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"Star Trek: The Next Generation" The Outrageous Okona (TV Episode 1988) Poster

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Billy Campbell, who played Okona, was a contender for the role of Commander Riker. Campbell was Gene Roddenberry's preferred choice, but the studio insisted on Jonathan Frakes instead.
According to some sources, Jerry Lewis was invited to play the holodeck comic. The role eventually went to Joe Piscopo who included a Lewis impersonation.
When choosing a comedian in order to study humor, the name on the comm panel of the comic that Data chooses is Ronald B Moore, visual effects artist. According to Mission Log Podcast many mistake that it reads Ronald D Moore, who in real life was to join writing team of Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987) the next year.
The bridge of Captain Debin's ship (as it appears on the view-screen) is a redress of the set used for the Battle Bridge of the Enterprise-D.
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Billy Campbell, who plays Thadiun Okona here, shares a name with William Campbell who played two popular Star Trek (1966) villains: Squire Trelane in Star Trek: The Squire of Gothos (1967) and Star Trek: Judgment Rites (1993), and Klingon Captain Koloth in Star Trek: The Trouble with Tribbles (1967) and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Blood Oath (1994). He is also first cousin to B movie legend, Bruce Campbell.
Teri Hatcher has an uncredited role as a transporter operator in this episode.
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This takes place in 2365.
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