Alexander Siddig played Dr. Julian Bashir on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine during the show’s original run but Siddig would love to return as the famed doctor.
Alexander Siddig would love another spin as Dr. Julian Bashir, according to an interview that Siddig gave CBR.com. Siddig starred as Bashir on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine for seven seasons from 1993 to 1999 and over 170 episodes. He’s long spoken about his love of the series and even reprised the role unofficially in an audio drama that he and other members of the DS9 cast released on YouTube.
So a return to the character would need to be done at the right time, something he doesn’t feel that it is right now; even though he does eventually want to return to the character.
"I would be (interested in returning)! I’m a bit protective of the character but that goes without saying. I don’t know, I feel like it’s one of those all-or-nothing things. There’s a plethora of Star Treks, who wants another one right now?"
That doesn’t mean he doesn’t want to return at all. He just wants to make sure that if and when he does, it’s treated as a big deal. Siddig even brought up the idea of reviving Deep Space Nine, something that’s been rumored.
"But maybe in five years, we should try to do a revival of Deep Space Nine or, at least, some of the cast members. I don’t know about the station…they never really liked the station at the end of the day, they felt that Star Trek had to be on a ship which is hilarious because they greenlit it. [Laughs] Gene Roddenberry said ‘I want to do this one on a space station!’ and they said ‘Great! But we hate this space station!’ [Laughs] And then everybody just got on with it."
While a return to the space station isn’t something every fan would love, it would open up the universe some more and would allow fans a look at what happened to the world of Deep Space Nine since the series ended.
Unfortunately, the series would have to be without two of the most beloved characters in Odo and Nog. Both actors who played Odo (Rene Auberjonois) and Nog (Aron Eisenberg) have since passed away. Another obstacle would be what to do with Captain Benjamin Sisko, who was left to the ether at the end of the series. Sisko’s actor, Avery Brooks, has retired from acting as well. Though one can always be convinced to unretire.
Siddig’s desire to see a revival of DS9 could happen, but who knows if it will.