Over 2400 stars are currently on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, with an average of 20 added each and every year. Directors, fictional TV shows and even an entire crew of intergalactic heroes are a part of this tradition…well almost. The entire cast of the original Star Trek has their own star but where the hell is Walter Koenig‘s piece of the walk? That’s easy, it’s getting shined up for this year’s Walk of Fame ceremony trekkies.
The last of the crew of the starship Enterprise is finally receiving his very own star to walk on, being honoured at a ceremony some time this year. Koenig, who played the young Russian Pavel Chekov in Star Trek, as well as the brutal Alfred Bester in Babylon 5 is the last of the original cast to recieve a star on the legendary Walk of Fame, even years after creator Gene Roddenberry.
“I certainly do feel honored,” Koenig told us. “It means that my modest body of work has some meaning and has been acknowledged. That’s always a very nice feeling.”Countless Star Trek fans pushed hard to make today’s news a reality, and Koenig had a special message for them: “They’ve been incredible and I’m deeply grateful for their support,” he said. “Thank you, thank you, thank you!”
The nominees for the Walk of Fame are voted for by the people which is weird because this means that Koenig could have earned his place years ago. The man was tortured by Khan and it took this long for his fans to recognize that sacrifice, what a rip off. Thankfully he can finally call one of those stars his own. The votes for 2013 are still open and can be voted for here, you can vote for your favorite actor, director, producer, writer and yes, even fictional character. That means a Harry Potter star in 2013 bitches.