TrekRanks Episode 173: Top 5 Miles O'Brien Episodes

Originally released on December 22, 2023

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The most important person in Starfleet! It's just that simple. This week on TrekRanks we tinker around with the "Top 5 Miles O'Brien Episodes," a comprehensive analysis of the non-com who could do it all. Soldier, spy, engineer, husband, father, friend – those descriptors only begin to scratch the surface of O'Brien. So grab your ODN recoupler and join host Jim Moorhouse and guests Chris Burris and William Overton for a duonetic deep dive on Chief Miles Edward O'Brien.

Episode Rundown:

Diagnostic Cycle: We go through our normal character episode roll call and then have each of our guests choose one word that think best describes Chief O'Brien.

Prime Directive: Our panel each detail how they come up with their lists celebrating Miles. Each pick could fall anywhere between a massive O'Brien episode and a small moment with the character we want to highlight.

The Order of Things: Everyone reveals their picks with the usual "Five-word summary and a hashtag."

Secondary Systems: Our guests each rattle off a few additional selections for the picks that just missed our lists!

Regeneration Cycle: Everyone recaps their picks and we tell you exactly how it broke down between TNG and DS9 across our picks.

Temporal Inversion: We flashback to some listener feedback from a previous episode of TrekRanks.

If you have your own picks you would like to relay to us, please hail us at 609-512-LLAP (5527) and record your own personal TrekRanks log to let us know your Top 5 Miles O'Brien Episodes. (Or you can record it yourself and just DM us @TrekRanks on Twitter.) Your comments could be used as part of a Temporal Inversion on an upcoming episode (and might get you a chance to be a guest on a future episode, too).

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