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Old 05-30-2009, 12:28 AM
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i wonder...why chekov has such heavy accent....heavier than koening ...it must be his age...only 17? what do u think?
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Old 05-30-2009, 12:32 AM
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i wonder...why chekov has such heavy accent....heavier than koening ...it must be his age...only 17? what do u think?
i think it's a new direction to take an old character.

I just want to hear "Nuclear Wessels" from the new guy.
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Old 05-30-2009, 05:19 AM
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According to the Wikipedia, Yelchin was born in Russia:

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Anton Yelchin was born in Leningrad, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union, the son of Irina Korina and Viktor Yelchin, pair figure skaters who were national celebrities as stars of the Leningrad Ice Ballet for 15 years.[
His close relatives might still have genuine accents and that might color his portrayal.

Walter Koenig, the original Chekov, was born in Chicago, although his parents, like Yelchin's, were also born in the Soviet Union. Koenig's parents were Lithuanian.

Like you, I can certainly hear differences in the accent.
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Old 05-30-2009, 07:54 AM
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What kinda miracle worker is he anyway looks like he deserves the rank of captain since he was multitasking everything from the transporter to the toilet.Guess he got fired when he missed beaming spocks mom onboard.
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Chekov is obviously a prodigy, like Mozart, in the field of quantum physics.
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I have no strong feelings about his accent. I thought it was a bit hammy on the first viewing, but I've gotten used to it now.

Oddly enough, the ladies I've spoken to about it all claim it to be utterly adorable.
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I have no strong feelings about his accent. I thought it was a bit hammy on the first viewing, but I've gotten used to it now.

Oddly enough, the ladies I've spoken to about it all claim it to be utterly adorable.
Chekov and his accent are, indeed, utterly adorable! He's just too cute.

He's definitely one of my favorite parts of the movie.
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Old 05-30-2009, 09:36 AM
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His feat wasn't that remarkable. All he did was compute the changing gravitational pull of Vulcan and added that to the equation. Anyone taking quantum physics could do it, it's just that Chekov realized it when the computer hadn't.
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The novelization of the movie indicates that Checkov's Urals accent comes from his being recently recruited into Starfleet from the "venerable Star City Conservatory" outside Moscow.

At age 17 and three/four years into Starfleet (he completed his university schooling in Russia at 14???), he probably has a classroom understanding of English and is just getting to put it to use.

That is, unless by the 22nd century everyone everywhere speaks English. Jeez, I hope not....
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