||Guns at a peace conference, was there any other way it was going to go for the chorus? I know Riva didn't want the place looking like a military outpost but perhaps a portable energy dampening field generator? That just made the whole episode feel contrived because the conflict in it could have been so easily avoided. On the flip side, having the Engineering team fabricate the meeting table and torches was kinda cool to see. It makes you think of all the operations that must go into running a starship like the enterprise as well as supporting its missions. So much of TNG seemed too polished, something along the lines of "Hey look! everything we need is here like its Magic! And look again the story is all wrapped up just in time!"