1.14.2009

Ricardo Montalban

The best Star Trek movie ever......The Wrath of Khan.


It was the second full length motion picture after the television series. Ricardo Montalban was Khan, a Moby Dick quoting, genetically engineered genius, who sought revenge on Captain James Tiberius Kirk. 

“From hell's heart I stab at thee; for hate's sake I spit my last breath at thee “

 Who could forget Montalban as Khan, as he literally spit out those words against Kirk.  Words  from the mouth of Captain Ahab as he tried to kill the monster white whale. He was not successful and neither was Khan. His whale, Captain Kirk, lived to fight another day.

Spock, however, died at the end of the movie.

Montalban died today. He was 88. Family said he passed in his sleep. Montalban also played another of my favorite characters on television, that of Mr. Roark the dapper, white suited caretaker and keeper dreams on Fantasy Island.

May he rest in peace. 
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