Thread: Redshirt Chekov
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Old August 16 2013, 10:28 PM   #18
Geoff Peterson
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Re: Redshirt Chekov

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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.
The strange thing is, this feeds into the idea mentioned in this old thread I posted months ago that the stand-in chief engineer should have been a woman and not Chekov (of course, I don't agree with the person who suggested that.)
People tend to forget its a movie. They aren't going to waste valuable screen time on a new/one off character and have a regular sit on the sidelines.
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