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TrekToday June 10 2008 10:50 PM

Koenig on Chekov and 'Star Trek'
 
<font color=yellow>Walter Koenig</font> found out that encounters with fans could be sweet or they could be downright odd.<p>As reported by <A class="link" HREF="http://www.roddenberry.com">Roddenberry.com</A>, most of Koenig's interactions with fans were pleasant. "My mail was almost exclusively from kids, from eight to fourteen years old," he said, speaking of his <i>Star Trek</i> days. "I got a lot of fan mail on lined paper and pencil saying that I was groovy."<p>But occasionally, he has had the bizarre request. "I had one where a fan asked me if I would come up to her room and sacrifice a chicken." Koenig declined that request, handing it off to another actor.<p>Koenig was surprised that he never took criticism for portraying a Russian during a time when Russian-American relations were strained. "I never received any vitriolic mail or anyone challenging the right to have a Russian character on the Enterprise," he said.<p>Although not in <i>Star Trek XI</i>, Koenig has a positive opinion of the project. "I think the movie is a great idea and I hope they really do a terrific job," he said. "I have no reason to believe they won't. I know J.J. Abrams is a very sharp guy and he is obviously extremely successful, and the cast I got to visit on the set...seems to be very confident, very good performers and interesting personalities. So I'm sure that they'll have a good film."<p>He also had kind words about <font color=yellow>Anton Yelchin</font> who is playing the role that Koenig made famous. "I talked to Anton. He came by and we actually spent a couple of hours talking. [He is a] very ingenuous pleasant young man. He already has a career. He's already quite well-established so this will add to his already building reputation as an actor."<p>To hear more, head to the video located <A class="link" HREF="http://www.roddenberry.com/theque/thequeshow.php">here</A>.<center></center>

Pioneer June 11 2008 10:37 AM

Re: Koenig on Chekov and 'Star Trek'
 
Hey, Anton Yelchin, can you spell T-Y-P-E-C-A-S-T? :)

Jack Bauer June 11 2008 05:28 PM

Re: Koenig on Chekov and 'Star Trek'
 
Will he say "nuclear wessels"?

Augustus June 13 2008 11:07 PM

Re: Koenig on Chekov and 'Star Trek'
 
let's hope not


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