Re: COUNTDOWN TO DARKNESS 5-page preview
Off the top of my head, I can think of four outright violations of the Prime Directive in TOS. One may surprise folks:
1. John Gill in "Patterns of Force".
2. Ronald Tracey in "The Omega Glory".
3. R.M. Merik in "Bread and Circuses".
4. Jim Kirk in "Miri".
Does Merik count, though? He's not Starfleet, and thus (one would assume) not bound by Starfleet directives.
May not. I forgot he wasn't Starfleet. Come to think of it, it'd be odd if there wasn't a "civilian" version of the directive, though, wouldn't it? Was such a civilian version ever brought up in any TV incarnation of Trek?
Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect. -- Mark Twain