Dale Sams wrote:
Mr. Laser Beam wrote:
If curing the Phage wouldn't be a Prime Directive violation, then neither would curing the Valakians in "Dear Doctor" (if there had been a PD at that time).
The Valakians wern't warp capable....and yes, that is a stupid demarcation line.
But the Valakians were aware of the NX-01 crew, made contact, and asked for their help.
The question of whether a species is "Warp capable" is used by the Federation to evaluate whether or not to make first contact with an alien species. If another species does not have warp, but makes contact FIRST, it is clearly aware, and helping them would not be a PD violation (that I can see).