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Benjamin Lafayette Sisko
Benjamin Sisko
Benjamin Sisko
Species: Human
Gender: Male
Home planet: Earth (New Orleans)
Affiliation: Starfleet
Posting: Starbase 137
USS Lexington
USS Okinawa executive officer
USS Saratoga executive officer
Utopia planetia Fleetyards

Deep Space Nine commanding officer
Emissary of the Prophets
USS Defiant commanding officer
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Rank: Lieutenant Commander
Commander
Captain
Portrayed by: Avery Brooks

Benjamin Lafayette Sisko, played by Avery Brooks, is the main character of the television series Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. Sisko is the first African-American lead character in a Star Trek series. Lieutenant Commander is a commissioned rank of the Starfleet in the fictional universe of Star Trek. ... Commander is a commissioned Starfleet officer rank in the fictional Star Trek universe. ... Captain is a commissioned rank of the Starfleet in the fictional universe of Star Trek. ... Brooks as Sisko Avery Franklin Brooks (born October 2, 1948 in Evansville, Indiana) is an American actor. ... Brooks as Sisko Avery Franklin Brooks (born October 2, 1948 in Evansville, Indiana) is an American actor. ... A television program is the content of television broadcasting. ... Space station Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (ST:DS9 or STDS9 or DS9 for short) is a science fiction television series produced by Paramount and set in the Star Trek universe. ... Languages Predominantly American English Religions Protestantism (chiefly Baptist and Methodist); Roman Catholicism; Islam Related ethnic groups Sub-Saharan Africans and other African groups, some with Native American groups. ... The current Star Trek franchise logo Star Trek is an American science fiction entertainment series and media franchise. ...


Sisko is the commanding officer of space station Deep Space Nine and the USS Defiant. Because of his discovery of the Bajoran wormhole, and his direct contact with the lifeforms residing therein, the Bajorans name Sisko the "Emissary of the Prophets," an important icon in their religion. He is uncomfortable with that title during much of his time on Deep Space Nine (DS9), struggling with his duty as the Emissary and his duty as a Starfleet officer. The International Space Station in 2007 A space station is an artificial structure designed for humans to live in outer space. ... In the Star Trek fictional universe, Deep Space Nine (or DS9) is a space station. ... For the ship seen in Star Trek: The Original Series The Tholian Web and Star Trek: Enterprises In a Mirror, Darkly, see USS Defiant (NCC-1764). ... In the fictional Star Trek universe, the Bajoran wormhole is a wormhole located near the planet Bajor. ... Benjamin Sisko (right) speaks with his mother (left), a Bajoran Prophet In the fictional Star Trek universe, the Prophets, also known as Wormhole Aliens, are non-corporeal beings who inhabit the artificially constructed Bajoran wormhole which connects a distant point in the Gamma Quadrant to the Alpha Quadrant, near the... Bajorans, a race of humanoids in the fictional Star Trek universe, were introduced in the Next Generation series and played an integral part in the Deep Space Nine series. ... Benjamin Sisko (right) speaks with his mother (left), a Bajoran Prophet In the fictional Star Trek universe, the Prophets, also known as Wormhole Aliens, are non-corporeal beings who inhabit the artificially constructed Bajoran wormhole which connects a distant point in the Gamma Quadrant to the Alpha Quadrant, near the...

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Character history

Early life and career

Born in 2332 in New Orleans, Benjamin is the son of Joseph Sisko, a Cajun/Creole chef and owner of the restaurant "Sisko's." His birth mother was a human woman named Sarah. However, Sarah was actually possessed by one of the Bajoran Prophets (the lifeforms that exist inside the Bajoran wormhole), who manipulated her into marrying Joseph and conceiving Benjamin. Sarah and Joseph were happily married until Sarah disappeared two days after Ben's first birthday, when the lifeform left her body. She died in an accident several years later. Nickname: Location in the State of Louisiana and the United States Coordinates: , Country United States State Louisiana Parish Orleans Founded 1718 Government  - Mayor Ray Nagin (D) Area  - City  350. ... This is a list of fictional characters of the fictional Star Trek universe that appeared exclusively in the television show Star Trek: Deep Space Nine and related material. ... The Cajuns are an ethnic group mainly living in Louisiana, consisting of the descendants of Acadian exiles and peoples of other ethnicities with whom the Acadians eventually intermarried on the semitropical frontier. ... This article is about an ethnic culture in Louisiana, USA. For uses of the term Creole in other countries and cultures, see Creole (disambiguation). ... Toms Restaurant, a restaurant in New York made familiar by Suzanne Vega and the television sitcom Seinfeld A restaurant is an establishment that serves prepared food and beverages to order, to be consumed on the premises. ...


