Re: Why was Sulu played off as a normal person but Chekov as a caricat
Chekov: I was never that young.
Kirk: No..(smiling) you were younger.
That bit always gets me, as it turns out to be one of the last things that Kirk ever says to him. A really nice touch in an otherwise mediocre movie.
Check the circuit!
Mr. Spock, The Cage
(The very first line of dialogue in the series)