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Scotty 43 45.74%
LaForge 13 13.83%
O'Brien 24 25.53%
Torres 5 5.32%
Tucker 9 9.57%
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Old September 13 2012, 09:36 PM   #1
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Best engineering chief?

Captains are compared a lot but to be honest I think after the captains, skipping over the XO or security men etc. the engine room head honcho is probably actually the most influential character after the captain, in each series. Just my personal opinion.

I haven't seen this poll before.

I always would have thought Scotty, but I have got kinda endeared to Trip and his impulsive redneckery. The guy looks and acts like someone who you would expect to see half under a car with tools scattered around.

Ultimately probably still Scotty... though O'Brien gives him a good run for his money.
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Old September 13 2012, 09:38 PM   #2
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Re: Best engineering chief?

personally i'm a Tucker fan...

Scotty and Laforge were cool, can't argue with them for engineers, but i liked the way Trip did things and got everything done

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Old September 13 2012, 10:10 PM   #3
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Re: Best engineering chief?

The one who was actually a "Chief."
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Old September 13 2012, 10:25 PM   #4
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Re: Best engineering chief?

I want to say Scotty, but I keep remembering his insistence that it takes 30 minutes to restart the warp drive in "The Naked Now" ("I can't change the laws of physics.... I've got to have 30 minutes!") vs. Trip doing the same thing in "Divergence" in 2 minutes ("That's impossible!", "Watch me!")
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Old September 14 2012, 12:15 AM   #5
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Scotty
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Old September 14 2012, 12:48 AM   #6
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Scotty. Definitely Scotty.

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Old September 14 2012, 12:49 AM   #7
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Scotty, he literally wrote the book.
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Old September 14 2012, 12:53 AM   #8
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Tucker. Wasn't O'Brien technically he operations officer not chief engineer?
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Old September 14 2012, 12:55 AM   #9
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LaForge. No nonsense and gets it done without the cutesy time inflation.
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Old September 14 2012, 01:13 AM   #10
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Scotty, he literally wrote the book.
Agree.
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Old September 14 2012, 05:39 AM   #11
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O'Brien, taking into account all the handicaps he has to deal with: slapping together Cardassian with Federation technology, the enormousness of the station, and no true rest since he has to go home to that whiny needling wife.
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Old September 14 2012, 05:40 AM   #12
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Scotty.
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Old September 14 2012, 06:07 AM   #13
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Scotty. He even invented transparent aluminum.
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Old September 14 2012, 10:04 AM   #14
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O'Brien, taking into account all the handicaps he has to deal with: slapping together Cardassian with Federation technology, the enormousness of the station, and no true rest since he has to go home to that whiny needling wife.
He would have been my 2nd choice.
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Old September 14 2012, 05:07 PM   #15
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No question Scotty. He could build a warp drive out of popsicle sticks, antimatter and chewing gum.
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