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Honour for Star Trek actor
Star Trek actors Leonard Nimoy (L) and honoree Walter Koenig pose at unveiling of Koenig's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Picture: Reuters/Fred Prouser

Star Trek actor Walter Koenig has become the most recent cast member from the cult sci-fi television series to earn a place on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Koenig, who played Chekov in the TV show, was joined by fellow stars George Takei (Sulu) and Spock actor Leonard Nimoy at the Tinsel Town footpath star-unveiling ceremony on Monday.

"This is something that you hope and wish for, dream about, but something you never expect to really happen," Koenig said when it was announced last year that he would receive a star. "It's a joyous occasion and I am deeply honoured."

The ceremony on the famous stretch of Hollywood Boulevard came two days after the 46th anniversary of the premiere of Star Trek, which also became a big-screen hit.

Broadcaster NBC cancelled the Star Trek TV series after only three seasons in 1969, after getting poor ratings. But the show became a cult hit with re-runs starting in the 1970s.

Koenig, who earned a bachelor's degree in psychology and initially planned a career as a psychiatrist, also played Chekov in the first seven Star Trek movies.