- "Just a moment, Captain, Sir, I'll explain what happened. Your revered Admiral Nogura invoked a little-known, seldom-used reserve activation clause. In simpler language, Captain, they drafted me!"
- — Dr. Leonard McCoy
Leonard McCoy is a pragmatic doctor. He is known for his distrust of technology, especially transporters. When given the option, he will often use older but tried-and-true methods rather than the latest means of transportation.
His skills as a doctor make him one of the best, if not the best, doctor to ever serve in Starfleet. He found ways to eliminate invasive neural parasites and treat non-carbon based lifeforms. It is often an unfortunate nature of his job as ship's surgeon to have to declare injured landing party members dead.
Note: He is not an engineer, bricklayer, escalator....
Originally played by DeForrest Kelley, Karl Urban took over the role in the 2009 reboot.