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View Poll Results: Trek's Best BFFs
TOS - Kirk / Spock 17 39.53%
TNG - Data / Geordi 1 2.33%
DS9 - Bashir / O'Brien 24 55.81%
VOY - Paris / Kim 0 0%
ENT - Archer / Tucker 1 2.33%
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Old March 23 2013, 05:06 PM   #16
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Re: Best Series Friendship

Kirk and Spock. Star Treks II, III, IV, and even V really drove their friendship home. Heck, it even resonated in XI as something that crossed over into other realities.
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Old March 23 2013, 05:08 PM   #17
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O'brian/Bashir, as well. But I got a real buds vibe from Riker and Worf there for a while.
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Old March 23 2013, 05:17 PM   #18
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BillJ wrote: View Post
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All we ever saw Kirk and Spock doing was playing chess.

O'Brien and Bashir drank, fought the Alamo, played darts, discussed women..
But Kirk and Spock were working with a huge culture gap and were friends. Bashir and O'Brien were from very similar cultures.
I voted O'Brien/Bashir for the the reasons Teacake listed. They may have been from similar cultures...but they were very different men. I really enjoyed their journey (and the fact that they were shown to have fun together, to actually play)

It just seemed to be a very real friendship to me.
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Old March 23 2013, 06:27 PM   #19
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Bashir/O'Brien. I teared up during their little montage in the finale.
I'm not ashamed to admit I was the same
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Old March 23 2013, 11:47 PM   #20
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Odo/Quark
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Old March 24 2013, 01:29 AM   #21
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^This
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Old March 24 2013, 01:39 AM   #22
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As much as I detest O'Brien ...


This statement shocks me. I've never heard anyone say they detest O'Brien. What did he do/say that was detestable?
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Old March 24 2013, 01:55 AM   #23
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I think he's boring, but detestable? No way.
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Old March 24 2013, 08:07 AM   #24
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O'Brien's a Northsider in space, and therefore incapable of being boring or detestable.
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Old March 24 2013, 08:14 AM   #25
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When I say boring, I would find him boring to hang out with and talk to if I lived on DS9. The character is well done as an every-man type. His story lines with his wife and friends bring a lot of real life to the show that adds to the enjoyment of seeing DS9 the community, not just DS9 the science fiction space station.
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Old March 24 2013, 01:19 PM   #26
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I guess I am in the minority then when it comes to enjoying O'Brien. Personally, and its just my opinion, I couldn't stand him or his family. Whenever a O'Brien centric episode came on when I was doing my first run-thru of DS9 I would groan and suffer through it.

I found him to be a pompous and arrogant character. I didn't like that he said he was once a soldier (isn't he technically still a soldier in Starfleet) and if this was meant to be that he was in the infantry prior to being an engineer, well that should have been a bit clearer. He was also racist, referring to the Cardassians as "Cardies" and "Spoonheads". As a Soldier myself that has served in both Iraq and currently in Afghanistan I do not refer to the enemy by racist terms. Alot of Soldiers do I know, but if I hear it I correct them on the spot. O'Brien seemed to be given a pass for his behavior and that didn't sit well with me.

He also treated Bashir like an inferior when they first met simply because he was an officer that spoke alot and that annoyed O'Brien. That just didn't sit well with me, but I totally understand that it was the starting point of what would become a strong relationship between the two men.

I also do not care for Colm Meaney as an actor. I know everyone here loves him and like I said, I know I'm in the minority, but I have not enjoyed anything that I've seen him in. He isn't believable to me as a gangster or any other role I've seen him in.

But again, that's just me. It doesn't bother me in the slightest that other people enjoy O'Brien or Colm Meaney. We all have different tastes, likes and dislikes.
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Old March 24 2013, 01:37 PM   #27
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I'm not wild about Meaney as a person given that he endorsed Martin McGuinness for President of Ireland when he ran. Enjoyed him in a lot of his roles, though. Even with the duff accent in Con Air - Aw mayn, mye CAWR!
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Old March 24 2013, 03:59 PM   #28
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I vote for O'brien and Bashir, excellent written and acted
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Old March 24 2013, 09:41 PM   #29
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King Daniel wrote: View Post
A billion fanfic authors can't be wrong - it's Kirk and Spock.

(although the idea of them as lovers is one I could really do without)
Hear, hear - well said, KD.
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Old March 24 2013, 09:48 PM   #30
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O'Brien and Bashir were best mates.

Kirk and Spock's bond was fraternal.
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