Re: Spock's the best 1st Officer in Starfleet?
T'Pau pulled Spock's ass out of the fire at the end of "Amok Time", but at the end of "The Menagerie", too?
Perhaps the Talosians requested leniency and Starfleet was inclined to grant it since you don't want a race of people who can project illusions pissed off at you?
"I tell you what you all need, you need to take a thirteenth step, down off your high horse." - Hank Hill, King of the Hill