It would appear that superior beings tend to be less-than when confined within a human body. Their leader is taken down by jealousy, their second by ‘roid rage, their muscle by drinking, and their female by kissing from guess who.
By the way, why doesn’t the female of the superior species fit into a team archetype beyond that of token female? Oh, right, it’s the ‘60s.
On the plus side, Scotty outdrinking an alien (and himself) may be one of the most beautiful things I have ever seen.
Starfleet Academy Lecture suggestion: Superior Schmuperior — Belittling Our Neighbors One Species At A Time