1980s: Wrote an issue of the Star Trek comic book for DC Comics.
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Did You Know?
I didn't watch Star Trek
(1966) the first year it was on, before I was on the show. I took one look at the Styrofoam rocks and said: "There's no way I'm going to watch this!".
Before becoming Chekov on the original Star Trek
(1966) series, Walter Koenig auditioned for the role of hip surfer Stu Casey (later Riley) a character introduced for the 1965 (year two) season of Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea
(1964). Koenig lost the role to actor Allan Hunt
, who only played the role for one year since he was drafted into service in Vietnam. But the two actors stayed in touch ...
Unique Chekov accent in which he pronounces V as W, e.g. "nuclear vessels" becomes "nuclear wessels"