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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 12 2013, 03:51 PM   #16
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Re: Why Was The Actor Who Played Benjamin Sisko Replaced

That was Prince, aka The Former Capt Known as Ben Sisko.

Loved his song, Party Like its Stardate "5101. 6"
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Old July 12 2013, 04:38 PM   #17
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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?
Avery Brooks is the only Sisko I'm aware of, who's the other?
I think it was Avery Brooks. They look very similar...
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Old July 12 2013, 04:46 PM   #18
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Re: Why Was The Actor Who Played Benjamin Sisko Replaced

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Also, did anyone think the Sisko actor is really out there? Just listen to some of his interviews!
All college professors talk like that. It's required.
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Old July 12 2013, 05:26 PM   #19
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That was Prince, aka The Former Capt Known as Ben Sisko.

Loved his song, Party Like its Stardate "5101. 6"
No, Prince was the actor formerly known as the actor who played Bashir in the mirror episodes.
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Old July 12 2013, 06:34 PM   #20
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Re: Why Was The Actor Who Played Benjamin Sisko Replaced

Like Dick York and Dick Sergeant, I had trouble telling them apart.

However, I liked the Sisko that whooped like Sonny Terry better than the one who growled like Isaac Hayes.
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Old July 12 2013, 06:57 PM   #21
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What about the actor who had a goatee AND a head of hair? Nobody ever talks about him.
Oh, yes, the George Lazenby of Siskos. He was good, but definitely just a rebound Sisko.
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Old July 12 2013, 06:58 PM   #22
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Speaking of heads...I have a sneaking suspicion that our favorite April Fool, StarTrekSlut, has reared its ugly head again.

(edited to include a link to one of the infamous threads for your reminiscing pleasure)
http://www.trekbbs.com/showthread.php?t=207817
I've always wanted to be a Star Trek slut.
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Old July 12 2013, 07:54 PM   #23
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Speaking of heads...I have a sneaking suspicion that our favorite April Fool, StarTrekSlut, has reared its ugly head again.

(edited to include a link to one of the infamous threads for your reminiscing pleasure)
http://www.trekbbs.com/showthread.php?t=207817
The incarnations continue?
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Old July 12 2013, 08:24 PM   #24
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The first actor was stiff and offputting so they brought in a different guy who was much better suited to chewing the scenery.
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Old July 12 2013, 08:33 PM   #25
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Re: Why Was The Actor Who Played Benjamin Sisko Replaced

You can really notice the difference when they switched, because by the end of the series, the second guy was a lot shorter than that kid playing his son.
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Old July 12 2013, 09:04 PM   #26
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Re: Why Was The Actor Who Played Benjamin Sisko Replaced

What really confused me is when they replaced the Enterprise-D with some kind of space station and then replaced all of the actors except for the guy who played O'Brien. RANDOM! Then to make matters worse, Worf appears out of nowhere a few years later. How does THAT happen?
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Old July 12 2013, 09:17 PM   #27
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You can really notice the difference when they switched, because by the end of the series, the second guy was a lot shorter than that kid playing his son.
Don't be dumb. There's only two guys who played Sisko. But there's SEVEN guys who played Jake.
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Old July 12 2013, 09:17 PM   #28
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What really confused me is when they replaced the Enterprise-D with some kind of space station and then replaced all of the actors except for the guy who played O'Brien. RANDOM! Then to make matters worse, Worf appears out of nowhere a few years later. How does THAT happen?
They kept Spiner, who looked hot with the leopard spots running up his neck.
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Old July 12 2013, 09:30 PM   #29
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Re: Why Was The Actor Who Played Benjamin Sisko Replaced

Since they changed it up with the new bald actor, I wonder if they ever considered hiring Patrick Stewart instead? Sure, Stewart is kind of obscure, but he's a really great actor. I've always wanted to see him in a leading role on a Star Trek series. Ah well. A man can dream.
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Old July 12 2013, 09:56 PM   #30
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for a short period of time the second sisko wore a wig to ease viewers into the change of actor.
I'm pretty sure the first Sisko got his own back at some point. Isn't that him in season six's Waltz and Far Beyond The Stars?
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