Agree that this was a fine moment for Pulaski, one of the few where I agreed with her, I generally really disliked her character.
I sometimes feel like they're mentioning the Prime Directive for the benefit of the audience, just to make sure that we don't think they've forgotten about it or something like that. They answer distress signals all the time, why would it be any different now, just because the call didn't come from a ship in space but rather an entire planet? I feel that that's a bit discriminating.
Third Nacelle wrote:
Why is lack of warp drive the one thing that defines a society as primitive and untouchable?
That question is so relevant, for the entire series in general.