Nana Visitor is known for playing Major Kira on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
Nana Visitor spent seven seasons portraying Major Kira, one of the toughest women in Star Trek history, on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. Her character had walked through the halls of hell and back and struggled to survive, and she ended up on top. It was one of the many story arcs that showcased a brave woman fighting against injustice and making a difference in the world. And though that was in a fictional world, Visitor is talking to real women and sharing their equally exceptional stories in a new book for Hero Collector entitled “A Woman’s Trek.”
Due out in the fall of 2022, the book will, according to the publisher’s website, “look at the role of women in front of and behind the camera and how it has changed over the last 55 years.”
"It’ll feature the women writers of Star Trek, its stunt women, women astrophysicists, and a variety of other women consulted for the crafting of a truly representative and exciting read.It’s here to ask big, meaningful and insightful questions of the women cast and crew across a breadth of ST titles, including its core shows and spin-offs, to offer a truly unique look at the universe millions of fans across the world cherish."
Nana Visitor is filming all of the interviews for a potential documentary
Visitor is working with 455 Films, the team behind the Deep Space Nine documentary, What We Left Behind, and the upcoming Voyager documentary, and filming all of her interviews with amazing women like Penny Johnson Jerald, BarBara Luna, and France Nuyen so that a potential documentary can be produced. She is asking in-depth questions about what life was like for the women of Star Trek in the 60s and the 90s.
According to an interview she gave Trek Movie, Visitor isn’t limiting her questions to women, though, as she’s already spoken to Joe D’Agosta, the original casting director for Star Trek: The Original Series. Input from all sides of the spectrum will help her create a book that is about the journey women had to take when Star Trek was just getting started and the differences in the roles they play now.
For updates on the status of the book and the exact publication date, follow Visitor on Twitter.