King Daniel Into Darkness wrote:
Serious question: Why was nuChekov wearing those silly goggles? Were they to protect his eyes from something? Were they to help him see something better?
They looked like welding goggles to me. Chekov was conducting hasty repairs to the warp core coolant systems at the time.
His repair teams are working away behind him in those scenes and yeah, sparks and smoke are being given off by powerful tools being used to repair the workings in the engineering section.
Could have been worse, could have been those massive gloves in TWoK that prevent any actual finger mobility.