Trek Untold-Episode 100: Nana Visitor on Being Kira Nerys and Beyond
It's time to celebrate the 100th episode of Trek Untold, and we can't hit a milestone like that without having a great guest deserving of this number. Joining the show is Nana Visitor, AKA Kira Nerys from all seven seasons of Star Trek DS9!
We discuss her upcoming book and documentary “A Woman's Trek,” and how the role of women has changed on-screen and socially, and the early days of being Kira Nerys with the struggles she faced in life while simultaneously working on a TV series. Nana explains the hardships she went through as an actor portraying a trauma survivor in Kira and what she did to understand this Bajoran resistance soldier, and her journey as an actor through seven seasons to come to terms with who she was as a character, and how she related to her in real life.
We break down the physicality and anxiety of becoming Kira and the indelible mark it left on Nana, discuss some difficult episodes of DS9, including “Duet” with Harris Yulin and “Ties of Blood and Water” with Lawrence Pressman, performing with Marc Alaimo and Louise Fletcher as her respective arch-rivals Gul Dukat and Kai Winn, fond memories of Rene Auberjonois and the romance between Odo and Kira, and lastly, we ask the question – is “Move Along Home” really the worst episode of DS9?
Plus, memories of working with Angela Lansbury in the touring production of “Gypsy,” Richard Dean Anderson on two episodes of “MacGyver,” Star Trek action figure stories, the obscure “Working Girl” TV show Nana performed in that also starred Sandra Bullock, and more!
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