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Old June 16 2013, 01:07 AM   #51
Captain Clark Terrell
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Re: Would Spock Prime think Kirk and a young Kirk Prime look identical

Christopher wrote: View Post
Still, Chekov Prime never struck me as more than a competent science officer -- hardly a Wesley Crusheresque child prodigy.
I'd agree with that, though as Chekov branched out into other things (tactical and security) as his career progressed, it probably wasn't necessary for him to be anything other than competent as a science officer. Spock was one of the Federation's most accomplished scientists, and the Reliant had Beach manning the post. It wasn't necessary for Chekov to wear more than one or two hats at a time.

As an aside, there's another TWOK plot-hole for you, Christopher. Why would Reliant allow both her captain and first-officer to beam to the surface of Ceti Alpha V? I know the plot reason, but wouldn't Beach have been a better choice?

"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
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