A new original piece of fan fiction got the table-read treatment when several cast members of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine united for the fans.
Have you missed Star Trek: Deep Space Nine? Will you take any new piece of content, even if it’s not canon? Well, that’s what we have in store for you. A new four-part series called Alone Together has debuted on the YouTube channel Sid City. Sid City, for those of you not aware, is Alexander Siddig’s (Julian Bashir of DS9 fame) personal YouTube account.
While he launched it two years ago, it’s been over the last four months that it’s been the most active. Siddig has been using it to keep in touch with fans, running live conference calls with his fanbase for free. Just as a way to give back to fans and brighten up their days some. A lovely gesture.
It’s through that desire to brighten the mood of the fans that this new “episode” of DS9 came to be, more or less. The script, written by Matt Campbell, was originally fan fiction that was turned into this digital table-read. Siddig reprises his role as Dr. Bashir and fellow DS9 cast-mates join him. Joining Siddig/Bashir for this story is Andrew Robinso as Elim Garak, Cirroc Lofton as Jake Sisko, Nana Visitor as Kira Nerys, and Armin Shimerman as Quark.
The story picks up 25 years later after the events of DS9’s series finale, and while there is some slight audio issues (as it is to be expected with any type of video chat) it’s largely well done. The episode plays more like a radio play, so it’s the perfect complement to have in the background while you cook, clean, or work around the house.
You can see all four episodes below.
The episodes are largely timely. It centers around a virus that has broken out on Cardassia Prime and has become a full-on outbreak. The disease affects the mind and allows Cardassians to be easily influenced before it eventually kills the infected person. Elim Garak reaches out to Dr. Julian Bashir for help and that’s how the four-part story starts.
If you’re expecting battle scenes, space ships, or even uniforms, you’re going to be disappointed. If you’re a fan of radio teleplays or any type of audiobook, then this will be exactly what you’re looking for. If ViacomCBS has a clue, they’ll greenlight this for a limited series to properly give it the treatment it deserves.