"[3] IndieWire ranked Keiko as only the 14th best out of 17 regular and recurring characters on The Next Generation. Photo courtesy of Winscott Road Funeral Home - Benbrook. Keiko married Miles O'Brien aboard the USS Enterprise-D in the TNG episode "Data's Day". Keiko O'Brien (born Keiko Ishikawa ) is a character in the fictional Star Trek universe, played by actress Rosalind Chao. Author's Note; This is my effort to give Keiko O'Brien(played by the marvelous actress Rosalind Chao), a long-overdue turn in the spotlight. Jeffrey Combs as Weyoun, a Dominion leader, and Brunt, liquidator with the Ferengi Commerce Authority. … [3] Appearing in only 8 episodes of The Next Generation, and 19 episodes of Deep Space Nine, she did not get as much character development as the primary characters, with an article on The Mary Sue complaining that her traits are largely a series of "cultural stereotypes, likely checked off by a writer’s room of non-Asian writers who really just weren’t sure how to write a fully fleshed-out Asian character. Keiko was introduced as a romantic interest for the recurring Next Generation character of Chief O'Brien, and stories involving her and the couple's children allowed Star Trek to expand its narrative beyond weekly space missions. BENBROOK -- Keiko O'Brien, 81, went to heaven Wednesday, April 13, 2016. Man Alone Keiko O'Brien's School Room Comparative Xenobiology Life Forms: DS9 Large LCARS No 063 Dramatis Personae Sisko's Saltah'na Clock Blueprint Padd: From screen Captures we see the registry number as NX-74204 at the top of this LCARS. Turd Ferguson, May 24, 2012 #10. For official blog entries from the official Star Trek Online website, see Lore Blogs. Her family comes from Japan on Earth, and she follows some Japanese traditions. Funeral: 12:30 p.m. Thursday in the chapel of Winscott Road Funeral Home, 1001 Winscott Road, Benbrook. She marries Miles O'Brienand later sacrifices her career to transfer with him to Deep Space Nine. [9], However, To Boldly Go: Essays on Gender and Identity in the Star Trek Universe argues that Keiko and Miles have the only successful long-term relationship in the entire Star Trek universe, noting that they are married in the fourth season of The Next Generation, have two children, and are still committed to each other at the conclusion of Deep Space Nine after nearly a decade. Joined: Mar 22, 2001 Location: Burlington, VT, USA. Finding limited opportunity to use her botanical expertise, and concerned about the educational opportunities on the station for her daughter and others' children, she starts a school, where Jake Sisko and Nog are also students. Keiko is an excellent botanist and a scientist and her personality is a little eccentric. My thoughts and prayers are with you. [7][8][4] Keiko instead appears irregularly, with a focus on the impact of the assignment on the O'Briens' relationship. She attempts to force Chief O'Brien to attack the Prophets in the Bajoran wormhole, but although the plan comes close to success, O'Brien is able to defeat the Pah-wraith and force it from her body.6 O'BRIEN: Weeks? Keiko's first child, Moll… The producers wanted her as a regular character on Deep Space Nine, but Chao was only available part-time. Introduced in 1991, she is the civilian spouse of Starfleet crew member Miles O'Brien (played by Colm Meaney) appearing occasionally in later seasons of the series Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987-1994), more frequently as a supporting character throughout Star Trek: Deep Space Nine(1993-1999), and in related media such as novels. The couple and Kira form an awkward ad hoc family for the duration of the pregnancy, until their son Kirayoshi is born, in the fifth season episode "The Begotten". DonIago Vice Admiral Admiral. At some point, Data introduced Keiko to Miles O'Brien. Keiko O'Brien/Miles O'Brien (75) Julian Bashir/Miles O'Brien (34) Jadzia Dax/Kira Nerys (28) Kira Nerys/Odo (26) Kira Nerys/Keiko O'Brien/Miles O'Brien (25) Kira Nerys/Keiko O'Brien (19) Jadzia Dax/Worf (18) Julian Bashir & Miles O'Brien (17) Benjamin Sisko/Kasidy Yates (15) Exclude Additional Tags Fluff (57) Friendship (34) Angst (32) 1 Corinthians 15:26, John 17:3, We are so sorry for the loss of your beloved mother. Keiko O'Brien, born Keiko Ishikawa, is played by Rosalind Chao. There she works briefly as a primary school teacher before taking up a position on Bajor as chief botanist on a research expedition. The Box sets are coming down in price which gave me the thought to ask who was your favorite charactor on this starting in 1987 TV series. Another notable O'Brien ancestor was Sean Aloysius O'Brien. 