Episode 34 The Communicator
A nice return to form to the theme of a legitimate Star Trek prequel. This episode captures that and in the most subtle way. The Enterprise goes in disguise to investigate a pre-warp alien world and accidentally leaves technology behind. They have to go back to retrieve it or risk contaminating the world with tech it cannot really manage, antics ensue, they get their technology back.
Even though all the technology is recovered Archer admits they still managed to corrupt the civilization because of the technology the aliens witnessed and the lies they tried to tell to cover it up. It sets the framework fro what will ultimately become the Prime Directive in the greater world of Star Trek.
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