Traveling in space could be destroyed if you are lost in it. It is improbable that a ship can make his way home without damages, here lay the USS Equinox.
Sometimes is easy to set a genre for an opera. But is not so simple in reality. Sci-fi is a tricky genre to analyze and set.
The prime directive is one of the most sacred pillars of the Starfleet. Essentially this forbids ships helping fewer evolute planets. But what if is wrong?