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View Poll Results: Which Actor Did You Prefer
Original Benjamin Sisko 7 14.89%
Replacement Benjamin Sisko 40 85.11%
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Old July 25 2013, 07:06 PM   #91
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Re: Why Was The Actor Who Played Benjamin Sisko Replaced

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Well, there was precedent for such a replacing of starring characters. The first time it happened was in the 1988-1989 when they replaced the actor who played Commander Riker in the first season with another guy in the second who had a beard.

I like the bearded Riker better. That beard defeated Locutus of Bored..I mean Borg.
Defeated? Locutus, played by a fine Roman actor (you can tell by the accent), became the new captain after that Frenchman left.
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Old July 25 2013, 09:43 PM   #92
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What a difference a shaved head and goatee makes.
I guess so!!!!
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Old July 26 2013, 03:44 AM   #93
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Patrick wearing hair and little else as Oberon in an RSC performance of A Midsummer Night's Dream.
MODS: If it's not safe for sensitive eyes, then now do that voodoo that you do so well.
I may be wrong, but...


I'm fairly certain that's Roger Moore in Zardoz.
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Old July 26 2013, 04:18 AM   #94
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I assume that's just a joke you're making?



...Seeing as it's Sean Connery that's in Zardoz, not Roger Moore.
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Old July 26 2013, 05:35 AM   #95
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Re: Why Was The Actor Who Played Benjamin Sisko Replaced

I honestly didn't mind when they recast Sisko. But I took it pretty freakin personally when Paramount/Viacom/CBS/Bob's Big Boy decided to recast ME! And they couldn't even be honest with me about it. I had to find out by reading quoutes from an interview on TMZ. "Well he's just not what we envisioned when we cast the part of The Trekkie." "We've decided to take his character in a different direction." "Frankly we just don't feel that he's believable as a fan of Star Trek." I gave you people some of the best hours of my basement dwelling existence and this is how you repay me? Well screw you.
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Old August 20 2013, 12:23 AM   #96
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Re: Why Was The Actor Who Played Benjamin Sisko Replaced

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midway through the series Benjamin Sisko's actor was replaced was there ever a reason given by the production crew?

The first Sisko kept saying "Wooooooooooooo!" James Brown style...
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Old August 22 2013, 09:09 AM   #97
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The truth is Avery Brooks prefers to shave his head and wear a goatee, however he was contractually obligated for the first two seasons to have hair on his head and no facial hair. The producers did not want the audience to see him as Hawk.
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Old August 22 2013, 06:43 PM   #98
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Re: Why Was The Actor Who Played Benjamin Sisko Replaced

What is this thread???? :P
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Old August 22 2013, 07:01 PM   #99
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The truth is Avery Brooks prefers to shave his head and wear a goatee, however he was contractually obligated for the first two seasons to have hair on his head and no facial hair. The producers did not want the audience to see him as Hawk.
Which really worked out, because early Sisko didn't have much impact. But season 4 onward, Sisko becomes a badass.
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Old August 23 2013, 03:21 AM   #100
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None of the actors who played Sisko ever had a goatee.

It was a van dyke.
What's the difference?
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Old August 23 2013, 03:49 AM   #101
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What is this thread???? :P
I'll take the blame, since I started the answers in post #2.
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Old August 23 2013, 04:03 AM   #102
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None of the actors who played Sisko ever had a goatee.

It was a van dyke.
What's the difference?
Well, technically all beards that incorporate a mustache-and-beard combo and surround only the mouth while the cheeks remain clean-shaven are actually 'van dykes'. Traditionally, a 'goatee beard' is actually only a beard on the chin, without any sort of mustache at all (hence it being a bit like those tufts of hair on the chin of a goat). Somewhere along the line people started mistakenly refering to van dykes as goatees though, so that's where the confusion stems from.
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Old August 23 2013, 04:46 AM   #103
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Re: Why Was The Actor Who Played Benjamin Sisko Replaced

I apologize for the ridiculously large image...but this is a ridiculous thread, so why not!

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Old August 23 2013, 04:53 AM   #104
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Re: Why Was The Actor Who Played Benjamin Sisko Replaced

I've worn a mustache for most of the last 40 years, but when I had to quit work 10 years ago, I cut back on shaving (poor depth perception due to partial blindness). So I let it all grow now. Every few months I use scissors to cut it back when it's longer than I can handle. Same with the hair.
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Old August 24 2013, 06:51 PM   #105
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None of the actors who played Sisko ever had a goatee.

It was a van dyke.
What's the difference?
Well, technically all beards that incorporate a mustache-and-beard combo and surround only the mouth while the cheeks remain clean-shaven are actually 'van dykes'. Traditionally, a 'goatee beard' is actually only a beard on the chin, without any sort of mustache at all (hence it being a bit like those tufts of hair on the chin of a goat). Somewhere along the line people started mistakenly refering to van dykes as goatees though, so that's where the confusion stems from.
Thanks, I'll just call my "Van Dyke" a Gasket.
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