The opening credits have been changed. There is no longer a letter V flashing across the screen. Also, there are no longer clips of the actors from various episodes. Diane Roter has now been added, sharing screen credit with Randy Boone.
The 95-minute Universal feature BACKTRACK! was made from this episode and additional footage taken from 'Laredo.' Doug McClure, Randy Boone and James Drury all appear in the film. Although scenes were filmed in early 1965, the film version was not released until May 26, 1969 (after 'Laredo' had ceased production). Randy Boone sings "We're Gonna Raise a Ruckus Tonight."
Guest Rory Calhoun, who plays an ex-convict in this episode, was actually an ex-con in real life.
The opening credits have been changed. Clu Gulager has now been added and so have Randy Boone and Roberta Shore who share screen credit. Also, a large letter V flashes across the screen and there are clips of the actors from various episodes.
Aside from question over the names of the neigbours Wingate or Moran (see notes), there is one continuity error. Randy Boone is shown leaning against a door and starts to move. The camera switches to a different angle and he is still and begins to move again.
It was a great addition to the episode, but the song Randy sings, "I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry", wasn't written until 1949 by Hank Williams. Of course, The Virginian was set in the late 1800's.
Judge Garth's gun branded with an "S" for Shiloh changes at the end of the episode.
When first seen, when the cowhand borrows it to put down a steer with a broken leg, it is a solid white "S" on black grips. Later, the replacement gun also has a solid white "S" on black grips. At the end of the episode, the "S" has a black outline and the white color is not as bright.
This was the last acting job for guest star Dolores Hart who at the age of 25 left a successful Hollywood career in order to become a nun.
The Kelland Ranch in this episode is the famous Bates house used in Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho.
This episode was combined with the episode Reckoning to make the movie The Meanest Men in the West.