Walter Koenig announces his final television series

Walter Koenig's last television series! - Manhattan Transfer

On Christmas Day in 1962, a young unknown actor made his first appearance on television as an uncredited sentry in the ABC series “Combat.” A few years later, Gene Roddenberry made him a household name with the iconic role of Pavel Chekov in “Star Trek.”

Now, 62 years later, Walter Koenig is embarking on his crowning and most passionate project – “Manhattan Transfer.”


Without warning, the entire island of Manhattan is covered by a clear, impermeable bubble, scooped up by a fleet of spacecraft and flown into the cargo bay of the mother of all motherships.  But for what purpose?  Are they friendly?  Will they attack?  Are we part of an alien scientific experiment? Are we some kind of cosmic zoo exhibit?

Or… are we just tonight’s dinner?

From the producers and writers who brought you Star Trek: Of Gods and Men, Star Trek: Renegades, Walter Koenig’s InAlienable, Renegades: The Requiem and Cozmo’s Thirsty Tentacle Bar and Grill comes a compelling new streaming series —  “Manhattan Transfer.”  It is based on the Hugo Award Finalist novel by John E. Stith.

Walter, who is certainly an authority on science fiction, is so enthusiastic about this concept and this project that he is not only playing one of the lead roles, he’s also acting as a producer on the project.

What is Manhattan Transfer?

Manhattan Transfer is a 60+ minute pilot episode for a new science fiction streaming/cable series. Our team is independently producing the pilot and will be funding the production via investors, equity funding, and BackerKit.


Our goal is to have a streaming service (Netfilx, Hulu, Amazon, Paramount Plus, Apple TV, etc.) or cable channel (SyFy, AMC, FX, etc. ) pick up the pilot and fund the series.

This project will serve as either a concept pilot, or the pilot episode itself.

If the pilot is not picked up by a streaming service or cable network, then our goal would be to raise independent finances via equity crowdfunding and other forms of funding to produce further episodes.

Stellar Cast of Sci-Fi Legends

Manhattan Transfer will feature a stellar cast of sci fi legends, including Casper Van Dien (Starship Troopers), Walter Koenig (Star Trek), Doug Jones (Star Trek: Discovery), John Billingsley (Enterprise), Dominic Keating (Enterprise), Bonnie Gordon (Star Trek: Prodigy), plus Chalet Lizette Brannan (Renegades: Ominara), Robert Funaro (The Irishman), Eve Mauro (Cypher) and Abigail Zoe Lewis (Better Call Saul).

Ian Cullen is the founder of and has been a fan of science fiction and fantasy from birth. In the past few years he has written for 'Star Trek' Magazine as well as interviewed numerous comics writers, television producers and actors for the SFP-NOW podcast at: When he is not writing for Ian enjoys playing his guitar, studying music, watching movies and reading his comics. Ian is both the founder and owner of You can contact ian at:
No Comment