||Decent episode. It's good to see something that looks genuinely alien for once, and the Sheliak was as near as we could get on a TV budget, so a good effort there. Data's light show on the planet certainly had a lot of dramatic impact, and his various scenes beforehand worked well. Picard's solution within the treaty was certainly typical of him, being able to win without firing a shot. They also offered a technobabble solution, then very neatly put it away again, and it's also good to see that NOT everything can be solved by remodulating the Heisingberg compensators (or whatever). Overall, a good effort.