Exactly. At the time I started writing Trek books, TAS was off-limits, so I always just ignored it -- and have never gotten out of that habit. It never even occurs to me to reference TAS, so, of course, Chekov is going to be around in any of my 5YM novels. And Arex is nowhere to be seen. Plus, unlike TOS, which was always rerunning in syndication somewhere, TAS was not easily viewed at times. I still remember spending an entire weekend trekking all over Manhattan trying to find a VHS copy of "The Counter-Clock Incident" just so I could write a Robert April story. Finally found one, after wearily pounding the pavement, in a hole-in-the-wall, mom-and-pop video store in the East Village . . ..