Hilarious comics prove O'Brien had the crappiest job on the Enterprise

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We know that Miles O'Brien had a lot more fun serving aboard Deep Space Nine than he did aboard the Enterprise, and these ennui-filled comics help explain why. Hanging out alone in the transporter room all day is bound to drive a fellow a bit mad.

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Quick note: The artist's main site is temporarily overwhelmed, but you can read the Chief O'Brien at Work comics on his City Cyclops Tumblr.

In Chief O'Brien at Work, cartoonist Jon Adams explore the wonderfully awful boredom O'Brien feels standing at his transporter post, far from the bridge and without even a window to the outside. The first installment hits it home:

Illustration for article titled Hilarious comics prove OBrien had the crappiest job on the Enterprise
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You can read the rest of the comics at Adams' site. Just remember, folks, transporting Lieutenant Yar without her clothes isn't so much a funny prank as sexual harassment.

Chief O'Brien at Work [City Cyclops, tip of the hat to mrinappropriate83]

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Strangeite
Strangeite

Ok, I have a question.

Why did the Enterprise even need the transporter room?

It is obvious that you could transport from almost any place on the ship to the surface and vice versa, so what's the point of all of those scenes where the away team leaves the bridge, walks to the transporter room and then beams down? Couldn't you just as easily had a transporter console on the bridge and one in engineering, with the transporter technicians beaming people as needed?