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Fans Petition to Build a Miles O’Brien Statue in Ireland

Fans Petition to Build a Miles O'Brien Statue in Ireland

Irish Star Trek fans are petitioning to erect a statue to honor Star Trek’s Chief Miles O’Brien in Dublin. The character, played by Irish-born actor Colm Meaney has been called the “most positive representation of Irishness in pop culture.”

The petition, which has gained momentum in recent days, has amassed nearly 2,000 signatures, since its launch. With the original goal of just 1,000 signatures, the proposal will be brought to Dublin City Council to commission an artist to create the statue.

As Miles O’Brien, Meaney appeared in multiple episodes of Star Trek: The Next Generation and went on to become a main cast member in Deep Space Nine.

As far-fetched as this plan may sound, there are multiple examples of similar statues being constructed to honor pop-culture characters — including Rocky Balboa in Philadelphia and RoboCop in Detroit.

Want to see the city of Dublin honor Miles O’Brien? You can add your name to the list here.

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  1. Cole Jenkins

    August 22, 2019 at 8:31 pm

    Isn’t a statue of Chief O’Brien basically just a lightning rod for the hatred of the universe? Don’t be surprised, Dublin, when your statue suffers some bizarre but intensely personal science fictional affliction for one hour every week.

  2. all-c-ing-eye

    August 22, 2019 at 8:31 pm

    Hey, why not, fictional characters are everywhere as well as sports icons etc. We know them all but we know less of real people that did various things although statues may exist, usually covered by pigeon poop in the parks. Star Trek has predicted many things to come and a reasoning that mankind will get beyond where it is now. We need hope that we can identify with, why not Chief O’Brian [Colm Meaney].

  3. Arnold May II

    August 22, 2019 at 8:31 pm

    Thats a cool idea!

  4. ZOD

    August 22, 2019 at 8:31 pm

    How much Brien was there?

  5. Karl

    August 22, 2019 at 8:31 pm

    Ah, but where in the city to erect it? Besides, Colm Meany’s roles in the Barrytown movies are far more iconic to Dubliners and Irish people in general than his role of “the Irish guy on Star Trek”

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