Best engineering chief?

Discussion in 'General Trek Discussion' started by Deimos Anomaly, Sep 13, 2012.

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  1. Scotty

    42 vote(s)
    45.2%
  2. LaForge

    13 vote(s)
    14.0%
  3. O'Brien

    24 vote(s)
    25.8%
  4. Torres

    5 vote(s)
    5.4%
  5. Tucker

    9 vote(s)
    9.7%
  1. Deimos Anomaly

    Deimos Anomaly Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    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.
     
  2. Methos

    Methos Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    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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  3. CorporalClegg

    CorporalClegg Admiral Admiral

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    The one who was actually a "Chief." ;)
     
  4. King Daniel Beyond

    King Daniel Beyond Admiral Admiral

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    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!")
     
  5. Galileo7

    Galileo7 Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    Scotty:vulcan:
     
  6. marksound

    marksound Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    Scotty. Definitely Scotty.

    "Mr. Scott, how long to refrapulate the agromanilators?"

    "Two weeks, sir. But since we don't have two weeks I'll have her ready in half an hour."
     
  7. MacLeod

    MacLeod Admiral Admiral

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    Scotty, he literally wrote the book.
     
  8. NrobbieC

    NrobbieC Commander Red Shirt

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    Tucker. Wasn't O'Brien technically he operations officer not chief engineer?
     
  9. Use of Time

    Use of Time Commodore Commodore

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    LaForge. No nonsense and gets it done without the cutesy time inflation.
     
  10. Galileo7

    Galileo7 Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    Agree.:beer:
     
  11. grabthars hammer

    grabthars hammer Captain Captain

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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.
     
  12. CorporalCaptain

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  13. REDrake

    REDrake Lieutenant Red Shirt

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    Scotty. He even invented transparent aluminum.
     
  14. MacLeod

    MacLeod Admiral Admiral

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    He would have been my 2nd choice.
     
  15. Enterprise is Great

    Enterprise is Great Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    No question Scotty. He could build a warp drive out of popsicle sticks, antimatter and chewing gum.
     
  16. NrobbieC

    NrobbieC Commander Red Shirt

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    Tucker would have been Scott's idol.
     
  17. poundpuppy29

    poundpuppy29 Commander Red Shirt

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    I voted for Trip cause I love him the most
     
  18. Maurice

    Maurice Vice Admiral Admiral

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    That whole time-inflation nonsense was a joke by Scott in ST3, and sadly picked up as factual by people after.
     
  19. R. Star

    R. Star Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    O'brien... a real working man who can get the job done no matter what.
     
  20. M.A.C.O.

    M.A.C.O. Commodore Commodore

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    Scotty is the main man.

    I'd say O'Brien but for some reason he can't decide on the rank he holds in Starfleet. From transporter chief on the Enterprise to Chief Petty Officer on DS9. Was O'Brien ever an engineer or was he the default mechanic for cast sake?