What Really Happened to the Class of '65? Koenig played Joe Merchant, a local crime lord obsessed with chaos theory who sends his thugs to intimidate her into shutting down the shelter. Rambridge, played by Robert Vaughn. The character name of "Alfred Bester" was an homage to the science-fiction writer of the same name. He returned to space with a starring role in Moontrap and played a futuristic dictator in the video game Maximum Surge. , In 2013, Koenig ventured into the steampunk genre, starring in the short film Cowboys & Engines alongside Malcolm McDowell and Richard Hatch. (TOS episode: "The Way to Eden") Having moved on to other prâ¦ 1 Overview 2 Biography 2.1 Early life & career 2.2 The Five-Year Mission 2.3 The V'Ger encounter 2.4 The Wrath of Khan 2.5 The Search for Spock 2.6 The Voyage Home 2.7 The Final Frontier 2.8 The Undiscovered Country 2.9 The Enterprise-B 3 Notes & Trivia 4 Appearances 5 See also 6 External â¦ His parents were Irina Korina and Viktor Yelchin, both of whom were figure skaters known throughout the country. (The studio's publicity department, however, falsely ascribed the inclusion of Chekov to an article in Pravda that complained about the lack of Russians in Star Trek. You can help the TV Database Wiki by expanding it. He has also acted in several other series and films including Goodbye, Raggedy Ann (1971), The Questor Tapes (1974), Babylon 5 (1993), and Crusade (1999). This Chekov was born four years earlier than his primary universe counterpart. This reportedly angered Takei to the point where he nearly left the show (although Koenig observed in a 2016 interview that, whilst sharing a dressing room with Takei and James Doohan, they recognised their status as supporting players, and "didn't think twice about it"), but the two actors have since become good friends, to the point that Koenig was the best man at Takei's wedding in 2008.. "George Takei and partner plan to wed in September". The Chekov character never appeared in the animated Star Trek. , In 1987, Koenig directed his original one-act play The Secret Life of Lily Langtree at the Theatre of NOTE in Los Angeles. Star Trek: Lower Decks – Is That an Edosian?!? Anton Yelchin was an American actor, known for playing Bobby in Hearts in Atlantis (2001), Chekov in the Star Trek (2009) reboot, Charlie Brewster in the Fright Night (2011) remake, and Jacob in Like Crazy (2011). He began acting professionally in the mid 1960s and quickly rose to prominence for his supporting role as Ensign Pavel Chekov in Star Trek: The Original Series (1967â1969). He submitted freelance scripts to a number of shows, and was the main writer on the show What Really Happened to the Class of '65?. , In 2018, he again appeared opposite Hatch in the science-fiction drama Diminuendo, which was Hatch's last performance before his death.. Walter Marvin Koenig is an American actor and screenwriter. I think he looks a little old for Pavel Chekov. Walter Koenig portrayed Chekov in the second and third seasons of the original Star Trek series and the first seven Star Trek films. The movie played the SF Indiefest and the Silverlake Film Festival, followed by a limited release in major cities. 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