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Old May 7 2013, 04:47 PM   #16
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Re: Does the prime directive apply with MORE advanced species? (prophe

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And even then, he only stopped the Romulans from butting in.

Isn't it amazing how few seconds it took for the Duras supplylines to fail?

They must have sucked so hard.
The Duras family sucked at everything.
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Old May 9 2013, 09:28 PM   #17
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Re: Does the prime directive apply with MORE advanced species? (prophe

The Prime Directive is about non-interference with another group's internal development, regardless of tech level. The pre-warp thing is just a sub-set of that rule, because pre-warp any interaction would be interfering with internal development (aside from the odd [sometimes accidental] abduction, apparently).

The Sisko was already a part of the Prophet's internal society, from before he was even conceived, so anything he did would not violate the PD (although he didn't find that out until late in the show).
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Old May 12 2013, 08:47 AM   #18
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Re: Does the prime directive apply with MORE advanced species? (prophe

The application of the Prime directive does not apply to the Prophets, not only because they are more advanced and became de facto allies to the federation, and Sisko is essentially half Profit himself, but because the Pah Wraiths had allied essentially themselves,with the Dominion through Dukhat, which the federation was at war with. Had no action been taken by Sisko, the Pah Wraiths could have defeated the Prophets, and assisted with the subjugation of the Alpha Quadrant by the Dominion.
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Old May 12 2013, 10:12 AM   #19
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Re: Does the prime directive apply with MORE advanced species? (prophe

The prophets are shitty allies.

They could win this war for either side in about 5 seconds.

They're either half assed or half interested.

Which means they're sanctimonious dicks.

Which means you shouldn't trust their help.
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Old May 13 2013, 08:46 AM   #20
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Re: Does the prime directive apply with MORE advanced species? (prophe

When their methods include forcibly mind controlling a woman to force him to seduce someone to conceive a child, who will be your pawn willing or not, then just leaving them to deal with it, they're morally questionable at best. That's like rape twice over.
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