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==Background information==
 
==Background information==
 
===Story and script===
 
===Story and script===
* This episode was based on an episode of the TV show {{wt|Fame (1982 TV series)|Fame}}, a fourth season episode entitled "The Ol' Ball Game", written by [[Ira Steven Behr]]. The plot involved the characters of Morloch and Danny setting up a {{w|softball}} team that has no talent whatsoever, but who, through luck and perseverance, somehow manage to pull off a big victory. Several scenes in "Take Me Out to the Holosuite" are directly taken from "The Ol' Ball Game", such as the scene where [[Nog]] is unsure which player to tag (although Behr says that that particular event was based on a real life incident that happened to him in the little leagues), or the scene involving [[Rom]]'s fluke {{w|bunt (baseball)|bunt}} at the end (which involved a woman rather than a [[Ferengi]] in the original episode). The general plot outline, character development, and burlesque tone of this episode are also very much in the spirit of the classic {{y|1976}} {{w|Michael Ritchie (film director)|Michael Ritchie}} {{w|Little League Baseball}} film {{wt|The Bad News Bears}}, which was also produced by [[Paramount Pictures]].
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* This episode was based on an episode of the TV show {{wt|Fame (1982 TV series)|Fame}}, a fourth season episode entitled "The Ol' Ball Game", written by [[Ira Steven Behr]]. The plot involved the characters of Morloch and Danny setting up a {{w|softball}} team that has no talent whatsoever, but who, through luck and perseverance, somehow manage to pull off a big victory. Several scenes in "Take Me Out to the Holosuite" are directly taken from "The Ol' Ball Game", such as the scene where [[Nog]] is unsure which player to tag (although Behr says that that particular event was based on a real life incident that happened to him in the little leagues), or the scene involving [[Rom]]'s fluke {{w|bunt (baseball)|bunt}} at the end (which involved a woman rather than a [[Ferengi]] in the original episode). The general plot outline, character development, and burlesque tone of this episode are also very much in the spirit of the classic [[1976]] {{w|Michael Ritchie (film director)|Michael Ritchie}} {{w|Little League Baseball}} film {{wt|The Bad News Bears}}, which was also produced by [[Paramount Pictures]].
 
* Ira Behr commented "''One of the things we wanted to do, and one of the many things that we wanted to do over the years on the series, was bring baseball back into the 24th century. Baseball is Michael Piller's favorite sport, but in the first episode he ever wrote for ''[[Star Trek]]'', he killed baseball. Why, we still don't know, but we thought we owed it to him to bring baseball back, even though he had chosen to kill it''". ("The Home Stretch, Part Two", {{STM|50}})
 
* Ira Behr commented "''One of the things we wanted to do, and one of the many things that we wanted to do over the years on the series, was bring baseball back into the 24th century. Baseball is Michael Piller's favorite sport, but in the first episode he ever wrote for ''[[Star Trek]]'', he killed baseball. Why, we still don't know, but we thought we owed it to him to bring baseball back, even though he had chosen to kill it''". ("The Home Stretch, Part Two", {{STM|50}})
   
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