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Ensign Pavel Chekov in 2259

Ensign Pavel Chekov in 2259
Gender: Male
Species: Human
Affiliation: United Federation of Planets
Rank: Ensign
Occupation: Starfleet officer
Status: Active (2259)
Born: 2241
Father: Andrei Chekov
Marital Status: Single
Played by: Anton Yelchin
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Pavel Chekov in 2258

Pavel Chekov in 2258
For the prime reality counterpart, please see Pavel Chekov.
"Ensign Chekov, Pavel Andreievich, sir."
– Pavel Chekov to Christopher Pike, 2258 (Star Trek)

Pavel Andreievich Chekov was a child prodigy and a Starfleet ensign for the Federation, assigned as a navigator to the USS Enterprise in 2258, at the age of 17. In addition, he was able to calculate the coordinates for beaming much faster than the computer, allowing him to personally beam Kirk and Sulu back aboard the Enterprise before they fell into the singularity, when the computer couldn't even lock on to them.

Early LifeEdit

Pavel Chekov, son of Andrei Chekov, was born in 2241. Originating from Russia, he spoke with a heavy Eastern European accent, which caused a problem when he had to voice input his authorization code "9-5-Victor-Victor-2". (His accent meant he had trouble correctly pronouncing Vs, which sounded like W's when he spoke them, hence "9-5-Wiktor-Wiktor-2.")

According to his dossier at the official Star Trek movie website, Chekov was top of his class in stellar cartography and transporter theory, an expert in advanced theoretical physics, and the youngest cadet in history to win the Starfleet Academy marathon.

USS EnterpriseEdit

Pavel Chekov operates the transporter

Chekov saves Kirk's and Sulu's lives

Chekov displayed great intellectual brilliance when he was able to transport James T. Kirk and Hikaru Sulu back to the Enterprise as they were falling to Vulcan. Sadly, he did not have enough time to use the same technique to save Amanda Grayson, Spock's mother.

After the destruction of Vulcan, Chekov devised a way to beam Kirk and Commander Spock to the Narada, without Nero noticing the Enterprise being near his ship. Chekov's plan had the Enterprise drop out of warp near Titan, one of Saturn's moons, which hid the Enterprise from being detected, then had Montgomery Scott beam the two to the Narada. Chekov's plan was ultimately instrumental in saving Earth. After Earth was saved, Chekov served again as navigator under newly promoted Captain James T. Kirk and left with the crew to explore space. (Star Trek)

The following year, Chekov became chief engineering officer after Scott left following a dispute with Kirk, though he expressed some apprehension about donning a red shirt. Chekov had to deal with the warp core breaking down, though it was sufficiently repaired to flee when the Enterprise was attacked by the USS Vengeance. He later prevented Kirk and Scott (who had returned to the ship) from falling to their deaths while the ship lost its artificial gravity.

The five-year missionEdit

Almost a year later, Chekov attended a memorial for those who died and resumed his role as navigator on the repaired Enterprise when it embarked on the first five-year mission. (Star Trek Into Darkness)

Key datesEdit

Memorable QuotesEdit

"Russian wizkid, what's your name? Chanko? Cherpov?"
"Ensign Chekov, Pavel Andreievich, sir."
"Fine, Chekov, Pavel Andreievich, begin ship-wide mission broadcast."
"Yes, sir. Happy to."

- Christopher Pike and Pavel Chekov. (Star Trek)


"Ensign authorization code Nine-Five-Wictor-Wictor-Two."
"Authorization not recognized."
"Ensign authorization code Nine-Five... Victor... Victor-Two."

- Pavel Chekov, accessing the ship's all-call system and the Enterprise computer. (Star Trek)


"Move, move, move, move, move! I can do that! I can do that! Move, move, move, move!"

- Pavel Chekov, while running to the transporter controls to save a freefalling Kirk and Sulu. (Star Trek)


"ё моё!" (Russian exclamatory expression pronounced as "Yo moyo!" meaning "Oh man!" [1])

- Pavel Chekov, after successfully transporting a plummeting Kirk and Sulu from Vulcan's atmosphere. (Star Trek)

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Appearances Edit

Background information Edit

Chekov's age in 2258 places his birth in 2241, which is different from the birth of his prime universe counterpart in 2245 (according to TOS: "Who Mourns for Adonais?").

Apocrypha Edit

In the Star Trek video game, an audio log can be found in engineering where Chekov mentions he ran away at a young age to join Starfleet.

According to the Star Trek iTunes movie app, Chekov was born in Tagnarog, Russia (the real-life home of Anton Chekhov). His mother's name was Anna (who is now deceased). His family spent several years at the Mare Imbrium colony on Luna. He graduated from Moscow State University in 2256, where he then enlisted in Starfleet. He graduated from Starfleet Academy in 2258. It should be noted that he beat Big Blue in a game of 3D chess. Chekov received a special commendation for bravery in the line of duty during Enterprises recent mission to Pollux IV.

According to The Gemini Agent, Chekov liked to run on the academy grounds barefoot. He also was treated like a little brother by the older girls in his dorm. He was also known in the underground web for being a white hat hacker.

According to "The Khitomer Conflict, Part 1", issue 25 of Star Trek: Ongoing, in 2261, Chekov has been promoted to Lieutenant.

The 2013 virtual collectible card battle game Star Trek: Rivals is using his pictures for card #79 "Ensign P. Chekhov" and card #95 "Acting Engineer P. Chekhov".

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