Thursday, January 15, 2009


Oh boy. Yesterday, Number Six passed away. Today, it was Khan.

Ricardo Montalban is one of the reasons why Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan was such a great flick. He and Shatner played off each other very well. Much of Khan's more memorable dialogue is pulled straight out of the mouth of Captain Ahab from Moby Dick.

There's been a lot of debate as to whether Mr. Montalban was wearing a prosthetic over his chest to make himself look jacked in the role. I don't know what the truth is, but apparently, he was a physical fitness nut so I wouldn't be surprised if that was all him.

They say these things happen in threes, but I'd hate to see another cool, old school actor go.


Rita Vetere said...

So saddened when I heard about Patrick McGoohan yesterday... I think I was in love with him as John Drake in Danger Man (a.k.a. Secret Agent Man) in the 60's, as well as his role in The Prisoner. The Prisoner has finally escaped, and may he rest in peace.

Brian O'Rourke said...

Yeah, that was a tough one two days ago (and yesterday). The Prisoner was a very cool show. I haven't seen Danger Man yet.

I did see a short tease on AMC last night for the upcoming Prisoner remake.