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.
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.