Has the Prime Directive become dogma? A crutch? An improperly applied, but well-intentioned creed that needs to be re-examined? Check out this video essay for an interesting argument about one of The Next Generation‘s and Voyager‘s most central themes. In particular, the author takes to task the Captains who have thrown aside the Prime Directive when it suited them, but upheld it in morally abhorrent cases like the potential genocide of a species. To discuss it more, head to the thread on our forums!