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| species = [[Human]]
 
| species = [[Human]]
 
| born = [[2309]]
 
| born = [[2309]]
| occupation = [[Restaurant]] proprietor: "[[Sisko's]]"
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| occupation = [[Restaurant]] proprietor: "[[Sisko's Creole Kitchen|Sisko's]]"
 
| status = Active
 
| status = Active
 
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{{aquote|Your father sounds like a wise man.''"<br />"''And he makes a fierce jambalaya.|[[William Ross]]''' and '''[[Benjamin Sisko]]|2374|Favor the Bold}}
 
{{aquote|Your father sounds like a wise man.''"<br />"''And he makes a fierce jambalaya.|[[William Ross]]''' and '''[[Benjamin Sisko]]|2374|Favor the Bold}}
   
'''Joseph Sisko''' was the father of [[Starfleet]] {{dis|captain|rank}} [[Benjamin Sisko]] and [[Judith Sisko]] and grandfather of [[Jake Sisko]].
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'''Joseph Sisko''' was the father of [[Starfleet]] {{dis|captain|rank}} [[Benjamin Sisko]] and [[Judith Sisko]] and grandfather of [[Jake Sisko]]. He lived in the city of [[New Orleans]] on [[Earth]] was the owner and master chef of the [[Creole food]] [[restaurant]] [[Sisko's Creole Kitchen]].
   
Sisko had been married to [[Sarah Sisko]]; unknown to him at the time, however, Sarah's body had been occupied by a [[Prophet]] to see that their {{Emissary}} was born. When the Prophet left Sarah a year after Benjamin was born, Sarah left as well. After her disappearance and ultimate death, Joseph Sisko remarried and had at least three other children with [[Sisko's step-mother 001|his new wife]]: Judith and at least two other boys. ({{DS9|Image in the Sand}})
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== History ==
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In [[June]] [[2331]], Joseph Sisko fell in love with a woman named [[Sarah Sisko|Sarah]]; unknown to him at the time, however, Sarah's body had been occupied by a [[Prophet]] to see that their {{Emissary}} was born. Two [[month]]s later, he [[marriage|married]] her and they had their child, [[Benjamin Sisko|Benjamin]]. Shortly after Benjamin's birth, Joseph was known to show off the newborn in one arm, while serving tables with the other. However, when the Prophet left Sarah, she left Joseph and Ben after his first [[birthday]]. After her disappearance and ultimate death in a [[hovercraft]] accident in [[2336]], Joseph decided not to tell his son about her and later remarried and had at least three other children with [[Sisko's step-mother 001|his new wife]]: Judith and at least two other boys. ({{DS9|Image in the Sand}})
   
Sisko grew his own [[vegetable]]s and sent his male children out to the [[garden]] to pick the vegetables. ({{DS9|Paradise}}) He would refer to his children as his "test tasters" as he would use them to try out new recipes. ({{DS9|A Man Alone}}) Joseph was a master chef and owner of the restaurant [[Sisko's]] in [[New Orleans]] on [[Earth]]. He passed on his excellent cooking skills to Benjamin and Jake. ({{DS9|Emissary|Homefront|Paradise Lost}})
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Joseph grew his own [[vegetable]]s and sent his male children out to the [[garden]] to pick the vegetables. ({{DS9|Paradise}}) He would refer to his children as his "test tasters" as he would use them to try out new recipes. ({{DS9|A Man Alone}}) Joseph was a master chef and owner of the restaurant [[Sisko's Creole Kitchen]] in [[New Orleans]] on [[Earth]]. He passed on his excellent cooking skills to Benjamin and Jake. ({{DS9|Emissary|Homefront|Paradise Lost}})
   
 
At some point, he became gravely ill; this was very traumatic for Benjamin. ({{DS9|The Alternate}}) Joseph subsequently recovered, however, receiving several artificial organs.
 
