I always hated Insurrection. One of my least favourite Trek movies. So boring. I recently got all the treks on Blue Ray for a buck each so I'm rewatching them. I have Insurrection on in the background and this is the first time I noticed the potential behind it. (FYI Pillars unpublished book on the making of this film is fantastic and should be read by everyone on this forum ) This could have been an excellent study of the dark side of the Federation. Instead of a weak, ineffectual (lame) villian in the Admiral imagine if this was a section 31 operation secretly piggybacking on a legit Starfleet operation studying the Baku. The Sona are just their tool to blame the harvesting on once it becomes public. This would have been Picard and co's first exposure to this element within the Federation and been a much better reason for their "Rebellion". There should have been more made of the effect on the crew than just statements about boobs firming up and Worf getting acne. Data makes one comment about how the effects may be clouding their judgement but we could have seen some real impulsive, emotionally unstable decisions and actions spurring on the "rebellion". Another thought: The Sona specifically identify the duck blind as a Starfleet product. Did the Romulans re-negotiate cloaking rules with eh Dominion war, allowing the Federation to utilize it for non-military purposes? Obviously not an answer needed in the movie, just a general thought. And with the destruction of the Star Empire cloaking technology is no longer banned by treaty, will all Starfleet vessels have it moving forward? It is an excellent tool for their exploartexp and research projects.