Wally Dalton, who plays Lanyard, previously appeared on Millennium, in the second season episode "Somehow, Satan Got Behind Me", as the devil named Toby. He also plays Mr. Crocell in the second season episode "The Curse of Frank Black."
For his work on this episode Director of Photography Robert McLachlan earned his third consecutive Canadian Society of Cinematographers Award and his third American Society of Cinematographers Award nomination.
The episode title "Matryoshka" refers to the Russian art of nesting dolls where a single doll holds within it another smaller doll, which in turn holds within it another smaller doll, which holds within it another smaller doll, etc.
Features the song "Till Then" by the Mills Brothers.