Joseph eventually meets and marries another woman who goes on to raise Benjamin as her own son. Benjamin remains unaware of these events until well into his adulthood and long after he otherwise makes contact with the Bajoran Prophets.[1] Ben has a sister named Judith and at least two brothers.


Sisko entered Starfleet Academy in 2350. During his sophomore year, he was in a field-study assignment on Starbase 137. He met a woman named Jennifer in Babylon, New York on Gilgo Beach, shortly after graduating from the Academy. The two eventually wed and had a son, Jake.[2] The official logo of Starfleet Academy, circa 2370. ... // This is a list of fictional characters of the fictional Star Trek universe that appeared in the television show Star Trek: Deep Space Nine and related material. ... The Town of Babylon is located in southwestern Suffolk County, New York, USA. As of the 2000 census, the town had a total population of 211,792. ... NY redirects here. ... Gilgo-Oak Beach-Captree is a census-designated place located in Suffolk County, New York and the Town of Babylon. ... Jake Sisko is a character in the fictional Star Trek universe, played by Cirroc Lofton. ...


As a Starfleet officer coming up through the ranks, Curzon Dax, the Federation ambassador to the Klingon Empire and joined Trill, mentored Benjamin when the two were stationed aboard the USS Livingston early in Sisko's career. The symbiotic nature of the joined Trill becomes a significant aspect to Sisko's later relationships with his DS9 science officer Jadzia Dax, who inherited the Dax symbiont from Curzon, and DS9 counselor Ezri Dax, who inherits Dax upon Jadzia's untimely death. Curzon Dax is a fictional character in the Star Trek universe. ... Jadzia Dax is a Trill who carries the Dax symbiont. ... Jadzia Dax, played by Terry Farrell, is a main character in the first six seasons of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. ... Jadzia Dax (left) and the symbiotes successor host, Ezri Dax, from The Lives of Dax book cover Dax is a fictional character on the television show Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. ... Lieutenant (junior grade) Ezri Dax (played by Nicole de Boer) is a fictional character in the seventh and final season of the science fiction television series Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, and in the novels which continue the story. ...


Sisko served aboard the USS Okinawa under Captain Leyton, who saw command potential in the young officer. Leyton promoted Sisko to lieutenant commander and made him his executive officer. It was during this assignment that Sisko and Leyton fought in the war between the Federation and the Tzenkethi.[3] Lieutenant Commander is a commissioned rank of the Starfleet in the fictional universe of Star Trek. ... While Executive officer literally refers to a person responsible for the performance of duties involved in running an organization, the exact meaning of the role is highly variable, depending on the organization. ... The introduction of this article does not provide enough context for readers unfamiliar with the subject. ...


Sisko eventually transferred to the USS Saratoga as its first officer. In early 2367, the Saratoga was one of the Starfleet vessels involved in the Battle of Wolf 359 against the Borg. Locutus, a Borg drone created from the assimilation of Captain Jean-Luc Picard, uses Picard's knowledge to annihilate the Starfleet force; Jennifer Sisko is among the 11,000 casualties.[4] Combatants Borg Collective United Federation of Planets Commanders The Hive mind Admiral J.P. Hanson † Strength 1 Borg cube 40 Starfleet vessels Casualties Unknown 11,000+ casualties, 39 starships In the fictional Star Trek universe, the Battle of Wolf 359 is the first major battle between the United Federation of... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... Captain Jean-Luc Picard, played by Patrick Stewart, is a character from the Star Trek franchise who appears in the TV series Star Trek: The Next Generation, in the movies Star Trek: Generations, Star Trek: First Contact, Star Trek: Insurrection, and Star Trek: Nemesis, and makes a cameo appearence in...


Afterward, Sisko took a position at the Utopia Planitia Fleet Yards on Mars, overseeing the development of new ships, including the USS Defiant, which was created specifically to contend with the Borg threat.[5] Adjectives: Martian Atmosphere Surface pressure: 0. ... For the ship seen in Star Trek: The Original Series The Tholian Web and Star Trek: Enterprises In a Mirror, Darkly, see USS Defiant (NCC-1764). ...


