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This weekend Alexander Siddig’s new movie Cairo Time opens in limited release in the US, and via IFC On Demand. In a promotional interview the actor talks more about changes to Dr. Julian Bashir, and how is is ready for a DS9 reunion. We have those excerpts and have pics from the Cairo Time premiere below.
Siddig can’t complain about Bashir + would be excited about reunion
Back in May our pals at UGO did an interview with Alexander Siddig where the former DS9 talked about how "pissed" he was over the genetic enhancement storyline that was added for his character in the fifth season of the series. But in a new interview with StarTrek.com, Siddig seems a bit more sanguine about the whole thing:
What, to your thinking worked best about Bashir as a character, and how much does that whole genetic engineering storyline still bug you?
You know where I’m going to go with that, and part of the reason I go to that is because… In fairness, I can’t complain about anything that happened to Bashir. Writers and producers work so hard and they came up with ideas, and some work and some don’t. That’s all there is to it. That’s what it boils down to. Now, with the benefit of hindsight, I think that the humanity of Bashir is the thing that I really love about that guy. I feel that he’s just a very human, human, an archetypal human being with faults and problems.
Siddig also talked about how he is still available for any kind of DS) reunion
Of course, you could see everybody again if there’s ever a DS9 reunion movie or show. How open would you be to reprising Dr. Bashir in something like that?
Star Trek is my home. That’s where I was brought up as an actor. Yeah. I think they’d be smart to do it on the small screen. If they had the chutzpah to do that, I’d definitely be excited about it.
Read much more from Alexander at StarTrek.com.
Siddig with the Season 7 cast of Deep Space Nine – he is ready for the reunion
Cairo Time opens in US
Alexander Siddig stars in the international indie romance Cairo Time along with Patricia Clarkson. The film has opened in some countries around the world and this weekend Cairo Time opens in a limited number of theaters in the US and is also available via IFC On Demand. A premiere was held in New York last week, here are some photos from the event.
Alexander Siddig attends the premiere of “Cairo Time” at Cinema 3 on July 26, 2010 in New York City.
Siddig with "Cairo Time" co-star Patrical Clarkson
Siddig, Clarkson and director Ruba Nadda at the "Cairo Time" premiere
More details at IFCfilms.com. Here is the US trailer.
Photos: CBS & WireImage