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First appearance of Dwight Schultz as Reginald Barclay, who'd originally been intended to be a one-time character to get sent to a mental hospital over his holodeck addiction.
Holo-Wesley's appearance was based on a famous painting by Thomas Gainsborough called "The Blue Boy". His costume was copied in detail and references to the painter and the painting can be found in the script.
The episode drew some early controversy as Barclay was perceived by viewers as reflecting a stereotypical Trekkie/Trekker (introverted personality, obsessive traits). Producers have maintained that Barclay was no such reflection, nor was the episode being intended as any sort of statement about the Star Trek fan base.
Wesley tells Barclay to check on the flow capacitor for the malfunctioning grav generator but later on the holodeck Barclay complains that he knew about the "flux capacitor"
The original episodic promo for this episode (which can be seen on the season three blu-ray) makes no reference to Barclay or his holodeck addiction but instead focuses entirely on the malfunctions aboard the Enterprise and the invidium contamination.
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The test cylinder props were actually US Navy sonar buoy transport cases.
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Miles O'Brien and Worf recall Barclay's holodeck antics in Star Trek: Deep Space Nine episode "Image in the Sand". Although neither character actually witnessed Barclay's holoprogram in this episode, La Forge and Barclay are both referred to by name in that episode.
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This episode was nominated for an Emmy Award for Outstanding Achievement in Hairstyling for a Series.
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Dr. Beverly Crusher (Gates McFadden) only appears as a holodeck creation.
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This episode makes explicit and implicit references to Geordi La Forge's questionable holographic relationship with Leah Brahms.
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The tune of "The Minstrel Boy" can be heard playing during the scene where Lieutenant Reginald Barclay is seen leaving the Holodeck at the end of the episode.
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This takes place in 2366.
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