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Visitor Compares 'Deep Space Nine' and 'Wildfire'

By Michelle
June 2, 2007 - 8:02 PM

Nana Visitor spoke at Creation's Grand Slam convention earlier this year, comparing her experiences on Deep Space Nine with her new series, Wildfire.

"Colonel," she corrected when addressed as Major Kira during a Creation TV interview. "I always used to joke that I'd end up opening a chicken place on the Promenade."

Though she never did get the chance to compete with Colonel Sanders and Kentucky Fried Chicken, Visitor is now working on a farm - or at least a ranch - raising horses on Wildfire. "It's very different," she said of the pace of the show. "Where we used to wait hours and hours for lighting setups, to get an effect or whatever was going on to happen technically, now we're fighting a storm cloud coming in and horses that decide to buck. So we kind of have to get in there, get the shot and get out. It's much more exciting and quick in that sense."

What has not changed, however, is that Deep Space Nine co-creator Michael Piller brought her onto both shows. "This was Michael Piller's last show," Visitor explained of Wildfire, which airs on ABC Family. "When I heard that he was involved, it was an immediate 'yes' for me."

"It's funny," she added. "People used to ask me, 'What's the one thing you haen't done on Star Trek that you'd love to do?' I got the opportunity to do so many different things, but mentoring a young woman was the thing I wanted to do, and that's the thing I'm doing on this show."

The full interview is here.

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