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The Other O'Briens: Miles and Kira.

When an actress becomes pregnant during the run of a television show, the writers often have trouble figuring out how to deal with it. You can try to hide it with camera work and props, as they did with Roxann Dawson, or you can send the character on a trip somewhere. There are many options, but finding one that truly fits with the show can be difficult. Luckily, science fiction opens up some unique doors, so when Nana Visitor became pregnant during DS9 the writers found away to write the pregnancy into the series by tying it to an existing storyline involving the O'Briens.

In this episode of The Orb, hosts Christopher Jones and Matthew Rushing take a look at the effect this unique storyline has on the three characters involved—Kira, Miles, and Keiko, the flirtation often cited by fans, the difficult situation Kira and Miles find themselves in, and why Keiko seems determined to be an unwitting matchmaker.

Running Time: 44 minutes 19 seconds


Christopher Jones and Matthew Rushing

Editor and Producer

Christopher Jones

Associate Producers

Norman C. Lao, Ruth Ward, Lisa Stevens, and Will Nguyen


Dealing with Nana's Pregnancy (3:10)
Keiko the Matchmaker? (11:28)
Final Thoughts (23:45)
Closing and Feedback (26:28)

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