It’s interesting to note that throughout its original 11 seasons, “Frasier” seemed to share an ongoing link to “Star Trek” in general. Kelsey Grammer showed up in a season 5 episode of “Star Trek: The Next Generation,” while several “Star Trek” actors have appeared in “Frasier.” Patrick Stewart, who famously portrays Picard in several “Star Trek” projects, guest starred in a season 11 episode where he played the conductor of the Seattle Opera, Alistair Burke. Robert Picardo, who played the doctor in “Star Trek: Voyager,” also appeared in a season 9 episode, while Dan Butler, who played Bulldog Briscoe on “Frasier” showed up as the characters Tom Paris and Steth in “Star Trek: Voyager.” Then, there was that time “Frasier” met “Star Trek.” And that’s just the beginning of the connections.
Much of the ongoing link between “Frasier” and the “Star Trek” universe had to do with the fact both were produced by Paramount, with several “Trek” shows actually shooting on stages near the “Frasier” soundstage at Paramount Studios. But Brent Spiner’s appearance felt like it could have been much more of a significant role for a former “Star Trek” actor than a convenient cameo.
Alas, for whatever reason, things just weren’t meant to be between Albert and Lilith. Still, as Frasier says in “Lilith Needs a Favor,” “The past can be very seductive […] You can’t use the past to fill what’s missing in the present. It’s gone.” With that in mind, let’s hope we get to see more of a forward story with Lilith in the upcoming episodes of the “Frasier” revival, where we can find out what, if not Albert, awaits Frasier’s ex.