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Old September 18 2009, 06:30 PM   #239
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Re: Moments that really made you cringe or disliked

Sean Aaron wrote: View Post
why the hell does Chekov still have that bullshit "Russian" accent though?
Interestingly, the actor himself is Russianóborn in Soviet Russia to two Russian parents. He clearly put on that accent, however.

Just cut the cord dammit!
I'm guessing it was kept "overdone" because a running gag in TOS (taken to it's extreme in STIV) was that he couldn't pronounce "V." The producers wanted to keep the running gag alive, so they kept the accent. With Scotty, his accent was simply an accent, so replacing it with a more authentic one didn't lose a gag.
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