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March 17, 1994 | TODD EVERETT, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
It seems as though Walter Koenig can't get too far from science fiction. The actor, who broke through with his portrayal of Ensign Pavel Chekov in the "Star Trek" television series, keeps returning to the future--in the highly popular series of "Star Trek" feature films, writing science fiction-oriented comic books and novels, and writing and/or appearing in television shows with a science-fiction bent.
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May 15, 2013 | By Susan King
Though “Star Trek” made them household names, the cast of the seminal 1966-69 NBC series had been acting on stage, film and TV for several years. One regular sang with Duke Ellington and another was a member the cast of the Canadian version of “Howdy Doody.” Several had worked with "Star Trek" creator Gene Roddenberry before. So with the blockbuster summer movie “Star Trek Into Darkness” opening Thursday, here's a look back at the lives and careers of William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, James Doohan, DeForest Kelley, George Takei, Nichelle Nichols and Walter Koenig before they signed on to the crew of the Starship Enterprise.
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ENTERTAINMENT
May 15, 2013 | By Susan King
Though “Star Trek” made them household names, the cast of the seminal 1966-69 NBC series had been acting on stage, film and TV for several years. One regular sang with Duke Ellington and another was a member the cast of the Canadian version of “Howdy Doody.” Several had worked with "Star Trek" creator Gene Roddenberry before. So with the blockbuster summer movie “Star Trek Into Darkness” opening Thursday, here's a look back at the lives and careers of William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, James Doohan, DeForest Kelley, George Takei, Nichelle Nichols and Walter Koenig before they signed on to the crew of the Starship Enterprise.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 5, 2009 | Nicolas White
Sipping hot tea on a recent morning in Studio City, the Russian-born actor Anton Yelchin could have passed for one of the thousands of scruffy, out-of-work musicians who roam the Valley with unruly hair, an aura of angst and their "Repo Man" wardrobes. Yelchin, still eager to prove himself after almost a decade making feature films, was a practiced study in low-profile excitement. "These two movies," he said, "are special." Special indeed. This month, Yelchin has an appointment with fanboy-film destiny.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 5, 2009 | Nicolas White
Sipping hot tea on a recent morning in Studio City, the Russian-born actor Anton Yelchin could have passed for one of the thousands of scruffy, out-of-work musicians who roam the Valley with unruly hair, an aura of angst and their "Repo Man" wardrobes. Yelchin, still eager to prove himself after almost a decade making feature films, was a practiced study in low-profile excitement. "These two movies," he said, "are special." Special indeed. This month, Yelchin has an appointment with fanboy-film destiny.
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January 3, 1992 | DAVID COLKER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
No matter what else they do, William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy will probably always be remembered for their roles in "Star Trek." But at least those were meaty roles. Walter Koenig is worried that the only thing he'll be remembered for is saying "Aye, aye, captain." "Because of my close association with 'Star Trek' I have not had all the good opportunities I would like," said Koenig, who played Pavel Chekov, the navigator with the Russian accent on the show.
NEWS
August 1, 1993 | Associated Press
Walter Koenig, who played Ensign Pavel Chekov in the "Star Trek" television series and movies, was in serious condition Saturday after heart surgery. Koenig, 56, underwent surgery Friday night at St. Francis Hospital.
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December 5, 1991 | ALEENE MacMINN, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Making History: The "Star Trek" crew will cement their place in history at a "signature ceremony" scheduled at noon today at the Chinese Theater in Hollywood. William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley, James Doohan, Nichelle Nichols, George Takei and Walter Koenig will put their autographs into the theater's famed forecourt. The cement signing takes place on the eve of the release of "Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country."
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April 18, 1985
A volunteer group called Artists to Save the Masquers is holding a marathon benefit starting at 8 tonight at the club, 1765 N. Sycamore Ave. Celebrities expected to be on hand include Rudy Vallee, Janet Blair and Walter Koenig of the "Star Trek" series. There will also be showings of a performance art video by Rachel Rosenberg and paintings by Tracy Dennison. The original Masquers Club fell into financial difficulties and sold the premises.
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November 6, 1998
"Hero, a Tribute to George Takei," an evening of comedy and music honoring the actor of "Star Trek" fame, will be held Nov. 14 at 8 p.m. at East West Players' David Henry Hwang Theater at the Union Center for the Arts. The event, which features guest performers Garrett Wong ("Voyagers"), Jennifer Paz ("Miss Saigon"), Nichelle Nichols and Walter Koenig ("Star Trek") and Pat Morita ("The Karate Kid"), will benefit East West programs and operations.
NEWS
March 17, 1994 | TODD EVERETT, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
It seems as though Walter Koenig can't get too far from science fiction. The actor, who broke through with his portrayal of Ensign Pavel Chekov in the "Star Trek" television series, keeps returning to the future--in the highly popular series of "Star Trek" feature films, writing science fiction-oriented comic books and novels, and writing and/or appearing in television shows with a science-fiction bent.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 3, 1992 | DAVID COLKER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
No matter what else they do, William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy will probably always be remembered for their roles in "Star Trek." But at least those were meaty roles. Walter Koenig is worried that the only thing he'll be remembered for is saying "Aye, aye, captain." "Because of my close association with 'Star Trek' I have not had all the good opportunities I would like," said Koenig, who played Pavel Chekov, the navigator with the Russian accent on the show.
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February 2, 1999
DISCUSSION A panel of experts will discuss President Clinton's impeachment tonight at the Museum of Tolerance in L.A. (310) 772-2527. CLASSICAL ABT presents "Le Corsaire," 8 tonight, O.C. Performing Arts Center, 600 Town Center Drive. $10-$68. (714) 556-2787. LECTURE Walter Koenig, formerly of "Star Trek," speaks at 7 p.m. Wednesday, UCI's Social Science Lecture Hall. $15. (949) 824-5414. THEATER David Hare's "Skylight," 8 tonight, South Coast Repertory, 655 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa.
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