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  • Creator Backlash: It's no surprise to anyone that the actual Irishman Colm Meaney is not a fan of the episode, and it's rather cringy just watching him in a brief scene where he shakes the hand of such a stereotypical Irish character. Meaney would later insist that "If Wishes Were Horses" change a leprechaun to Rumplestiltsken.
  • Deleted Scene: Several scenes were filmed but later cut from the episode during editing:
    • Riker returns to the bridge after his romantic encounter with Brenna O'Dell.
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    • An alternate version of the Observation Lounge scene where Granger describes the Mariposan history of cloning, with a few additional lines of dialogue.
    • Danilo O'Dell tells the Bringloidi settlers a story of the colony's founding.
    • Data expresses a wish to further study the combined colony; Worf recites Klingon poetry.
  • Development Gag: When the Bringloidi and Mariposans agree to join their societies, Danilo quips "Send in the clones", which was actually this episode's working title.
  • Magnum Opus Dissonance: Despite it being generally regarded as one of the show's worst episodes, writer Melinda Snodgrass and showrunner Maurice Hurley both considered it among their favorite episodes.
  • Working Title: "Send in the Clones."

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