See, Pike. That's what happens when you take someone who should be a Jr. Lt. at best and smuggled aboard your ship while suspended, and rather than throw him in the brig, proceed to make him first officer on the immediate mission, then bump him all the way up to Captain & CO permanently thereafter. Not exactly surprising if he's got an overdeveloped sense of entitlement from all that... Yeah. Did that scene seem as dodgy in the early 80s as it does now? I can't even open a free e-mail account with a five-character password, let alone override a ship capable of massive destruction!