Re: Inner Light and other alternate reality episodes
Although I have never thought about it this way before, I find myself drawn to BillJ
's conclusions about this episode. A guilded cage is still a cage. And Picard was given no indication that he would be able to return to his life on the Enterprise unaffected by his experiences.
One day soon, man is going to be able to harness incredible energies, energies that could ultimately hurl us to other worlds in... some sort of spaceship.