Star Grinch wrote:
I was disappointed they didn't take a rather obvious move and have O'brien on the Defiant with Worf during First Contact. As long as he was with the TNG crew, he deserved being in at least one of the movies.
It does seem odd that the only officer from Deep Space 9
was Worf, at least from an "in-universe" perspective. I'm not quite sure what role O'Brien would have played in First Contact
, as I can't quite see him fighting off the Borg and, at most, he'd have ended up with Barclay's lines, in place of Reggie. Then, of course, people in this thread would complain that O'Brien didn't really belong in the movie and Barclay should have appeared in the movie!
He could've taken that random goldshirt's few lines about the Borg adapting and fighting them hand to hand. Given his soldier past, the role would've suited him. Stewart would only just have to throw out a "Good to see you again Chief" line. It would've just been a cameo, so it wouldn't have to be anything major.