TrekRanks Episode 02 : Top 5 Prime Directive Episodes
Originally released on May 07, 2017
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To intervene or not to intervene, that is often the question when it comes to application of the Prime Directive in the Federation. On the latest episode of the TrekRanks Podcast, hosts Jim Moorhouse and Jeff Hulit are joined by special guest Claire Little for a deep dive into the moral quandary that is the Prime Directive.
As they do in every episode, our hosts begin by running a Level One Diagnostic on the topic, and then discuss the Prime Directive that guided their ranking criteria. Jim, Jeff and Claire then break down their selections in The Order of Things by revealing their "Five Word Summary and Hashtag" for each episode.
The various picks revealed cross a wide array of episodes, touching on every series, the prime universe films and even a mention of the Kelvin Timeline. The resulting conversation explores a dozen different applications of the prime directive, from practical application to the challenges of applying human ideals to alien cultures. From the 22nd century straight through to the 24th century, this is a comprehensive analysis of the Prime Directive in the distinctive TrekRanks style.
After a quick recap of all the picks in the Regeneration Cycle, the episode concludes with a visit into a Temporal Causality Loop as listeners Jenny Marie and Carl Wonders tell us their Top 5 "Comfort Food Episodes" from Episode 01.
As always, make sure to hail us at 609-512-LLAP (5527) and record your own personal TrekRanks log to let us know your Top 5 Prime Directive episodes. Your comments might be used via a Temporal Causality Loop in an upcoming episode.
Temporal Loop : Top 5 "Comfort Food" Episodes Lists From Listeners
Steve Sikoryak - "Just enjoyed episode 1 of TrekRanks (and #0 last week). As a time travel fan, I was happy to see Comfort Food representation from ALL the series."
TOS - City on the Edge of Forever
TNG - All Good Things
DS9 - Trials and Tribblations
VGR - Gravity
ENT - Storm Front
HONORABLE MENTION - Star Trek IV : The Voyage Home (but where's Yesteryear ?!?)
Jenny Marie (voicemail)
DS9 - Explorers
TNG - Data's Day
DS9 - You Are Cordially Invited
TOS - Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home
TNG - His Way
Christopher Backa (Facebook)
HONORABLE MENTION : Star Trek III: The Search for Spock