Captain McBain wrote:
So, if Picard or Riker were in Engineering, or a visiting commander, could Geordi tell them what to do?
An interesting litmus test might be season one's Where None Have Gone Before
. Chief engineer Argyle seems duty bound to give Kosinski and the Traveller (and Wesley) complete run of the department. Even though he obviously doesn't want
to. Of course, the warp field experiments were
a very unique situation...