Lapis Exilis wrote:
Trust me, back in the 80s the plot holes and inconsistencies of TWOK were discussed by Trek fans ad nauseum. Starting with Space Seed was a season 1 episode and Chekov wasn't even on the ship until season 2.
Chekov was on the Enterprise as early as stardate 3018.2 ("Catspaw"
) and "Space Seed"
took place on stardate 3141.9, so Chekov would have been there even if he didn't appear onscreen.