Re: Organia and the Prime Directive
But they find out something isn't right about Organia, which might affect interpretation of the Prime Directive.
SPOCK: Captain, our information on these people and their culture was not correct. This is not a primitive society making progress toward mechanisation. They are totally stagnant. There is no evidence of any progress as far back as my tricorder can register.
KIRK: That doesn't seem likely.
SPOCK: Nevertheless, it is true. For tens of thousands of years, there has been absolutely no advancement, no significant change in their physical environment. This is a laboratory specimen of an arrested culture.
KIRK: Thank you, Mister Spock. That might be useful.
Dr. Howard, Dr. Fine, Dr. Howard: For duty and humanity! --Men in Black (1934)