Details: Episode 8: Miri. The sad-eyed title character dominating this dark print is intended to convey a sense of melancholy. A plague in Miri's world is killing children once they reach puberty. The tears from (Miri's) left eye were originally going to be scabs from the planet's virus, says Ortiz. Likewise, the hair along the right creates an almost waterfall or a river-of-tears effect. I wanted Miri to be as special as Kirk thought she was, so I made her larger than life against the Enterprise.