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Don’t get me wrong, Chief O’Brien was very likable. And he was a fantastic character on Deep Space 9. Just fantastic. But on Next Generation, they really made the transporter room useless. They were always beaming from wherever they were, so why did they need an actual room? Vincent told me he’s pretty sure he read a technical manual for the Enterprise that says there are actually TWENTY of these rooms, for emergencies. Those crewmembers must stand around for 8 hours at a stretch doing jack shit.