Jacob Jake Sisko, played by Cirroc Lofton, is a character on Star Trek, Deep Space Nine. He is the son of Deep Space Nines commanding officer, Benjamin Sisko, Jake was born in 2355 to Jennifer Sisko, who was killed in 2367 during the Battle of Wolf 359 when Benjamin Sisko served aboard the USS Saratoga. In 2369, he moved with his father to space-station Deep Space Nine. Jake soon becomes friends with a Ferengi named Nog, son of Rom and Nog become the first students to enroll in Keiko OBriens school. When Rom pulls Nog out of school, Jake secretly tutors him, the pair briefly form the No-Jay Consortium as a front for their business schemes. Jake aspires to be a writer, though he declines a scholarship to the Pennington School in 2371 and he briefly dates a Bajoran dabo girl named Mardah against the approval of his father, who embarrasses Jake by revealing his penchant for dom-jot hustling and poetry. In 2372, Jake writes a draft of his first novel, under the influence of Onaya, an alluring alien woman who feeds on creative neural energy by tactile absorption through the cranium.
As Jake becomes an adult and feels the need for independence, he moves out of his fathers quarters to become roommates with Nog. Jakes slovenliness and Nogs new-found neatness initially strain their friendship, until Benjamin Sisko, as Nogs commander and Jakes father, in an alternate timeline, Benjamin Sisko is thrust into an odd sub-space dimension after being struck by an errant energy bolt in the USS Defiant engine room. After the accident, Sisko is presumed dead, but he appears to Jake several times throughout Jakes life. After a short but successful career as a novelist, Jake spends the rest of his trying to understand. Jake determines that if he takes his own life during one of these visits, Jake follows through with the plan, and his father returns to the past, dodges the energy bolt and prevents this timeline from occurring. Jake introduces his father to Kasidy Yates, a freighter captain, the elder Sisko becomes romantically involved with Yates and marries her in the closing months of the Dominion War.
Nevertheless, he is able to send messages to his father through Morn. Jake Sisko does not have a counterpart in the Mirror Universe, Mirror counterparts of Benjamin and Jennifer exist there, but they separated before having a child. In the series finale, Benjamin Sisko joins the Prophets, and although Jake is still at DS9 for the scene of the series. In the Season Two episode Shadowplay, Jakes age is stated as 15 and this puts him at about 20 by the series end. Jake Sisko at Memory Alpha Jimmy at Memory Alpha Jake Sisko at StarTrek. com
Quark (Star Trek)
Quark is a fictional character in the American television series Star Trek, Deep Space Nine. The character, which was played by Armin Shimerman, was depicted as a member of a race known as the Ferengi. Quark, who served as the shows comedy relief, may have been named after the 1978 Quark. Before opening a bar, known as Quarks, on the station, Quark came to the station while it was named Terok Nor during the Cardassian occupation of Bajor. When the station changed hands at the end of the occupation, in the episode Business as Usual, Sisko admitted that he had cut a lot of slack in the past even looked away once or twice when could have come down hard on. A shrewd businessman, Quark often quotes the Ferengi Rules of Acquisition, when the Bajoran wormhole was discovered, Quark helped broker deals between several Gamma Quadrant races and the Ferengi. The Alpha Quadrants first knowledge of the Dominion came through business dealings that Quark, Quarks role in these dealings came about as a result of the interference of Grand Nagus Zek.
Quark became Grand Nagus for a period when it appeared that Zek had died, Zeks death turned out to be a ruse. Along with Commander Sisko, Quark was among the first to encounter the genetically engineered soldiers of the Dominion, Quark repeatedly clashed with FCA liquidator Brunt, who believed that Quark was detrimental to Ferengi society and beliefs. The two met initially in a scandal involving Quarks mother Ishka, who had earned profit despite this being illegal for a female, following this, Brunt was responsible for Quark receiving a savage beating at the hands of Nausicaan thugs. The attack was meant to coerce Quark into dissolving the union founded by his brother. Instead, Quark secretly honored many of the unions demands, when Quark was falsely diagnosed with a fatal disease, Brunt anonymously bought the Ferengi bartenders remains six days in advance. When Brunt almost became Grand Nagus, Quark temporarily became a female named Lumba and this was in order to convince FCA commissioner Nilva that allowing Ferengi females to wear clothing was an opportunity for profit.
