Re: Why didn't Chekov ever make Captain?
^Which is what I think should have happened. It would have made for a touching scene on the bridge when Kirk decided to head to the deflector control room. I could easily see him saying to Chekov, "That's your
chair now, Pavel. Take it."
"Many things seem clever to an imbecile." --Captain Thelin th'Valrass, USS Enterprise-- "The Chimes at Midnight"