:273, In a humor column for the Canadian Medical Association Journal, the ethicist Michael Yeo described the character of McCoy as "TV’s only true physician" and "someone who has broken free from the yoke of ethics and practises the art and science of medicine beyond the stultifying opposition of paternalism and autonomy". (Star Trek: The Original Series comic: Leonard McCoy, Frontier Doctor; Star Trek: The Motion Picture), On stardate 7210, McCoy was "drafted" back into Starfleet by Admiral James Kirk, using a "little-known, seldom-used reserve activation clause" and was placed back into duty as chief medical officer during the V'Ger encounter. After the U.S.S. Occupation: (TAS: "Albatross"). McCoy also appeared in a deleted scene from "The Menagerie, Part II". The Death of McCoy in USS Baldwin is meant to parallel the real-life death of DeForest Kelley, who passed away soon after the conclusion of Deep Space Nine. He helped Julian Bashir remove a Borg implant from Kirk's brain, advising the young physician as to what to do due to his elderly condition, and was subsequently the first person Kirk saw upon regaining consciousness. Leonard McCoy was played by actor DeForest Kelley. McCoy tried to rush forward to save her life, but Kirk, realizing that this was the critical moment, tearfully grabbed his friend and prevented him from intervening, allowing Keeler to die and restoring their own historical timeline. Gender: Leonard and Jocelyn were ill-suited from the beginning of their marriage. Affiliation: Doctor Leonard McCoy was born in Georgia, USA, Earth, in 2227. , "Dr. McCoy" redirects here. They discovered that the Vians were holding her captive. Nichelle Nichols, who played Uhura, referred to Kelley as her "sassy gentleman friend"; the friendship between the African-American Nichols and Southern Kelley was a real-life demonstration of the message Roddenberry hoped to convey through Star Trek.:154. Onscreen, it’s where the New Zealand Penal settlement is. McCoy was grateful for this deed and expressed his most sincere thanks to Winston ten years later, when the Enterprise rescued him. Although Chekov's friend Irina in the original series episode "The Way to Eden" was originally written as McCoy's daughter, it was changed before the episode was shot.. While walking through the glade with Yeoman Tonia Barrows, they discovered the dress of a princess, conceived from the thoughts of Barrows. The effects of the teaching machine quickly wore off, but not before McCoy had reconnected Spock's autonomic and speech centers, enough for the Vulcan to verbally assist the doctor with the rest of the procedure and reconnect the rest of his voluntary functions.  McCoy was most famously portrayed by actor DeForest Kelley in the original Star Trek series from 1966 to 1969, and he also appears in the animated Star Trek series, six Star Trek movies, the pilot episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation, and in numerous books, comics, and video games. , Kelley, who in his youth wanted to become a doctor like his uncle, but whose family could not pay for a medical education, in part drew upon his real-life experiences in creating McCoy: a doctor's "matter-of-fact" delivery of news of Kelley's mother's terminal cancer was the "abrasive sand" Kelley used in creating McCoy's demeanor. Later, in a series of ceremonies, the Dramians honored McCoy for his significant achievements in the field of interstellar medicine. (TOS: "Journey to Babel"), In 2268, McCoy was diagnosed with xenopolycythemia and given one year to live. This fan production is not endorsed by, sponsored by, nor affiliated with CBS, Paramount Pictures, Scopely, CBS Interactive, or any Star Trek franchise. Nicknamed 'Bones' by his longtime friend and commander, Captain James T. Kirk, McCoy replaced Mark Piper as chief medical officer in 2266 on one of the ship's five-year missions but clearly became the most renowned of its CMOs. McCoy later helps get Kirk posted aboard the USS Enterprise. (TOS: "The Devil in the Dark"), In 2273, McCoy successfully performed open-heart surgery on Ambassador Sarek of Vulcan, despite the Enterprise being under attack and reluctance from Sarek's son Spock to donate blood. (TOS: "The Man Trap") During a 2267 away mission on Pyris VII, Kirk made a special point to avoid calling McCoy "Bones", instead using the nickname "Doc", after finding themselves in shackles hanging alongside a skeleton. By 2364, he had at least one great-great-grandchild from his daughter, Joanna. It was all a test, to determine if Gem's people were worthy of the Vian's salvation from Minara's own supernova.  