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The Prime Directive is not just a set of rules; it is a philosophy... and a very correct one. History has proven again and again that whenever mankind interferes with a less developed civilization, no matter how well intentioned that interference may be, the results are invariably disastrous.
Captain Jean-Luc Picard, Star Trek: The Next Generation

Picard: We demand the return of all Pepsi products (except for Cherry 7-Up) immediately!
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Ferengi: Get stuffed Picard! We know your Prime Directive prevents you from interfering!
Picard: Damn! Who told you that? Data!
Data: It seemed like an important plot complication, sir.
Star Trek: The Pepsi Generation

[the group is discussing with the angels Hokuto's plan to resurrect Alucard and bring about The End of the World as We Know It]
Rason: You can't interfere, can you?
Ruby: What? Can't interfere?
Astreal: You mean they would allow Alucard to come to be even knowing about him?
Elder: The world does still have free will, monster. This boy you speak of is part monster... however, he is part human as well, as he was born one.
Kurumu: So? What does that have to do with anything?
Rason: It means that Hokuto is recognized as a human still to the heavens since that's how he entered this world. And as a human, he is considered sacred. It doesn't matter how evil he is or what his intentions are now. Until he dies with sin, he cannot be touched by the angels.
Ruby: What?! He is far from sacred!
Elder: The laws of the Almighty are enforced here, monster, unlike Rason who can't seem to grasp that, and we will enforce the Almighty's laws with the highest priority.
Kurumu: This is insane! You know Hokuto is going to destroy the world, and yet you're picking on Luna and Falla?! What the hell is wrong with everyone in Heaven?!
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