Chekov joins Star Trek Online in Agents of Yesterday

    
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Over the years, Star Trek Online has become a high school reunion of sorts for actors from the movies and various series. One of the latest surviving members of the original series, Walter Keonig, will be lending his voice talents to the upcoming Agents of Yesterday expansion.

So how will Keonig’s Pavel Chekov come across in the game? Cryptic wrote a dev blog today showing the creation of two versions of Chekov: one from the original series and one from the movie era.

It’s a good move on Keonig’s part, as it means that his character will finally get an overdue promotion in the franchise: “Things have changed in our timeline for Chekov since the incident on board the Enterprise-B and the loss of Captain Kirk. He’s been promoted to captain and has joined the ranks of the temporal agents, where he’ll play a key role in several missions […] Chekov remains one of our most prominent icons in the TOS experience. We had a lot of fun making him!”

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Armsman
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ZenJitzu There are A LOT of TOS era fans playing (and buying) and without TOS you would never have had TNG,DS9,VOY,ENT or the feature films – so this (IMO) finally makes Star Trek Online STAR TREK, online.
It’s one of the best decisions they’ve made.

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I have reinstalled STO and have been flying around again in anticipation.  I started with TNG (well, if you want to get technical, the first Trek I saw in cinemas was Star Trek V, so that cast was my first Trek cast), and only decided to dive into TOS later on, but if you consider yourself a Trek fan, I’d urge you to give TOS a shot.  It’s certainly not without its flaws (and it’s definitely a lens on the social climate of its day) but man, that cast is just magic together.  It’s my favorite era today.

Scarecrowe
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OMG, this article sucks. The actor’s name isn’t Keonig. It’s KOENIG.  Two seconds of research would have turned this tidbit up.  I sure hope he doesn’t read this article.

BryanCo
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StClair Karl_Hungus  Hey now, let’s not knock Davy Jones.  He was such a daydream believer.

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Cujo H 
For what it’s worth, actor Walter Koenig has said he based the speech pattern on the way his Russian grandfather used to (mis)pronounce things.
And hey, it was 1967 … American audiences generally didn’t have informed expectations of what people in other countries actually sounded like. :-) 

Cheers,

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Karl_Hungus
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StClair Karl_Hungus 
LOL! I was just thinking that

StClair
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Karl_Hungus Well, considering he was brought on the show basically to be a Russian Davy Jones (the Bieber of his day)…

BryanCo
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BryanCo

Cujo H  He also has a V in his first name, Pavel.

Cujo H
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Cujo H

The guy who can’t pronounced V’s, but has a GD V in his name!