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  • Dan Dassow
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    Originally posted by Jan View Post
    Here we go! The full ceremony has been posted here now:

    http://www.walkoffame.com/

    Don't know how long it might last so you may want to visit soon. It's not long, about 30 minutes.

    Jan
    The Walk of Fame website has a page for Walter Koenig (http://www.walkoffame.com/walter-koenig) that includes the video of the ceremony at the bottom of the page.

    YouTube video of Walter's speech:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ptcEWJ7TJlM

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  • babylonlurker
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    Originally posted by Dan Dassow View Post
    Walter Koenig's Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame is long overdue.

    Considering how long it took for Mr. Koenig, maybe we should start an effort for JoeMS so he is awarded one before his 70th birthday.
    Good point, Dan.

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  • Dan Dassow
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    Originally posted by glindros View Post
    It was great to see the video of the ceremony. It was nice to see the respect payed to Walter by his peers and the community.
    Walter Koenig's Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame is long overdue.

    Considering how long it took for Mr. Koenig, maybe we should start an effort for JoeMS so he is awarded one before his 70th birthday.

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  • glindros
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    It was great to see the video of the ceremony. It was nice to see the respect payed to Walter by his peers and the community.

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  • babylonlurker
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    Originally posted by Jan View Post
    Here we go! The full ceremony has been posted here now:

    http://www.walkoffame.com/

    Don't know how long it might last so you may want to visit soon. It's not long, about 30 minutes.

    Jan
    Just watched it. Very good to see him "halfway live" after having seen him live a few months ago.

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  • Jan
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    Here we go! The full ceremony has been posted here now:

    http://www.walkoffame.com/

    Don't know how long it might last so you may want to visit soon. It's not long, about 30 minutes.

    Jan

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  • Jan
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    LOL! He was the only one who stayed on mike, that's for sure.

    Jan

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  • Joe Nazzaro
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    Joe looks like he's auctioning off Walter Koenig.

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  • Jan
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    Here's a pic that JMS posted on Facebook that shows him giving his speech and with Walter on the dias:

    https://www.facebook.com/pages/Fans-...9402959&type=1

    Jan

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  • DaveNarn
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    Congratulations Bester!

    "Esther Shapiro, a co-creator of the 1981-1989 ABC prime-time soap opera*Dynasty, and J. Michael Straczynski, creator of the 1994-98 science fiction series Babylon 5, were among those in attendance at the 11:30 a.m. ceremony in front of the Boardwalk restaurant on Hollywood Boulevard. Former Star Trek alums George Takei and Nichelle Nichols were also on hand for the cermeony.

    A professor encouraged Koenig to invest in his acting talent and he enrolled in New York's Neighborhood Playhouse, where his classmates included Dabney Coleman, Brenda Vaccaro, Christopher Lloyd, Jessica Walter, Elizabeth Ashley and James Caan."
    http://hollywood.patch.com/articles/...photo-11294626

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  • Jan
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    No, he introduced JMS correctly as J. Michael Straczynski. It was as JMS was leaving that he said thank you to 'Michael'. Which, according to most rules of etiquette is correct. I might not have thought much about it except that later on the press were asking Walter's wife and daughter their names even though he'd clearly mentioned them by their whole names in his acceptance. It just seems to me that it wouldn't hurt to *ask* how he'd like to be addressed. He was there in plenty of time. The life feed was up for several minutes before the ceremony and JMS is easy to spot.

    Jan

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  • Joe Nazzaro
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    Was that Michael J. Straczynski? Sometimes the ignorance of people just staggers me.

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  • Jan
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    I just watched the ceremony for Walter's star. Some highlights:

    The city declared it "Walter Koenig Day" but misspelled Walter's name.

    George Takei, Nichelle Nichols and Leonard Nimoy were all there.

    JMS opened his remarks with "'Bout goddamn time!" The Master of Ceremonies called him 'Michael'.

    Walter made a point of how much money that star cost while thanking everybody for the honor. (For those who don't know, the star has to be paid for by the honoree or their committee)

    Leonard Nimoy spoke after Walter did. Not sure if he was originally scheduled.

    When the star was unveiled, Walter, his wife and daughter along with JMS, Leonard Nimoy and the other lady who spoke were all there for photos. After that, there were many photos with the Trek folk but JMS faded into the background. When I tuned out George Takei was getting a lot of attention and things were breaking up.

    Jan

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  • babylonlurker
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    Originally posted by Jan View Post
    The new star for Walter Koenig will be installed soon. JMS will be a speaker at the ceremony. Found this article where Walter's role of Bester is mentioned
    . . .
    Congratulations to Walter! It's about time!

    Jan
    And mentioned in as good a way as we could expect .

    I met Walter a few months ago at Fedcon in Germany, and he is still a champ.

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  • Jan
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    The new star for Walter Koenig will be installed soon. JMS will be a speaker at the ceremony. Found this article where Walter's role of Bester is mentioned:

    http://hollywood.patch.com/articles/...k-of-fame-star

    Walter has the notable and remarkable distinction of adding a second iconic character to the American television lexicon. In the 1990's he again became well-known throughout the world as "Bester" on Babylon 5. He was both "The man we most love to hate" (1997 poll of 200,000 sci-fi fans) and "The best villain in a series: most evil and complicated character (2006).
    The ceremony will be live streamed for those who can access it www.WalkofFame.com

    Congratulations to Walter! It's about time!

    Jan

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