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Sulu, a Councelor?
gethenix wrote in startrek

So, I was checking out the event information for Star Trek on Fandango and I was reading the synopsis, and there was one thing that stood out in my mind. Here's the synopsis:

Mission: Impossible III director and Alias creator J.J. Abrams resurrects the classic science fiction franchise created by Gene Roddenberry with this feature film that embraces the rich history of the influential television and film series while also exploring some uncharted territory. Heroes star Zachary Quinto assumes the role of the Federation Starfleet lieutenant and Vulcan made famous in the original series by Leonard Nimoy (who also appears in an older incarnation of his original role), Spock, with Anton Yelchin stepping into the role of USS Enterprise navigator Pavel Chekov, Zoe Saldana assuming the role of communications officer Uhura, Simon Pegg keeping the ship in top shape as chief engineer Montgomery Scott (aka "Scotty"), and Eric Bana tormenting the benevolent space explorers as the villainous Nero. Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle co-star John Cho also boards the Enterprise as staff psychiatrist Hikaru Sulu, with Chris Pine and Karl Urban assuming the legendary roles of Captain Kirk and Leonard "Bones" McCoy, respectively..

Since when is Sulu a psychiatrist?

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Hm. Well, the story has Kirk taking command after Pike (presumably) kicks it in a battle. Since Sulu starts in TOS as a botanist before moving to Helm, maybe in this he's a Psychiatrist who moves to Helm?

Sadly some people don't know the difference between a physicist and a psychiatrist. Or it could be the unfortunate mixture of an idiot and spellcheck.

Eh, he can't be worse than Troi.

sounds like a big typo...thats blasphemy!

Huh? Who's flying the damn ship? And what is Chekov doing with them? He didn't join the Enterprise crew until the series' second season. After Kirk had been captain for a while.

nah he just wasnt on the bridge yet, how else could Khan have recognized him?

This. He was just off-camera in season one.

I seem to remember reading somewhere that Khan met Chekov after Pavel left the men's room... um, 'out of stock' of a particular necessity.

that's a story that walter koenig came up with that he used to tell ppl at conventions in order to explain how khan knew chekov (who was never in that episode "space seed").

Astrophysicist, helmsman, botanist, psychiatrist... Sulu can multi-task with the best of 'em.

Has anyone considered the possibility that Khan's recognition of Chekov in "WRATH OF KHAN" was a BLOOPER?

And even if Chekov was part of the Enterprise crew in Season 1, why wasn't he serving on the Bridge? During the entire season?

In this new movie, Chekov is definitely the ship's navigator.

according to the story walter koenig invented to explain why khan knew chekov, chekov was not yet a member of the bridge crew, but ran into khan elsewhere (the aforementioned bathroom story).

and yes, basically it was a blooper.

I would bet it was a typo- I mean, these synopses are probably typed up by some intern somewhere who thinks Star Trek is "that show with Luke Skywalker, right?". Either that, or Sulu had a really hard time picking a career.

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