Deep Space Nine

In 2369, Sisko is assigned to the Bajoran sector to command space station Deep Space Nine and to help Bajor's recovery from the recently-concluded Cardassian occupation, shepherding them toward possible membership in the United Federation of Planets. Sisko and his son Jake reluctantly take up residence on the station. Recognizing that the then decrepit station is not an "ideal environment" in which to raise a son, Sisko contemplates resigning his commission. Adding to Sisko's discomfort is the presence of Jean-Luc Picard, who briefs him on his mission. Sisko continues to harbor resentment toward Picard for his role, however unwilling, in the death of his wife. In the fictional Star Trek universe, Bajor (IPA: /bedʒoɹ/ or /beʒoɹ/) is the homeworld of the Bajorans. ... In the Star Trek fictional universe, Deep Space Nine (or DS9) is a space station. ... The Cardassian Occupation or simply the Occupation is a period in the fictional Star Trek universe affecting the planet Bajor and the Bajorans. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ...


Upon Sisko's first visit to Bajor, the Bajoran Kai, Opaka Sulan, labels him "the Emissary of the Prophets" and gives him one of the "Tears of the Prophets", a mysterious glowing orb that supposedly comes from Bajor's Prophets. By studying the orb and nearby stellar phenomenon, Jadzia Dax finds a location of unusual activity in the nearby Denorios Belt. Traveling there, Dax and Sisko discover the first known stable wormhole, which leads to the Gamma Quadrant, and the mysterious aliens living within it. The devoutly spiritual Bajorans believe them to be their "Celestial Temple" and Prophets, respectively. These aliens live outside linear time. Sisko's first contact with the aliens is awkward and difficult for both parties, but the encounter helps Sisko recognize that he has never allowed himself to move beyond the bitterness and grief of losing his wife. After leaving the wormhole, Sisko embraces the opportunity to move forward and command DS9. Louise Fletcher as Kai Winn Adami on Star Trek: Deep Space 9. ... Tears of the Prophets is a name for the ten Bajoran Orbs in the fictional Star Trek universe. ... Benjamin Sisko (right) speaks with his mother (left), a Bajoran Prophet In the fictional Star Trek universe, the Prophets, also known as Wormhole Aliens, are non-corporeal beings who inhabit the artificially constructed Bajoran wormhole which connects a distant point in the Gamma Quadrant to the Alpha Quadrant, near the... Jadzia Dax, played by Terry Farrell, is a main character in the first six seasons of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. ... In the fictional Star Trek universe, the Bajoran wormhole is a wormhole located near the planet Bajor. ... In the fictional Star Trek series, the Milky Way Galaxy is divided into four quadrants, which are further subdivided into sectors. ... Analogy to a wormhole in a curved 2D space (see Embedding Diagram) Artists impression of a wormhole as seen by an observer crossing the event horizon of a Schwarzschild wormhole, which is similar to a Schwarzschild black hole but with the singularity replaced by an unstable path to a...


After DS9 is moved to the mouth of the wormhole in order to firmly claim it for Bajor, it becomes a new hub of scientific, commercial and political activity.


The wormhole's discovery cements in Opaka's and other Bajorans' minds the notion that Sisko is the Emissary of the Prophets - a title and set of responsibilities with which Sisko is initially ill at ease. However, Sisko warms up to and eventually embraces his fated role in the Bajoran faith.


When Sisko leads the Defiant into the wormhole to intercept a Dominion fleet, the Prophets intervene. Sisko at this point has not fulfilled his destiny and to ensure that he survives, the Prophets erase the Dominion forces from existence. In the fictional Star Trek universe, the Dominion is a ruthless and militaristic Gamma Quadrant state, consisting of many different races, with ultimate power held by the xenophobic Changelings. ... Combatants United Federation of Planets Klingon Empire Romulan Star Empire The Dominion Cardassian Union Breen Confederacy Commanders William J. Ross Benjamin Sisko Chancellor Gowron† General Martok Praetor Neral General Velal Legate Broca† Legate Corat Damar† Gul Dukat† the Female Changeling Vorta Weyoun† Thot Gor Thot Pran In the fictional Star...


