Re: Was the reveal of the Enterprise-A a big surprise?
The Old Mixer wrote:
I didn't think that it made much sense to suggest that the main crew were all retiring at once, either, since there was more than a twenty-year age difference from oldest to youngest...and Chekov should have been the captain of the Ent-B...but that's another issue....
Well, if you believe the novels, only Kirk and Scotty actually retired. Spock took a teaching position at Starfleet Academy similar to what he did during TWOK. McCoy worked at Starfleet Medical. Uhura worked for Starfleet Intelligence. Chekov transferred to Excelsior
to be Sulu's executive officer.
"He clapped his captain—his friend—on the shoulder. Yes, this man was very much like James Kirk, in all the ways that mattered." --Christopher L. Bennett-- Star Trek: Mere Anarachy, The Darkness Drops Again