Sunday, August 28, 2005
A fan series...Star Trek: The New Voyages...has secured Walter Koenig to reprise his role as Ensign Pavel Chekov in an upcoming episode.
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In addition to Koenig, the script was penned by none other than worshipped Trek scriptwriter D.C. Fontana!
Koenig's youthful yet no-nonsense portrayal of Chekov tangibly helped to break down ethnic and cultural barriers as "detente" was getting underway. Roddenberry's goal of creating an "integrated" cast was achieved with remarkable vigor, and Walter Koenig deserves a large share of credit.
He also became somewhat of a sex symbol. :)
Ahead warp factor one, Mister Chekov!