- For the mirror universe counterpart, see Pavel Chekov (mirror).
- For the counterpart in the timeline created by Nero's incursion, see Pavel Chekov (alternate reality).
|Assignment(s):||navigator, first officer (Reliant), security officer|
|Stationed:||USS Enterprise, USS Reliant, USS Enterprise-A|
|Mother:||Lenka (née Bondarenko) Chekov|
|Father:||Andrei Ivanovich Chekov|
|Relatives:||Helena Bondarenko (maternal grandmother), Ivan Chekov (paternal grandfather), Piotr Ivanovich Chekov (uncle)|
|Pavel Chekov in 2306|
Early life[edit | edit source]
Starfleet life[edit | edit source]
Ensign Pavel Chekov was posted to the USS Enterprise in 2266, about three weeks before the Psi 2000 incident. (TOS: "The Naked Time"; TOS novel: The Janus Gate trilogy: Present Tense) His initial posting was in main engineering, then was transferred to Planetary Sciences.
- It was stated in the trilogy that, as a command-track officer, Chekov was given experience in a variety of ship's departments.
Chekov was famous for his service aboard the USS Enterprise and USS Enterprise-A, as navigator, weapons officer and security chief. He was briefly the first officer of the USS Reliant before returning to the Enterprise after the Khan incident. (Star Trek: The Original Series; Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan)
Chekov was one of James T. Kirk's most loyal crewmembers; he helped steal the Enterprise from Spacedock to rescue Captain Spock from the Genesis Planet, and later was an instrumental part of rescuing Kirk and Dr. McCoy from Rura Penthe. (Star Trek III: The Search for Spock)
- A reporter called him Captain Chekov in Star Trek: Generations, but as he was wearing a commander's insignia, it is unclear if he had actually been promoted, or if it had been a simple slip of the tongue.
Later career[edit | edit source]
By 2295, Commander Chekov had become the first officer of the USS Excelsior, under Captain Sulu, a position he held for many years. (Star Trek novel: Excelsior: Forged in Fire; Star Trek: The Lost Era novel: The Sundered)
- It's likely that Chekov continued to serve as Excelsior's first officer for a time after his promotion.
As a Captain, he eventually commanded the starships USS Undaunted, USS Potemkin and USS Cydonia. Chekov eventually rose to the rank of Fleet Admiral, and for a time was Commander-in-Chief of Starfleet. By 2377, Admiral Chekov was semi-retired, but was recalled to participate in the Watraii crisis. (Star Trek novel: Federation, The Return, Vulcan's Soul: Exodus)
Alternate continuities[edit | edit source]
In a continuum where the Gorn Hegemony and the Federation had been at war for twenty years, Chekov became first officer of the USS Hotspur, with Hikaru Sulu in command. (TOS novel: The Janus Gate trilogy)
Fanon[edit | edit source]
Pavel Andreievitch Chekov was born to Andrei Ivanovich Chekov and Lenka (née Bondarenko) Chekov on 14 September 2245 in Leningrad, Russia. He had a tempestuous relationship with this father, an artist, and he felt his mother enabled his father's bad behavior. However, he was very close to his maternal grandmother, Helena Bondarenko (b. 2160). ("Duties and Responsibilities")
Chekov graduated 2nd in his class at the Academy (class of 2267) -- where his instructor in space navigation had been Arex -- and joined the crew of the USS Enterprise shortly after first contact with the First Federation. (Chekov's Enterprise) He had been brought aboard at Spock's specific request and later became his protégé. (The Dianasian Gift) For several months, Chekov was assigned to a billet in main engineering, then later transferred to navigations. In addition to his responsibilities as alpha-shift navigator, Chekov also filled in at the bridge sciences station.
By the time of the 2270s refit, Chekov had undergone security training, was promoted to full lieutenant and was Enterprise's chief of security. From 2275-76, Chekov was executive officer on the USS Lexington under Captain Ronald Canfield until that ship was crippled by a gravitic mine. ("Until We Meet Again")
Chekov was married to Gretchen Jaeger, a fellow Starfleet officer, but they drifted apart and he did not renew their marriage contract. (The Dianasian Gift)
Chekov was promoted to commanding officer of the Enterprise-B after John Harriman's suicide. Uhura was first officer for the early years of this new mission; Saavik was second officer and tactical officer; and Christine Chapel chief medical officer. (Chekov's Enterprise)
By 2302, Chekov had his own command. (Star Trek: Avenger: "Back in the Saddle Again")
Chekov had become captain of the Enterprise-B sometime prior to 2311, when he commanded the vessel during the Tomed Incident. In the aftermath, while the Enterprise was in drydock, he visited Nyota Uhura aboard the Excelsior, and together they mourned the death of Janice Rand. Uhura noted that the three of them had been friends for some fifty years by that time. ("Tomorrow's Excelsior")
Legacy[edit | edit source]
The Springfield-class USS Chekov was named after Pavel Chekov. It was one of the ships destroyed at the Battle of Wolf 359. (TNG: "The Best of Both Worlds"; Ship Recognition Manual, Volume 4: Starships of the Original Series Era)
- It is rare that a vessel is named after a living person, so it is probable that Chekov had died by 2367 in the Primeverse.
A residence hall at Starfleet Academy was named after Pavel Chekov sometime in the 24th century. (Beverly Crusher Investigates: The Death on the Kobayashi Maru)
|Officers of the starships Enterprise|
||April | Pike | Kirk
Decker | Spock
Spock | Decker
|April | Boyce
Piper | McCoy
|Spock | Chekov
Kyle | Sonak
Decker | Saavik
|Scott||Sulu | Chekov||Giotto | Freeman
Mitchell | H. Sulu
Leslie | Hadley
Kyle | DePaul
Hansen | Spinelli
|Tyler | Kelso | Alden | Bailey
Farrell | Hadley | Riley | Stiles
Latimer | DeSalle | Osborne
Painter | Chekov | Leslie
Haines | Arex | Ilia | DiFalco
|Farrell | Garison|
Hadley | M'Ress
Martine | Palmer
|NCC-1701-A:||Kirk||Spock||McCoy||Spock||Scott||Chekov||H. Sulu | Saavik
|NCC-1701-B (Orion Press):||Harriman | Chekov
|Uhura | Vasquez | Saavik||Chapel||Rathan | Vasquez
|Sorensen | Sar 7||Saavik | Brooks | Vasquez||Ch'terr||D. Sulu | Grenoka | Cox||Escri | Granger|
|NX-01 | NX-01 | NCC-1701 | NCC-1701 (alt) | NCC-1701 | NCC-1701-A | NCC-1701-B | NCC-1701-C | NCC-1701-D | NCC-1701-E|
|Star Trek: Phase II|
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In Production: "The Holiest Thing" | "Origins: The Protracted Man" | "Bread and Savagery" | "Torment of Destiny"
|Vignettes:||"Center Seat" | "No-Win Scenario" | "Going Boldly"|
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|Characters:||James T. Kirk | Spock | Leonard McCoy | Hikaru Sulu | Montgomery Scott | Pavel Chekov | Nyota Uhura | Vincent DeSalle | Janice Rand | Christine Chapel | Kargh|
|Actors:||James Cawley | Jeff Quinn | Ben Tolpin | Brandon Stacy | John Kelley | Charles Root | Andy Bray | Jonathan Zungre | John Lim | J.T. Tepnapa | Julienne Irons | Kim Stinger | Ron Boyd | Meghan King Johnson | Shannon Giles|