William Shatner: Let's get Carrie Fisher a Hollywood star

Star Trek's Captain Kirk joins actor Mark Hamill to suggest a star honoring the late Star Wars actress be added to the famous sidewalk.

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CNET freelancer Gael Fashingbauer Cooper, a journalist and pop-culture junkie, is co-author of "Whatever Happened to Pudding Pops? The Lost Toys, Tastes and Trends of the '70s and '80s," as well as "The Totally Sweet '90s." If Marathon candy bars ever come back, she'll be first in line.
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The Star Trek and Star Wars universes are colliding. 

On Monday, actor William Shatner, who played Star Trek's Captain Kirk, tweeted, "Hey @starwars is it true that @carrieffisher does not have a star on the walk of fame? If it is what are we going to do about it?"

Shatner's not the first actor to notice that Fisher, who died at age 60 in 2016, doesn't have a star marking her career on the famous Hollywood Walk of Fame along Hollywood Boulevard. 

Earlier this month, Star Wars star Mark Hamill suggested that the vandalized star for President Donald Trump on the famed California walkway should be replaced with one for his late Star Wars co-star. His tweet was popular -- more than 115,000 people liked it, and more than 29,000 retweeted it.

Shatner continued the discussion on Twitter after his initial tweet, agreeing with a fan who suggested Fisher should have a star placed next to that of her late mother, singer and actress Debbie Reynolds. 

"Awww...that would be nice. There is room on my side of the street." Shatner wrote.

The actor also wrote that he has raised the issue with a member of Fisher's family and wants to make sure they are supportive before pursuing the star.

The Walk of Fame is administered by the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce. Any celebrity can be nominated for inclusion as long as that person or their management agrees to the application. A Walk of Fame star ceremony then costs $40,000 (£31,000, AU$55,000), which the walk says "is used to pay for the creation and installation of the star, as well as maintenance of the Walk of Fame."

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