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Old June 28 2008, 03:44 PM   #8
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Re: The prime directive

voggmo wrote: View Post
There have been instances where the Federation itself has apparently "forgotten" about the Prime Directive. One such was when Captain Kirk was ordered to open negotiations with the Capellans for a valuable ore, despite the culture being a pre-warp civilization. (TOS: "Friday's Child"). Another was when Kirk was ordered to organize the defense of the planet Organia, despite the appearance that the inhabitants were a pre-warp civilization. It could be argued, however, that with the impending Klingon invasion of the planet, that the Directive was rendered moot at that point. (TOS: "Errand of Mercy")
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Restricting contact to civilizations which had developed warp drive was never a condition of the PD during ST. That is strictly a TNG invention.
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