First Aired: Nov. 30, 1987 on Syndicated
Summary: Stardate: 41294.5
Main Characters in this Episode
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: Hm? Oh, she's fine.
Cyrus Redblock: One look at you, sir, is proof that anything is possible.
- Goof (anachronisms): When at the police station with Dr. Crusher, a water cooler is seen in the background. Atop the water cooler is a molded plastic bottle. Water bottles in 1941 were glass, not molded plastic.
- Goof (errors made by characters, possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): SPOILER: After Whalen is shot, Crusher cares for him for an extended period of time before covering him with a blanket. But a real doctor would know that the way to slow the onset of shock is to warm the patient immediately.
- Goof (plot holes): SPOILER: From the moment the doors of the holodeck reopen at the end, it takes over four more minutes before Picard finally leaves it. Considering the urgency of the Captain's presence on the bridge at that stage, it seems unlikely that none of the repair crew would have checked on him straight away and called him to duty.
- Gregory Itzin was originally cast as McNary but abandoned the role to guest star on L.A. Law instead. He has since stated that he regrets not taking the part.
- One of the headlines Captain Picard reads from the holodeck generated newspaper is "DiMaggio streak reaches 37." According to the Baseball Almanac, Joe DiMaggio reached that number on June 25, 1941.
- Dixon Hill's phone number is Prospect 4631.
- The only episode of any Star Trek series to win a Peabody Award.
- Tracy Tormé, author of the story, is listed as the author of the Dixon Hill stories, as seen on a computer screen.