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Trek Celebs Celebrate Walter Koenig’s Walk Of Fame Star With Video Tribute + Gala Event & Ceremony April 12, 2012

by Anthony Pascale , Filed under: Celebrity,Conventions/Events/Attractions,TOS , trackback

On Monday September 10th, Star Trek’s Walter Koenig will become the last member of the TOS crew to get a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. And it has just been announced that Leonard Nimoy will be attending the event. There will also be a special "Koenig Gala Celebration" over the weekend with more special guests, including Nichelle Nichols, Marina Sirtis and more. Details below, plus watch congratulations video featuring William Shatner, George Takei and many more Trek and sci-fi luminaries.

 

The Walter Koenig Star Celebration: a Gala Tribute

Over the weekend of September 8th and 9th, Planet Xpo (producer of the ‘Beam Me Up Scotty One Last Time event) is hosting a Gala tribute and Celebration of Walter Koenig at Universal Studios Hollywood. This all leads up to the ceremony in Hollywood on Monday the 10th where Koenig will be honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

On Saturday the event will celebrate the 46th anniversary of Star Trek. Activities will include a tour of the other Star Trek stars on the Walk of Fame, a screening of Walter’s favorite Star Trek episodes (including Q&A with Koenig), and a party with music provided by the Star Trek All-Star Celebrity Band. On Sunday the tribute will have programming focusing on Walter’s career, including rare and never-seen-before screenings of Walter’s early life as an actor. There will also be autograph signings with various stars and celebrities, and a star-studded celebrity Gala Tribute and Roast for Walter.

Guests currently confirmed for this event include Marina Sirtis, Nichelle Nichols, Harlan Ellison, Tim Russ, Armin Shimerman, Bruce Boxleitner, Alan Ruck and many more.

To learn more about this special celebration and to purchase tickets (they are limited to 600 attendees), visit www.planetxpo.com.

On Monday, September 10 there will be a ceremony for Walter’s star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Speaking at the star ceremony will be Leonard Nimoy and Babylon 5 creator J. Michael Straczynski. This event is open to the public. 

Congratulations video

The people behind Walter’s Gala have also put together this video about the road to getting Walter a star, plus congratulations from many of Waltter’s co-stars over the years, including William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, George Takei, and Nichelle Nichols.

 

Comments

1. Enterprisingguy - April 12, 2012

Congrats Walter!

You were always underrated. They could have done so much with your character.

2. James - April 12, 2012

yay, number one. I met Koenig at Sears in the early ’80′s when I worked there with his son.

3. James - April 12, 2012

or 2 & 3.

4. Basement Blogger - April 12, 2012

Congratulations Walter. They got Harlan Ellison to come? Wow. It’s going ot be a great party.

5. Dee - lvs moon' surface - April 12, 2012

Congrats, Mr. Koenig!!!

6. Fueled by Armus - April 12, 2012

Please, Harlan Ellison IS the party.

7. Simon Belfast - April 12, 2012

Great video, incredible to see the guest stars of TOS! All the best Walter.

8. navamske - April 12, 2012

Nuclear… wessels.

9. NCM - April 12, 2012

Congratulations Mr. Koenig. Enjoy the party. Tell Ms. Nichols she looks more amazing than ever. After all, many have it in their youth, but seriously?! Who looks that good at… 60?:)

10. freezejeans - April 12, 2012

#8

That never gets old :D “I do not KNOW your name!”

11. Ensign RedShirt - April 12, 2012

Congrats, Walter! About time!!

12. Michael Hall - April 12, 2012

Glad to see Mr. Koenig get his star; it’s overdue by at least a decade. As for Ellison’s appearing at the event, he and Koenig have been friends for many years.

13. Paul Fitz - April 12, 2012

So happy for him, many congrats!

14. scifib5st - April 12, 2012

About time… Congrats to a well deserved and talented man!

15. enterprise1965 - April 12, 2012

It’s nice to see all the TOS cast wishing Walter congratulations.

16. Jörg - April 12, 2012

Congratulations! I’m soo glad this is finally happening! :-)

17. AJ - April 12, 2012

NIce. Finally.

18. sterj - April 12, 2012

I signed this petition a loooooooooooong time ago. it’s about freakin’ time! Congratulations, Walter!

PS–Lawrence “Stonn” Montaigne looks pretty good!

19. sterj - April 12, 2012

Anyone know the address of his star?

20. Chris Doohan - April 12, 2012

Congrats, Walter. I will be there to cheer you on, just like you did for my dad when he got his star.

21. Daoud - April 12, 2012

Vhat?!? Nuclear wessels on full alert!! Valter is getting his star!
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Congratulations, Walter! Many happy returns!

