Imagine my surprise when I heard Miles O'Brien discussing the space shuttle disaster on the radio news today. It seems that there's a Miles O'Brien that is CNN's Space Correspondent, interviewer of astronauts and expert on the stars.
miles o'brien used to be on our local NBC affiliate here in boston and i used to laugh and laugh at his name. specifically for the reason you blog about. i kept thinking he was going to say "This is Miles O'Brien Reporting from Sommerville for Seven News, now, over to you Wesley Crusher at the Sports Desk... Wesley?" Then, Picard would say "Make it so, Wesley." And Wesley would give the Patriots, Bruins and Celtics scores for that afternoon and talk about how the Red Sox were trying to get Roger Clemens to come back to the team and leave the Dark Side of the Yankees. Oops. That's mixing space fiction stories and violating the prime directive. Thanks for your post today. you've assisted me in making myself laugh.
--christine , 2/6/2003 09:36:22