Picard violates the Prime Directive
Drumhead”, it is recorded that Picard violated the Prime
Directive nine times while in command of the Enterprise.
While it was not directly specified what the nine
violations were, these are believed to be the episodes
containing these violations:
- In order to save Wesley from the death penalty for
(accidentally) violating one of the Edo laws.
One”- The crew barely managed to save the survivors of
a Federation ship from death for trying to change the
society of Angel One.
Pals”- Data communicates with a girl whose planet was
the Long Ladder”- Picard essentially forced the clone
race to live and breed with the Bringloidi, despite the
strong resistance of the clone race and the fact that
this would completely destroy the non-sexual nature of
the clone race.
Ensigns of Command” - The Enterprise manages to delay a
Sheliak vessel from destroying a Federation colony on
Tau Cygna Five, even though the planet is part of the
Watches the Watchers” - The Enterprise treats a Mintakan
person for serious injuries as a result of a Federation
observation post's cloaking device's failure, ending
with that race believing Picard was a god.
High Ground” - The Enterprise engages in a commando raid
in order to rescue Captain Picard and Beverly Crusher
on a warring world.
Legacy” - The commando raid might have radically changed
the balance of power on the planet.
Contact”- The Enterprise contacts a planet in order to
rescue Commander Riker