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New Trek-themed Bobble Heads

Thursday, August 21st, 2014

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Five new Trek bobble head characters will be arriving this autumn.

Four characters come from the original series, and from Star Trek: The Next Generation.

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New Star Trek Into Darkness Posters

Wednesday, April 24th, 2013

Two new posters featuring Star Trek into Darkness characters have been released.

The posters join previously released ones of Kirk, Spock, McCoy, Uhura and Harrison.

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Koenig: Life Beyond Star Trek

Wednesday, January 12th, 2011

In the second part of an interview with Star Trek‘s Walter Koenig, the actor talks about other roles in his career and what he is doing today.

Star Trek fans know Koenig as Chekov, but he found the role of Bester on Babylon 5 to be a better and more satisfying role. “[A]s sacrilegious as it might be for Star Trek fans, Bester was a more exciting opportunity and a more challenging role,” said Koenig. “It was a fleshed-out character, which was fun to play.”

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Koenig Talks Chekov, Shatner.

Tuesday, January 11th, 2011

Walter Koenig took time recently to answer fan questions; with topics including his favorite moment on set, his character and public reaction to his character and Koenig’s relationship with William Shatner.

Although word was put out that the Russians complained that there were no Russians on the original series, Koenig says that was nothing but a P.R. story. “Star Trek wasn’t being played in the Soviet Union,” he said. “That whole promotion thing they did about Pravda complaining that there weren’t any Russians on Star Trek was exactly that; it was a promotional thing by the P.R. department at NBC. They were really interested, of course, in having somebody that would attract the same fans that The Monkees did. And that’s really why they added the character.”

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Yelchin On Meeting Koenig

Thursday, April 23rd, 2009

While filming Star Trek XI, Anton Yelchin met Walter Koenig, who shared his thoughts on the cast of the original series.

As reported by Comic Book Resources, Yelchin was nervous when Koenig visited the set during filming of Star Trek XI. “Walter came on set, actually, wearing a Mickey Mouse jacket,” said Yelchin. “We talked and thankfully it was after I shot everything because I was paranoid as all hell that he was going to come and hate it.” (more…)

Koenig Talks Star Trek XI And InAlienable

Friday, April 10th, 2009

Don’t worry about canon, says Walter Koenig, Star Trek‘s original Chekov.

As reported by the TrekZone Network, Koenig encourages fans not to prejudge Star Trek XI or get overly concerned with past Star Trek history. “I think if [fans] just put away any prejudice and not worry about canon they’ll have a good time,” he said. “You know, nothing is carved into stone. Star Trek isn’t based on historical facts. It’s just imaginary, creation. People’s imagination. It’s fictitious. So, if they take something and change it, go with it, accept it for what it’s like and have a good time!” (more…)

More Star Trek XI Posters Appear

Monday, March 30th, 2009

Several new Star Trek XI character posters appeared at this year’s ShoWest conference and convention, held in Las Vegas this week.

As reported by Comingsoon.net, four character posters were seen at this year’s ShoWest, including John Cho as Sulu, Karl Urban as Dr. McCoy, Anton Yelchin as Chekov and Simon Pegg as Scotty. (more…)