017: The Ethics of the Prime Directive
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“Now hear this. Now hear this. On this week’s episode of Kirking Off we sit down and discuss General Order 1, also known as, the Prime Directive. It’s one of the few thematic writing tools that appears across all Star Trek series, and we are here to examine, cross-examine, scrutinize, and pick apart the guiding principle of all Starfleet personnel. We get into the various situations that most of our beloved captains find themselves in be it: covert observation of a primitive culture that goes wrong, denying a local government the joy of putting down Wesley Crusher for breaking some plants, and the moral implications of stopping an extinction level event on a pre-warp planet that is powerless to stop it. I present to you, The Ethics of the Prime Directive.”

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