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Deimos Anomaly September 13 2012 09:36 PM

Best engineering chief?
 
Captains are compared a lot but to be honest I think after the captains, skipping over the XO or security men etc. the engine room head honcho is probably actually the most influential character after the captain, in each series. Just my personal opinion.

I haven't seen this poll before.

I always would have thought Scotty, but I have got kinda endeared to Trip and his impulsive redneckery. The guy looks and acts like someone who you would expect to see half under a car with tools scattered around.

Ultimately probably still Scotty... though O'Brien gives him a good run for his money.

Methos September 13 2012 09:38 PM

Re: Best engineering chief?
 
personally i'm a Tucker fan...

Scotty and Laforge were cool, can't argue with them for engineers, but i liked the way Trip did things and got everything done :)

M

CorporalClegg September 13 2012 10:10 PM

Re: Best engineering chief?
 
The one who was actually a "Chief." ;)

King Daniel Into Darkness September 13 2012 10:25 PM

Re: Best engineering chief?
 
I want to say Scotty, but I keep remembering his insistence that it takes 30 minutes to restart the warp drive in "The Naked Now" ("I can't change the laws of physics.... I've got to have 30 minutes!") vs. Trip doing the same thing in "Divergence" in 2 minutes ("That's impossible!", "Watch me!")

Galileo7 September 14 2012 12:15 AM

Re: Best engineering chief?
 
Scotty:vulcan:

marksound September 14 2012 12:48 AM

Re: Best engineering chief?
 
Scotty. Definitely Scotty.

"Mr. Scott, how long to refrapulate the agromanilators?"

"Two weeks, sir. But since we don't have two weeks I'll have her ready in half an hour."

MacLeod September 14 2012 12:49 AM

Re: Best engineering chief?
 
Scotty, he literally wrote the book.

NrobbieC September 14 2012 12:53 AM

Re: Best engineering chief?
 
Tucker. Wasn't O'Brien technically he operations officer not chief engineer?

Use of Time September 14 2012 12:55 AM

Re: Best engineering chief?
 
LaForge. No nonsense and gets it done without the cutesy time inflation.

Galileo7 September 14 2012 01:13 AM

Re: Best engineering chief?
 
Quote:

MacLeod wrote: (Post 6957778)
Scotty, he literally wrote the book.

Agree.:beer:

grabthars hammer September 14 2012 05:39 AM

Re: Best engineering chief?
 
O'Brien, taking into account all the handicaps he has to deal with: slapping together Cardassian with Federation technology, the enormousness of the station, and no true rest since he has to go home to that whiny needling wife.

CorporalCaptain September 14 2012 05:40 AM

Re: Best engineering chief?
 
Scotty.

REDrake September 14 2012 06:07 AM

Re: Best engineering chief?
 
Scotty. He even invented transparent aluminum.

MacLeod September 14 2012 10:04 AM

Re: Best engineering chief?
 
Quote:

grabthars hammer wrote: (Post 6958849)
O'Brien, taking into account all the handicaps he has to deal with: slapping together Cardassian with Federation technology, the enormousness of the station, and no true rest since he has to go home to that whiny needling wife.

He would have been my 2nd choice.

Enterprise is Great September 14 2012 05:07 PM

Re: Best engineering chief?
 
No question Scotty. He could build a warp drive out of popsicle sticks, antimatter and chewing gum.


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