The Hollywood Walk Of Fame will soon fill out its set of original Star Trek actors. Today The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce announced that Walter Koenig will be getting a star on the Walk of Fame, making him the final actor of the original cast with his own star. More details below
UPDATED: Koenig reacts
In an email to TrekMovie, Walter Koenig (with a bit of jest) gives his reaction to finally getting his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame:
All this time I thought it would be posthumously, if at all.
Koenig gets his star
For the last few years there has been a simmering campaign to get Walter Koenig a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. He was the last remaining main cast member of the original Star Trek who had not yet received this honor. His official site even has a page dedicated to the campaign. And there was even a viral video made to help out.
Viral video supporting Walter’s Star using clip from Star Trek: New Voyage’s "To Serve All My Days"
Today The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce finally filled out their Star Trek set, by including Koenig on their list of 2012 honorees. In addition to Koenig, the list of 25 new honorees includes Star Trek: Generation’s Malcolm McDowell, Batman’s Adam West, recording artists Boyz II Men and Simpson’s creator Matt Groening.
No date is set yet for Walter to get his star but he and the other recipients have five years to schedule ceremonies. When it happens TrekMovie.com will be there for all the fun.
Congrats to Walter on getting his star!
Walter Koenig as Chekov in Star Trek’s "Spectre of the Gun"
Guide to Star Trek stars
If you want to visit the original Star Trek stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, here is where you can find them.
|William Shatner||6901 Hollywood Blvd.|
|Leonard Nimoy||6651 Hollywood Blvd.|
|George Takei||6681 Hollywood Blvd.|
|Nichelle Nichols||6633 Hollywood Blvd|
|DeForest Kelley||7021 Hollywood Blvd|
|James Doohan||7021 Hollywood Blvd|
|Gene Roddenberry||6683 Hollywood Blvd|
So far the only post-TOS Star Trek actors with a star are Star Trek: The Next Generation’s Patrick Stewart (7021 Hollywood Blvd) and LeVar Burton (7000 Hollywood Blvd). And recently the Westmore family, who did the makeup for the Next Gen era, were honored with a star at 1645 Vine Street. Now Trek fans can move on to help fill out the TNG stars and beyond.
The signatures of the original Star Trek stars can also be seen in a slab of concrete at the famed Grauman’s Chinese Theater on Hollywood Blvd. I happened to take an iPhone picture of the Chinese Theater Star Trek slab a couple weeks ago when attending the Hero Complex Film Fest Star Trek day
Star Trek at Grauman’s Chinese