Nerys Myk wrote:
It's a big ship with over 300 people on board. No reason why Chekov and Khan couldn't have met off camera at some point.
I've never understood the hang up that fans have about Chekov not being in "Space Seed". FFS, when he was introduced in Season Two, it was never implied that Chekov was a completely new recruit... he was just an officer we hadn't seen before. There is absolutely no evidence that Chekov wasn't
on the ship in Season One. Just because the actor didn't join the cast until the next season doesn't mean that Chekov himself was a new member of the crew.
As for the OP... so neither Sulu nor Chekov were in "Space Seed". So what? It doesn't mean they weren't on the ship.