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Old June 5 2012, 04:19 PM   #1
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Normal people get the short end of the stick

It seems like among DS9's main staff, people like O'Brien and Kira get the worst luck. They're basically normal people who have picked up some skills thanks to a past fighting Cardassians, but they work with some people who have the golden ticket to talent. A genetically-enhanced doctor, a shapeshifting security chief, a captain who's basically the son of the Prophets, a Trill with seven lifetimes of must be a lot of pressure working with peers like those! And then there's Worf...I mean, he doesn't really come with inherent bonuses that other Klingons don't, but as a Klingon he can kick some major ass...

I don't know. Wouldn't it suck to be the normal guy in that place?
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Old June 5 2012, 06:15 PM   #2
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Re: Normal people get the short end of the stick

I don't know that I would describe Kira, with her prior life, as "normal." O'Brien is the regular joe on the show, he has a fairly normal marriage, a couple of kids, hobbys, isn't a genius, just kind of generally smart.

He isn't a officer, he's a grunt.

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Old June 6 2012, 04:10 AM   #3
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Re: Normal people get the short end of the stick

Normal folks at least have some chance in engineering. The sciences seem to be reserved almost entirely for the super-human aliens, robots or cyborgs.
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Old June 8 2012, 04:09 AM   #4
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Re: Normal people get the short end of the stick

Engineering is science. I can't imagine you could understand the works of a 24th century space station or starship without being brilliant.
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Old July 5 2012, 04:46 PM   #5
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Re: Normal people get the short end of the stick

O'Brien is one of my favorites and I think he is very talented.
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