6: Whilst visiting the Fire Caves of Bajor, Keiko O'Brien's body is possessed by a Pah-wraith. Debbie I am so very sorry for your loss, but know your Mom is in a very happy place reunited with those loved ones who went before her. Meanwhile, Bashir and O'Brien are stranded in an abandoned town on the planet's surface. [1], The character appeared prominently the following season in the episode "Disaster", in which she gives birth to Keiko and Miles' first child Molly in the crew lounge Ten-Forward during a shipwide crisis. O'Brien, Keiko. [14] CBR praised the character and her relationship with Miles as a realistic depiction of the strains that marriage can involve, and ranked Keiko the 7th best recurring character in all of Star Trek. For O'Brien, … BASHIR: Dax is right. The producers wanted her as a regular character on … Keiko O'Brien (born Keiko Ishikawa[1]) is a character in the fictional Star Trek universe, played by actress Rosalind Chao. INFP – the Healer, the Dreamer, the Clarifier. In the mirror universe, Miles "Smiley" O'Brien was a male Terran slave of the Klingon-Cardassian Alliance with a theta designation until 2370. [5], The character was introduced in the fourth season episode of The Next Generation, "Data's Day", which depicts her imminent wedding to Miles – which she temporarily cancels – as one of several subplots in which the main-cast character Data is involved. Summary; When Chief O'Brien lies dying from a Dominion sneak attack, Keiko joins the crew of a Klingon vessel to save her husband. The actress, who has portrayed the recurring character of Keiko O'Brien on both "Next Gen" and "DS9," has proven to be a … In the fourth season episode "Body Parts", Keiko and her unborn child are injured, and to save the fetus it is placed into Major Kira's uterus to carry to term, as an in-story explanation for actress Nana Visitor's pregnancy. Rosalind Chao, Actress: Mulan. She knows that you and Keiko are going to have a baby soon. Services by Bowman Funeral Parlor, Garden City. Keiko O’Brien put up with a lot, and never really got her due. Patti Yasutake – who would later play nurse Alyssa Ogawa on The Next Generation – auditioned unsuccessfully for the role. The words in their wedding were based on Captain Kirk's in the original series 1966 episode "Balance of Terror", according to writer Ronald D. BASHIR: First in my class in paediatric medicine. That's not her "choosing to be difficult", that's how she is and she's just as … Keiko is especially impressed with how hard O’Brien fought for her. (TNG: "Disaster"; DS9: "Emissary", "Dax") Keiko had a strong bond with her family and past; as a child, she used to help her grandmother, whom she called obaachan (Affectionate Japanese term for "grandmother"), with her Japanese brush writing or calligraphy. Meeting of a Q being, pursuit, capture, challenge, saucer sepper, mini movie, and a puzzle at the newly constructed Farscape … Keiko Katherine O'Brien Idaho Statesman, The (Boise, ID) - Tuesday, July 23, 2013 Keiko Katherine O'Brien, 79 of Boise, died Saturday at a local hospital. That's on purpose, it compliments O'Brien's own chronic lack of ambition and somewhat arrested maturity. Meanwhile, Keiko has a central role in the fifth season episode "The Assignment", when she is possessed by a malevolent entity. O'Brien tries to repair a broken communications system in order to inform the T'Lani of the Kelleruns' apparent betrayal. Longtime Fairbanksan, Keiko K. O'Brien, passed away quietly at her home in Boise, Idaho, on July 20, 2013 as a result of a losing battle with cancer. Keiko is a civilian botanist and head of the biology lab on the USS Enterprise. Rosalind Chao is chatting. CC Jun 5, 1994 View the profiles of people named Keiko O'brien. Rosalind Chao as Keiko O'Brien, botanist, teacher, and wife of Miles O'Brien. Origin. O'Brien, with a dead friend to mourn, is released. Molly's been doing this for two months already. She joined the crew way back in TNG, then left her career to cross over with her husband Miles to DS9, highlighting the show’s themes of family life and diversity. [17], "Why the New Jean-Luc Picard Series Should Revisit Keiko O'Brien", "Rosalind Chao Likes Part-time Status on 'DS9, "ROSALIND CHAO LIKES PART-TIME STATUS ON 'DS9, "Star Trek: 10 New Character Additions That Hurt TNG (And 10 That Saved It)", "Star Trek: Ranking the 20 Best Recurring Characters", "The 21 most interesting Star Trek supporting characters", https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Keiko_O%27Brien&oldid=998517567, Star Trek: The Next Generation characters, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 5 January 2021, at 19:04. O'Brien died (but kept on serving) For most people, watching themself die would be a life-changing, traumatic experience. Ask a random sample of about 100 viewers (which I did), and you’ll probably find that, of those who are avid TNG and DS9 fans, about two-thirds (64% in my survey) will say they love Miles O’Brien, the … Below are the 166 questions and answers for the Path to 2409 daily trivia, available at Starfleet Academy from Commander Viala for History 102: Alpha Quadrant Midterm … Keiko O'Brien worked as a botanist aboard the Star Ship U.S.S. In the Q-created reality experienced by Jean-Luc Picard of 2370, the couple met when they collided after Picard … She is a professional botanist and the wife of Miles O'Brien in both The Next Generation and Deep Space Nine. With the death of Benjamin Sisko a year later, he became leader of the Terran Rebellion.When Sisko first met O'Brien, O'Brien's serious demeanor was so noticeable that Sisko decided to designate O'Brien as "Smiley", a name that stuck thereafter. After the war, Keiko