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2014-02-26 07:59:09 AM  
Well done, submitter.
 
2014-02-26 08:00:28 AM  
Whelp, no more kayaking.
 
2014-02-26 08:09:16 AM  
This is just the latest in the long series of "O'Brien must suffer" episodes.
 
2014-02-26 08:12:21 AM  

kbronsito: This is just the latest in the long series of "O'Brien must suffer" episodes.


He's Irish, he can handle it.
 
2014-02-26 08:36:10 AM  
How much Brien was in that story?


/Miles O'Brien.
 
2014-02-26 09:07:40 AM  
i.imgur.com
 
2014-02-26 09:09:40 AM  
24.media.tumblr.com
 
2014-02-26 09:10:45 AM  
First, had to chuckle at that, subby. Nice.

Second, man, that sucks - I can't imagine how he's dealing with that right now.
 
2014-02-26 09:16:37 AM  
"I felt so sad and so entirely disappointed that tears came into my eyes and a lump of incommunicable poignancy swelled tragically in my throat. I began to feel intensely every fragment of my equal humanity. The life that was bubbling at the end of my fingers was real and nearly painful in intensity and so was the beauty of my warm face and the loose humanity of my limbs and the racy health of my red rich blood. To leave it all without good reason and to smash the little empire into small fragments was a thing too pitiful even to refuse to think about."
 
2014-02-26 09:17:13 AM  
Does he remember crashing a plane at dulles airport?
 
2014-02-26 09:24:45 AM  

stpauler: How much Brien was in that story?


/Miles O'Brien.


+1 for subby, and +1 for you.
 
2014-02-26 09:26:28 AM  
25.media.tumblr.com
 
2014-02-26 09:30:04 AM  
How was he to know the phaser was set to maximum?
 
2014-02-26 09:32:01 AM  
Some good headlines this morning.
 
2014-02-26 09:36:20 AM  
FSM, those comics are awesome! Time to search for more.
 
2014-02-26 09:42:34 AM  

FormlessOne: First, had to chuckle at that, subby. Nice.

Second, man, that sucks - I can't imagine how he's dealing with that right now.


I would imagine that Vic Fontaine is helping him through it and that he's probably joined a support group with Nog.
 
2014-02-26 09:47:45 AM  

kbronsito: FormlessOne: First, had to chuckle at that, subby. Nice.

Second, man, that sucks - I can't imagine how he's dealing with that right now.

I would imagine that Vic Fontaine is helping him through it and that he's probably joined a support group with Nog.


I'm sad we never got to see Nog's robot leg and/or if they have robot arms in Star Trek you can connect attachments to kinda-Borg style or if they only make those prosthetic arms that are supposed to look/feel/be real but totally aren't.

I could probably live with being an amputee if I got me a boss robot arm of the deal. Hell having a prosthetic eye would be pretty sweet if I could switch between normally visible light and VISOR vision.
 
2014-02-26 09:48:23 AM  
It's scary what can happen when you wake up from surgery: "Sorry, we had to perform an emergency sex change!"
 
2014-02-26 09:49:40 AM  

Im_Gumby: FSM, those comics are awesome! Time to search for more.


http://citycyclops.com/7.31.13.php
 
2014-02-26 09:55:58 AM  
Not the real O'Brien:

i.imgur.com
 
2014-02-26 09:57:13 AM  
Subby:
comps.canstockphoto.com
 
2014-02-26 10:01:11 AM  

Tr0mBoNe: Whelp, no more kayaking.


Five bucks says they can use the pattern buffer to make a new arm
 
2014-02-26 10:07:36 AM  
Whispers (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine)  was a great episode, It is my favorite Miles story
 
2014-02-26 10:10:06 AM  

Cheron: Tr0mBoNe: Whelp, no more kayaking.

Five bucks says they can use the pattern buffer to make a new arm



They never exploited the full range of possibilities that transporter technology offered.

* Cure all diseases
* Repair all wounds
* Reverse aging
* Body modification
* Copying people
 
2014-02-26 10:10:41 AM  

Cheron: Tr0mBoNe: Whelp, no more kayaking.

Five bucks says they can use the pattern buffer to make a new arm


Hated when they used that cheat.
 
2014-02-26 10:11:03 AM  
Failed my nerdery roll - was forced to Google Setlil III massacre. Netflix has DS9 available for streaming, guess I better snap to it.
 
2014-02-26 10:20:45 AM  
Excellent job subby you magnificent nerd
 
2014-02-26 10:43:51 AM  

kbronsito: This is just the latest in the long series of "O'Brien must suffer" episodes.


Seriously, that dude went through some shiat... Like when he was arrested and "mind-jailed" for espionage, and felt like 20 years had passed when it had been only a few hours before he was pulled out. As far as I know, this was the only episode where there were actual consequences O'Brien had to deal with (getting rid of habits, overcoming hallucinations of a man he thought he killed).

