The workman was played by director of photography Charles Correll in a cameo role.
More Spacedock personnel were originally to have been seen in Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home than those that appear in the final version of that film. As the senior officers from the Enterprise journeyed through the facility's docking bay towards the new ship USS Enterprise-A, audience members – gathered by the space station's windows – were to have cheered the travelers on. "With everyone cheering, screaming and yelling, it would have been an emotional high," said Steve Meerson, who co-wrote the film's story. (The Making of the Trek Films, 3rd ed., p. 64)