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Old May 7 2013, 04:22 AM   #10
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Re: Episode of the Week: 2x15 "Pen Pals"

The Prime Directive is a poorly thought out product of the Vietnam War era from which it emerged. It kind of saddens me that over the decades it has become so fundamental to Trek yet remains as poorly thought out as it was from day one.

It's good that they acknowledged some of the problems in this episode. It would have been nice if the writers had taken the opportunity to develop a better reasoned and better articulated form of the directive.
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