Starfleet General Orders

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Myriad Universes: Starfleet General Orders

General Order 1

General Order 1
First Appearance TOS 22 (9 Feb 1967)

Also known as the Prime Directive, it prohibits interfering in the development of other civilizations.[1]


General Order 5

General Order 5
First Appearance LDS 101 (6 Aug 2020)

General Order 5 prohibited the killing of native animal species when it was possible to avoid or stun them.[2]


General Order 7

General Order 7
File on Talos IV (TOS 15)

File on Talos IV (TOS 15)
First Appearance TOS 15 (17 Nov 1966)

In 2267, General Order 7 was the only death penalty left on the books in the Federation. Captain Kirk quoted the rule as: "No vessel under any condition, emergency or otherwise, is to visit Talos IV."[3]


General Order 12

General Order 12
First Appearance ST02 (4 Jun 1982)

General Order 12 required adequate precautions be taken when approached by a spacecraft with which contact has not been made.[4]


General Order 15

General Order 15
First Appearance ST02 (4 Jun 1982)

According to Lieutenant Saavik in 2285, General Order 15 required that "no flag officer shall beam into a hazardous area without armed escort." Admiral Kirk, however, stated that no such regulation existed.[4]


General Order 24

General Order 24
First Appearance TOS 23 (23 Feb 1967)

General Order 24 was a command to destroy the surface of a planet. Captain James T. Kirk threatened to invoke General Order 24 on Eminiar VII in 2267, in an effort to force the planet's leadership to enter into peace talks with the leaders from the neighboring planet Vendikar.[5]

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