At some point, he became gravely ill; this was very traumatic for Benjamin. ({{DS9|The Alternate}}) Joseph subsequently recovered, however, receiving several artificial organs.
   
After the [[Dominion]] bombing at [[Antwerp]], his son, grandson and [[Odo]] traveled to Earth. Shortly after, Starfleet authorities on [[Earth]], with assistance from Benjamin Sisko and Odo, made it mandatory for the families of all Starfleet officers to undergo [[blood screening]]s. He resisted this and complained that his freedoms were being usurped by the government. ({{DS9|Homefront|Paradise Lost}})
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After the [[Dominion]] bombed the [[Antwerp Conference]] in [[2372]], his son, grandson and [[Odo]] traveled to Earth. Shortly after, Starfleet authorities on [[Earth]], with assistance from Benjamin Sisko and Odo, made it mandatory for the families of all Starfleet officers to undergo [[blood screening]]s. He resisted this and complained that his freedoms were being usurped by the government. ({{DS9|Homefront|Paradise Lost}})
   
 
In [[2374]], Joseph was very distraught to learn that Jake was the only [[United Federation of Planets|Federation]] citizen to remain on [[Deep Space 9]] following the [[Dominion]] occupation. He urged Ben to go rescue his son, though Ben reminded his father that during a time of war, that was not his choice to make. ({{DS9|A Time to Stand}})
 
In [[2374]], Joseph was very distraught to learn that Jake was the only [[United Federation of Planets|Federation]] citizen to remain on [[Deep Space 9]] following the [[Dominion]] occupation. He urged Ben to go rescue his son, though Ben reminded his father that during a time of war, that was not his choice to make. ({{DS9|A Time to Stand}})
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Later that year, in spite of the [[Dominion War]], he left [[Earth]] for the first time to visit his son and grandson on Deep Space 9. During his visit, Benjamin was sent a vision by the [[Prophet]]s in which Joseph took the role of a [[1950s]] [[Human 20th century preacher|preacher]]. ({{DS9|Far Beyond the Stars}})
 
Later that year, in spite of the [[Dominion War]], he left [[Earth]] for the first time to visit his son and grandson on Deep Space 9. During his visit, Benjamin was sent a vision by the [[Prophet]]s in which Joseph took the role of a [[1950s]] [[Human 20th century preacher|preacher]]. ({{DS9|Far Beyond the Stars}})
   
Following the murder of [[Jadzia Dax]] and the disappearance of the [[Bajoran wormhole]], Benjamin was despondent and grief-stricken over the loss of his friend. Consequently, he moved into his father's home and took to assisting his father in the running of his restaurant. It was here that Ben had visions of a Sarah Sisko. Although he was upset at first, refusing to discuss or acknowledge the identity of the woman Benjamin had seen visions of and subsequently completed a rendering of, Joseph would explain that Sarah was Ben's real mother who left after his birth. Joseph then accompanied his son to {{dis|Tyree|planet}} in search of answers as to who Sarah really was and to find the [[Orb of the Emissary]] that would release the prophets and re-activate the Wormhole. ({{DS9|Image in the Sand|Shadows and Symbols}})
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Following the murder of [[Jadzia Dax]] and the disappearance of the [[Bajoran wormhole]], Benjamin was despondent and grief-stricken over the loss of his friend. Consequently, he moved into his father's home and took to assisting his father in the running of his restaurant. It was here that Ben had visions of a Sarah Sisko. Although he was upset at first, refusing to discuss or acknowledge the identity of the woman Benjamin had seen visions of and subsequently completed a rendering of, Joseph would explain that Sarah was Ben's real mother who left after his birth. Joseph then accompanied his son to the planet {{dis|Tyree|planet}} in search of answers as to who Sarah really was and to find the [[Orb of the Emissary]] that would release the prophets and re-activate the Wormhole. ({{DS9|Image in the Sand|Shadows and Symbols}})
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== Alternate timelines ==
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In [[2373]] of an alternate timeline where Benjamin Sisko died in [[2372]], Joseph offered Jake to live with him on [[Earth]]. Jake refused his offer. ({{DS9|The Visitor}})
   
