We may be being too harsh on Yeoman Mears, despite her uncanny perceptive powers matching every current situation. Other classic TREK yeoman had questionable dialogue. Don't forget in BY ANY OTHER NAME, after Rojan spent about ten minutes explaining to everyone what the Kelvans wanted and what kind of people they were, Yeoman Thompson asks Kirk, ''What do they want from us? What kind of people are they?''
Kirk should've replied ''Excuse me? What's your IQ?''
And McCoy, Boma or even Spock should've told Mears ''No s--t, Sherlock!'' once or twice.