- Alan Smithee: Reuben Leder, who originated the episode's storyline, is credited under the pseudonym "Gary Perconte" because he was unhappy with the revisions to his original script. This was the only time this happened under Executive Producer Michael Piller's watch.
- Deleted Scene: Picard interrupts the ceremony between Kamala and Alrik, telling Alrik that he cannot let it go forward. He tells him that this should be fine, as he's really more concerned with trade agreements anyway, and he agrees. The scene then cuts to reveal that this was only a fantasy of Picard's.
- Name's the Same: Krios was mentioned before in the Season 4 episode "The Mind's Eye", as the site of a Klingon colony where the Romulans were trying to stir up political tension. It's never made clear whether this is meant to be the same planet.
- You Look Familiar: Par Lenor is played by Max Grodénchik, who previously played Sovak in "Captain's Holiday", and would later play a recurring role as Rom in Star Trek: Deep Space Nine.
Trivia / Star Trek: The Next Generation S5E21 "The Perfect Mate"