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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.”


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.”


Hollywood Xpo Honors Nichols

Thursday, October 14th, 2010

Nichelle Nichols (Lt. Uhuru) will receive a Hollywood Legacy Award on Friday, October 15th at 7:00pm at Hollywood Xpo’s Stars Night Out in Universal City, California. Nichols’ Star Trek co-star Walter Koenig (Chekov) is emceeing the event, while Star Trek Generations actor Alan Ruck (Captain John Harriman) will be presenting Nichols with the award. The actress will be honored alongside astronaut Buzz Aldrin, who will receive his award from Star Trek: Voyager actor Tim Russ (Tuvok).


Koenig Returns To Comic World

Friday, August 20th, 2010

Walter Koenig, best-known to Star Trek fans as Pavel Chekov, will be writing a new four-issue comic miniseries which will be published in 2011.

The miniseries, titled Things To Come, will be published by Bluewater Productions and features a story set in a post-apocalyptic world where vampires have become the dominant species.


Article: Las Vegas Creation Star Trek Convention Day 1

Friday, August 6th, 2010

Classic Trek stars George Takei (Sulu) and Walter Koenig (Chekov) updated fans on their latest projects while Q actor John de Lancie bantered with attendees at the Las Vegas Hilton on the first day of the annual Las Vegas Star Trek Creation Entertainment convention.


Creation Hopes To Break Guiness World Record At Vegas Convention This Week

Tuesday, August 3rd, 2010

In addition to hosting over seventy Star Trek celebs at their annual Las Vegas Star Trek Convention, running this week from Thursday through Sunday at the Las Vegas Hilton, Creation Entertainment is gunning for the Guiness World Record for the “largest gathering of people dressed as Star Trek characters.”


Andrew Koenig’s Life Celebrated

Tuesday, March 9th, 2010

Family and friends gathered together Saturday to celebrate the life of Andrew Koenig, son of Walter (Chekov) and Judy Koenig.

Approximately one hundred loved ones joined the Koenig family at the Inn of the Seventh Ray in Topanga Canyon, California, for the private ceremony.


Andrew Koenig 1968-2010

Thursday, February 25th, 2010

In what would be tragic news for Walter and Judy Koenig, Vancouver police found a body earlier today, which they believe to be that of the missing Andrew Koenig.

Police found the body today at noon, in Stanley Park. Stanley Park is where Koenig was last seen on February 14, and was one of his favorite places.

More details will be released at a news conference later today, where Koenig’s family will be present and where reporters have been asked to gather. TrekToday will update this story as new details emerge.

The Koenig family is in the thoughts of TrekToday and if this does indeed turn out to be the missing Andrew, our heart goes out to the family.

UPDATE:  The body is indeed that of Andrew Koenig. “My son took his own life,” said his father, Walter. “He was obviously in a lot of pain.”

Koenig went on to say to anyone who was considering suicide “before you make that final decision, check it out again and talk to someone.”

“If you’re one of those people who can’t handle it anymore, you know, if you can learn anything from this, there are people out there who really care. You may not think so and ultimately it may not be enough, but there are people who really care.”

TrekToday offers the Koenig family our sincere condolences in their time of sorrow.

Larry King Live Delays Frustrate Koenigs

Thursday, February 25th, 2010

Walter and Judy Koenig were due to appear on Larry King Live last night to ask for help in finding their missing son, but too many delays resulted in the couple opting out of doing the segment.

Another news story, one on a killer whale attack at SeaWorld, was given precedence on the show and by the time Larry King was ready for the Koenigs, there was only five minutes left of his hour show, which the Koenigs felt was insufficient time to present their story to the public.


Walter Koenig’s Son Missing

Monday, February 22nd, 2010

Andrew Koenig, Walter’s 41-year-old son, failed to return home from Vancouver, British Columbia this weekend.

Walter Koenig (Chekov) and family have put out an appeal for help on Koenig’s website in hopes of finding their son, who was expected back in the U.S. on February 16th, but never boarded his flight home.


Star Trek Magazine Preview: Walter Koenig

Friday, January 8th, 2010

Issue twenty-three of the official Star Trek magazine celebrates the thirtieth anniversary of Star Trek: The Motion Picture and original series’ Walter Koenig (Chekov) shared his memories of the film.

Koenig recalled seeing Star Trek: The Motion Picture at a premiere in Washington, D.C. “The preamble to it all was great,” he recalled during a wide ranging interview in a North Hollywood restaurant to acknowledge the upcoming 30th anniversary of the film and his journal of the experience, Chekov’s Enterprise. “The limos and the red carpet were extraordinary. The film started and I thought the first five minutes were terrific. The music was driving. It was almost like the beginning of Jaws.”


Star Trek XI Candid Shots

Wednesday, October 28th, 2009

Several threads at TrekBBS offer fans behind-the-scenes photos from Star Trek XI.

Star Trek XI fans will enjoy seeing the many candid shots that have been posted recently on TrekBBS, which include photos of original series actors.


Star Trek Comics International Special

Monday, July 13th, 2009

Although the regular Comics International magazine is still on hiatus, fans will be pleased with the current release of a special issue devoted to Star Trek.

As reported by Sci Fi Pulse, the Star Trek Special celebrates four decades of Star Trek in comics, from the first issue published in 1967 by Gold Key, to the more recent IDW releases. (more…)

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…)