Episode Behind the Scenes


Wil Wheaton asked to leave the show so he could pursue the main film offers coming his way, but the on Gene Roddenberry's suggestion, the door was left open for his return.
Corey Allen's directorial return comes after an almost three long break since season one's "Home Soil".
Location shooting was done on the El Mirage Dry Lake Bed in San Bernadino County, east of Los Angeles.
The story was originally set on an ice planet where only Picard and Wesley crash land, but was moved on Jeri Taylor's suggestion amid concerns that an ice-planet hell set would be too "hokey".
Mary Kohnert would become a regular conn replacement for Wesley.
Nick Tate is famous for his regular "Space: 1991" role, and also appears in spinoff DS9's sixth season episode "Honor Among Theives" as the criminal with a heart Bilby.
The Nenebek shuttle was a redress of the Arcos' escape pod from "Legacy".
Dirgo uses the old-style pistol phaser from Star Trek III The Search for Spock.

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