In Memoriam: Ricardo Montalbán

I came across a folder full of these images while digging through data from the old site. Clearly I had intended to post a memorial, but back then I felt that it wasn’t a valid post until I had forced my readers to endure no less than ten thousand words. That feeling is responsible for a great many things that went undone, and it is why I failed to post a memorial to the actor I still believe to be the single best villain to appear in any version of Star Trek. Montalbán’s performance in Star Trek II set a standard for adversaries that has never been surpassed.

So, on what would have been his 100th birthday, I give to you this humble collection of images, most of which Past Chris collected elevenish years ago. Look them over, then go watch Star Trek II and enjoy one of the most masterful and menacing actors ever to grace a Star Trek sound stage. Montalbán’s Khan is flawless.

Ricardo Gonzalo Pedro Montalbán y Merino, November 25, 1920 – January 14, 2009

In Memoriam: Ennio Morricone

Aida Of The Trees
Arabian Nights
Autopsy
Blood Link
Exorcist II: The Heretic
Holocaust 2000
Hundra
Mission To Mars
Nightmare Castle
Orca
Red Sonja
Short Night Of Glass Dolls
Space: 1999
The Antichrist
The Canterbury Tales
The Decameron
The Humanoid
The Thing (1982)
The Witches
Theorem
Treasure Of The Four Crowns
When Women Had Tails
When Women Lost Their Tails
Wolf

Ennio Morricone, November 10, 1928 – July 6, 2020