Season 8 Episode 12

The Show Must Go Off

Aired Thursday 9:00 PM Feb 06, 2001 on NBC



  • Allusions

    • Frasier: "To see the man who defined Hamlet reduced to hawking t-shirts and sci-fi gee-gaws."
      Derek Jacobi plays a Shakespearean actor whose career is typecast after playing Tobor ("robot" spelled backwards), an android castmember on Space Patrol clearly a play on Star Trek. There are several aspects of Star Trek at play here. Captain Picard on "Star Trek: The Next Generation" was played by famed Shakespearean actor Patrick Stewart. Almost all Star Trek actors have complained of typecasting, and many spend the rest of their lives at conventions.