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Chief Miles OBrien - Star Trek - Deep Space Nine

Miles O'Brien from Star Trek - Deep Space Nine played by Colm Meaney.

Miles O'Brien is a fictional male Human engineer in the Star Trek - Deep Space Nine television series who was played on screen by Colm Meaney. Miles O'Brien holds the rank of Chief.

Next Generation

Chief Miles O'Brien first appeared in the first episode of the Next Generation. He wasn't named in the episode, he appeared as a red shirt who helped Jean-Luc Picard pilot the lower part of the craft when it was necessary to separate the saucer from the rest of the craft.

He would make another appearance in the first series as a crewmember who is caught between two aliens who are hostile to one another. He doesn't make a semi-regular appearance until the second series where his primary role is that of transporter chief.

The Miles O'Brien's Family

O'Brien gets married to Keiko O'Brien onboard the Enterprise during "Data's Day". He is the first character to be married in any of the series.

O'Brien joins as Chief Engineer in Deep Space 9 with his wife Keiko and child. They very nearly leave at the beginning as there is nothing for Keiko to do as a botanist. Keiko changes her mind when she decides to become a teacher for the youngsters on the station such as Nog and Jake Sisko.

Miles will do anything for his family and that includes sabotaging the Deep Space 9 station. When an alien possessed Keiko O'Brien's body, Miles goes to extra-ordinary lengths to do as what he is told. He sets Rom up for the fall so that he can carry on with the task Keiko has set for him.

Chief reveals during the Bajoran crisis, the first three episodes of the second series that he has two brothers.

Molly O'Brien

Molly O'Brien was the married couple first child. Molly delivered by star Trek - Deep Space Nine">Worf who acted as the mid-wife as he and Keiko O'Brien were trapped and and Keiko was going into labour. Molly joins her parents onboard the Deep Space 9 station.

During "Time's Orphan", Molly falls through a time portal and when she returns, she has aged ten years. Keiko and Miles tried to help her adjust but it doesn't work. In the end, the O'Briens decide to send her back through the portal where she will be comfortable in her surroundings.

When the old Molly steps through, she sends the younger version of herself through. The older Molly no longer exists.

Holodeck and Julian Bashir

At the start of the series, Miles O'Brien hated Dr Julian Bashir, Miles thought of Julian as stuck up. Julian tried to break down the barrier but it took some time to eventually break down the wall.

The two started off as Raquetball players but then the friendship progressed to darts. Cause of his genetically engineered intelligence and strength, Miles would always win. When it took to playing darks in Quark's bar, Julian would give Miles a slight advantage by stepping further back so the target was harder to hit.

The friendship then went to the holodeck where they would spend hours playing pilots in a holodeck recreation of the Battle of Britain. The Battle of Britain was a battle fought in the air during World War II. The two men dressed up in full air pilot gear.

Other holodeck adventures also included Kayaking and recreating the Alamo, the famous battle which took place in Texas between Mexico and the United States. The two men even built a scaled model of the Alamo so that they could plan their fight to greatest degree.

Chief Miles o'Brien's Best, Worst and Memorable Episodes

Tribunal (2x25)

Miles O'Brien is about to take some much needed rest when he meets an old friend who persuades Miles to help. When Miles and Keiko finally leave for some relaxation, their craft is captured by the Cardassians who accuse him of helping The Maquis.

Keiko returns to the station with Miles taken to Cardassia. When Odo hears of the news, he travels to Cardassia to represent Miles on the charge. Whilst Odo is defending his friend, the rest of the senior crew are searching for the person who set up Miles.

When the man who set up Miles is caught, he is taken to Cardassia. Miles is found innocent, the first person to have been found innocent in a long time. The charges against O'Brien are dropped and he's allowed to return to Deep Space 9.

Hard Time (4x19)

O'Brien visits the planet Argrathi and when he asks too many questions, O'Brien is accused of being a spy and is arrested, found guity and punished. Punishment on Argrathi is different to how its done on Earth. Instead of being locked away, memories are implanted in the guilty. Instead of doing ten or so years for a crime, ten years worth of memories are implanted.

When Miles O'Brien returns to Deep Space 9, he has false jail time memories of which he has to learn to cope with. At the start, his colleagues do not suspect anything wrong but overtime his manner being eratic and becomes a cause for concern.

Of the memories implanted is of a person called Ee'Char. Miles kiilled Ee'char over bread whilst in the fake prison. He sees Ee'char everywhere on DS9. Captain Benjamin Sisko relieves Miles of duty. Eventually, when Miles decides to take his own life, Doctor Julian Bashir steps up and begins steps to cure him.

After The Dominion War

After Starfleet along with their allies in the Romulans and the Klingons force the Dominion to back off, Miles and his family leave Deep Space 9. The O'Briens return to Earth as Miles had taken up a role as Professor of Engineering at Starfleet Academy. Whilst his family were pleased to be going, Julian Bashir was sad to see his friend leave.

Miles O'Brien Facts

Alien RaceHuman
ActorColm Meaney
Last UpdatedSunday, August 11, 2019

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