Worf seems to recognize K'Mtar when they first meet. Then K'Mtar gives a false account for himself but Worf believes him. If an advisor were so well trusted as to become part of the family, you would think that the members of that family would know what he looked like.
Worf: (practicing his speech before Rite of Ascension passage)...as time passes, a boy inevitably becomes a man. What is not inevitable, is that a man become a warrior. A warrior must be forged like a sword, tempered by... by experience. The path of the warrior begins...
This episode was nominated for an Emmy for Outstanding Individual Achievement in Hairstyling.
Patrick Stewart (Captain Picard) only appears in one scene in this episode.
Quark (Armin Shimerman) is one of only four characters to appear on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine before appearing on this series. The other three are Dr. Julian Bashir (Siddig El Fadil), Gul Evek (Richard Poe) and Admiral Chekote (Bruce Gray).