Re: does a starfleet ship always have a CO with the rank of captain?
I don't think the Genes assumed the worst. They just wanted to keep things simple. We are talking about TOS right?
The boring one, the one with Khan, the one where Spock returns, the one with whales, the dumb one, the last one, the one with Kirk, the one with the Borg, the stupid one, the bad one, the new one, the other one with Khan.