Alexander Siddig played the loveably human Dr. Julian Bashir for seven years on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, but thanks to his Sid City Social Club and fan fiction writers, he hasn’t left the role behind. Siddig’s Social Club began last April as a way to connect with the fans, and it has become a phenomenal success with the meetings hitting capacity within seconds of the Zoom link going live. And it’s during these meetings that he’s continued to portray Dr. Bashir using fan-written scripts and has invited other actors to join him, including Andrew Robinson (Garak), Nana Visitor (Kira), Terry Farrell (Dax), Armin Shimerman (Quark), and Cirroc Lofton (Jake).
Siddig is very attached to the character himself, telling SyfWire that Dr. Bashir is “his superhero.” The actor loves the humanness of the doctor and when asked if he was open to returning to the role, he said, as long as “they respected the fact that I think of Bashir as my very perfect gentleman knight, then I would happily do that. If they mess with that image I have of him, then they’d be in all kinds of trouble.”
But as far as where he’d like Dr. Julian Bashir to go from this point, he doesn’t know. And he likes it that way as he says that his ideas are the worst. But he looks forward to what someone else can come up with, saying “I have a feeling that one of these days, he’ll turn up.”
It would be great to see Dr. Bashir again, and as some of the cast of The Next Generation and Voyager have already shown up on Star Trek: Picard, it wouldn’t be impossible for the Deep Space Nine characters to start popping up.