STARFLEET DATABASE FILE: Chekov, Pavel
Mid-level Biography Brief Mode
Played By: Walter Koenig
Final Rank: Commander
Full Name: Pavel Andreievich Chekov
Year of birth: 2245
Education: Starfleet Academy, 2263-67
Marital status: Single
Starfleet Career Summary 2263 -- As ensign, took first posting
on U.S.S. Enterprise under Capt. James T. Kirk as navigator
2269 -- Promoted to lieutenant, named security chief to
Capt. Will Decker on refit of Enterprise
2277 -- Assigned to U.S.S. Reliant under Capt. Clark Terrell
2285 -- As commander and Reliant First Officer, witnessed
Genesis incident and captain's death
2286 -- Charged and cleared of theft of Enterprise a year
earlier with fellow officers Chekov was the navigator on the original
U.S.S. Enterprise under the command of James T. Kirk.
An only child, his youthful career was so full of brash pronouncements
of Russian ethnic pride and accomplishments he became a good-natured
joke among his superiors.
Although he was always a promising officer with a career to bear
it out, the young Chekov was prone to hot-heated actions and romantic
attachments. While attending Starfleet Academy his involvement
with fellow cadet Irina Galliulin broke off when she dropped out
of the service before graduation in disdain for its structure.
Years later they met again when she and other Eden-seekers
with Dr. Sevrin were aboard.
Following the end of his first five-year mission, Chekov was promoted
to lieutenant when he was assigned as security chief aboard the
refit U.S.S. Enterprise.
Assigned to the U.S.S. Reliant in 2377 and promoted to commander
within eight years of that, he was first officer to the ill-fated
Captain Clark Terrell during the Genesis Project incident and
Khan Singh's grab for it. For the next few years he remained one
of Kirk's trusted officers and stood with the group in the theft
of the Enterprise to refuse Spock's body and katra, and then faced
the UFP Council when those charges were dropped.
Chekov suffered serious wounds when time-traveling to 1986 during
an attempted escape from the U.S.S. Enterprise naval aircraft
carrier when suspected of being a Soviet spy of the time. He would
have died if left to contemporary medicine, but was saved thanks
to McCoy and went on to help secure the Khitomer Peace Accords
- followed shortly by his shocked witness to Kirk's apparent death
at the christening of the newest U.S.S. Enterprise, 1701-B.