22. Anthony Thompson - April 12, 2012

01:44!!!

23. Ivory - April 12, 2012

Congrats to Walter… I met him once at a convience store of all places… He could not have been kinder to the 17 year old Star Trek nerd (me) who went up and introduced himself. It would have been easy for him to just brush me off, but instead he took a couple of minutes to talk with me and at least seemed interested in what I had to say. He really left a great impression with me and my dad. So again, congrats Walter for this well deserved award.

24. Gary - April 12, 2012

Bout time Bester got his star! Congrats Walter!!!

25. Walters Star - April 12, 2012

The information regarding the address of the star and the time of the ceremony will be posted as we get closer to the event. We will let Anthony know and it will be posted at http://www.planetxpo.com.

Thanks for a great write up Anthony. We look forward to seeing you at the event.

Chris Doohan – We are excited you will be joining us.

26. Phil - April 12, 2012

Walter has had a good career, it’s well deserved.

27. Phil - April 12, 2012

Let me guess, Shat won’t be able to make it…

28. Kev-1 - April 12, 2012

Star Trek wouldn’t be Star Trek without Chekov, really. Congratulations.

29. vantheman77 - April 12, 2012

Walter definitely deserves his long-overdue Walk of Fame star. I think the original Star Trek cast would be the first cast to have both the Graumann’s Chinese Theater hand and foot prints and Hollywood Walk of Fame stars.

30. El Chup - April 12, 2012

@27 He remains by fair the busiest of all the TOS cast, and besides, he could’ve easily said he was too busy for the video congratulation as well…..

31. Spock/Uhura Admirer ;-) - April 12, 2012

This is very nice. I’m glad to see that he’s getting his due share of recognition for a job that was well-done by all. Now, the whole team is on the Walk Of Fame, and everything is as it should be. Go Chekov! :-)

32. SirMartman - April 13, 2012

Congrats Walter,,, from all your fans in New Zealand !!

:oD

33. phil - April 13, 2012

congrats walter!

34. CmdrR - April 13, 2012

Bester rules!

The Corps is Mother, The Corps is Father.

35. CAPT KRUNCH - April 13, 2012

Congrats Walter….you are the best….at least Shat didn’t say he didn’t really know you that well…LOL…
it was also really awesome to see all of those actors from TOS today like Michael Forest, Lawrence Montaigne, and Barbara Luna!

36. n1701ncc - April 13, 2012

Walter was at his best in Mirror Mirror eposide. Looking to move up by killing the captain and then having to go into the chamber as punishment. My other favorite was when he was inflicted with space sickness in the Tholian Web…

Also

did anyone say nuclear wessels…

Congrats Walter you so deserve it

37. tony - April 13, 2012

congrats walter about dam time

38. Lt. Bailey - April 13, 2012

Nice way to honor the man….finally!

39. Milf lover - April 13, 2012

Congratulations! It is about time!

40. Beer Guy - April 13, 2012

Nice guys can finish first!

41. Geek Girl - April 14, 2012

I had the biggest crush on Walter when I first started watching ST (about 14 years ago), other girls my age were into Hanson and the Backstreet Boys, but I’ve always preferred older men. Anyway congrats Walter on finally getting the recognition you deserve.

42. Goosenecked Fan - April 14, 2012

Congratulations Walter!! LONG overdue!!!
Now, don’t be rude to any fans during the celebration…HAHAHA!!! Try to be nice…:-)

43. LizardGirl - April 14, 2012

When I saw Ms. Nichelle Nichols I was like “OK I will probably cry”. This was so wonderfully made and I’m glad to see all of the remainder of the original cast wishing Walter the best and congratulating him.

BTW Tim Russ is hilarious!!! (7:48).

44. Jim Nightshade - April 15, 2012

congrats to walter…been a long time fighting to get is much deserved star…
Nichelle is still gorgeous at 80! Hard to believe..now that woman has superior genes…..

45. Rico - April 15, 2012

Congrats Walter. Well deserved honor for you!

46. Chain of Command - April 15, 2012

Cool. I always thought Walter Koenig was the most down-to-earth cast member. Every interview I ever saw or read or heard with him was always so honest and genuine. Glad they’re giving him his star.

47. Gary Graham's mailman - April 16, 2012

Wow…what did they trick Gary Graham to answer the door by telling him they were the Clearinghouse Sweepstakes people? Looked like he was in the middle of something…glad he could spare the time since he’s such a busy actor.

48. 790 - April 16, 2012

Walter was great in Star Trek but he was amazing in Babylon 5.
Bester was his revenge,,,

Great sci-fi character. !!!

49. DS9 IN PRIME TIME - April 19, 2012

b0ut time

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