I loved this episode, because it reminds me so much of "The Philadelphia Experiment," which I believe really happened. I agree with Riker, when he said that if he had known then what was really going on, he would have joined the mutineers! Picard was right in informing the Romulans of this treaty violation. (Of course, it made sense to wait until after they'd used it to free themselves!) Two interesting asides about the Philadelphia/Pegasus experiment: 1. Some say it was connected with the Montauk Project, which may have been connected with Mars; and, 2. A writer I just read suggested that the Kecksburg (PA) "acorn" may have been part of a WWII German time-travel experiment. Both of these allegedly real-life events are like the Pegasus episode.