Originally Posted by mmoore
I'm pretty sure that the entire complement of original characters was assembled in this reboot flick because that's what the general public expects to see. The general public, and all their dollars, outnumber the canon nazis by about a gazillion to one. And if the general public expects to see Chekov, then Chekov they shall have.
That's true, I mean Chekov might have had a lead on time in episode, but why was Chekov chosen to remain through the movies, why not one of the other Navigators...or create a whole new Navigator. Oh wait, they did in TMP...her name was Ileeia...and we saw what happened to her. Always a shame when an attractive person dons the wrong color...