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Old June 9 2013, 03:55 PM   #4
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Re: Sulu and Chekov, not in Space Seed

Keith1701 wrote: View Post
After watching STAR TREK (TOS) ~ "SPACE SEED" I noticed real fast that Sulu nor Chekov was on this episode but later during the movie, STAR TREK II: THE WRATH OF KHAN, Mr. Chekov knew all about the story of Khan, the SS Botany Bay and Kirk's decision to leave Khan on a planet from the television series. Chekov (Walter Koenig) didn't come on the series until Season 2 and Space Seed was during Season 1.

So, I guess the reason that Mr. Chekov knows about Khan is due to the fact that he was off duty during television episode. Does anybody have any other ideas?
It was more than Chekov just knowing about it. Khan claimed to recognize Chekov in TWOK ("I never forget a face").

The simplest explanation is that, yes, Chekov was on the ship but not seen during Space Seed.

It is a little strange though....
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