Re: Best engineering chief?
Best Engineering Chief: LaForge, for reasons already articulated in this thread.
Best Character would be Scotty. LaForge falls down for pretty much the character traits that make him a great engineer. There's pretty much no room in his psyche for quirky or counterproductive behaviour.
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