Benjamin Sisko is a fictional male Human captain in the Star Trek - Deep Space Nine television series who was played on screen by Avery Brooks. Benjamin Sisko holds the rank of Commander (1-3), Captain (3-7).
When Benjamin Sisko first appears, he has a full head of hair is clean shaven. He fairly laid back, always looking for an excuse to give his son love tips even when they are not required.
In 'Explorers', Sisko returns from a trip to Bajor, he now sports a moustache and goatee beard, one that will stay with him till the end. At this time, he still has a full head of hair.
Benjamin has a strong interest in baseball and is nearly always seen playing with a base ball. When aliens impersonate characters on the space station, they impersonate a well known base ball player for Benjamin.
In 'Way of the Warrior', the first episode of the third series, Sisko shaves off his head and that is the look that he will have for the rest of the series. The change of style is presumably to make him look like his previous look in Spenser: For Hire where he had shaved his head.
In Homefront, we see his father who owns a restaurant in New Orleans and still works there. It is also revealed that Benjamin has a half-sister called Judith who lives and works in Oregon.
Benjamin was married to Jennifer Sisko and had one son, Jake. Sadly, Jennifer didn't live long enough to join Benjamin on Deep Space 9. Jennifer was killed during a confrontation with the Borg in what was known as Battle of Wolf 359. Wolf 359 is the actual name of a local star in the constellation of Leo, the Lion.
When Captain Jean-Luc Picard was captured and taken over by the Borg, space craft from the Federation were deployed to counter the threat. Benjamin, Jennifer and Jake were onboard the U.S.S. Saratoga which entered into battle. During the battle, the Borg struck and damaged the Saratoga. The crew were able to evacuate but Jennifer was sadly killed.
Jennifer would play a major part in the two part opening series as Ben is forced to relive the moments Ben met Jennifer for the first time. Ben was on a beach and stepped onto Jennifers towel to get off the hot sand and then striking up a conversation. Jennifer would reappear in a latter episode when Ben visits an Alternate universe, one in which she is still alive.
In the mirror universe, Jennifer is still alive. Jennifer is working for the Alliance, a Bajoran/Cardassian collaboration. Jennifer is creating a device that will help the Alliance crush the rebels once and for all. To prevent her from doing so, the mirror Chief Miles O'Brien steps through to our universe and kidnaps Benjamin. It is hoped that Benjamin can persuade Jennifer from completing the device which he does before he returns to our universe.
Jake accompanies his father onboard the Deep Space Nine space station. When we first meet Jake Sisko, he is a child of high school years. Over time, he grows up but doesn't join the Federation, instead becoming a journalist.
Jake Sisko introduces Kassidy to Benjamin Sisko in the episode Family Business because of a shared love of baseball Their relationship is slow to get moving, she is a captain of a space freighter so she is always on the move. It is the first serious relationship he has since the death of Jennifer.
When Benjamin Sisko finds out that Kassidy has been aiding The Maquis, he has no hesitation in arresting her and handing her over. When Kassidy is released from prison, they seemingly get back together and resume their relationship.
When Benjamin arrived, he saw that Quark was leaving, taking his business with him. He requested that Quark stay and have a bar and allow some gambling onboard the space station.
Jadzia Dax is a Trill where Jadzia is a female host and Dax is a worm like creature that takes over the body of the host. Benjamin has known Dax for years including when Dax was in another host, Curzon.
After what happened at Wolf-359, Sisko can't quite accept what happened there. When Jean-Luc visited Deep Space 9 in the first episode, there is hostility between the two men. Benjamin struggles with events of Wolf-359 and this affects his behavour towards Jean-Luc.
This is a two part episode with Benjamin Sisko, Lieutenant Jadzia Dax and Doctor Julian Bashir being beamed down into the past caused by a transporter problem. They discover they have materialised in San Francisco 2024.
San Francisco 2024 is a city where people are separated due to class and homelessness is a major issue. Benjamin realises that the date is just before the Bell Riots which is a watershed moment in the history of Earth.
During an incident in which Sisko's food cards were being stolen, a man is killed and it turns out to be Gabriel Bell who leads the riots. History is being change and in the future, the event is having a knock on effect with the Federation disappearing.
Jadzia was separated from the other two and was in the company of a business man who took to looking after her.
The rioting begins with Sisko taking on the role of Gabriel Bell and leading the rioter. History is restored and the crew eventually return to their time. Two policeman are persuaded to swaps ids with Gabriel Bell and have him as the leader of the riot and not Sisko.
Sisko begins having visions of a man dressed in 20th century clothing and eventually the whole vision consumes him. Sisko believed he is a science fiction writer called Benny Russell in the 1950's. Sisko wants to write a story which he calls "Deep Space 9" about an African-American in space. The publishers don't like the story and it doesn't get published but it is written. Sisko will eventually return to normality.
The episode sees a lot of the characters out of custome. Quark is shown without make-up and as a real person. Other actors that appear with make-up are shown without in this episode. The story is one about racism in the middle twentieth century, soon after the war.
With the war against The Dominion not working, Sisko decides that he needs to bring the Romulans on board. Together with Elim Garak, the two of them plan to create a fake video to show the Romulans of an impending attack. The get Tolar, a master forger out of prison and get him to create thje fake video.
The Romulans see through the plan and leave. Elim plants a bomb on the Romulans which explodes and implicates the Dominion in the attack. The Romulans join the fight against the Dominion after the fake video was discovered onboard the wreckage of the destroyed Romulan ship.
The episode is seen through a series of video messages that Benjamin Sisko makes of the plan. Sisko feels a little anguished about what he has done but he believes the end result outweighed the method. He deletes the video entry so its never seen.
|Rank||Commander (1-3), Captain (3-7)|
|Last Updated||Friday, April 19, 2019|
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