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J.J. Abrams’ Star Trek Movies Continued A Chekov Running Joke

J.J. Abrams' Star Trek movies continued a running joke that began in Star Trek: The Original Series in regard to Pavel Chekov's (Walter Koenig, Anton Yelchin) Starfleet career path. Chekov joined the cast of TOS in season 2 as an Ensign fresh out of Starfleet Academy. As is customary with junior officers, Chekov performed various tasks aboard the USS Enterprise as part of his duty shift rotations. Under the command of Captain James T. Kirk (William Shatner), Mr. Chekov would be assigned to various positions throughout TOS and its subsequent movies.

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