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Old January 23 2013, 10:58 PM   #16
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Re: Why was O'Brien not an officer?

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Something I've always thought was a missed opportunity was to have O'Brien in FC. For one thing, Meaney was a fairly recognizable face in those days, but I mean just have him aboard the Enterprise. Geordi would have put him in charge, and none of his officers would have thought twice about it. Obviously, it would have had to have been rewritten since the guy Geordi did put in charge was Borgified right away, but you get the idea.
Agreed. I think he's been in more non-Trek movies than anyone else save for Patrick Stewart perhaps. Then again, they may have had to pay him more because of that.
I think a cameo for O'Brien in FC would have been fine like the Doctor in sickbay, but anything more than that and they would have needed to give Meaney a main cast credit, but the producers were unwilling to do that.
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