Arthur Christopher Orme Plummer, December 13, 1929 – February 5, 2021
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
Grant Masaru Imahara, October 23, 1970 – July 13, 2020
René Murat Auberjonois, June 1, 1940 – December 8, 2019
This is a custom job done by the amazingly talented Tina Binkley Goozner. She runs a shop called Corkthulhu, and I’m sure she can make you your own Spock or any other figure you can imagine. She’s really good! Below is an alternate shot I took for this fortune. Ultimately I decided Tina’s was the Spock that should star in the photo, but I like this alternate version too much to just delete it. So here ya go. Enjoy!
One year ago today we lost one hell of a guy. William Shatner gets a lot of shit about his ego, and most of it is well deserved, but this is a surprisingly touching, unusually frank account of Shatner’s own failings, and how Leonard Nimoy stepped in and became one of the few real friends Shatner ever had. Just reading this makes me proud to be a Star Trek fan.
James Roy Horner, August 14, 1953 – June 22, 2015
Star Trek II: The Wrath Of Khan
Star Trek III: The Search For Spock
The Name Of The Rose
An American Tail
*batteries not included
The Land Before Time
Cocoon: The Return
Field Of Dreams
Honey, I Shrunk The Kids
Another 48 Hrs.
An American Tail: Fievel Goes West
Legends Of The Fall
Titanic (best selling orchestral film soundtrack of all time)
The Mask Of Zorro
How The Grinch Stole Christmas
Enemy At The Gates
A Beautiful Mind
The Legend Of Zorro
And those are just the ones I’ve seen. What a huge loss…
Leonard Simon Nimoy, March 26, 1931 – February 27, 2015