Brunt did not believe the charade for a minute, owner of Slug-O-Cola, The Slimiest Cola In The Galaxy. on the other hand, was more than convinced that Lumba was a woman, and chased her amorously. Quarks involvement with underworld figures led him to become an important source of information for the crew of the station, in the style of Huggy Bear from Starsky. Quark loved his brother Rom, and occasionally found him useful. Nonetheless, in true Ferengi fashion, he treated Rom with little respect, Quark was fond of swindling Rom out of his share of the bars profits. They were partners in other business ventures, although Quark routinely made sure to keep Rom in the dark about the true nature of their dealings
The holodeck, and holographic technology in general, is a plot device used in stories set within the Star Trek universe. It is used to stories with locations and characters that could not otherwise exist in the Star Trek setting. Although Star Treks conception of technology is fictional, some scientists have predicted that virtual reality tools similar to the holodeck will become a consumer-ready product by 2024. Most holodeck programs shown in the run in first person subjective mode, in which the user actively interacts with the program. Writer Phil Farrand has often pointed out how in many episodes matter from the holodeck that gets on a person still exists when the real person exits the holodeck. In Encounter at Farpoint, Wesley Crusher falls into a holodeck stream, in The Big Goodbye, Picard has lipstick on his cheek after encountering a holodeck simulation of a 20th-century woman. In Elementary, Dear Data and Geordi La Forge exit the holodeck with a piece of paper that originated in the holodeck and this could be explained using replicated rather than holographic matter.
In most episodes, the holodeck is controlled by voice commands and they include safety protocols to protect the users. Some users may develop an addiction to the holodeck, leading to them spending unhealthy amounts of time there and this was demonstrated by the Starfleet human character Reginald Barclay in the Voyager episode Pathfinder and The Next Generation episode Hollow Pursuits. In the timeline of the universe, the concept of a holodeck was first shown to humans in an encounter with the Xyrillian race in the Star Trek. In real-time, the holodeck is first presented as a called the Rec room within the Star Trek animated series (released in 1974. During the episode The Practical Joker, Dr McCoy, Holodeck variations of being by the sea, in a forest, falling down a pit and being trapped in a snow-storm all having physical characteristics place the lives of McCoy and Uhura at risk. When they were running from the Borg on his starship they hid in the holodeck, the Star Trek Holodeck was inspired by New York inventor and holographer, Gene Dolgoff, who is the inventor of the digital projector.
His holography laboratory, built in 1964, was the first holography lab in New York City, in 1973, Dolgoff was giving a technical paper on his holographic model of the human brain at a conference in Prague. There he met Melanie Toyofuku, based in New York, Dolgoff had won 4th prize in the student paper contest in 1968 in which he described how such a holographic TV system could work. Roddenberry wrote the concept into Star Trek, The Next Generation, the concept had already been tested in 1974 in Star Trek, the Animated Series. Starfleet personnel use holodecks for training and recreation, the Emergency Medical Hologram on ships such as USS Voyager applies holodeck technology to present a single character within the otherwise natural environment of the ships sick bay. An example of the holodecks recreational functions are the holosuites that are owned and rented out—often for sexual purposes—by Quark on Deep Space Nine, writing stories and plotlines for the holodeck is an activity pursued by people known as holonovelists
Elvis Aaron Presley was an American singer and actor. Regarded as one of the most significant cultural icons of the 20th century, he is referred to as the King of Rock and Roll. Presley was born in Tupelo and relocated to Memphis and his music career began there in 1954, when he recorded a song with producer Sam Phillips at Sun Records. Accompanied by guitarist Scotty Moore and bassist Bill Black, Presley was a popularizer of rockabilly. RCA Victor acquired his contract in a deal arranged by Colonel Tom Parker, Presleys first RCA single, Heartbreak Hotel, was released in January 1956 and became a number-one hit in the United States. He was regarded as the figure of rock and roll after a series of successful network television appearances. In November 1956, Presley made his debut in Love Me Tender. In 1958, he was drafted into military service, in 1973, Presley featured in the first globally broadcast concert via satellite, Aloha from Hawaii. Several years of drug abuse severely damaged his health.
Presley is one of the most celebrated and influential musicians of the 20th century and he won three Grammys, receiving the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award at age 36, and has been inducted into multiple music halls of fame. Presley was born on January 8,1935, in Tupelo, Mississippi, to Gladys Love and Vernon Elvis Presley, Jesse Garon Presley, his identical twin brother, was delivered stillborn 35 minutes before his own birth. Thus, as a child, Presley became close to both parents and formed an especially close bond with his mother. The family attended an Assembly of God, where he found his musical inspiration. Although he was in conflict with the Pentecostal church in his years, rev. Rex Humbard officiated at his funeral, as Presley had been an admirer of Humbards ministry. Presleys ancestry was primarily a Western European mix, including Scots-Irish, German, gladyss great-great-grandmother, Morning Dove White, was possibly a Cherokee Native American. Gladys was regarded by relatives and friends as the dominant member of the small family, Vernon moved from one odd job to the next, evincing little ambition.
