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"Star Trek: The Next Generation" Time's Arrow: Part 2 (TV Episode 1992) Poster

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According to production designer Richard D. James, a museum loaned out a horse-driven fire vehicle for the first time ever, thanks to the power of the words, "Star Trek".
Samuel Clemens expresses an interest in Halley's Comet. This body was visible in the sky both on the day of Mark Twain's birth in 1835 and the day of his death in 1910. There is a legend that he expected his own death to come in that year for that reason.
This two-parter is special for the amount of time Whoopi Goldberg was allotted to star in it. Normally available for only a day, she was more than happy to do several.
Marina Sirtis married Michael Lamper during the hiatus between seasons. Their honeymoon must have been somewhere sunny because Troi clearly has a suntan - something she did not have in Star Trek: The Next Generation: Time's Arrow: Part 1 (1992).
Pamela Kosh (Mrs. Carmichael) would make an appearance in Star Trek: The Next Generation: All Good Things... (1994) as Jessel, a housekeeper to Data in the future. An equally cantankerous woman in another time travel adventure.
Producer Ronald D. Moore regretted that more was not done with the 1890s period. It had to be dropped due to time and budget constraints. Originally, they were supposed to be in 1893 for several months. They would meet at a café, run by Picard, with a running joke about how bad his food was.
Alexander Enberg (the reporter), the son of producer Jeri Taylor, later played Taurik in Star Trek: The Next Generation: Lower Decks (1994) and Taurik's twin brother Vorik in numerous episodes of Star Trek: Voyager (1995).
Unlike Star Trek: The Next Generation: Time's Arrow: Part 1 (1992), none of the outdoor scenes were shot on location. They were shot on Paramount's newly completed New York street set. There are various in-jokes to production personnel, such as James Bank (Richard D. James), Okuda Laundry (Michael Okuda), and Purser Carpentry.
The doctor in the hospital makes a comment of there not being an earthquake in the area for 30 years. In fact, the 1906 earthquake of San Francisco, which destroyed 3/4 of the city, would strike 13 years later, making it one of the worst natural disasters in United States history.
The new morphing effect used on the cane's snakes head was created to clarify the effect seen in Star Trek: The Next Generation: Time's Arrow: Part 1 (1992).
This takes place in August 1893 and 2369.
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Contains an allusion to Mark Twain's "A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court", one of the first well known time-travel novels.
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Data plays Puck from "A Midsummer Night's Dream" in the scene at the boarding house. In the Disney animated series Gargoyles (1994), Brent Spiner played a variation on the same character. The majority of the Next Generation cast had voice roles in the same series. Except for Patrick Stewart, Gates McFadden, Wil Wheaton and Denise Crosby.
Samuel Clemens refers to "A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court", which was published in 1889, four years before the episode's time setting. This book inspired the 1998 movie "A Knight in Camelot" starring Whoopi Goldberg. This book is also referenced in the Voyager episode "Spirit Folk" in which Kathryn Janeway gives a copy of said book to the holodeck character of Michael Sullivan.
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This is the first episode in which the "The Next Generation" text in the intro fades out instead of flying away.
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Towards the end of the episode, Captain Picard mentions that "Samuel Clemens will write the books he was to have written after our encounter". Indeed, Clemens wrote seven books after 1893; the last one (The Mysterious Stranger) was published posthumously.
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Van Epperson has appeared in three Star Trek spin-off series. His first Star Trek appearance, as a morgue attendant in TNG "Time's Arrow, Part II" was deleted from the final version but he is still credited in the ending crawl. His second Star Trek appearance was a Bajoran clerk in charge of the station's assay office in DS9 "Q-Less". In his third Star Trek appearance, he played a "burlesque show alien" (credited as Alien Man) in Enterprise "Broken Bow".
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This episode won two Emmy Awards. Only four other episodes of Trek have won this many. It won for Outstanding Individual Achievement in Costume Design for a Series (Robert Blackman) and Outstanding Individual Achievement in Hairstyling for a Series. It was also nominated for Outstanding Individual Achievement in Sound Editing for a Series.
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"Time's Arrow, Part II" was filmed at the same time as the Star Trek: Deep Space Nine pilot episode "Emissary".
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The trivia items below may give away important plot points.

In "Booby Trap", Guinan told Geordi La Forge she was attracted to bald men, because, long ago, one was very kind to her. In "Ensign Ro", Guinan tells Ro Laren that an old man helped her (Guinan) out when she was in serious trouble. Both references are seen here when Picard saves her life in the 19th century.
In the original script, Guinan claimed to be from a well-known Boston family, and that she was a close relative of Judge Truman Williams. Samuel Clemens checked her story, and received a telegram from Williams who had never heard of Guinan.
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47-reference: after returning from the 24th century, Clemens tells Picard that the ophidian cane would correctly be activated with a frequency setting of 0.047 on his phaser.
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Data spends the rest of his life with a head that's more than 500 years old. The age of his head never seemed to affect him, nor was that fact ever mentioned again.
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