Good morning, bubbies. For today’s Intergalactic Coffee Talk we have The Prime Directive. Neither very prime, nor seemingly a directive. I mean, hello! So you can drive fast. What’s the big woop? James Dean drove fast and we all know how that ended. Give me a moment. I'm farklempt. Poor boy, he was like Romulan buttah. Ok, I’m better now. So, if there is one rule that starship captains seem to love to break it’s The Prime Directive. They take technology and leave technology all over the universe like McDonald’s cups tossed out the window of their pretty ships, and yet they call it their Prime Directive. That means Rule #1. Oh, for those of you who are not up on your Star Trek, The Prime Directive is a rule which states that cultures which have attained warp drive and thus intergalactic travel may not, in any way, interfere with cultures which have not yet discovered warp drive. You’re not even allowed to talk to them or allow them to know of your presence. And why should The Prime Directive no longer apply after a culture has discovered warp drive? You don’t just start handing kids phasers just because they have their driver’s licenses? Am I right, or am I right? So, three questions: 1) How do you feel about the fact that starship captains are always breaking the Prime Directive? 2) How do you feel about warp drive being the arbitrary point at which the Prime Directive no longer applies. 3) Do you think there should even be a Prime Directive? Discuss amongst yourselves.