- Old Shame: The episode contains what Wil Wheaton considers arguably his least favorite Wesley moment of all-time, namely when he tells his mother and Troi about what's been causing Picard's strange behavior (easily solving the episode's problem when none of the rest of the cast have any clues), then snarkily says "Heh, adults," after they leave the room without thanking him.
- Recycled Set: The bridge of the Stargazer is the Enterprise bridge set from the first four movies, somewhat redressed.
- What Could Have Been: The Stargazer was originally going to be a Constitution-class starship, like Kirk's Enterprise, using the refit model introduced in Star Trek: The Motion Picture. The production team eventually decided they wanted to keep that ship special and not make it generic, leading to the Fridge Logic of why every other ship class from the movies routinely reappears in TNG except that one. The name "Constellation class" for the Stargazer was chosen because it could be easily redubbed over Geordi saying "Constitution class".
Trivia / Star Trek: The Next Generation S1E8 "The Battle"