Re: STID "tracking" for $85-90 million opening [U.S. box office]
He was asking for the (nonexistant) on-screen quote where it is stated Chekov had just came aboard as a member of the crew.
There never was any.
Hence the part about there being "several non-canon explanations"? If it had been explicitly stated in dialogue such that it could be cited and quoted, what use would anyone have for a non-canon explanation? I suspect that Noname Given
did see the "recently transferred" line somewhere, but may be remembering something from a novelization rather than a televised episode.
"It is my belief that nearly any invented quotation, played with
confidence, stands a good chance to deceive." — Mark Twain