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Old May 30 2013, 09:33 PM   #25
Greg Cox
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Re: Oh come on Spock, it sucks! Big Deal. (SPOILERS)

Belz... wrote: View Post
Thing is, the prime directive is meant to prevent captains from playing god, messing up entire civilizations, etc. But the way it's portrayed in Star Trek, even saving a race from extinction is some form of monstrous act.
I would amend that to say that a few Star Trek episodes (and writers) portray it that way, but that hasn't been consistent over the decades. Certainly, that wasn't how it was ever portrayed on TOS.

Honestly, I remember when "Homeward" first aired, pretty much every Trekkie I knew thought it was ridiculous. I'm inclined to ignore that one. Lord knows Kirk would have!
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