Elf Spock wrote:
In Season 1 when Kirk sent down other guys on planet surveys they just seemed to do it wrong and always needed to be rescued. By Season 3 Kirk maybe decided he just wasn't going to waste time and go down himself in the first place.
On the other hand, which is better: the Captain and First Officer beaming down to the Planet of the Weekians knowing nothing about what they're going to find, or waiting until the first landing party has gone and got itself captured and brainwashed and then
sending the Captain and First Officer into the mess?