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"Beam me up, Scotty" is a catchphrase that made its way into popular culture from the science fiction television series Star Trek. It comes from the command Captain Kirk gives his chief engineer, Montgomery "Scotty" Scott, when he needs to be transported back to the Starship Enterprise. Though it has become irrevocably associated with the series and movies, the exact phrase was never actually spoken in any Star Trek television episode or film; however Shatner has said a few similar phrases.
originally posted by: Phage
How bout Carl Sagan?
I bet you are positive he said "billions and billions." He didn't.
But was fun for people to do impressions of him doing so.
He said "millions." He said "billions." He even said "trillions." Quite a lot.
But not "billions and billions."
originally posted by: tadaman
a reply to: imjack
It was made by people who never watched the show.
They never said that. Plus the proper command is 1,2, or how ever many "to transport", followed by "energize".
In klingon with a ready command to beam up all people from a planet within range of the communicator its "choi chu", probably means "energize", or engage.
That is the star trek way.