Star Trek’s Leonard McCoy was quite the character in a cast of quite the characters. Played by DeForest Kelley, Doctor McCoy or “Bones” as Captain Kirk called him, always seemed a little put out; kinda like your testy but lovable old Grandpa. He was a self-proclaimed “just a country doctor” who made complaining a pop culture art form.
Doctor McCoy was always the perfect foil to Spock. I loved their banter. Bones getting all riled up and Spock’s dispassionate eyebrow raising.
Here are some of Leonard McCoy’s infamous sayings.
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The perpetually testy words of Star Trek’s Doctor
“What am I, a doctor or a moon-shuttle conductor?”
“My dear girl, I’m a doctor. When I peek, it is in the line of duty.”
“I don’t know, Jim. This is a big ship. I’m just a country doctor.”
“What do you mean what sort of work? I’m a doctor.”
I’m a doctor, not a bricklayer…to which Kirk replies, “You’re a healer, there’s a patient. That’s an order.”
“I’m a surgeon, not a psychiatrist!”
“I’m not a scientist or a physicist, Mr. Spock.”
“Look, I’m a doctor, not an escalator.”
“I’m a doctor, not a mechanic.”
“I’m a doctor, not an engineer.”
“I’m not a magician, Spock, just an old country doctor.”
“I will not peddle flesh! I’m a physician.” “I’m a doctor, not a coal miner!”
“I’m not a mechanic, Spock…”
“I’m a doctor, Spock … a doctor! Get us beamed aboard!