Dayton Ward wrote:
^ Which pretty much proved Nimoy's point, and validated his misgivings about the Spock (and McCoy) role in the film.
David cgc wrote:
they almost rewrote it enough to cover it perfectly.
I thought the most obvious line-swap was Chekov
assigning the journalists to be medics in sickbay. That was an obvious McCoy line.
Chekov: I was never that young.
Kirk: No. You were younger.
Also, remember that until Chekov suddenly got some lines in the film, the officer who became Demora Sulu was going to be Chekov's