• Inspired by episodes:
  • Star Trek: Into Darkness TNG: S1E7 TNG: S3E4 TNG: S7E13

The Prime Directive

Recover modern technologies from a pre-warp species without arousing suspicion.
  • Inspired by episodes:
  • Star Trek: Into Darkness TNG: S1E7 TNG: S3E4 TNG: S7E13


Uphold the Prime Directive and retrieve the replicator from the primitive alien species by negotiating obstacles and completing a construction challenge before they realise the capabilities of the technology.


The Prime Directive is a core Starfleet principle which prohibits Starfleet Officers from interfering with the natural evolution of any alien species. This includes not introducing any advanced knowledge or technology to a society beyond what they have already discovered for themselves, which in practice means all Starfleet missions must avoid First Contact with any species that have not already discovered warp technology or other advanced space exploration. The Prime Directive causes moral dilemmas in some situations and is difficult to uphold consistently but the consequences of ignoring it can be catastrophic so you should attempt to abide by it whatever the cost.


A Starfleet crew have recently visited this planet to make First Contact with an advanced alien species who have mastered warp technology but choose to live free from technology. Unfortunately the crew became confused between the post-warp species and another more primitive species inhabiting the same planet who have very limited technology. The crew have unwittingly violated the Prime Directive by giving the primitive species access to a replicator, technology well beyond their own evolutionary development. To avoid disaster your mission is to recover the replicator before the aliens work out how to use it and without them becoming aware of your presence.


Follow the directions of the mission commander to complete a construction challenge and retrieve the missing technology.

Activity Background

Construction Logic Puzzles Communication

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Mission Outcomes

By completing this activity, you can show your Unit Council that you can:
  • Work collaboratively with a patrol to solve logic puzzles
  • Use construction techniques creatively and safely to achieve a goal
  • Select appropriate communication methods in different situations depending on requirements
  • Construct a bridge without using any ropes (OAS Stage 5 Bushcraft Pioneering - I have built a structure that doesn't need ropes to construct)
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