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Encyclopedia > Starfleet General Orders

In the fictional Star Trek universe, the General Orders of Star Fleet are a list of very important standing orders that members of Starfleet must ensure are followed throughout all operations. Several notable orders are as follows: The current Star Trek franchise logo Star Trek is an American science fiction franchise. ... A standing order is a general order of indefinite duration. ... Starfleet Command symbol In the fictional universe of Star Trek, Starfleet is the paramilitary defense, research, diplomacy, and exploration force of the United Federation of Planets (UFP) with – as of the late 24th century – hundreds of starships and starbases at its disposal. ...

  • Omega Directive - It is not clear which, if any, General Order this is; it is potentially General Order #0 or #1A, as it supersedes General Order #1. It is normally only revealed to Captains and Admirals, and requires doing whatever is necessary to ensure the complete destruction of omega particles. Its existence was revealed in the Star Trek: Voyager episode "The Omega Directive".
  • General Order #1 - Also known as and largely referred to as The Prime Directive. This prohibits interference by Starfleet with other cultures, most importantly those of an inferior technological level.
  • General Order #7 - No Starfleet vessel was to ever visit the planet Talos IV, even for emergency reasons. To violate this order was punishable by death. The reason for this was eventually explained by the Star Trek: The Original Series two-part episode "The Menagerie", a reworking of the show's original pilot. After a time, it was the only capital offense left on the books. However, in "Turnabout Intruder", Sulu states that a violation of General Order 4 is the only crime to still carry the death penalty. It is not stated what General Order #4 is; it could either be the Talos IV restriction redesignated under a new number, or the death penalty could have been transferred to a completely different issue. In Justice (TNG episode), Picard reveals that the Federation no longer carries out capital punishment, implying that the punishment for visiting Talos IV has been changed as the aliens had already read Data's mind and therefoer would known if Picard was lying.
  • General Order #12: "On the approach of any vessel when communications have not been established..." In Star Trek II: The Wrath of Kahn, Saavik quoted the first part of the General Order, but was cut off by Spock. General Order 12 has to do with defensive precautions a starship must take when a ship not following protocols closes.
  • General Order #24 - If a commanding officer deems that a society poses a clear and present danger to the Federation, he may order the total destruction of the planet's surface. (Captain James T. Kirk ordered Commander Montgomery Scott to use General Order 24 against Eminiar VII when they attempted to destroy the USS Enterprise and kill Federation personnel. That meant that the Enterprise would have destroyed the entire inhabited surface of the planet. However, Kirk canceled the implementation of the order when the Eminiar VII situation was resolved. The only recorded instance of this order actually being carried out was the first issue of the non-canon Gold Key Comics Star Trek series: "PLANET OF NO RETURN.")
  • Self Defense General Order (number unspecified) - Starfleet vessels will respond to force with equal force and no more. (DC Comics, "Ashes of Eden", 1995)
  • There is also a General Order #15 ("No flag officer shall beam into a hazardous area without armed escort.") created in jest by Lt. Saavik before accompaning Kirk and McCoy to space station Regula I.

The Omega Directive is a fictional order that permits Starfleet Captains to ignore the Prime Directive and destroy it at all costs. ... In the fictional Star Trek universe, the Omega Particle is an extremely unstable molecule with enough internal energy to destroy a civilization by disrupting subspace and making warp travel impossible. ... The starship Voyager (NCC-74656), an Intrepid-class starship. ... The Omega Directive is a Voyager episode centered around the fictional Omega Directive. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article may require cleanup. ... In the fictional Star Trek, Talos IV is the fourth planet of the Talos System; inhabited by the Talosians. ... Capital punishment, or the death penalty, is the execution of a convicted criminal by the state as punishment for crimes known as capital crimes or capital offences. ... The starship Enterprise as it appeared on Star Trek Star Trek is a culturally significant science fiction television series created by Gene Roddenberry in the 1960s. ... TV Show Reference Episode is the word usually used to refer to a part of a serial television or radio program. ... The Menagerie is the first and only two-part episode of the Star Trek: The Original Series. ... A television pilot is a test episode of an intended television series. ... Turnabout Intruder is a third season episode of Star Trek: The Original Series. ... Hikaru Sulu is a fictional character, played by George Takei, in the original Star Trek series. ... Justice is a first season episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation, first broadcast November 9, 1987. ... Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (Paramount Pictures, 1982; see also 1982 in film) is the second feature film based on the popular Star Trek science fiction television series. ... Lieutenant Saavik is a fictional character in the Star Trek universe. ... For other uses, see Spock (disambiguation). ... Clear and present danger is a term used in the case Schenck v. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... James Tiberius Kirk (2233 - 2293/2371), played by William Shatner, is the leading character in the original Star Trek television series and the films based on it. ... Scotty redirects here. ... In the Star Trek science fiction universe, Eminiar VII was the principal planet of star cluster NGC 321. ... The USS Enterprise is a fictional starship in the television series Star Trek, the USS Enterprise, (NCC-1701) was the ship in the original NBC TV series Star Trek, which chronicled the vessels most famous assignment, a five-year mission of exploration and diplomacy under Captain James T. Kirk... Gold Key Comics was an imprint of Western Publishing cteated for comic books distributed to newstands. ... Although books, comic books, video games, and other material based on Star Trek are generally considered to be non-canon, there are several which deserve mentioning. ...

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In militaries, a general order is a published directive, originated by a commander, and binding upon all personnel under his command, the purpose of which is to enforce a policy or procedure unique to his unit's situation which is not otherwise addressed in applicable service regulations, military law, or public law.
A general order has the force of law; it is an offense punishable by court martial or lesser military court to disobey one.
What makes it a general order (as opposed to a direct order), is that the actor is not explicitly named, nor precisely that (or whom) which is to be acted upon.
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