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Old September 13 2011, 06:35 PM   #55
Maximara
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Re: Kirk and the Prime Directive.

T'Girl wrote: View Post
Maximara wrote: View Post
"Friday's Child" (32) Pre-warp culture offered aid because the Klingons also want it. Prime Directive is not even referred to even though it should apply.

"A Private Little War" (45) referred to and then discarded due to interference by the Klingons
Both of these might be case where contact was initially made prior to the Prime Directive as a Starfleet policy, and so continued contact was "grandfathered" in.
Actually based on the conversation regarding the Federation Starship Horizon in Piece of the Action the Prime Directive went into effect nearly a hundred years ago.

T'Girl wrote: View Post
"For the World is Hollow and I Have Touched the Sky" (65) Again the Prime Directive should come up but doesn't
Even through traveling slower than light, the ship in that episdode was interstellar.
Spock: Captain, informing these people they're on a ship may be in violation of the Prime Directive of Starfleet Command.

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"The Cloud Minders" (74) Prime Directive? We need that Zenite to stop a plague so forget that noise.
Interesting in that episode, the planet's leader told Kirk that Federation order couldn't override a Federation members governments decisions.

Yes but the retroactive description of the Prime Directive would seem to cover this: "As the right of each sentient species to live in accordance with its normal cultural evolution is considered sacred, no Star Fleet personnel may interfere with the normal and healthy development of alien life and culture"

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