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Deep Space Homer 

In an effort to increase the dismal television ratings for their space launches, NASA decides to send an ordinary man into space, and Homer is chosen for the task.

Director:

Carlos Baeza

Writers:

Matt Groening (created by), James L. Brooks (developed by) | 5 more credits »
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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Dan Castellaneta ... Homer Simpson / Grampa Simpson / Launch Host #2 / Head of NASA / Chimp / Al Bundy / NASA Scientist #3 / Barney Gumble / Itchy / Reporter #5 (voice)
Julie Kavner ... Marge Simpson (voice)
Nancy Cartwright ... Bart Simpson (voice)
Yeardley Smith ... Lisa Simpson (voice)
Hank Azaria ... Carl / Tim Taylor / Reporter #3 / Race Banyon (voice)
Harry Shearer ... Waylon Smithers / X-Ray Inspector / Lenny / Mr. Burns / Man on TV / Tom / NASA Scientist #1 / Jim Wallace / Scratchy / Itchy & Scratchy Disclaimer / NASA Technician / Kent Brockman / Reporter #4 (voice)
Buzz Aldrin ... Buzz Aldrin (voice)
James Taylor ... James Taylor (voice)
Pamela Hayden ... Tobey Hunter (voice)
Maggie Roswell ... NASA Scientist #2 / Peggy Bundy (voice)
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Storyline

The powers that be at NASA, distraught over low television ratings for their space launches, decide to improve them by putting a private citizen on their next space shuttle. After receiving an angry phone call from Homer, they decide he is their man. Written by Tfilm78

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Genres:

Animation | Comedy

Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »
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Trivia

There was some controversy amongst the show's writing staff during production as some felt that having Homer go into space was too large an idea. Matt Groening felt that the idea was so big that it gave the writers "nowhere to go". Several silly gags were therefore toned down to make the episode feel more realistic, including an idea that everyone at NASA was as stupid as Homer. The writers focused more upon the relationship between Homer and his family and Homer's attempts to be a hero. See more »

Goofs

Homer and the astronauts went up in a Space Shuttle but they crash landed into the Capitol Building in a M2-F2 "flying body" aircraft which was featured in the opening sequence of the television series The Six Million Dollar Man. See more »

Quotes

Reporter 5#: Don't you think there is an inherent danger in sending unqualified, under trained civilians into space?
Homer Simpson: The only danger is if they send us to that terrible Planet of the Apes. Wait a minute... statue of liberty... that was our planet. You maniacs, you blew it up. Damn you! Damn you all to hell!
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Also Sprach Zarathustra
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Composed by Richard Strauss
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This is how reality TV works.

If you've ever watched 'I'm a Celebrity' or 'Race Across the World' or 'Big Brother' you'll find that reality TV looks for idiots for the audience to relate to (or possibly laugh at) and 'Deep Space Homer' is a great commentary on that. It also has great gag after great gag.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 February 1994 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

USA

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Sound Mix:

Dolby | Dolby SR (seasons 3-19)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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