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Old July 3 2013, 11:16 PM   #116
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Re: Star Trek morality test - best and worst episodes

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In TNG, the Prime Directive treated culture as a biological process rather than as a social construct. Contact was changed from being a social interaction and became an issue of hygiene with fears of contamination and infection.
There's a line from Into Darkness from Pike that bugged me a bit as well, when he said Kirk's actions on Nibiru interfered with the planet's "destiny", whatever the hell that's supposed to mean.
Yeah, That's the TNG Prime Directive attitude. The volcano was going to create a planet sized extinction event, presumably, but Kirk stopping that and saving the civilization there is bad. In TOS, they had no such issues in saving Miramanee's people.


I think that opening scene in STID was deliberately MEANT to be a not so subtle criticism of the TNG PD.

Picard would have been arguing that the volcano was "meant" to destroy that civilization or some similar nonsense.
"why oh why didn't I take the blue pill?"
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