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Old January 4 2013, 12:06 PM   #32
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Re: ultimate reasoning behind prime directive ?

C.E. Evans wrote: View Post
Ideally, the Prime Directive simply prohits Starfleet crews from interfering in the development of less advanced civilizations--to allow them to join the galactic community on their own terms. But like many policies, there are times when it becomes problematic.

From a dramatic story telling viewpoint, it's great for creating moral dilemmas for our heroes.
That did not happen in first contact.
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