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Walter Koenig, best known for his role as the original Ensign Pavel Chekov in Star Trek but also as Psi Cop Bester in Babylon 5, received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame yesterday. You can see the video of the ceremony at the official web page of the HWOF.
Some may be unaware of Walter’s other contributions to science fiction however. He also made a couple of appearances in the Canadian cult SF series The Starlost as the alien Oro (complete with gold jumpsuit – see our Retro Review on the series), but he also wrote episodes for TV shows including Star Trek: The Animated Series (episode “The Infinite Vulcan”) and Land of the Lost (“The Stranger”, which introduced the Altrusian Enik). I remember being fascinated as a kid when I figured out the writer of the episode was Chekov…
Well done, Walter, and congratulations!