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It would be exceedingly difficult to arrive at a number of episodes or percentage of the total number of episodes characterized by this, because of varying interpretations of what would constitute a violation. Actions and omissions violative of the Prime Directive seemed so prevalent because the intrigue that arises from such storyline developments were seen as an effective and interesting storytelling vehicle ProfessorTrek 17:08, August 12, 2011 (UTC)

There are less than you think, in Kirks time, the prime directive only applied to prewarp species, so although it may be breaking other agreements, he wasn't breaking it as often as some think.

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