I’m an huge star trek fan. I like it for its background more than its space structure.
Maybe you don’t know but the whole structure of the opera is based on a utopic civilization which work only for the self determination.
It have a lot of difects but we are going to look this in another moment
Otherwise in his space component there is an aspect I always hated: The prime directive…
This is the most sacred pillar of the federation and basically prevent the captains and crews of the federation to interfere with the evolution of species that still didn’t evolved a interstellar space travel.
This mean that if a specie is in risk to be destroyed by a natural disaster or a war or a technological problem we can’t help them.
Well! That’s a fictional structure but let’s think for a moment that this is a real scenario.
How can you, a captain, an explorer, a person that want to see different things, stay there to observe the destruction of a spiece because you done an oath?
How can you basically make an oath on a similar directive?
Personally I couldn’t. Because if I see someone in danger or in the arms of a bully idiot damn if I’ll try to help him.
Is for this that James Kirk is one of my favorite captains, because he try to help everytime he can. He broke this oath because is the right thing to do.
Awfully this is the mirror of our community but I really hope that the concept of exploration could change from tourism to travelling because there is the key to use progress for help other people.