December 24, 1964: Star Trek's pilot, "The Cage," begins shooting. The word "nerd" becomes archaic and is replaced with "Trekkie." For these people, Star Trek is the greatest Christmas gift. Scotty, with a true holiday miracle, after the jump!

In the spirit of the season, Scotty explains how he saved a fan from killing herself. This enterprise crew member is a regular angel from a Frank Capra film.

And now, for the lighthearted Trek fan, Scotty drinks an alien enemy under the table with the most beautiful weapon of all, Christmas scotch!