Sisko plays a critical role in the intrigue of the Alpha Quadrant. Sisko played a key role in stopping a Coup d'état attempt on Earth from his former Captain, Admiral Leyton. During the Klingon invasion of Cardassia, he is crucial to exposing the Founder impersonating Klingon general Martok. Sisko's exploits continue during the Dominion's invasion of the Alpha Quadrant, eventually working alongside Vice Admiral William Ross to help plan massive actions against the Dominion and their Cardassian and Breen allies. Sisko's contributions to the war effort are sometimes more surreptitious, such as his clandestine work with Elim Garak to bring the Romulans into, and thus turn the tide of, the war. // A coup dÉtat (pronounced ), or simply coup, is the sudden overthrow of a government, often through illegal means by a part of the state establishment — mostly replacing just the high-level figures. ... This article is about Earth as a planet. ... Changelings are an alien race from the Star Trek universe. ... Martok is a fictional character in the Star Trek universe. ... In the fictional Star Trek universe, the Dominion is a ruthless and militaristic Gamma Quadrant state, consisting of many different races, with ultimate power held by the xenophobic Changelings. ... Vice-Admiral William Ross (a fictional character in Star Trek: Deep Space Nine) was the Field-Commander of Starfleet forces during the Dominion War and was the coordinator of Starfleets defense of the Bolian and Bajoran fronts in the early stages of that war. ... Garak redirects here. ...


Sisko fulfills the Prophets' destiny for him in the series' finale, "What You Leave Behind," by confronting the Kosst Amojan-possessed Gul Dukat. They fight, and Dukat seems to be the winner, but in a last effort, Sisko throws himself and Dukat into the fiery abyss of the Bajoran Fire Caves, and Sisko is pulled into the Prophets' plane of existence to live with and learn from them. Ben imparts a farewell to his new - and pregnant - wife, Kasidy Yates, informing her that he does not know when he will be able to return to her. What You Leave Behind is the final episode of the television show Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. ... In the fictional Star Trek universe, Pah Wraiths (also spelled Pagh Wraiths, Bajoran for Soul Wraiths) are evil Bajoran Prophets, non-corporeal life-forms, who were expelled from the Bajoran wormhole and reside in caves on the planet Bajor. ... This article or section may need to be cleaned up and rewritten because it describes a work of fiction in a primarily in-universe style. ...


Sisko is the best captain in the history of Star Trek.


Personal life

Sisko loves baseball, a sport that has largely disappeared by the 24th century but is kept alive by a small group of aficionados. He keeps a baseball in his office (given to him by a strange alien halfway through the first season) and often clutches it and tosses it around when deep in thought. When the Dominion captures the station, he leaves the baseball in his office as a message that he intends to return (this can also be seen in the second-season three-parter, consisting of 'Homecoming', 'The Circle' and 'The Siege'). After Jadzia Dax's death, he takes the baseball with him to Earth, causing Kira to worry that he will not return. A view of the playing field at Busch Memorial Stadium, St. ... The 24th century (Gregorian Calendar) comprises the years 2301-2400. ...


Like his father, a chef, Sisko also enjoys cooking. His father owned a restaurant in New Orleans and specialized in cajun cuisine. Cajun cuisine originates from the French-speaking Acadian or Cajun immigrants deported by the English from Acadia in Canada to the Acadiana region of Louisiana, USA. It is what could be called a rustic cuisine — locally available ingredients predominate, and preparation is simple. ...


Alter egos

Benjamin Sisko can also be identified as two other characters in the Star Trek universe:


Benny Russell

In the episode "Far Beyond the Stars", alien interference results in Sisko briefly living the life of "Benny Russell", an African-American science fiction short story writer in 1950s America. Every day, Russell faces the prejudices of his world - his publisher does not even allow his photograph to be printed. Russell writes a story called "Deep Space Nine" that takes place in a universe without prejudice and bigotry. However, his publisher refuses to release the story because he makes the commander of the space station a black man. This injustice eventually drives Benny insane; and soon after, Sisko finds himself back in the 24th century, questioning the nature of reality. Far Beyond the Stars is a season six episode of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, considered by many to be the finest episode of the entire series, and perhaps all of Star Trek. ... Languages Predominantly American English Religions Protestantism (chiefly Baptist and Methodist); Roman Catholicism; Islam Related ethnic groups Sub-Saharan Africans and other African groups, some with Native American groups. ... The International Space Station in 2007 A space station is an artificial structure designed for humans to live in outer space. ...


