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"Star Trek: The Next Generation" A Matter of Time (TV Episode 1991) Poster

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Robin Williams, a long time Star Trek (1966) fan, had to opt out of the role of Prof. Rasmussen to play Peter Pan in Steven Spielberg's Hook (1991).
Tom Baker of Doctor Who (1963) fame was on the shortlist to play Rasmussen.
Rasmussen's question to Riker concerning what he thought was innovative about the USS Enterprise-B is the first canonical reference to that starship.
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There is a reference to this episode in the Star Trek: Deep Space Nine fourth season episode "Bar Association". In that episode, Odo cites the case of Rasmussen as an example of a security breach aboard the Enterprise.
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This takes place in 2368.
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This episode won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Individual Achievement in Special Visual Effects, sharing it in a tie with TNG: "Conundrum".
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Two of the pieces of classical music simultaneously listened to by Data in this episode were heard again in later Trek episodes. The Third Brandenburg Concerto was later played by Captain Picard on his Ressikan flute and "La donna è mobile" was regularly sung by The Doctor on Voyager.
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Matt Frewer, who plays the time-traveling professor also plays a time traveler in "Timeless" episode 1.8 "Space Race".
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Rasmussen's utterance of "Data, at Penthara IV!" during act two is very reminiscent of an earlier season 5 episode, "Darmok", utilizing a similar syntax structure as the Tamarian.
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Several costumes and props from this episode were sold off on the It's A Wrap! sale and auction on eBay, including a scientist costume.
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This is the first of five appearances of conn officer Ensign Felton.
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Among the items that Rasmussen tried to steal are a VISOR, a tricorder, a PADD, several isolinear chips, a d'k tahg, a type 2 phaser, and several small devices.
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Picard makes a reference to Khan Noonien Singh from TOS: "Space Seed" and Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan.
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When Rasmussen becomes trapped in 2368, Picard tells him "Welcome to the 24th century", which he also told Clare Raymond when she awoke (and promptly fainted) in 2364 in TNG: "The Neutral Zone".
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The time-pod was a reuse of the shuttle Nenebek exterior set from "Final Mission", later reused as the Toron-class Klingon shuttle in "Gambit, Part II".
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