Star Trek: The Next Generation

Season 7 Episode 13


Aired Unknown Jan 17, 1994 on CBS

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  • I always hated this episode.

    Actually this episode somewhat pissed me off more then anything else. The very concept that its better to let a culture, nah a species die out then save it, and risk cultural contamination, was the most asinine of ideas. Picard and the entire series always struck me as the world is not black and white. Nor are the concept and ideas being presented in the show and the world. And yet here we are with something that is shockingly black and white: Prime Directive overrules survival of a species due to a natural disaster.
    Not a good example of an enlightened culture.