think I need one?
DR BOYCE: Sometimes a man will tell his bartender things that he’ll never tell his doctor.

79. Holger - January 2, 2009

76 Doug in Kabul: Good point! But non-alcoholic nonetheless. :-)

78 Kirk’s Girdle: Don’t forget what leads up to that:

CHEKOV: This is Vodka.
SCOTTY: Where I come from, that’s Soda-Pop.

80. P Technobabble - January 2, 2009

Happy 23rd Century!
oops, gettin ahead of myself… Happy New Year, anyway!
Perhaps I missed something, but did anyone mention the campfire scene in STV?

KIRK: You got anymore of that secret ingredient, Bones?


Bourbon and beans… an explosive combination.

Yeh, this was Capt. Kirk doing his William Shatner impersonation, but I love it, no matter…

81. Orb of the Emissary - January 2, 2009

I’d drink with the whole lot of them to ring in the New Year!

HAPPY NEW YEAR’S! 2-0-0-9!!!

82. Dr. Image - January 2, 2009

#48 Thorsten-
Moments like that are what make TOS so great.
Happy New Year, u guys!
This year, we sail into history!

83. Mad Dog - January 3, 2009

Glad to see that not a single one of these ‘great moments in Trek binging’ involves Guinan on the D

84. Dr. Image - January 6, 2009

Body and Soul was the best VOY ep ever!

85. Sonny B. - January 7, 2009

Guess the scene . . . which is actually a personal favorite of mine. :)

“What the devil are you putting in there, ice?”

“Who wants a warm martini?”

“What makes you think I need one?”

86. Sonny B. - January 7, 2009

Techo B beat me to the punch! Still one of my fav’s . . .

87. Snuggles - January 7, 2009

You need this!!!!!

I loves you! Snuggle!

88. El Rushborg - January 11, 2009

KELVIN: Anything else?

SCOTTY: All thot’s left…is a bo”le o’ VERY…VERY…old…Scotch…(SNIFF!!!)….–WHOS-KEY!

KELVIN: I will try it!


(Smashes empty bo”le, an’ pulls out secret stash–from suit o’ armour.”

SCOTTY: OH, Ah was saving ye for–


SCOTTY: (SNIFF!!!) Eh…Ne’er MIND–Give us your GLOSS!

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