^ Perhaps. Maybe I'm just happy for some focus to be on him. I enjoyed Traitor Winds
but he ended up taking a beating in that one as well. Come to think of it, every time I think of an episode or movie with Chekov he is having a tough time.
Hand burned in TMP, ear worm in TWOK, shot and "killed" in Spectre of the Gun. Maybe he is the O'Brien and Geordi of TOS.