Why was O'Brien not an officer?

Discussion in 'Star Trek: Deep Space Nine' started by Infern0, Jan 23, 2013.

  1. Skywalker

    Skywalker Admiral Admiral

    Feb 24, 2005
    Didn't they actually start referring to O'Brien as an enlisted man in TNG?
  2. Nerys Myk

    Nerys Myk The Walrus Premium Member

    Nov 4, 2001
    Sitting on a cornflake.
    "Family" officially made O'Brien an enlisted chief.
  3. admiral_reliant

    admiral_reliant Lieutenant Junior Grade Red Shirt

    Sep 18, 2010
    O'Brien could have been in first contact but as part of the Defiant's crew, where he, and Dax would have been anyway, but as it cost alot to get Worf on the movie, they couldnt find the budget.

    Each series of Star Trek has different rights and contracts for the staff, making thier release to other series or movies difficult.

    This is also shown whenever there is a crossover episode - One TNG character, Picard in DS9 Pilot, and one DS9 character in Voy pilot, Quark, and Bashir being the only DS9 character in TNG episode "Birthright" (note: only part 1)
  4. LobsterAfternoon

    LobsterAfternoon Commander Red Shirt

    Oct 15, 2006
    How much did it cost to get Worf?
  5. MacLeod

    MacLeod Admiral Admiral

    Mar 8, 2001
    Great Britain
    A better cameo for O'Brein might have been Nemesis at the wedding, after all they got Wes.
  6. R. Star

    R. Star Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Jun 15, 2012
    Tell a navy CPO that... he'd kick your ass. ;)