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That's one thing I've wondered about: why take it out on the children? I know that we had seen the expression of the evil in Star Trek that was behind genetic engineering with Khan Noonian Singh. We had also seen it with the Nazi government, in their sick experiments on others in a twisted attempt to create their ideal of the perfect human. I would not want to see a new crop of evil supermen (or women) being created. But these children did not ask for what happened to them. So why take it out on them. If it's wrong, punish the parents. In fact, I think a mistake was made to have such an extreme reaction (I see the fine hand of a few certain producers here). It just pushed it into back alleys. Bashir was lucky, if an incompetent doctor had handled the adjustments he probably would have been damaged for the rest of his life.
- JesseG 01:16, 11 Jun 2004 (UTC)
Lions and tigers and...
I was just wondering what Ethnicity or Nationality Julian Bashir was supposed to be in the series? Alexander Siddig is of Sudanese Arab ethnicity (I think), and the name Bashir does sound Arab, so is he supposed to be Arab? Also in that disambiguation page the other people with the name Bashir are from all over the Islamic world, so I assume it's a fairly common Muslim name. Also I wonder if the character was supposed to be a Muslim? (It says in Siddig's page that he is a Muslim so maybe...) --Hibernian 23:56, 5 September 2006 (UTC)
- There is no solid indication that any Abrahamic religion exists in the Star Trek Universe. There was a chapel in the original series, but what religion or philosophy it served is never mentioned. As far as I know the only large-scale human religions confirmed to exist in the series are Hinduism and perhaps Shinto. (Hinduism is briefly mentioned as existing in Data's Day, Shintoism is alluded to in the wedding ceremony of the same episode) Although kiva religion, or something like it, is shown in Journey's End (Star Trek: The Next Generation). American Indian religion also occurs in Voyager. Otherwise human religions seem to be extinct or not discussed.--T. Anthony (talk) 19:23, 27 June 2008 (UTC)
Should he be listed as a fictional Arab character at all if it is not indicated in canon or even non-cannonical sources? I believe going by the name is not enough, since I recall his character was not intended to be defined in any particular ethnic group. I remember reading that his character was originally intended to be Hispanic. Sarasdano 18:29, 28 February 2007 (UTC)
- According to Season 6 DVD extras, the actor is most proud of the fact that the character's ethnicity was never defined by the writers. CzechOut ☎ | ✍ 11:07, 30 August 2007 (UTC)
- He speaks with an English acent, and English dialect, he is the only one who uses terms like "trousers" insead of "pants", and "Herbs" insted of "'erbs". Strange when you think that O'brian, from Ireland, does not. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 126.96.36.199 (talk) 22:39, 12 July 2011 (UTC)
So are they all...
I deleted a trivia blurb that said Bashir's enhancements were like those from Gundam SEED; but, many genetically engineered characters in all sorts of science fiction have similar enhanced abilities. Pointing out Gundam specifically (or any one example specifically) is misleading. -- Noclevername 09:26, 15 January 2007 (UTC)