Colm Meaney as Chief Miles O’Brien in ‘Star Trek: The Next Generation’

Gary Mackey writes:

There’s a petition my friend, Alex Smyth, created to have a statue of Chief O’ Brien commissioned by an artist and erected somewhere in Ireland, Dublin or Killarney.

This is very important, this is joyous, hopeful and inspirational.

Sign here

Chief O’Brien?

26 thoughts on “Make It So

  1. George

    Unusually you don’t put up a statue of someone until after they’ve died (unless they are a dictator). The next generation was set in the 24th century so it’ll be a while.

      1. millie st murderlark

        I’d forgotten about that.

        If someone ever offers to sculpt me, I think I’ll say know. Unless he happens to be Michelangelo (not the tmnt lad).

        1. Bertie Theodore Alphege Blenkinsop

          What if *someone* offered to draw you like one of his French girls?

  2. Zaccone

    I support this endeavour. Statues of real noteworthy Irish scientists/engineers would be better, but a fictional one will get much more public support so its a good start.

    1. Slightly Bemused

      While I agree with the point below that actual Irish scientists would be better, I also agree that fictional characters can be inspirational.

      Also, as mentioned in an earlier reply, statues of fictional characters is a known thing, and has been done since antiquity, especially if we consider gods fictional (Greek, Roman, etc.)

      But while I can see this as joyous (as in fun), hopeful (alluding to the hopeful messages of the Star Trek universe and vision), and inspirational, I cannot quite get my head around the ‘very important’ bit.

  3. Termagant

    I owe a lot to Miles O’Brien. He said the word bollocks on telly, on actual Star Trek, giving me license to say the word bollocks in literally any other circumstances.

  4. Ian-O

    Why not? We have had some awful gowls immortalized in bronze, marble etc. so why not a likable character portrayed by a talented and likable actor?

    Star Trek is not part of not only US culture but global culture and we have an Irish actor portraying one of the more believable characters on this behemoth of a show.

  5. shortforBob

    There’s a reason we wait until people are dead. A statue of Liam Neeson might have seemed like a good idea just a few weeks ago.

  6. scottser

    And you, ye malignant little bastard ye..
    A great swear from old man rabbite. Worthy of a statue for that role alone..

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