The family often relied on help from neighbors and government food assistance, the Presleys survived the F5 tornado in the 1936 Tupelo–Gainesville tornado outbreak. In 1938, they lost their home after Vernon was found guilty of kiting a check written by the landowner, Orville S. Bean and he was jailed for eight months, and Gladys and Elvis moved in with relatives
Rom (Star Trek)
Rom is a recurring character on Star Trek, Deep Space Nine. He is played by Max Grodénchik, Rom is a Ferengi, the son of Keldar and Ishka. He is Quarks younger brother, and the father of Nog, born around 2335, Rom did not have the business acumen typically associated with the Ferengi race, he was described as one who didnt have the lobes for business. He had a knack for fixing things but, until around 2372, he worked exclusively as a waiter, Rom frequently displays a lack of confidence, largely due to Quarks habit of belittling him. However, there is evidence to suggest that Quark was attempting to protect Rom from inevitable failure by preventing him from venturing into business for himself, odo once described Rom as an idiot, couldnt fix a straw if it was bent. These opinions, were due to Roms social ineptitude and meek, almost subservient, demeanor. This talent allowed him to play an important role in the participation in the Dominion War. His first wife, bore his son Nog and she stayed behind on Ferenginar when Rom first came to Deep Space Nine, but the marriage was dissolved after she and her father stole the bulk of his profits.
Rom eventually married Leeta, a Bajoran Dabo girl employed at Quarks bar, when Grand Nagus Zek became less greedy after coming into contact with the Bajoran prophets, he founded the Ferengi Benevolent Association and appointed Rom chairman. However, acting atypically, Rom took advantage of the opportunity, throughout his seven years on DS9, Rom underwent great personal growth as a colleague, and in nearly every other aspect of his life and career. He proved valuable, on occasions, in helping his people deal with important issues facing their society. In 2375, to the shock of everyone, including Rom himself, Zek appointed Rom to succeed him as Grand Nagus, becoming the new leader of the Ferengi, Roms political affiliations are frequently hinted as being left-wing and more liberal than those of his brother. Rom appears in the episodes, Rom at Memory Alpha Rom at Memory Alpha Star Trek official site
DeCandido was born in the Bronx in New York City, the son of Robert L. DeCandido and GraceAnne Andreassi DeCandido. He claims to have been a Star Trek fan even before his birth, as his parents were fans of Star Trek, while attending Fordham University, DeCandido worked as an editor and writer of one of the college newspapers, called simply the paper. After graduation, DeCandido worked as editor at several publishing companies, along with John Drew, in the 1990s he co-produced a public-access television cable TV show in Manhattan about science fiction called The Chronic Rift, which he co-hosted. Other worlds of DeCandidos own creation include the Bram Gold Chronicles, in 2009, DeCandido was named Grandmaster by the International Association of Media Tie-In Writers. Gorkon - A Good Day to Die, ISBN 0-7434-5714-5 I. K. S. K. S, -- collected in Alien Spotlight Volume 2, ISBN 1-60010-612-9, alongside Q, Romulans and Cardassians. The Unhappy Ones in Seven Deadly Sins Captains Log, Jellico -- collected in Captains Log, ISBN 1-60010-887-3, alongside Sulu, the Klingon Art of War, ISBN 1-4767-5739-9 S. C. E. A. A.
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Christopher Pike (Star Trek)
Christopher Pike is a character in the Star Trek science fiction franchise. He was portrayed by Jeffrey Hunter in the original Star Trek pilot episode, The Cage, the pilot was rejected, and the character was dropped during development of the second pilot when Hunter decided that he did not want to continue with the series. Sean Kenney portrayed Pike in new footage filmed for a subsequent Star Trek episode, The Menagerie, Bruce Greenwood portrays Pike in the 2009 film Star Trek and its 2013 sequel, Star Trek Into Darkness. According to dialogue in The Cage, he is from the city of Mojave on Earth, Pike is the second captain of the USS Enterprise NCC-1701 and the first to be shown in Star Trek canon. The animated Star Trek series reveals that Captain Robert April predated Pike, Pike took command of the USS Enterprise in the year 2252, at the age of 38, taking over command from Robert April, who commanded the Enterprise for nine years. Meanwhile, the Enterprise is en route to Vega Colony to drop off wounded crew members when it receives a call from the survey vessel SS Columbia.
