A lot of the clips are also from the episode where O'Brien was replaced by a replicant that was supposed to assassinate someone to derail upcoming peace negotiations. That's of course why Garak has Julian pushed against a wall, their mouths pressed together as they pull the other closer. After the Dominion War ended O’Brien accepted a position as Professor of Engineering at Starfleet Academy. Erdmann, Terry J., and Paula M. Block. Why the New Jean-Luc Picard Series Should Revisit Keiko O’Brien. On TNG I found her portrayal to be very annoying as a character, mostly just very controlling and bringing problems to Miles, but ironically in DS9 (where most of this footage is from) she was actually fleshed out into a real, relatable person. They hate each other for stealing each other's customers. Yet, just like my survey respondents, 41% of the commenters either defended Keiko or blamed her defects on bad writing. I stumbled across it and was rolling at the "I closed it" comment. To this, video’s creator replied: “Yes she is possessed or otherwise being controlled in the majority of these clips. There is nothing wrong here, because (A) Nothing happened, you’re the one who imagined it, you sick, sick person, and (B) they are both adults, and married. Keiko’s scorn finds other targets as well, to equally devastating effect. Why, then, do so many viewers perceive the marriage as unhappy, and Keiko specifically as the negative partner? Based my anecdotal evidence, I fully expected Keiko to have a much higher average score than Miles, and probably one above 0.50. 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 hardworking Everyman, while very few (6%) dislike … I'm pretty angry they didn't kill that bitch off! Let’s examine that claim, shall we? Dirty Rascal by Duncan on September 29, 2013 at 12:28 am. ... Maybe a little slash fic. View Entire Discussion (38 Comments) More posts from the startrek community. Most tellingly, over half (54%) will feel the need to mitigate their opinion of Keiko, usually blaming the writers for her flaws. She marries Miles O'Brienand later sacrifices her career to transfer with him to Deep Space Nine. Join Facebook to connect with Keiko O'brien and others you may know. Barely a single episode goes by without one of them teasing, embracing, or professing their love for the other. In the Star Trek universe Keiko is introduced on her wedding day, about to be married to the character Miles O'Brien. Keiko was aware that O'Brien wasn't real, even though he wasn't. document.write("