On Monday, September 10th, Walter Koenig will finally receive his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Koenig, the 2,479th television star and final primary member of Star Trek’s cast to be awarded the honor, will cement his legacy into Hollywood Boulevard at 11:30 a.m. PST. The celebration will be streamed live on the official Walk of Fame website.
Esther Shapiro and “Babylon 5” creator J. Michael Straczynski will speak at the event, which will also see Koenig joined by his former Star Trek cast mates, including Leonard Nimoy, Nichelle Nichols and George Takei.
For fans in the Los Angeles area, a weekend-long celebration is also set to take place in Koenig’s honor. Beginning this Saturday, September 8th, Planet Xpo presents the “Walter Koenig Star Celebration – A Gala Tribute and Convention” at the Beverly Garland Hotel and Egyptian Theatre. A partial guest list includes Leonard Nimoy, Nichelle Nichols, Marina Sirtis, Tim Russ, Armin Shimerman, Gary Graham, J.G. Hertzler, Richard Hatch and Chase Masterson. Tickets for the convention can be purchased at Planet Xpo.
Watch some of Koenig’s friends and co-stars congratulate him on this honor, in the video below.
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