^ I noticed that a lot too. And deep red lipstick was aplenty, even for Vina who was shipwrecked!! What the hell, that should have been their first hunch that something wasn't quite legit.
One thing that I've always thought was great about The Cage being turned into the Mengaerie, is that it gives Trek a scope, very early on that most shows try to create. All of a sudden the Trek Universe has a completely believeable back story, complete with a very high production value flashback, with a whole new Captain etc. Talk about turning lemons into lemonade!