Re: Best engineering chief?
Geordi. He was a no-bullshit professional and a nice guy who worked well as a character without this emotional working class guy charisma of the other four chief engineers. When he had to take command of the ship he also did far better than Scotty or Tucker (I don't think that O'Brien or Torres were ever at the helm).
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