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Taranis
January 15th, 2009, 01:00 AM
Earlier today, Ricardo Montalban, the excellent veteran actor, passed away in his home at the age of 88. His massive body of work reads like a history of 20th-century filmed entertainment, with appearances in everything from Bonanza to Hawaii Five-O to even Dora the Explorer. His role as Fantasy Island's Mr. Rourke from 1978 to 1984 made him a household name, and his role as Kahn Noonien Singh in the 1967 Star Trek episode, "Space Seed," would be reprised on the silver screen 15 years later in Star Trek II: The Wrath of Kahn -- arguably the best Star Trek film, due in large part to Montalban's mesmerizing performance.

Rest in peace, Ricardo.
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Skelch
January 23rd, 2009, 08:16 AM
Khan Noonien Singh: "I'll chase him 'round the Outer Nebula and 'round Antares Maelstrom and 'round perdition's flames before I give him up!"

Fantastic charismatic gentleman.

Taranis
January 23rd, 2009, 08:22 AM
he did indeed .. .. I like the Quote .. I think I will snag that for my Signature

Skelch
January 27th, 2009, 10:24 AM
Yeah that one is my favorite quote from Khan. The fantastic way it rolled off of Ricardo Montalban's spanish accented tongue made it even more awesome.

Taranis
January 29th, 2009, 08:49 AM
I agree .. it was a great scene ..