Whatley, described in the script as "a Human leather-faced Starfleet vet", was played by Patrick B. Egan, and was credited as Jiyar. Interestingly, no reference was made in the episode to a "Jiyar," nor in the script, which clearly described the character as "Whatley." This was also confirmed in the dialogue, when O'Brien specifically referred to him as "Whatley" by name. The closed captioning, however, spelled the name slightly different: "Watley." In a line cut from the script, Whatley stated he was married.