Star Trek: Deep Space 9

Jim 1990s

Aired: 1992-1999 (Syndication)Star Trek Deep Space 9

DAD #1: Cmdr. Ben Sisko (Avery Brooks) / Widower

DAD #1’S JOB: Station Chief

KIDS OF DAD #1: Jake Sisko (Cirroc Lofton) (13)

WHERE’S MOM #1?: Dead (in this universe, at least). Killed by the Borg at Wolf 3-5-9.

STAND-IN “MOM #1”: none

DAD #2: Rom (Max Grodenchik) / Married, but lives apart

DAD #2’S JOB: Assistant Mgr, Quark’s Bar – recently became Station Asst. Engineer

KIDS OF DAD #2: Nog (Aron Eisenberg) (13) – Now going to StarFleet Academy

WHERE’S MOM #2?: Lives on the Ferengi Home World

STAND-IN “MOM”: Quark (?)

Apart from the Bajorans, the phaser weapons, and the Klingons, this show isn’t much different from The Rifleman.

Worf doesn’t qualify in this show, as he did in Star Trek: The Next Generation, because his son doesn’t live with him on the space station.

Update 6/15/97: Alert viewer Amy ( noted that Rom married the Bajorian Dabo girl Leeta. This means that either the series or the marriage has to end before the 2002 season starts, or Rom fails the Mike Brady test of being a Single Dad for more than half the series. Stay Tuned!

Update 4/29/99: Certain to telegraph the end of any TV Single Dad show, the main dad (Ben Sisko) got married in this week’s episode. Doom approaches!

Update 4/29/99: Rom’s Single Dad title is secure, now that the series wraps up in June of ’99. Goodbye, Sisko and Rom families!

A tip of the Juliet Mills Memorial Nanny Hat to Amy ( for the info on Rom’s marital state. Thanks, Amy!