“I’m a doctor – not a bricklayer”
These are the famous words of Dr. Leonard “Bones” McCoy, the Chief Medical Officer of the U.S.S. Enterprise. Although the colorful doctor has the best sick bay in all of Starfleet at his disposal, he seems most comfortable being a simple doctor and genuinely seems to help healing the sick – although his comments about the 1990s being “the dark ages” in Star Trek iV were quite humerous when he spoke to a patient about kidney dialysis. However, this 1997 Hallmark ornament depicts a rather ironic view of Dr. McCoy (played by actor DeForrest Kelly), as it has him inside of a transporter – a device that the doctor hates to use. Dr. McCoy appeared in the original TV series and the six feature films, and also made an appearance as an admiral on Star Trek: The Next Generation. His parting words to Commander Data (about the Enterprise) were: “Treat her like a lady, and she’ll always bring you home”. Dr. McCoy was also quite a cook, according to his friend James (Jim) Kirk – who asked for his “secret ingredient” – which happened to be Tennessee Whisky – while they were camping after the good captain fell off of a huge mountain in Star Trek V.
Artist: Anita Marra Rogers
Size: 5 1/2″ H
on front of packaging: Hallmark / KEEPSAKE / ORNAMENT / STAR TREK (TM) / Dr. Leonard H. McCoy / STAR TREK (TM) on back of packaging: DR. LEONARD H. “Bones” McCOY(TM) / Born: Georgia, U.S.A., Planet Earth / Graduate: Medical Degree / Rank: Chief Medical Officer of the / U.S.S. Enterprise, a 23rd-century / Federation starship. / Famous Words: “…Jim, I’m a doctor– / not a bricklayer, or a nursemaid, or a…” / Although fond of describing himself / as “just a simple, old-fashioned country / doctor,” McCoy commands one of the / most sophisticated medical facilities / in all of Starfleet. The good doctor / (DeForest Kelly) appeared in the / original STAR TREK (TM) TV program / and in feature films. / Sculpted by / Anita Marra Rogers / For decorative use only. / Not for young children / Handcrafted – Stardated 1997 on top of packaging: Hallmark