Star Trek Beyond’s Anton Yelchin was honored last night during the Oscars In Memoriam segment.
I knew it was coming, but that didn’t make it sting any less. I was dreading seeing Anton Yelchin in the “In Memoriam” segment in last night’s Oscars, but it was a nice tribute nonetheless.
Yelchin is of course best known for playing Pavel Chekov in the Kelvin Timeline Star Trek films. We lost Anton last March when his SUV’s brake malfunctioned. Anton was only 27 years old and we lost him way too soon.
Check out last night’s In Memoriam segment for yourself, but have the tissues handy.
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The thing I loved about Anton’s take on Chekov was how full of life his character was. Chekov served as a counter to Spock’s logical thinking and the sometimes morose takes of Bones. Chekov wasn’t about what he couldn’t do, he was all about what he could do.
How can you not find joy in Anton’s Chekov. Chekov was who I would be on a starship, full of excitement and ready to explore the galaxy.
Anton Yelchin was taken from us far too soon and he will be missed.
Anton of course wasn’t the only sci-fi star in the “In Memoriam” segment. General Leia Organa signed off the segment in what might be the best final “In Memoriam” moment since Leonard Nimoy signed off with “I have been, and shall always be, your friend.”
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