Thread: Redshirt Chekov
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Old August 14 2013, 05:38 AM   #6
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Re: Redshirt Chekov

BillJ wrote: View Post
Real world - They're going to use a member of the main cast over some no name. As mentioned above.

In universe - Kirk knew Chekov better than any one currently on staff in engineering and wanted someone he actually knew in Engineering during a critical mission. There's no evidence the assignment would've been permanent if Scotty hadn't come back.
Both true, but especially the bolded text. Standard filmmaking 101.
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