and her family relocate to Earth, where Miles will be an instructor at Starfleet Academy. Keiko was a botanist aboard the Enterprise-D, where she met and fell in love with Miles O'Brien. I'll always have very fond memories of visiting with her when I was very young. In the 2360s Keiko was assigned to the USS Enterprise-D as a botanist in the ship's arboretum, where she befriended Lieutenant Commander Data. DAX: She just needs a little attention. [2] She is a professional botanist, and becomes a teacher on Deep Space Nine, where her husband has been stationed. My deepest condolences for your loss. Directed by Les Landau. Her mother, born in 2269, was a resident of the city Kumamoto well into the 2360s. Keiko Ishikawa O’Brien has something of a reputation among Trek fans. O’Brien and Keiko explain what happened to Sisko and a very sore Odo. I'd say she's jealous. And who says miracles never happen? Keiko Ishikawa, daughter of Hiro Ishikawa, was a native of Japan, Earth. While whole dissertations could be written on the merits of each one, from Keiko O'Brien to Kasidy Yates, Jadzia Dax might be the most memorable and most beloved, which made her unexpected death so jarring. The senior staff of Deep Space Nine grieve the loss of their crewmates, and Sisko informs O'Brien's wife Keiko of his death. [15][16] SyFy described her as "fascinating", rating her among the 21 most interesting supporting characters of the franchise. [1] Keiko is a central character in the seventh season episode "Rascals", in which she is temporarily transformed into a child and played by Caroline Junko King.[1][6]. Keiko O'Brien is a completely unlikable bitch. Casey Biggs as Damar, Cardassian officer, a leader of the Dominion, and later the leader of the Cardassian resistance until his death in 2375. She was always smiling, sharing stories with us, and feeding us her Japanese specialties. Why should Keiko have to come up with an optional field trip? The first season episode "In the Hands of the Prophets" shows Keiko in conflict with religious leader Vedek Winn over her teaching of science and a secular perspective on elements of Winn's Bajoran faith. Keiko O'Brien passed away on April 13, 2016 at the age of 81 in Benbrook, Texas. Rosalind Chao is best known for The Joy Luck Club (1993), Star Trek, What Dreams May Come, and most recently The Laundromat (2019), and Plus One (2019). Interment: 2:30 p.m. in Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery, 2000 Mountain Creek... Get email updates about Keiko O'Brien delivered directly to your inbox. Praying for you at this time of sorrow.With lots of love, Mark, Devin, Challenger, and Aiden Love. Always a fav of mine, I wish that she had been more prominent in DS9. During the Dominion War late in the series, Keiko and the children are evacuated from the war zone. Keiko has appeared in over twenty Star Trek novels. Moore. As Miles and Keiko O'Brien head off on their first vacation in years, the chief is detained and arrested by Cardassian military forces and forced to stand trial with death being his sentence. Chao was offered a full-time role on Deep Space Nine, which she turned down because the demands on her would be too strenuous. She is of Japanese ancestry, which is reflected in Keiko's and Miles' Japanese-Irish marriage ceremony, and by her observance of other family traditions. Join Facebook to connect with Keiko O'brien and others you may know. The two were married by Captain Picard in 23672, and Keiko soon became pregnant.She gave birth to her daughter, Molly, in Ten Forward during a shipwide emergency, with … She was born and raised in Orange County, California where her parents ran a Chinese restaurant and pancake house. At the end of the series, they both transfer to Earth. [3], Keiko is played by Chinese-American actress Rosalind Chao,[4] who had first come to public attention playing Soon-Lee, the Korean wife of Max Klinger, in the final episode of M*A*S*H and in its spin-off AfterMASH. [13], Viewers and critics had mixed reactions to the character. [2] A Screen Rant article argued, "It's a struggle to come up with any compelling reasons why Keiko needed to exist", and that the character overall "hurt" The Next Generation. DS9 Season 1 Episode 4 : O'Brien is close to death in the infirmary but Keiko never visits and is seemingly unaware of his plight. Miles O'Brien was born in Ireland, Earth, in September 2328. Chief O'Brien's world is turned upside down when for no reason whatsoever he is being ignored by his family and friends and is being closed out of every essential job on the station. (DS9: "Homefront", "Whispers") O'Brien claimed he could trace his ancestry back to the 11th century Irish king Brian Boru (whom he occasionally played in a holosuite program). God Bless. (DS9: "Bar Association") O'Brien was proud of the fact that he was raised on real food as his mother believed that replicated food was les… We certainly look forward to a future where death will not exist and we can enjoy life together without worrying about losing our loved ones. Hell, I think O'Brien would've been happier hooking up with Kai Winn. 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