Everything else, he more or less shrugged off. Well, besides that darn shoulder injury, which I supposed was caused by all that shrugging.
 
2014-02-26 11:00:24 AM  
I actually remember this being the plot hook of a M*A*S*H* episode, where one of the surgeons gets his hand slammed and they have to do delicate surgery in 1950-era army tents.

Holy crap, it was this. Get off my lawn, etc.
 
2014-02-26 11:15:54 AM  

KellyX: Im_Gumby: FSM, those comics are awesome! Time to search for more.

http://citycyclops.com/7.31.13.php


Hah!  thanks for the link.
 
2014-02-26 11:17:25 AM  

give me doughnuts: They never exploited the full range of possibilities that transporter technology offered.

* Cure all diseases
* Repair all wounds
* Reverse aging
* Body modification
* Copying people


How do you think Bones and Crusher's tech worked? Copying people, though, just leads to a mess of complications, quite possibly straying into eugenics - and we all know how people in the Trek universe feel about eugenics.
 
2014-02-26 11:18:23 AM  

give me doughnuts: Cheron: Tr0mBoNe: Whelp, no more kayaking.

Five bucks says they can use the pattern buffer to make a new arm


They never exploited the full range of possibilities that transporter technology offered.

* Cure all diseases
* Repair all wounds
* Reverse aging
* Body modification
* Copying people


True.  But screw copying people, make them better; make crewmen immune to phaser fire, and strong enough to throttle Borg barehanded.
 
2014-02-26 11:35:17 AM  
naughtyrev:

Shakes tiny fist
 
2014-02-26 11:46:38 AM  
A bit off topic but: Chief O'Brien is a non-commissioned officer, so how can he order the ensigns, lieutenants, etc, who are under his "command" in engineering when they're commissioned officers and he's not?

Also, is it just me or is basically every crewman you see on Star Trek an officer? Other than O'Brien I can't recall other non-commissioned personnel.
 
2014-02-26 11:50:05 AM  
Hey, how much Brien is...


stpauler: How much Brien was in that story?
/Miles O'Brien.



Ah poop.
 
2014-02-26 11:58:57 AM  

Enlightened Liberal: A bit off topic but: Chief O'Brien is a non-commissioned officer, so how can he order the ensigns, lieutenants, etc, who are under his "command" in engineering when they're commissioned officers and he's not?

Also, is it just me or is basically every crewman you see on Star Trek an officer? Other than O'Brien I can't recall other non-commissioned personnel.


Yeah, O'Brien was a noncom, but he was also given the position of chief engineer, so I'm organizationally he had the ability to give orders. Plus, O'Brien was second only to Scotty in his technical skills, so I'm sure part of it was the officers deferring to his judgement. They did a bit in an episode about this, where Bashir orders O'Brien to do something, since he has a superior officer.

And yeah, pretty much all the main characters are officers. Yeomen and other scene-specific extras might have been noncoms, but all the mains were officers. Yeah, it's a goofy idea to have a couple hundred ensigns, a few lieutenants, a couple of commanders and a captain...but I think part of that was how Starfleet wasn't supposed to be a military organization, even though they used naval ranks. Still doesn't make any sense though.

But wanna talk about goofy command structure, look at the 1701-A (from the TOS movies). You had Captain Kirk, Captain Spock, Captain Scotty ("captain of engineering?), Commander McCoy, Commander Chekov, (Commander Sulu, till he was promoted) Commander Uhura....and then a bunch of ensigns and stuff. Oh wait Savaak Valeris was a lieutenant. That makes sense I guess. I always kinda figured that since the 1701-A was like, a reward for Kirk, that they pretty much let him do whatever he wanted with whatever goofy command structure he wanted.

/Huge Star Trek dork
//As if you couldn't tell
 
2014-02-26 12:02:39 PM  

Enlightened Liberal: A bit off topic but: Chief O'Brien is a non-commissioned officer, so how can he order the ensigns, lieutenants, etc, who are under his "command" in engineering when they're commissioned officers and he's not?

Also, is it just me or is basically every crewman you see on Star Trek an officer? Other than O'Brien I can't recall other non-commissioned personnel.


You're right... He was shown as a Lt. on the Enterprise, given a "promotion" to DS9, and suddenly a new rank insignia....
Then he said he went to the academy in one episode... Then he said he stayed an enlisted man in another...

And there's really no explanation. I directly asked Brannon Braga and R.D.Moore at a convention in Seattle about it and they were just  dismissive about it... "Yeah, yeah... sorry"
 
2014-02-26 12:06:28 PM  

Enlightened Liberal: A bit off topic but: Chief O'Brien is a non-commissioned officer, so how can he order the ensigns, lieutenants, etc, who are under his "command" in engineering when they're commissioned officers and he's not?