The son of David,:257–258 he attended the University of Mississippi and is a divorcé. He took part in that ship's famous five year mission under Captain James T. Kirk. McCoy objected, but Spock felled him with a Vulcan nerve pinch and (almost as an afterthought) deposited his katra within McCoy's mind. (Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home), Afterward, while enjoying a well-deserved leave with his close friends Kirk and Spock, McCoy also berated both the others (Kirk for taking unnecessary risks, Spock for apparently not completely becoming his old self after the re-fusion with his katra). Leonard McCoy was born in 2227 on Earth. Despite his character's prominence, Kelley's contract granted him only a "featuring" credit; it was not until the second season that he was given "starring" credit, at the urging of producer Robert Justman. In 2253, some 12 years before he signed aboard with Kirk, he had developed a neural grafting procedure employing the creation of axonal pathways between the graft and a subject basal ganglia that was still the practice over a century later. On stardate 5591.2, McCoy returned with the others to the Shore Leave Planet for shore leave once again. The two planned to be reunited just over a year later, when Yonada reached the star system that was to be the new home for its people. It also established that although they wrote each other often, Dr. McCoy's duties aboard the USS Enterprise kept the two apart. Seeing his father suffer so painfully, however, moved McCoy to soon acquiesce and take his father off life support. (TAS: "The Pirates of Orion") While in medical school, McCoy and his friends used to play practical jokes on each other all the time. (Bloodlines), After the deaths of his second wife and sons and the disappearances of Montgomery Scott and James Kirk, McCoy rejoined Starfleet. Fortunately, the kind actions of Carter Winston saved Cerberus. However, McCoy decided that the decision was Kirk's alone after he refused to relinquish command. McCoy's ex-wife has variously been called Gillian (Who's Who in Star Trek 1), Joann Zauber (The Real McCoy), Jocelyn Treadway (Shadows on the Sun) and Pamela Branch (Bones). Using an improvised tricorder device, Spock determined that Keeler's death was the focal point of the altered timeline – she died in the original history, but somehow McCoy's going back in time prevented this from happening. (DS9: "Trials and Tribble-ations"), McCoy began studying medicine in or before 2245. About 2255, war had broken out on two Federation fronts -- against the Kzin and the Klingon Empire -- and McCoy undertook training at Starfleet Academy to become an officer, rather than a field medic, on the front lines. (TOS: "For the World is Hollow and I Have Touched the Sky"), In 2270, McCoy was present for the first contact between the Federation and the Bajorans at Pillagra. McCoy's limited knowledge of Klingon anatomy and physiology hindered his efforts and the chancellor died. 2291), who were both killed by assassins in 2294. Although not without apology when wrong, he displayed a unique individuality and plain-spoken character which certainly clashed with the service, considering himself a doctor first and an officer second. McCoy would later become a part of a plot to steal Enterprise and return to Genesis to recover Spock's body. McCoy attempted to save the life of the critically wounded Gorkon, the victim of an assassin's phaser. Although the removal of his instrument of obedience technically annulled their marriage, McCoy and Natira still felt strongly for each other and he asked her to come with him when he left. His ex-wife was named Elinor Lee. https://sto.gamepedia.com/Leonard_McCoy?oldid=401004, His voice lines in the game are recordings of dialogue from the original. James T. Kirk, 2270 – Retires to private medical practice, 2271 – Returns to duty under Starfleet reactivation clause, promoted to commander as chief medical officer on refit U.S.S. McCoy assisted Spock in performing "surgery" on a photon torpedo so that it would home in on the plasma trail of Klingon General Chang's cloaked ship. Knowledge gained from this short visit would become useful. Psychologist – Increases the effectiveness of the Captain Maneuver by (4%, 6%, 8%, 10%, 12%). For many years, he worked at Starfleet Medical under the then surgeon general, Harris Eggleston. CBS Entertainment | This site and its contents ® & © 2020 CBS Studios Inc. © 2020 CBS Television Distribution and CBS Interactive Inc. All Rights Reserved. He was the only Enterprise crewmember who routinely addressed Kirk by his first name, (though Spock did occasionally as well). Meanwhile, the Enterprise visited Dramia II and discovered a survivor named Kol-Tai, who wished to help acquit McCoy of the charges. ("Eulogy"), McCoy perished from an incurable viral lung infection in 2384. McCoy was married once and later divorced, a relationship never discussed except for his one daughter, Joanna, who later graduated from nursing school. Although possessing limited surgical experience in Vulcan anatomy and physiology, McCoy successfully operated on Spock's father, Ambassador Sarek of Vulcan, when Sarek suffered from a faulty heart valve and subsequently near-fatal heart attacks. (TOS novel: Allegiance in Exile; Bait and Switch: "A Changed World"), Soon after the end of the Enterprise's first five-year mission under James T. Kirk, McCoy would leave Starfleet. Nancy nicknamed her beloved boyfriend "Plum". While technically only lieutenant commander in rank, McCoy was still the only person on the Enterprise besides Spock who could talk back to the captain and get away with it. Michael Jan Friedman's novel Shadows on the Sun elaborated on much of McCoy's backstory, particularly his marriage to Joanna's mother, Jocelyn Treadway (β).