Who was the best chief engineer

Discussion in 'General Trek Discussion' started by Gabriel, Dec 19, 2018.

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Who’s the best

Poll closed Jan 2, 2019.
  1. Commander Tucker (Trip)

    7.7%
  2. LT/LCDR Stamets

    1.5%
  3. LCDR/CMDR/CAPT Scott (Scotty)

    61.5%
  4. LT/LCDR La Forge

    7.7%
  5. Senior Chief petty officer O’Brien

    16.9%
  6. LT JG Torres

    4.6%
  1. Gabriel

    Gabriel Captain Captain

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    There were so many chief engineers. Who is the best when it comes to: Saving ships, friendliness around staff, tech knowledge.
     
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  2. MacLeod

    MacLeod Admiral Admiral

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    Scotty.

    Though I suspect this thread will be moved from Misc. to General Trek.
     
  3. Avro Arrow

    Avro Arrow Just a Chemical Moderator

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    And look, you are correct! :)

    Moving this one since it includes Torres. Will close the other as a duplicate.
     
  4. Gary Mitchell

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    Scotty's the miracle worker.
     
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  5. Lord Garth

    Lord Garth Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    The one who I'd have fix my car: Scotty.

    The one who I'd have fix my computer: Geordi.
     
  6. Gabriel

    Gabriel Captain Captain

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    Yeah sorry still trying to figure out threading
     
  7. Gabriel

    Gabriel Captain Captain

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    Yeah sorry still new to this. Technology and me do not agree
     
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  8. Avro Arrow

    Avro Arrow Just a Chemical Moderator

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    No worries! :)
     
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  9. Timo

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    For figuring out alien tech or coming up with an all-new way to save everybody's bacon: Torres.

    For keeping a ship running through standard adversity and a daredevil captain: Scotty.

    For fixing a piece of junk again and again and again with a bent hammer and 2½ loops of plasma wire: Tucker

    For following orders to the hilt, no matter what it takes: O'Brien

    For making it clear to the customer that what he asks isn't going to happen: LaForge

    For doing it anyway: Stamets

    All these qualities would need to be combined in one person or at least one engineering team to let a starship survive a season of Star Trek. They just happen to reach their peak in these specific characters.

    Timo Saloniemi
     
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  10. Gabriel

    Gabriel Captain Captain

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    Good analysis
    Now I wouldn’t call the nx-01 a pice of junk. A starship with a lot of rough edges that could use more weapons, yes. Junk, no considering all it went through during its ten years of service.
     
  11. USS Firefly

    USS Firefly Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    O'Brien
     
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  12. King Daniel Beyond

    King Daniel Beyond Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    Stamets came up with a new drive system that granted instant transit anywhere (and perhaps anywhen) in the multiverse.

    Old Scotty came up with a formula to give any transporter virtually infinite range.

    Stamets invention is perhaps a step ahead of Scotty's, but Scotty is still the one I'd want in engineering if Romulans, Klingons or a Giant Space Amoeba were attacking.
     
  13. Tosk

    Tosk Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Is this who was the best chief engineer, or who was the best character among the chief engineer characters? 'Cause my answer is different depending on that. Scotty for the first, O'Brien for the second.
     
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  14. Farscape One

    Farscape One Commodore Commodore

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    I have to say O'Brien. He not only took care of any issues on the station, but the Defiant and any alien vessels docked at the station. To be able to work continually not knowing what tech was going to be repaired on next, followed by his staunch loyalty and being a great family man, he is my pick.
     
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  15. BillJ

    BillJ History’s Greatest Monster Premium Member

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    Montgomery Scott. Best engineer, and a solid command officer.

    I know some graphic has Stamets as Chief Engineer, but I thought someone behind the scenes said that was a mistake? His badge has the science division logo on it.
     
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  16. MacLeod

    MacLeod Admiral Admiral

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    Scotty wrote the book on Engineering (or at least parts of it) that was in use in the late 24th Century.
     
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  17. Admiral2

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    Scotty. Period.
     
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  18. LJones41

    LJones41 Commodore Commodore

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    No one.
     
  19. fireproof78

    fireproof78 Admiral Admiral

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    Voted for Scotty though I appreciate all the opinions in this thread.

    However, Scotty not only is a good engineer but steps up in to command roles as necessary.
     
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  20. Nerys Myk

    Nerys Myk Kang, now with ridges Premium Member

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    The one to fix my mushroom pizza: Stamets.
     
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