Malcolm Reed was the armory officer on the Enterprise NX-01 in the Star Trek franchise. As such, he was in charge of security. He was one of the principle characters on the last Star Trek television series, Enterprise. Malcolm was from an English family with a long history of service in the Royal Navy, but Malcom suffered from aquaphobia, so he entered Starfleet instead.
In science, the Reed Reaction is a chemical reaction. A reed relay is a relay that uses an electromagnet to control reed switches.
Reed is an English surname that means "red haired". Except for two years in the 1880s, Reed has always appeared in the top 1000 given names in the United States. In 2011, it reached an all time high ranking at #367.