Star Trek has a habit of turning ordinary
people into trivia-spouting bickerers, but now four
whole towns are getting into a nerd feud. The Scottish
towns of Aberdeen, Linlithgow, Elgin, and Edinburgh are
all claiming to be the birthplace of Montgomery
"Scotty" Scott, the fictional chief engineer of
the starship Enterprise on the original
Star Trek series. The Canadian actor
James Doohan, who played Scotty, recently
Trekkies in all four of the burgs attest to having proof to back up their claim. In one episode, Scotty describes himself to be an "Aberdeen pub crawler," but in an interview in the '70s, Doohan said Scotty was from Elgin, near Aberdeen. Each of the four towns has plans to erect a memorial for Scotty.
Whatever the outcome, this just proves there is no better way to honor someone's memory than with a fight.