Pike orders the ship diverted to Talos IV to rescue survivors, Pike soon learns that all but one of the survivors are illusions created by the Talosians in order to lure the Enterprise crew to Talos IV. The Talosians make every effort to provide sexual fantasies that they hope will appeal to Pike, using Vina, the only real Columbia survivor, as the object of desire. After Pike escapes from his cell with the aid of his first officer, Number One, and Yeoman J. M. Colt. The Talosians saved her life after the Columbia crashed, but they had no guide on how to repair a human body, Pike requests that the Talosians restore her illusion of beauty and the Enterprise leaves Talos IV. At some point prior to The Menagerie, Pike is promoted to fleet captain and his only means of communicating is through a light on the chair, one flash meaning yes and two flashes indicating no. In The Menagerie, the Enterprise, now under the command of Captain James T. Kirk, Spock undergoes court-martial, with his evidence presented during the trial being footage from The Cage.
At the two-part episodes conclusion, it is revealed that the procedure was a Talosian-generated illusion to ensure that the Enterprise reached Talos. The Talosians invite Captain Pike to spend the remainder of his life among them, unfettered by his natural body, Pike accepts the offer and Spock, now cleared of all charges, sees him off. The Talosians show Captain Kirk an image of Pike in perfect health, Pike is referenced in the episode Mirror, Mirror. An alternate-universe version of Captain Kirk reportedly assassinated Pike to become captain of the ISS Enterprise. In the Star Trek, The Next Generation episode The Most Toys, Captain Pike appears in the 2009 reboot Star Trek, this time portrayed by Bruce Greenwood. In the film, Pike encourages a young, directionless James T, Kirk to follow in the footsteps of his hero father and enlist in Starfleet
Nog (Star Trek)
Nog, played by Aron Eisenberg, is a recurring character on the science fiction television series Star Trek, Deep Space Nine. He becomes the first Ferengi to join Starfleet and he is Roms son and Quarks nephew, only grandchild of Ishka. Nog was born to Rom and Prinadora on Ferenginar in 2353, later, he moved with his father to Deep Space Nine and worked at his uncle Quarks bar. During this time, Nog was very mischievous, and a slight delinquent, with new best friend Jake Sisko, he is, though reluctantly, one of the first students in Keiko OBriens school. When Rom, under pressure from Quark and Grand Nagus Zek, pulls Nog out of school, after going through the Ferengi coming of age rite, he requests an apprenticeship under Commander, Benjamin Sisko in order to attend Starfleet Academy. Starfleet assigns Nog to Deep Space Nine as part of his cadet field training, upon returning to the station, he becomes roommates with Jake although his newfound Academy discipline is initially at odds with Jakes slovenly habits.
As a cadet, Nog works mainly under chief of operations Miles OBrien, Nog receives a commission as ensign shortly before Starfleet retakes Deep Space Nine during the Dominion War. In 2374, Nog is sent on a mission to Ferenginar with Jake. They are rescued by the USS Valiant after their runabout is destroyed by the Dominion, on board the Valiant and Nog discover that the vessel, including all senior officers, is composed entirely of an elite group of Starfleet cadets, called Red Squad. Nog becomes enamored of the thought of working with such a group, an arrogant, overly zealous crew, they embark on a poorly-planned mission to seek out and destroy a very powerful Dominion battleship. Based solely on a scientific hypothesis which states that a specific radiation emission could be used to cripple the Dominion ships hull structure. Jake objects strongly to the recklessness of the endeavor, but is ignored and ridiculed by everyone. Eventually, the Valiant encounters the Dominion ship, and the crew become visibly shaken when they see how huge this particular enemy ship is.
They make the first offensive strike on the enemy anyway, the radiation has no effect, and the Dominion ship retaliates, resulting in the total destruction of the USS Valiant. Finding an escape-pod, Jake, and a female cadet whom Jake befriended earlier are the only survivors, on AR-558, during a battle in the height of the Dominion war, Nog is shot in the leg by a JemHadar soldier, necessitating its amputation. He spends several months at Starbase 235 where a leg is grown for him to replace the amputated one. After months of therapy Nog still feels pain in his new leg. Nog chooses Vic Fontaines holosuite club simulation as the place to recuperate from the trauma of war, to adjust to using an artificial limb and this becomes a problem when Nog decides to live in the holosuite full-time and refuses to leave
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
Star Trek, Deep Space Nine is a science fiction television series set in the Star Trek universe in the Milky Way galaxy, in the years 2369–2375. In contrast to other Star Trek TV shows, it takes place on a space station instead of a starship, so as not to have two series with starships in the same time period. The show is noted for its characters and complex plots, and religious themes. It often showcased darker themes, less physical exploration of space, and, in seasons, DS9 premiered in 1993 and ran for seven seasons until 1999. The series was created by Rick Berman and Michael Piller at the request of Brandon Tartikoff, as overall head of Star Trek production, Berman served as executive producer for the seriess entire run. Piller initially served as executive producer and showrunner, but left the series in 1995 to manage Star Trek Voyager. Writer Ira Steven Behr was promoted by Berman to replace Piller as showrunner, in addition to Berman and Behr, key writers included Robert Hewitt Wolfe, Ronald D.
