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Space Quest
Episode Details

Written by: Sy Dukane & Denise Moss

Directed by: James Burrows

Original US airdate: 23rd September 1993

Original UK airdate: 27th April 1994


Cast Information
Main Cast
Frasier Crane .... Kelsey Grammer
Niles Crane .... David Hyde Pierce
Martin Crane .... John Mahoney
Daphne Moon .... Jane Leeves
Roz Doyle .... Peri Gilpin
Recurring Cast
Bulldog .... Dan Butler
   
   
Guest Cast
     
Guest Callers
Leonard .... Christopher Reeve

Episode Synopsis

The episode is set the day after the first episode where Frasier has to adjust to Daphne and Martin in the morning, while they have to get used to his somewhat esoteric tastes. The rest of the episode concerns Frasier's quest for some peace and quiet to read a book. He then decides that the root of his problem is the lack of a relationship with Martin so he resolves to try and have a normal conversation together.

Episode Title Cards
  • Dear God, It Wasn't A Dream
  • The Best Laid Plans...
  • A Coupla White Guys Sittin' 'Round Talkin'
  • One Man's Storage Room Is Another Man's Sanctuary

Episode Highlights

- Daphne has begun to adjust to living with the Cranes by going shopping:
Daphne: They don't serve much tripe in Seattle, do they?

- Frasier goes to make his morning cup of coffee:
Frasier: Where's my finely ground Kenyan blend from Starbucks?
Martin: That's it - Daphne put an eggshell and some all spice in it.
Frasier: Didn't that just dress it up (!)

- The first sighting of Bulldog, being wonderfully brash and loud.

- Roz is talking to her mother on the phone, describing a recent partner:
Roz
: It wasn't that Gary was bad in bed - he knew where most of the parts were. Unfortunately, most of them were his.

- Niles gives Frasier some welcome advice:
Frasier
: You're a good brother and a credit to the psychiatric profession.
Niles: You're a good brother too.

- During Frasier and Martin's attempt at a conversation together:
Frasier: I'm talking about a painful, gut wrenching experience.
Martin: Other than this one?

Frasier Online Episode Review

My original review of this episode was way too harsh as I think I found it slower paced than the previous episode, but in retrospect this is a fabulous companion episode to the pilot. The opening scene where Frasier wakes up and experiences morning with Martin and Daphne, while they have to get used to him is a joy, as is the conversation Frasier and Martin try to have. The episode is more laidback than the previous one, but is no less enjoyable for that.

Rating

82 %

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