With Avery Brooks, Rene Auberjonois, Alexander Siddig, Terry Farrell. For O'Brien, … She was always smiling, sharing stories with us, and feeding us her Japanese specialties. She was born and raised in Orange County, California where her parents ran a Chinese restaurant and pancake house. Another notable O'Brien ancestor was Sean Aloysius O'Brien. [9] Examples include The Fall: Revelation and Dust,[10] Warpath,[11] Warped,[12] and The Tempest. The producers wanted her as a regular character on … Keiko O'Brien worked as a botanist aboard the Star Ship U.S.S. (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. 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. That's on purpose, it compliments O'Brien's own chronic lack of ambition and somewhat arrested maturity. During the Dominion War late in the series, Keiko and the children are evacuated from the war zone. Photo courtesy of Winscott Road Funeral Home - Benbrook. Miles O'Brien was born in Ireland, Earth, in September 2328. [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. [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. O'Brien tries to repair a broken communications system in order to inform the T'Lani of the Kelleruns' apparent betrayal. Directed by Les Landau. Keiko O'Brien passed away on April 13, 2016 at the age of 81 in Benbrook, Texas. INFP – the Healer, the Dreamer, the Clarifier. 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. 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. Patti Yasutake – who would later play nurse Alyssa Ogawa on The Next Generation – auditioned unsuccessfully for the role. She knows that you and Keiko are going to have a baby soon. 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. In the mirror universe, Miles "Smiley" O'Brien was a male Terran slave of the Klingon-Cardassian Alliance with a theta designation until 2370. Keiko O'Brien (born Keiko Ishikawa ) is a character in the fictional Star Trek universe, played by actress Rosalind Chao. O'BRIEN: Weeks? 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. (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). There she works briefly as a primary school teacher before taking up a position on Bajor as chief botanist on a research expedition. [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. Praying for you at this time of sorrow.With lots of love, Mark, Devin, Challenger, and Aiden Love. Meanwhile, Bashir and O'Brien are stranded in an abandoned town on the planet's surface. Keiko O'Brien, born Keiko Ishikawa, is played by Rosalind Chao. DS9 Season 1 Episode 6 ( Captive Pursuit ): The alien Tosk invites O'Brien to run away with him, leaving his family behind, and be hunted across the galaxy. O'Brien, with a dead friend to mourn, is released. 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 … God Bless. [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. For official blog entries from the official Star Trek Online website, see Lore Blogs. BASHIR: Dax is right. "[3] IndieWire ranked Keiko as only the 14th best out of 17 regular and recurring characters on The Next Generation. Keiko's first child, Moll… Jeffrey Combs as Weyoun, a Dominion leader, and Brunt, liquidator with the Ferengi Commerce Authority. Keiko is an excellent botanist and a scientist and her personality is a little eccentric. 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. 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. 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. And who says miracles never happen? … (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… My deepest condolences for your loss. Why should Keiko have to come up with an optional field trip? Her mother, born in 2269, was a resident of the city Kumamoto well into the 2360s. Keiko is a civilian botanist and head of the biology lab on the USS Enterprise. 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. DAX: She just needs a little attention. Rosalind Chao is chatting. [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. View the profiles of people named Keiko O'brien. Keiko Ishikawa, daughter of Hiro Ishikawa, was a native of Japan, Earth. 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. 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 … Bucketloads of angst get thrown at the O'Brien family. [15][16] SyFy described her as "fascinating", rating her among the 21 most interesting supporting characters of the franchise. The producers wanted her as a regular character on Deep Space Nine, but Chao was only available part-time. I'll always have very fond memories of visiting with her when I was very young. Hell, I think O'Brien would've been happier hooking up with Kai Winn. Chao was offered a full-time role on Deep Space Nine, which she turned down because the demands on her would be too strenuous. Keiko married Miles O'Brien aboard the USS Enterprise-D in the TNG episode "Data's Day". BASHIR: First in my class in paediatric medicine. 6: Whilst visiting the Fire Caves of Bajor, Keiko O'Brien's body is possessed by a Pah-wraith. 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 At some point, Data introduced Keiko to Miles O'Brien. Joined: Mar 22, 2001 Location: Burlington, VT, USA. Keiko Ishikawa O’Brien has something of a reputation among Trek fans. 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. Keiko was a botanist aboard the Enterprise-D, where she met and fell in love with Miles O'Brien. 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". O'Brien died (but kept on serving) For most people, watching themself die would be a life-changing, traumatic experience. [2] She is a professional botanist, and becomes a teacher on Deep Space Nine, where her husband has been stationed. Rosalind Chao as Keiko O'Brien, botanist, teacher, and wife of Miles O'Brien. 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