Moore, Peter Allan Fields, Bradley Thompson, David Weddle, Hans Beimler and René Echevarria. DS9 began while Star Trek, The Next Generation was still on the air, the stations first appearance in TNG was during the sixth-season episode Birthright. In addition, two Next Generation characters, Miles OBrien and Worf, became members of DS9. The station appeared in the Star Trek, Voyager pilot episode, each DS9 episode began with the same opening sequence. A small comet is traveling through deep space, leaving an icy trail. As shuttle craft are seen moving about, the ends with the wormhole seen opening. DS9 centers on the formerly Cardassian space station Terok Nor, the station is renamed Deep Space Nine, and a Starfleet crew is assigned to manage it. Deep Space Nine and Bajor quickly become a center for exploration, interstellar trade, political maneuvering, Deep Space Nine becomes a key military base for the Federation in the Dominion War, and is assigned the starship USS Defiant to aid in its protection.
While its predecessors tended to restore the status quo ante at the end of episode, allowing out-of-order viewing, DS9 contains story arcs that span episodes. One installment often builds upon earlier ones, with several cliffhanger endings, Michael Piller considered this one of the seriess best qualities, allowing repercussions of past episodes to influence future events and forcing characters to learn that actions have consequences. This trend was especially noticeable toward the finale, by which time the show was intentionally scripted as a serial. Unlike Star Trek, The Next Generation, interpersonal conflicts were prominently featured in DS9, in Pillers words, People who come from different places—honorable, noble people—will naturally have conflicts
Williams was born Anson William Heimlich. His father, Haskell Heimlich, legally changed the spelling of the name to Heimlick, unlike Williams uncle, Dr. Henry Heimlich. Williams attended Burbank High School, where he was captain of the track team, in 1971, he appeared with John Amos in a commercial for McDonalds. The new series first season, during which Williams received second billing after Howard, was centered mainly on Richie and Potsie. Eventually, as break-out character Arthur Fonzie Fonzarelli and Richies mother and sister became more popular, Potsie was joined by Ralph Malph, and Potsie and Ralph became inseparable. Unlike Howard and Most, Williams was one of the few to remain through the run of the series. In some episodes, Richie and Ralph formed a combo that performed at Arnolds Drive-In. As Potsie, Williams actually sang lead vocals for the group, Williams first wife, Lorrie Mahaffey, portrayed Potsies girlfriend, Jennifer, in seasons. He directed episodes of the TV series 7th Heaven.
Despite his success as a director and producer, Williams has occasionally returned to his work on Happy Days in retrospective ways and he played himself in a 1996 Happy Days-themed Boy Meets World episode. While directing a 2003 episode of Sabrina the Teenage Witch titled Sabrina in Wonderland and he joined his fellow Happy Days cast members for reunion specials in 1992 and 2005. In 1987, fellow Happy Days cast member Al Molinaro and he opened a chain of diners called Big Als and he founded Starmaker Products, a cosmetics company, and was a featured speaker at the U. S. Patent and Trademark Offices National Trademark Expo in April 2008, at which he talked about the importance of registered trademarks for small businesses, Williams is the author of Singing to a Bulldog, From Happy Days to Hollywood Director, and the Unlikely Mentor Who Got Me There. Under their contracts, they were supposed to be paid 5% from the net proceeds of merchandising if their sole images were used, and half that amount if they were in a group. CBS said it owed the actors $8,500 and $9,000 each, most of it from slot machine revenues, but the group said they were owed millions.
The lawsuit was initiated after Ross was informed by a friend playing slots at a casino of a Happy Days machine on which players win the jackpot when five Marion Rosses are rolled. In October 2011, a judge rejected the groups fraud claim, on June 5,2012, a judge denied a motion filed by CBS to have the case thrown out, which meant it would go to trial on July 17 if the matter were not settled by then. In July 2012, the actors settled their lawsuit with CBS, each received a payment of $65,000 and a promise by CBS to continue honoring the terms of their contracts