Also, is it just me or is basically every crewman you see on Star Trek an officer? Other than O'Brien I can't recall other non-commissioned personnel.


Sometimes the job takes precedence over rank. My brother used to teach electronics in the military, and most of his students outranked him, but in class he was in charge weather they liked it or not.
 
2014-02-26 12:16:22 PM  
Lovely headline, submitter. Q'apla!
 
2014-02-26 12:18:55 PM  

RevRaven: Captain Spock


To be fair, Spock, despite being being in all of the Star Trek TOS movies, was usually not a permanent member of the Enterprise crew after The Motion Picture.

He was assigned to Starfleet Academy in Wrath of Khan and only happened to come along because he and Kirk were conducting a training cruise on the Enterprise. He was only with the group in Star Trek III and IV because of the events of the Genesis Planet and his resurrection. He was only with Kirk in the Final Frontier because Kirk, McCoy and Spock were vacationing at Yosemite. He was at Starfleet Headquarters for Star Trek VI negotiating with the Klingon Chancellor and only joined the mission to ensure its success.
 
2014-02-26 12:24:02 PM  

Spaced Lion: give me doughnuts: They never exploited the full range of possibilities that transporter technology offered.

* Cure all diseases
* Repair all wounds
* Reverse aging
* Body modification
* Copying people

How do you think Bones and Crusher's tech worked? Copying people, though, just leads to a mess of complications, quite possibly straying into eugenics - and we all know how people in the Trek universe feel about eugenics.


They only used that when the writers were in a hackish mood or busy striking (only time a transporter solution was appropriate that I can think of was that one Barclay episode where he thought he had transporter psychosis and it turns out a bunch of scientist transporter patterns got caught in some funky plasma stream). The producers hated, hated, hated when the writers got that lazy.
 
2014-02-26 12:25:33 PM  

Crotchrocket Slim: They only used that when the writers were in a hackish mood or busy striking (only time a transporter solution was appropriate that I can think of was that one Barclay episode where he thought he had transporter psychosis and it turns out a bunch of scientist transporter patterns got caught in some funky plasma stream). The producers hated, hated, hated when the writers got that lazy.


What about when Scotty put his matter stream in the pattern buffer and then locked it in a diagnostic loop for 70 years?
 
2014-02-26 12:43:37 PM  

RockofAges: Remember that time that the real Miles O' Brien died, and was replaced forevermore by his clone from an alternate universe?


No, Harry Kim was the one who died and got replaced by his clone from the spatial scission.

Miles O'Brien died and got replaced by his time-duplicate from five hours in the future.

I should go die and get replaced by a version of me that doesn't know this shiat.

/don't even like Trek
 
2014-02-26 12:52:59 PM  

RexTalionis: Crotchrocket Slim: They only used that when the writers were in a hackish mood or busy striking (only time a transporter solution was appropriate that I can think of was that one Barclay episode where he thought he had transporter psychosis and it turns out a bunch of scientist transporter patterns got caught in some funky plasma stream). The producers hated, hated, hated when the writers got that lazy.

What about when Scotty put his matter stream in the pattern buffer and then locked it in a diagnostic loop for 70 years?


Touche', and they did kill off the other guy Scotty McGyvered it for so it wasn't a full cheat either.
 
2014-02-26 12:55:12 PM  
You know the Tom Riker eps were decent too as they showed the effects of quantum duplicating one person on the resulting... people, and it was portrayed as an unfortunate, tragic accident.

The Voyager episode with Tuvix ended in murder and cheating too...
 
2014-02-26 01:33:30 PM  

goatan: As for the whole O'brien non com "ordering" around ensigns and lieutenants that is sort of how sailing ships of old operated. ... Basically the senior non-comm are considered experts in there field and a junior officer ignores them at his peril


The modern Navy still works this way.  "Listen to your Chief" is a mantra repeated to every ensign.
 
2014-02-26 01:43:05 PM  
I came here hoping for an amputation thread and all I got was one big nerd-gasm.

I'm outta here...
 
2014-02-26 02:22:56 PM  

ToastmasterGeneral: Not the real O'Brien:

[i.imgur.com image 552x411]


Awesome Seinfeld episode!
 
2014-02-26 02:27:51 PM  

2KanZam: I came here hoping for an amputation thread and all I got was one big nerd-gasm.

I'm outta here...


Well, I'm kinda curious what that would be like.  Not curious enough to wish we had one, though.  I'm ... I'm good, actually.
 
2014-02-26 02:41:08 PM  

stpauler: How much Brien was in that story?


/Miles O'Brien.


That made me all smilie.
 
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