Star Trek Voyager: A theological Journey 1.01 The Caretaker

As two crews come together we explore the prime directive and whether it applies to God or if God has an alternate prime directive. Heresies fly about among bad Dad puns and Captain Raineway must fight to keep her crew under control as the journey continues.

The Prime Directive prohibits Starfleet personnel and spacecraft from interfering in the normal development of any society, and mandates that any Starfleet vessel or crew member is expendable to prevent violation of this rule. (Michael and Denise Okuda, “The Star Trek Encyclopedia, 1999)

Also it recognises the right of each sentient species to live in accordance with its normal cultural evolution is considered sacred, no Starfleet personnel may interfere with the normal and healthy development of alien life and culture. Such interference includes introducing superior knowledge, strength, or technology to a world whose society is incapable of handling such advantages wisely. Starfleet personnel may not violate this Prime Directive, even to save their lives and/or their ship, unless they are acting to right an earlier violation or an accidental contamination of said culture. This directive takes precedence over any and all other considerations, and carries with it the highest moral obligation (A quote from David Gerrold on page 129 of “The Fifty Year Mission”)

Two of Kirk’s movies get a nostalgic look in this week whilst questioning God’s need for a star ship and the saving of endangered species

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