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Old 05-08-2008, 05:45 AM
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Default They didn't really like Chekov did they...

Notice how in the Original Series and movies they really pick on Chekov?

In the Day of the Dove he's one of the first to go crazy. Same thing happened in the "Tholian's web" They "killed" him in "Spectre of the Gun"

In TMP he got burned at his station when V,Ger attacked them. In TWOK he got a worm stuck in his head.


See the pattern? If anything bad has to happen do it to Chekov.
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But the show was never really over until Chekov screamed!!
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Screamed like a 14 year old girl!
He was the Mr. Bill of outer space!
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Could that be a "cold war" thing? At least, during the show....Chekov was brought on initially because it was pointed out that Russia had beaten America into space so it didn't make sense not to have a Russian presence in space...

The writers then used him to lampoon Russia. They made him a womanizing (at least as bad as Kirk), egotistical mouth off with questionable factual knowledge. Why not beat him up too?

Though, I think you have to give Spock credit in the "bad things happen to him" competition...

He's blinded by light used to kill the flying vomit that made him insane.
He's driven insane by a lightshow in a box.
In one day he gets a) shot with poison flower darts b) hit by lightening and c) zapped by a force field.
He's shot in the back with a flintlock.
He gets electrocuted by a cloud monster.
He's nearly killed when Captain Tracey phasers a machine he's working on.
He gets his brain stolen.
And, then...of course, in the movie, he dies.
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Could that be a "cold war" thing? At least, during the show....Chekov was brought on initially because it was pointed out that Russia had beaten America into space so it didn't make sense not to have a Russian presence in space...

The writers then used him to lampoon Russia. They made him a womanizing (at least as bad as Kirk), egotistical mouth off with questionable factual knowledge. Why not beat him up too?

Though, I think you have to give Spock credit in the "bad things happen to him" competition...

He's blinded by light used to kill the flying vomit that made him insane.
He's driven insane by a lightshow in a box.
In one day he gets a) shot with poison flower darts b) hit by lightening and c) zapped by a force field.
He's shot in the back with a flintlock.
He gets electrocuted by a cloud monster.
He's nearly killed when Captain Tracey phasers a machine he's working on.
He gets his brain stolen.
And, then...of course, in the movie, he dies.
Well actually the wanted a "Davy Jones" type (The Show The Monkees was VERY popular then). Originally they wanted a British type, but someone on staff convinced Gene to use a Russian. The sotry of Gene reading about Trek remarks in a russian newspape,r and deciding that way are bogus.
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Every ship needs a whipping boy
Please, TribbleWrangler, please!

It's vipping boy. You're confusing that with nuclear wessels!

But semi-seriously, it makes sense that Chekov took a lot of 'abuse' in the stories, since his "seat" on the bridge was previously filled by Billy and other "guest helmsmen" before Chekov's addition. He was the closest thing to a redshirt-they-couldn't-permanently-kill in the recurring cast, and writers had to keep his character in the action somehow. Sulu was too busy navigating to be out of commission much... Chekov offered scripts plenty of flexibility in function per week.
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He didn't even get a break in "The Deadly Years" He was poked and examined a 100 times by McCoy just for being healthy!


But we all love Chekov.
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We do?, I thought he was kind of annoying.
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