The Mirrorball Man wrote:
I don't care if it makes complete sense and I don't care about what happens in the US Navy. I think it would have fun and interesting to see McCoy in command.
I just watched "This Side of Paradise." When Kirk leaves to track down Spock, he leaves McCoy in charge of the landing party.
Of course, we see no scenes of McCoy giving any commands. All we see is DeSalle bring the spore plants to McCoy. Next thing we know, our good doctor is more concerned about being in charge of Mint Julips.