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Stewart To Come Out On 'Frasier' Next Week

By Michelle
September 25, 2003 - 8:42 PM

Patrick Stewart in 'Frasier' - copyright NBC/Paramount Pictures Patrick Stewart (Captain Picard) will appear on Kelsey Grammer's Frasier next week, more than ten years after Grammer appeared on Star Trek: The Next Generation as a fellow captain, Morgan Bateson.

According to press releases linked from The Patrick Stewart Network, Stewart will play the head of the Seattle Opera Guild, Alistair Braithwaite, who erroneously comes to believe that Frasier is gay and begins to court him.

Over the course of the episode, "The Doctor is Out", Frasier enjoys the wealth and distinction associated with Braithwaite and ignores the likelihood that the opera director is romantically interested in him.

Several Frasier characters appeared in the Star Trek: 30 Years and Beyond special in 1996, and the show often pokes fun at science fiction fans. Stewart's Trek co-star Brent Spiner also appeared on Frasier earlier this year, in the episode: "Lilith Needs a Favor."

Grammer's co-stars include John Mahoney, Jane Leeves, David Hyde Pierce and Peri Gilpin.

Stewart's episode of Frasier will air next Tuesday, September 30th, on NBC at 9 p.m. Eastern Time.

For more information, visit The Patrick Stewart Network.

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