Best Star Trek Villian Ever, RIP

Richardo Montalban has passed away. Many will remember him as a dashing young gentleman with an exotic accent in old movies or as the dapper wish-fulfiller on Fantasy Island.

For me, he will always be the Shakespeare quoting, pectoral-flexing Kahn from Star Trek II: The Wrath of Kahn. Not only the best Star Trek movie ever made, but the best Star Trek villain evah.

Remember when Kirk finally bested Khan? What a fabulous death scene, with Khan spouting Moby Dick – still believing that his was the superior intellect until the very last breath the last:

“…To the last, I grapple with thee; from hell’s heart, I stab at thee; for hate’s sake, I spit my last breath at thee.”

But only at the cost of a crushing loss. What a great movie.

RIP, dear Ricardo. You will be missed.

1 Comment

  1. Birdzilla said,

    September 10, 2009 at 3:44 pm

    Marooned on CETI ALPHA V

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