Today is St. Patrick’s Day, traditionally a day to celebrate that inner Irish person in every one of us…often with a drink in your hand. The staff at TrekMovie.com got to wondering, who in the world of Star Trek would we want with us as we hop down to the pub on St. Patty’s day. See below for TrekMovie.com’s ‘Top O’ The Irish.’
Seamus (VOY: “Fair Haven”)
As St. Patrick’s Day is a religious holiday it is always nice to show a bit of charity. And Fair Haven’s Seamus is the ultimate charity case. But once you buy him a pint he is an affable best friend, until he needs a refill at least.
Kevin Riley (TOS: “The Naked Time”)
When you are out drinking on St. Patrick’s Day you know there is going to be some singing. Who better to get the group going than Kevin Thomas Riley? Sure he can’t carry a tune but it is all about the effort.
Finnegan (TOS: “Shore Leave”)
Yes Finnegan may be a bit of a jerk, but he can certainly entertain the group with stories of ‘plebe’ Kirk all day long. Plus things can always turn ugly with lots of drinking and so it is good to have someone around you know is good for a dust up.
Brenna Odell (TNG: “Up The Long Ladder”)
One might think that Danilo Odell is the obvious imbibing companion choice from the Odell clan. However, you always need someone along to keep you grounded. Plus as designated drivers go, Brenna ain’t too hard on the eyes either.
Miles O’Brien (TNG, DS9)
There can be no doubt who is the top St. Patrick’s day pub crawling companion — Star Trek’s ultimate everyman, Miles Edward O’Brien . Sure marriage has slowed him a bit, but the man can drink like the rest of them and (when in the zone) play darts like the best of them.
HAPPY ST. PATRICK’S DAY FROM TREKMOVIE.COM
Miles O’Brien (and Julian Bashir) drunk and singing
St. Patrick’s Day video from Rico at the TreksInSciFi podcast, featuring Finnegan (with the Irish musical theme by Gerald Fried).