Re: TNG episodes where they hang out with species without warp drive
TOS played much more fast and loose with the pre-warp thing than TNG did. Perhaps "Justice" and "Code of Honor" were holdovers from that line of thinking.
"If you can't take a little bloody nose, maybe you ought to go back home and crawl under your bed. It's not safe out here. It's wondrous, with treasures to satiate desires both subtle and gross; but it's not for the timid." - Q