Ricardo Montalban, the actor who proved to be arguably the greatest nemesis of William Shatner's Captain - later Admiral - James T. Kirk, has died at the age of 88. Montalban passed away in Los Angeles, California on Wednesday, following a long, successful, and hard-working career in US film, on TV, and on the stage. The cause …
....for hate's sake, I spit my last breath at thee." Brilliantly delivered by Ricardo in ROK. Anybody that can have enough of a presence in a film to make me forget about the 'hamishness' of Shatner gets my respect.
Paris, because i'm sure she's spat a few times as well when she's been out of breath.
"Montalban died Wednesday morning at his Los Angeles home of complications related to old age, said his son-in-law, Gilbert Smith."
He contributed much to our culture, and will be missed.
such a massive massive shame! one of the best villians ever so well played!
best parting speech of a villian even if it was ripped from moby dick as the enterprise is doing a runner he rants at the viewscreen
"for hates sake i spit my last breath at thee"
RIP Ricardo there is a massive leather armchair waiting for you beyond the great barrier
"From Hell's heart, I stab at thee ..." - don't think I've ever seen a line delivered with such venom.
First Patrick McGoohan (was watching 'The Prisoner' last night, as it happened) and now Ricardo Montalban. I think I'm beginning to understand why Arthur Dent hated Thursdays so much.
Along with "Generations" and "Nemesis" (I know, I know), "Wrath of Khan" is the only Star Trek movie I watch on a regular basis - the Book Of The Film[tm] is very good as well.
He tasks me! he tasks me and i shall have him I'll chase him 'round the moons of Nivea, and 'round the Antares maelstrom, and 'round perdition's flames before I g ive him up
@ small brain field
i was going to mention his voicework for various animated shows too he did some great characters too
In the original series Khan appeared as a one time villian, but the transformation onto the big screen by Ricardo was enough to produce one of the most memorable film villains ever seen.
One day a friend of mine who came around while I was midway though watching the film (he admits he doesn't typically like Star trek) he got drawn in after seeing the "ear scene" in Khan's bunker and watched it to the end after that.
He delivered lines so well, from the famous "Revenge is a dish best served cold" that has spread far beyond Trek circles, to his final "From Hells heart I stab at thee... for hates sake I spit my last breath at thee!" as he lies in a bloodied mess with the bomb ticking away.
Ricardo you shall be missed.
Ripped the quote was a strong word my humblest apologies i do of course know moby dick was his favourite book
star trek villians have a knack for great speeches
Christopher plummer ala undiscovered country
and even [gasp] yes malcom mcdowel in generations (they say time is the fire in which we burn)
One of the best bits of movie dialogue ever.
Piratical Helmsman: "Captain! Our shields are dropping!"
Khan: "Raise them!"
Note that the twin curses of default password ingnoring (in this case on the strangely inconvenient Remote Shield Command feature of the USS Reliant) and Management Stating The Bleeding Obvious will still plague humanity in the distant future.
We can extrapolate these trends to predict that by the time the Enterprise undocks the entire wireless internet will be bot-riddled and useless for anything but buying love-phaser enhancement pilz, and also that a sarcastically delivered "Why didn't I think of that?" will be the first library phrase stored into the Universal Translator.
Bugger. I wonder who they'll tag to play Ricardo in the next "Star Trek Babies" movie?
Ricardo can boast about having fans across several generations past and yet to be born. Let his passing revive interest in all his work. Requiescat In Pace amigo.
Paris because even she must have watched him sometime - and I reckon that right up to his last breath, Ricardo would have pulled her...
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