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Old January 25 2013, 05:15 PM   #136
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Re: Does anyone else dislike Keiko O'brien?

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I liked Keiko in general but I agree she didn't come off well in the 'Relationship trouble' episodes. But I don't interpret it as being a 'bitch' at all, I see it as just being strongly opinionated and having a strong sense of self, which are two qualities which are considered positive qualities in men but are labeled 'bitchy' when they appear in women.

Yep.
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Old January 30 2013, 05:34 PM   #137
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Re: Does anyone else dislike Keiko O'brien?

Never liked Keiko. Either the character is boring or Rosalind Chao is just a bad actress. Or both.
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Old January 30 2013, 06:38 PM   #138
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Re: Does anyone else dislike Keiko O'brien?

I sometimes think Keiko wasn't always well written. Chao's been in the business since she was about 13, and been in some high profile series (with multiple appearances) and films, so I doubt the "bad actress" classification.

The topic might even suggest an ethnic bias.
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Old January 31 2013, 04:32 PM   #139
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Re: Does anyone else dislike Keiko O'brien?

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I liked Keiko in general but I agree she didn't come off well in the 'Relationship trouble' episodes. But I don't interpret it as being a 'bitch' at all, I see it as just being strongly opinionated and having a strong sense of self, which are two qualities which are considered positive qualities in men but are labeled 'bitchy' when they appear in women.
...or, is it possible that most of her dialogue was written by male(s) from a male's perspective? I don't know about you but I always found myself rooting for Miles in those situations, and I'm pretty sure the writers arranged it that way. In episodes where she appeared, Keiko was often the antagonist to Miles in the B or C story. I'm sure most of it had to do with the fact that Miles was a "main" character, but I wouldn't be surprised if male bias was part of it as well. I'm sure the writers being mostly guys brought their marriage experiences to the table when writing these episodes. Of course if you're rooting for Miles, you're going to be annoyed by Keiko. Having said that, I didn't dislike Keiko. I found the introduction of these sorts of real problems (and joys) that everyday people and couples can relate to refreshing for Star Trek. Perhaps humanity has evolved in the 24th century, but men and women still don't understand each other!
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