Benjamin Sisko’s look was changed dramatically but what episode featured the change?
Benjamin Sisko was the first captain in Star Trek history to radically change his look during the season of his show. William Shatner’s James T. Kirk and Patrick Stewart’s Jean-Luc Picard largely stayed with the same look during their television runs. Sure both men had different attire at some points but they didn’t really change up their look beyond that.
Kirk had a new hairstyle (or wig depending on who you ask) when the film series started and depending on who you ask, his hair was based on his time as T.J. Hooker. Picard never changed his hair. He was who he was, even until the 2020s.
Sisko, on the other hand, had a drastic change in his look. Sisko went from clean cut and a head full of hair to bold and a very heavy goatee. That look would quickly be edited down to a thinner goatee after a handful of episodes.
But that bald look with a goatee, coupled with his show, Deep Space Nine, getting new Starfleet attires, really helped contribute to the unique look that defined him and his career on Star Trek.
When did Benjamin Sisko first rock a new look on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
The very first time Sisko rocked a goatee was in the third season episode, “Explorers”, in which Sisko and his son Jake built a Bajoran Solar Ship and sailed it all the way to Cardassia, all while bonding. It’s a great father/son episode that any Star Trek fan should check out.
It’s closed out by Gul Dukat greeting Sisko and company, and begrudgingly welcoming him to Cardassia and greeting them with fireworks as a testament to their historic trip.
Sisko would first debut his bald look in the Season 4 premiere, The Way of the Warrior.