RSS iconTwitter iconFacebook icon

The Trek BBS title image

The Trek BBS statistics

Threads: 139,730
Posts: 5,432,670
Members: 24,836
Currently online: 515
Newest member: crazycornuts

TrekToday headlines

Episode Four of The Red Shirt Diaries
By: T'Bonz on Sep 22

Star Trek: The Compendium Review
By: T'Bonz on Sep 22

Orci Drops Rangers Project
By: T'Bonz on Sep 22

Retro Review: Image in the Sand
By: Michelle on Sep 20

Star Trek: Shadows Of Tyranny Casting Call
By: T'Bonz on Sep 19

USS Vengeance And More Starship Collection Ships
By: T'Bonz on Sep 19

Trek 3 To Being Shooting Next Year
By: T'Bonz on Sep 19

Trek Messenger Bag
By: T'Bonz on Sep 18

Star Trek Live In Concert In Australia
By: T'Bonz on Sep 18

IDW Publishing December Trek Comics
By: T'Bonz on Sep 17


Welcome! The Trek BBS is the number one place to chat about Star Trek with like-minded fans. Please login to see our full range of forums as well as the ability to send and receive private messages, track your favourite topics and of course join in the discussions.

If you are a new visitor, join us for free. If you are an existing member please login below. Note: for members who joined under our old messageboard system, please login with your display name not your login name.


Go Back   The Trek BBS > Welcome to the Trek BBS! > General Trek Discussion

General Trek Discussion Trek TV and cinema subjects not related to any specific series or movie.

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old March 23 2008, 05:26 PM   #1
RobertScorpio
Pariah
 
Location: San Diego
Prime Directive Mulligan

What Star Trek(s) episode should they have violated the prime directive? We all know episodes where they did break it...but then there are many the didn't, and maybe should have....Can you think of any that should have had the rule bended to achieve a better result?

Rob
RobertScorpio is offline   Reply With Quote
Old March 24 2008, 05:42 PM   #2
AdmiralGarak
Rear Admiral
 
AdmiralGarak's Avatar
 
Location: TrekBBS, apparently
Re: Prime Directive Mulligan

Jean-Luc Picard, great character that he may be, is the prime offender here.

While he eventually did bend the rules in "Homeward", Picard's insistence that the aliens-du-jour were better off becoming extinct than culturally contaminated is out-right offensive to my primitive 21st Century mind. It's been a long time since I've seen "Pen Pals", but I believe that there was similar inaction taken in that episode.

Also, while I like the end of "The Hunted", it strikes me that Picard abandons the Angosians right when they most needed an impartial Federation mediator.
AdmiralGarak is offline   Reply With Quote
Old March 24 2008, 05:44 PM   #3
JoeZhang
Vice Admiral
 
JoeZhang's Avatar
 
Re: Prime Directive Mulligan

One of the SCE novels picks up on both Picard's and Kirk's application of the prime directive.. now which one was it...
JoeZhang is offline   Reply With Quote
Old March 24 2008, 06:42 PM   #4
RobertScorpio
Pariah
 
Location: San Diego
Re: Prime Directive Mulligan

AdmiralGarak wrote: View Post
Jean-Luc Picard, great character that he may be, is the prime offender here.

While he eventually did bend the rules in "Homeward", Picard's insistence that the aliens-du-jour were better off becoming extinct than culturally contaminated is out-right offensive to my primitive 21st Century mind. It's been a long time since I've seen "Pen Pals", but I believe that there was similar inaction taken in that episode.

Also, while I like the end of "The Hunted", it strikes me that Picard abandons the Angosians right when they most needed an impartial Federation mediator.

PEN PALS is a small episode on the grand scale of things. But it is incredible how that one episode is constantly referred to due to its strange dialog about the Prime Directive. I totally agree with you on this one. Once they started down the slippery slope of Pen Pals, why even keep the directive???

Rob
RobertScorpio is offline   Reply With Quote
Old March 24 2008, 06:48 PM   #5
A beaker full of death
Vice Admiral
 
A beaker full of death's Avatar
 
Re: Prime Directive Mulligan

AdmiralGarak wrote: View Post
Jean-Luc Picard, great character that he may be, is the prime offender here.

While he eventually did bend the rules in "Homeward", Picard's insistence that the aliens-du-jour were better off becoming extinct than culturally contaminated is out-right offensive to my primitive 21st Century mind. It's been a long time since I've seen "Pen Pals", but I believe that there was similar inaction taken in that episode.
Absolutely right. The writers of these episodes totally misunderstood the prime directive and couldn't even see how absurd their philosophy was.
__________________
"shall not be infringed" is naturally open to infringements of all kinds, because shut up and think of the children.
http://www.americanthinker.com/2013/...#ixzz2ImW0V3GV
A beaker full of death is offline   Reply With Quote
Old March 24 2008, 09:34 PM   #6
Penta
Commander
 
Re: Prime Directive Mulligan

Not recalling the ep well, I grant, but: The Prime Directive is great...for an anthropologist. For anybody else, though...It's often a thin excuse for moral cowardice, and usually just a thin excuse for avoiding moral culpability for one's actions (or inactions).
Penta is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump



All times are GMT +1. The time now is 01:04 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
FireFox 2+ or Internet Explorer 7+ highly recommended.