||A decent episode. Mr Broccoli is always a useful character, because he's believably flawed, giving a sense that maybe not everyone is up to the usual Starfleet standards. But even he still tried his best, when he can make himself do so. Unlike so many other people who gain superpowers, turn arrogant and try to kill everyone, he stayed in character, remaining essentially the same person, just superficially different. The main characters reacted naturally as well, somewhat wary of him, but not going too far. Picard only tried to disconnect Barclay when he genuinely thought he had no alternative. Finally, it's worth comparing this with "TFF". The Cytherians (whose name actually means 'Venusian') have the same 'disembodied head' communication method as 'God', live at the centre of the galaxy and are capable of transporting ships there themselves by using a single individual from their study group. That leaves an interesting question, have they just retconned (or even de-canonised) "TFF"?