 
== Background information ==
 
== Background information ==
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Notably, Joseph is the only parent of the captain on any ''Star Trek'' series to be featured alive during the show's run. Nothing was revealed of the fathers of [[Christopher Pike]] or [[James T. Kirk]] during the run of [[Star Trek: The Original Series|the original series]] (though, many years later, the film {{film|11}} would state that Kirk's father [[George Kirk|George]] lived at least long enough to see his son take command of the {{USS|Enterprise|NCC-1701}}), while the fathers of [[Jonathan Archer]] ([[Henry Archer]]), [[Jean-Luc Picard]] ([[Maurice Picard]]), and [[Kathryn Janeway]] ([[Janeway (Male Admiral)|Admiral Janeway]]) were explicitly said to have died many years before their respective series began. None of the above captains' mothers appeared both alive and on-screen.
 
Notably, Joseph is the only parent of the captain on any ''Star Trek'' series to be featured alive during the show's run. Nothing was revealed of the fathers of [[Christopher Pike]] or [[James T. Kirk]] during the run of [[Star Trek: The Original Series|the original series]] (though, many years later, the film {{film|11}} would state that Kirk's father [[George Kirk|George]] lived at least long enough to see his son take command of the {{USS|Enterprise|NCC-1701}}), while the fathers of [[Jonathan Archer]] ([[Henry Archer]]), [[Jean-Luc Picard]] ([[Maurice Picard]]), and [[Kathryn Janeway]] ([[Janeway (Male Admiral)|Admiral Janeway]]) were explicitly said to have died many years before their respective series began. None of the above captains' mothers appeared both alive and on-screen.
 
== Alternate timelines ==
 
In [[2373]] of an alternate timeline where Benjamin Sisko died in [[2372]], Joseph offered Jake to live with him on [[Earth]]. Jake refused his offer. ({{DS9|The Visitor}})
 
   
 
== Apocrypha ==
 
== Apocrypha ==
Joseph dies of complications caused by pre-existing health problems in 2381, in the novel ''[[Rough Beasts of Empire]]''.
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In the ''[[Star Trek: Stargazer]]'' novel ''[[Maker]]'', the woman Joseph got remarried to was named Rebecca and the two sons they had were named Samuel and Aaron.
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In the ''[[Star Trek: Typhon Pact]]'' novel ''[[Rough Beasts of Empire]]'', Joseph died in [[2381]] shortly after the [[Borg]] invasion of that year due to complications caused by pre-existing health problems. He was [[Cremation|cremated]] and buried at Katrina Memorial Cemetery in his native New Orleans.
   
 
== Appendices ==
 
== Appendices ==

Revision as of 04:47, September 25, 2019

"Your father sounds like a wise man."
"And he makes a fierce jambalaya."

Joseph Sisko was the father of Starfleet captain Benjamin Sisko and Judith Sisko and grandfather of Jake Sisko. He lived in the city of New Orleans on Earth was the owner and master chef of the Creole food restaurant Sisko's Creole Kitchen.

History

In June 2331, Joseph Sisko fell in love with a woman named Sarah; unknown to him at the time, however, Sarah's body had been occupied by a Prophet to see that their Emissary was born. Two months later, he married her and they had their child, Benjamin. Shortly after Benjamin's birth, Joseph was known to show off the newborn in one arm, while serving tables with the other. However, when the Prophet left Sarah, she left Joseph and Ben after his first birthday. After her disappearance and ultimate death in a hovercraft accident in 2336, Joseph decided not to tell his son about her and later remarried and had at least three other children with his new wife: Judith and at least two other boys. (DS9: "Image in the Sand")

Joseph grew his own vegetables and sent his male children out to the garden to pick the vegetables. (DS9: "Paradise") He would refer to his children as his "test tasters" as he would use them to try out new recipes. (DS9: "A Man Alone") Joseph was a master chef and owner of the restaurant Sisko's Creole Kitchen in New Orleans on Earth. He passed on his excellent cooking skills to Benjamin and Jake. (DS9: "Emissary", "Homefront", "Paradise Lost")

At some point, he became gravely ill; this was very traumatic for Benjamin. (DS9: "The Alternate") Joseph subsequently recovered, however, receiving several artificial organs.

