Pavel Chekov, son of Andrei Chekov, was born in 2241. Originating from Russia, he spoke with a heavy Eastern European accent, which caused him difficulty when speaking to Starfleet computer systems - his authorization code aboard the Enterprise - "9-5-Victor-Victor-2" - was particularly difficult to pronounce.
In 2259, Chekov was the navigator assigned to the Enterprise during her impromptu maiden voyage - an emergency mission to protect the planet Vulcan from attack by the time travelling war criminal, Nero.
Departing Earth's Starbase 1, Captain Christopher Pike addressed Chekov as "Russian whiz-kid", ordering the ensign to use the comm to brief the Enterprise crew on the task at hand. As the Enterprise confronted Nero, Chekov used his superior mathematical skills to calculate the coordinates for beaming faster than the computer - allowing him to personally transport James T. Kirk and Hikaru Sulu back aboard the Enterprise before they fell into the singularity created on Vulcan by Nero.
Remaining in the transporter room, Chekov also transported Spock, Sarek and the surviving members of the Vulcan High Council from the surface of Vulcan. He was, however, unable to save Spock's mother, Amanda Grayson, before she fell to her death.
After the destruction of Vulcan, Chekov devised a way to beam Kirk and Commander Spock to the Narada, without Nero knowing the Enterprise was in proximity to his ship. Chekov's plan required the Enterprise to drop out of warp] near Titan, one of Saturn's moons, which hid the obscured the ship from the Romulans' sensors, allowing Kirk and Spock to successfully beam over undetected. Chekov's plan was ultimately instrumental in saving Earth.
After the defeat of Nero, Chekov served again as navigator under newly promoted Captain James T. Kirk and left with the crew to explore space. (Star Trek)
One year later, Chekov was still serving in his role as navigator when the Enterprise was ordered to monitor the inhabitants of Nibiru. Shortly after the Nibiru mission, Chekov was temporarily promoted to chief engineering officer after the departure of Montgomery Scott. Upon learning of his promotion, Chekov expressed apprehension about donning a red shirt.
Before the Enterprise could reach its destination of Qo'noS, Chekov discovered a coolant leak in the warp core and was forced to drop the ship out of warp manually. Assured by Kirk that the coolant leak was likely the result of sabotage, Chekov succeeded in the repairing the warp drive, allowing the Enterprise to avoid an initial attack by Section 31's USS Vengeance. The Vengeance, however, was able to catch up to the Enterprise and quickly crippled the ship, sending it into Earth's gravitational pull.
Catching a dangling Kirk and Scott before they plummeted to their deaths aboard the foundering Enterprise, Chekov reestablished the ship's power systems before it crashed into the surface, then retook his post on the bridge to aid in the hunt for and eventual capture of John Harrison.
The five-year missionEdit
Almost a year later, Chekov attended a memorial service 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)
- 2241: Born to Andrei Chekov.
- appointed acting Chief Engineer of USS Enterprise.
- sets out on five-year mission as navigator of USS Enterprise.
"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 "Yo moyo!", meaning "Oh man!" )
- - Pavel Chekov, after successfully transporting a plummeting Kirk and Sulu from Vulcan's atmosphere. (Star Trek)
Background information Edit
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, graduating from the 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 Enterprise's recent mission to Pollux IV.
According to "The Gemini Agent", Chekov liked to run on the academy grounds barefoot. Due to his youth, he was often 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.