Later, in "Shadows and Symbols", Sisko experiences more flashbacks to his "life" as Benny, now in a mental institution, obsessively writing the episode, synchronously, on the wall. Although it seems to be left ambiguous as to whether Benny is real or the Prophets' creation, at the end of this episode the wormhole alien he was hunting says, "The Kosst Amojan tried to stop you with a false vision" implying that the Kosst Amojan (a very powerful Pah-wraith) was implanting the Russell fantasy into Sisko's mind to throw him off his mission. Shadows and Symbols is a seventh season episode of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine first broadcast on October 7, 1998. ... In the fictional Star Trek universe, Pah Wraiths (also spelled Pagh Wraiths, Bajoran for Soul Wraiths) are evil Bajoran Prophets, non-corporeal life-forms, who were expelled from the Bajoran wormhole and reside in caves on the planet Bajor. ...


In a June 2006 interview, former producer Ira Steven Behr said that he contemplated making the entire Deep Space Nine series a writing of the character Benny Russell.[6] Ira Steven Behr is an American television producer and scriptwriter. ...


Gabriel Bell

Due to a time travel incident depicted in "Past Tense", Sisko unintentionally takes the place of Gabriel Bell, an important figure in early 21st century America. The real Bell dies as a result of Sisko's presence, so Sisko takes his place in order to preserve the timeline. "Bell" instigates the Bell Riots, which helped change the course of human history. Although Sisko is successful in fulfilling Bell's destiny and preserving the timeline, historical images of Bell show Sisko's image. Two 21st century policeman patrol the Sanctuary District of San Francisco Past Tense was a two part episode of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine in which the crew of the USS Defiant is thrown back in time to the mid 21st century on Earth. ... The 21st century is the present century of the Anno Domini (common) era, in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. ... The Bell Riots is a fictional event in the Star Trek universe on September 1, 2024. ...


References

  1. ^ Episode "Shadows and Symbols"; Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Episode 2 of Season 7
  2. ^ Episode "Emissary"; Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Episode 1 of Season 1
  3. ^ Episodes "Homefront" & "Paradise Lost"; Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Episodes 10 & 11 of Season 4
  4. ^ Episode "Emissary"; Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Episode 1 of Season 1
  5. ^ Episodes The Search parts I & II; Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Episodes 1 & 2 of Season 3
  6. ^ Behr Compares 4400 to DS9 (2006-06-08). Retrieved on 2007-02-16.

Okuda, Mike and Denise Okuda, with Debbie Mirek (1999). The Star Trek Encyclopedia. Pocket Books. ISBN 0-671-53609-5.  Shadows and Symbols is a seventh season episode of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine first broadcast on October 7, 1998. ... Emissary was the first episode of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. ... Homefront is the title of an episode from the fourth season of the television series Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. ... Paradise Lost is the title of a fourth season Star Trek: Deep Space Nine episode. ... Emissary was the first episode of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. ... The Search is the title of a two-part Star Trek: Deep Space Nine episode, from the third season. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... February 16 is the 47th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Michael Okuda is an graphic designer who is best known for his work on Star Trek. ... The Star Trek Encyclopedia: A Reference Guide to the Future is an encyclopedia of all things related to Star Trek. ...


External links

  • Benjamin Sisko article at Memory Alpha, a Star Trek wiki
  • Emissary of the Prophets article at Memory Alpha
  • StarTrek.com: Benjamin Sisko

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Benjamin Sisko - Memory Beta, non-canon Star Trek Wiki (1607 words)
Benjamin Sisko was born in the year 2332 in the city of New Orleans on planet Earth.
Sisko was skeptical, but soon after an encounter with the Orb of Prophecy and Change, he and Lieutenant Jadzia Dax discoverd the Bajoran Wormhole, an artificially created passageway to the distant Gamma Quadrant created by the beings that the Bajorans consider to be gods.
Sisko requested a Bajoran national for the position of first officer, and the post was given to former Bajoran freedom fighter Kira Nerys, who was staunchly against the Federations presence on Bajor, believing the Federation to be little different from her former Cardassian oppressors.
Benjamin Sisko (350 words)
As the storyline evolves, however, Sisko comes to accept his role, and discovers the part the Prophets are to play in his life, particularly as the Prophets intervene in the Dominion War and gradually reveal his destiny as being integral to that of Bajor.
Throughout the series, Benjamin distinguishes himself as a military commander during the course of the Dominion War, against threat forces as varied as the Dominion, the Breen, the Klingons, the Romulans, and the Cardassians.
Benjamin is the son of Joseph Sisko, a chef in New Orleans.
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