Re: Captain of the next Trek series
I thought the same thing and was surprised to see Sisko handling the weapon as though he'd been using it for years. The same was true of Archer when he tried to fight with Andorian weapons.
"He clapped his captain—his friend—on the shoulder. Yes, this man was very much like James Kirk, in all the ways that mattered." --Christopher L. Bennett-- Star Trek: Mere Anarachy, The Darkness Drops Again