After the Dominion bombed the Antwerp Conference in 2372, his son, grandson and Odo traveled to Earth. Shortly after, Starfleet authorities on Earth, with assistance from Benjamin Sisko and Odo, made it mandatory for the families of all Starfleet officers to undergo blood screenings. He resisted this and complained that his freedoms were being usurped by the government. (DS9: "Homefront", "Paradise Lost")

In 2374, Joseph was very distraught to learn that Jake was the only Federation citizen to remain on Deep Space 9 following the Dominion occupation. He urged Ben to go rescue his son, though Ben reminded his father that during a time of war, that was not his choice to make. (DS9: "A Time to Stand")

Later that year, in spite of the Dominion War, he left Earth for the first time to visit his son and grandson on Deep Space 9. During his visit, Benjamin was sent a vision by the Prophets in which Joseph took the role of a 1950s preacher. (DS9: "Far Beyond the Stars")

Following the murder of Jadzia Dax and the disappearance of the Bajoran wormhole, Benjamin was despondent and grief-stricken over the loss of his friend. Consequently, he moved into his father's home and took to assisting his father in the running of his restaurant. It was here that Ben had visions of a Sarah Sisko. Although he was upset at first, refusing to discuss or acknowledge the identity of the woman Benjamin had seen visions of and subsequently completed a rendering of, Joseph would explain that Sarah was Ben's real mother who left after his birth. Joseph then accompanied his son to the planet Tyree in search of answers as to who Sarah really was and to find the Orb of the Emissary that would release the prophets and re-activate the Wormhole. (DS9: "Image in the Sand", "Shadows and Symbols")

Alternate timelines

In 2373 of an alternate timeline where Benjamin Sisko died in 2372, Joseph offered Jake to live with him on Earth. Jake refused his offer. (DS9: "The Visitor")

Background information

Joseph Sisko was played by Brock Peters. On the photograph seen in the episode "Image in the Sand", he was portrayed by an unknown actor.

Joseph Sisko was first mentioned by Benjamin in DS9's premiere episode, "Emissary", in the past tense with the statement "My father was a gourmet chef." Both this and Benjamin's recounting of his grave illness in "The Alternate" suggested the elder Sisko was deceased at that point, before "Homefront" revealed him to be alive, if not in the best of health, an element which may have been a nod to "The Alternate".

The line in "Emissary" may also be interpreted as Joseph having given up cooking at some point before opening Sisko's Creole Kitchen, or it may have been that details of the Joseph Sisko character had simply not yet been developed.

Notably, Joseph is the only parent of the captain on any Star Trek series to be featured alive during the show's run. Nothing was revealed of the fathers of Christopher Pike or James T. Kirk during the run of the original series (though, many years later, the film Star Trek would state that Kirk's father George lived at least long enough to see his son take command of the USS Enterprise), while the fathers of Jonathan Archer (Henry Archer), Jean-Luc Picard (Maurice Picard), and Kathryn Janeway (Admiral Janeway) were explicitly said to have died many years before their respective series began. None of the above captains' mothers appeared both alive and on-screen.

Apocrypha

In the Star Trek: Stargazer novel Maker, the woman Joseph got remarried to was named Rebecca and the two sons they had were named Samuel and Aaron.

In the Star Trek: Typhon Pact novel Rough Beasts of Empire, Joseph died in 2381 shortly after the Borg invasion of that year due to complications caused by pre-existing health problems. He was cremated and buried at Katrina Memorial Cemetery in his native New Orleans.

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