You're a gentleman and a scholar. Your posts are always appreciated on my screen.Chekov will be transferred to the Reliant in the next film. That is just a guess on my part. Maybe Kyle or Stiles will take the navigation station next time. Of course there's Eddie Paskey's Mr. Leslie.
I like that idea. The audience knows the sad reason why the character isn't around but at least he lives on offscreen.Chekov will be transferred to the Reliant in the next film. That is just a guess on my part. Maybe Kyle or Stiles will take the navigation station next time. Of course there's Eddie Paskey's Mr. Leslie.
Oh, it's right down there with the transwarp beaming stuff in terms of deus ex machina-ing things to hell for the Trekverse, tons worse than the 5min trip to Vulcan and Kronos, which themselves are annoying enough. Shoot, I"m still trying to figure out the water reclamation system in 09 - they have blades to chop up the nasty water?!!!!???SPOILER BELOW
Kirk dies but they use Khan's blood to bring him back to life, a solution so problematic as a legitimate storyteller I don't even know where to begin...
I agree--I cheered in the theater too. For me it was a moment that, like most of the movie, played well in *that communal moment back then* but that doesn't hold up well at all as the years go by, as I watch the movie again in the cold light of day.People cheered that moment when I saw it in the theater. I'm not the Trek fan that most of the people in this thread are but I loved it.
It is very much his loss. It is literally 15 seconds of the film, and if you didn't know that the character was gay, you could easily miss it, or think that Sulu was simply greeting a brother or friend.Thanks for the thoughts! I've decided to go see it in BigD 3D with Dolby Atmos tonight. Should be a lot of fun!
Unfortunately, my Dad found out about the Sulu change and refuses to see the movie now. I had decided to just let it unfold on screen but, he found out somehow and now I will be going by myself. Oh well, his loss because from the reviews this sounds like the best of the nuTrek films.
I don't know what they named the character, but when Chekov had to go to engineer for Into Darkness, a bald lady filled his spot on the bridge. They could develop that character, or leave it rotating among extras. For the huge number of people already in the ensemble, I'm not sure if it's strictly necessary to invent a new character rather than spending more time with the other characters.They could replace Checkov with Lt. Arex (from the animated series), Lt.Kevin Riley or Lt.Kyle