Captain’s Log – Benjamin Sisko
The son of Joseph and Sarah Sisko, what was Benjamin’s middle name?
Lafayette. Benjamin’s middle name is Lafayette, with the other options being made up. In the episode “Homefront”, Ben was trying to persuade his father to undertake a blood screening. Whilst arguing about this, Joseph cut his finger, therefore inadvertently providing the required blood sample. Whilst Joseph ran his finger under a tap, Ben inspected the sample. When Joseph noticed, he used Ben’s full name.
Benjamin Sisko was born was raised in a city in the southern United States where his father continued to live after Benjamin joined Starfleet. What city was it?
New Orleans, Louisiana. Benjamin’s father owned and operated a restaurant in New Orleans, appropriately named Sisko’s. Benjamin learned to cook at an early age, but even with those skills, he still opted to beam back home every evening for family dinners during the first few weeks of Starfleet Academy training.
Captain Benjamin Sisko was a single parent to son Jake. What happened to his wife, Jennifer?
She was killed in the Battle of Wolf 359, in a fight with the Borg.. We found out what happened to Sisko’s wife during flashbacks he had in the pilot episode “Emissary.” Sisko was serving on board the USS Saratoga as First Officer when it was attacked by a Borg cube during the Battle of Wolf 359. His wife Jennifer and son Jake lived on the starship with him. The damage was so severe it caused a warp core breach and the Saratoga had to be abandoned. Jennifer died in the direct hit when their quarters were demolished. Jake, though unconscious survived. Sisko, completely overcome with emotion, did not want to leave the trapped body of his wife and had to be dragged out by another crew member. They made it to an escape pod before the ship exploded.
When meeting with Captain Picard, of the Enterprise, after Sisko’s arrival on Deep Space 9, he expressed enthusiasm for the challenge of running Deep Space 9 and helping to secure Bajor’s membership into the Federation.
false. In fact quite the opposite. Picard told Sisko he was aware of his objections to Starfleet of his posting on Deep Space 9. Sisko did not feel the space station was the right environment in which to raise his son. He even talks about leaving Starfleet to raise his son on Earth. Captain Picard said he would look into Starfleet finding a replacement for Sisko. Due to extraordinary events that occurred during this episode, including discovery of the wormhole to the Gamma Quadrant and an encounter with the “wormhole aliens,” Sisko had a change of heart and asked to stay. Sisko had a lot of hostility built up in him towards Captain Picard due to the Battle of Wolf 359 which resulted in the death of his wife. He held Picard responsible because at that time Picard had been assimilated by the Borg and his knowledge was used during the battle which destroyed nearly 40 starships and thousands of lives. This was the first thing Sisko brought up in the meeting with Picard and you could hear the barely restrained emotion in his voice when he talked with him.
What did Sisko do that Picard never did?
Hit Q. Q only appeared in one episode of “Deep Space Nine” and challenged Sisko to a boxing match. His next comment was “You hit me, Picard never hit me!”. To which Sisko replied “I’m not Picard”. In respect of the wrong answers, Picard played the Ressikan flute, used a recreation of the sailing ship when promoting Worf and Sisko played the piano in his father’s restaurant, visited Vic’s Bar in the holosuite and read a book in the episode “Paradise”.
Benjamin Sisko was very close to his father, Joseph. Which of the following is not true about his father?
He owned an Italian restaurant called Sisko’s Tuscany Bistro and Grill.. Joseph Sisko had appeared in several episodes of “DS9″ and his restaurant and cooking had been mentioned many times throughout the series. Benjamin and Jake visited Joseph at his restaurant in New Orleans in different episodes. You may not know the name of his restaurant but the one thing you would have known by watching the episodes was his restaurant in New Orleans specialized in creole cooking. Dishes such as gumbo, shrimp creole, jambalaya, and crawfish etouffee had been discussed. I am not sure the name of his restaurant was actually stated (though a sign was briefly shown)in episodes of “DS9″ but according to “Memory Alpha, The Star Trek Wiki” article “Joseph Sisko,” it was called Sisko’s Creole Kitchen or Sisko’s for short.
Benjamin Sisko mentioned to Dax his father used to use his children as taste testers in order to try out new recipes (“A Man Alone”). He passed along his cooking skills to his sons. Benjamin was shown cooking in a few episodes. When Nog went to Starfleet Academy he would go to Sisko’s for fresh tube grubs which Joseph had on hand just for him. Joseph’s health problems were a cause for concern for his son Benjamin (“The Alternate”, “Homefront”) and Joseph joked that in a couple years he may not have any of his own organs left due to the transplants he has had to have. Joseph also had a mild stroke in one of the episodes (“Homefront”). Another “Memory Alpha” article “Brock Peters,” which is about the actor who played Joseph Sisko indicates he had also played Admiral Cartwright in “Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home” and in “Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country.”
Benjamin Sisko’s rank was captain when he was put in charge of Deep Space 9.
His rank was commander when he first came to Deep Space 9. He achieved the rank of captain after three years on Deep Space 9. We see this event in the third season episode “The Adversary” when his son, Jake, puts the extra pip on his collar during a gathering of friends.
When Ben Sisko boarded DS9, Major Kira stated that the Kai, the spiritual leader of Bajor, was a recluse and was rarely seen by anybody. However, she met with Sisko almost immediately. What was the name of the Kai who declared that Sisko was the Emissary
Opaka & Kai Opaka. At their meeting, Opaka squeezed Sisko’s left ear to measure his pagh (or life-force), which Bajorans believed was replenished by the Prophets. After doing so she declared “Ironic, one who does not wish to be among us is to be the Emissary”. Sisko was very uncomfortable with his new status as religious icon, however he came to accept it as time passed.
Benjamin Sisko assumed various alter egos. Which of the following was not played by Avery Brooks?
Douglas Pabst. Sisko assumed the identity of Gabriel Bell in the two-part episode “Past Tense” when the real Gabriel Bell was killed. When a runabout exploded whilst the crew was being transported back to DS9, the computer used Sisko’s image in Doctor Bashir’s holosuite programme as Hippocrates Noah. At the beginning of “DS9′s” fifth season, Sisko travels to try and expose Gowron as a changeling infiltrator. He had been surgically altered by Doctor Bashir to appear as a Klingon and he takes the assumed name of Jodmos. Gul Dukat entered this name into the Klingon database as a recipient of the Order of the Bat’leth as Gowron was due to conduct the induction ceremony. Douglas Pabst was the magazine editor to whom Benny Russell reported in the episode “Far Beyond The Stars”.
Kai Winn and Ben Sisko never really saw eye to eye. In the episode “Rapture”, what two things did Sisko do that started to convince her the Prophets did have a specific role for him.
Found B’hala and stopped Bajor joining the Federation. Kai Winn was unhappy at the end of this episode. As she commented to Major Kira, previously, she knew who her enemies were. After Sisko found B’hala (which only someone touched by the prophets could do) and advised Bajor against joining the Federation (something she opposed), Winn realised that Sisko did have Bajor’s best interests at heart. Admiral Whateley was unhappy at Sisko’s actions, however he couldn’t risk changing his assignment for fear of alienating the Bajorans entirely. Sisko was able to reassure him that Bajor would accept Federation membership in the future.
Benny Russell’s submitted story to match the picture of the space station, became the story of DS9. The staff read it and loved it, yet ultimately it would not be published, why?
The Captain of the Space Station was a Negro. The whole writing Staff read the story and loved it – including the woman with the worm in her stomach (Dax), and the strong woman Major (Kira). However the editor (Odo) told Benny that their white audience would never accept a Negro as Captain, if he changed Sisko to a white man, they would write it. Benny refused, finally the staff suggested to have the story turn out to be a dream of a someone like a “Negro Shoeshine Boy”. The Editor decided to print it, however the publisher didn’t like it and cancelled the whole months issue. By that time Benny was on an obsession, writing volume after volume of the DS9 story. Was the Benny Russell a dream by Ben Sisko sent by the prophets, or was DS9 actually a moving story written by Benny Russell?
Avery Brooks also played a African-American Science Fiction Writer in the 1950′s named Benny Russell. He and the rest of the station cast all played Science Fiction Writers for a magazine called “Incredible Tales”. When the magazine decided to put a group picture of the writers, Russell was told he was not to be in the picture. Why?
He was a Negro. The editor felt that the white readers in the 1950′s America would not read his magazine if the readers knew that Benny Russell (who was a popular writer) was a Negro. In all fairness this also included and fellow writer Kay Eaton (who used the name K.C. Hunter) because she was a woman. K.C. Hunter may have been a tribute to “TOS” story editor Dorothy Fontana, who went by the name D.C. Fontana so as not be judged as a woman. “DS9″ had a few series that reminded post-”TOS” viewers the circumstances in America that caused the creation of the original “Star Trek” in the first place.
What was unusual about Benjamin Sisko’s birth mother?
Sarah was human but at one time had been possessed by an alien lifeform.. This story from “Deep Space Nine” gets a little confusing but Sarah was Benjamin’s birth mother and the first wife of Joseph Sisko. What was very unusual was that though she was a human her body was taken over by one of the Bajoran Prophets (“wormhole aliens”) so she would marry Joseph Sisko and give birth to Benjamin who became a very important person in Bajoran religion-The Emissary. Shortly after he turned one year old, Sarah left Joseph and Benjamin and it was thought this was because the Prophet had left Sarah who never really chose to marry Joseph.
Joseph searched for her for a long time but by the time he found out she had been living in Australia, she had died. Benjamin never knew his father had been married before and thought the woman who raised him, Joseph’s second wife, was his birth mother. He only found out about Sarah through a vision sent by the Prophets and an old photograph Jake found though Joseph at first was very reluctant to tell him anything about her (“Images in the Sand”, “Shadows and Symbols”). Benjamin met the “Sarah” Prophet in a vision he had after searching for and finally finding the Orb of the Emissary on the desert planet Tyree. This orb contained the “Sarah” Prophet, and when he opened it, she was able to go back to the Bajoran wormhole and defeat the Pah-wraith (“Shadows and Symbols”).
When Sisko began his term as the commander of Deep Space Nine, he was a single parent. Did he ever remarry?
Yes. Benjamin was introduced to Kasidy Yates in the year 2371 by his son Jake. They soon began dating. It took four years before they became engaged, and they married even with a warning given by the Prophets that they were not destined to walk the same path.
After his seven years in command of DS9, what was the fate of Benjamin Sisko?
He joined the Prophets in the Celestial Temple for eternity.. Sisko sacrificed himself to defeat the emissary of the Pah-wraith (in the form of Gul Dukat), knocking Dukat, the Book of the Kosst Amojan, and himself into the firepit within Bajor’s Fire Caves. Even though his physical body was destroyed, Sisko continued to exist in non-corporeal form as the Prophets’ Emissary. As such, he was able to pay one last visit to Kasidy so that she would know his fate.