Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Ricardo Montalban

Here's something that might surprise you, if you don't know me personally.

I'm a Star Trek fan.

There, I said it.

I'm not the "convention/recite every episode" type but do admit that I get giddy at the thought of Star Trek. When we were in our 20's, Jana and I once went to the Air and Space museum in DC because they were having a Star Trek exhibit. One of my favorite pictures is the two of us getting "beamed" up. It was full-on geeky. It was awesome.

My all-time favorite Star Trek film is the Wrath of Khan. Khan was a bad dude. Ricardo Montalban played Khan with such perfection. I probably saw this movie eight times in the theatre. When I was in the hospital with leukemia, a friend brought me a tape of this movie. I watched it EVERY day for months. The nurses used to make fun of me because I just kept re-winding it over and over again. I mean, it's Khan! Khaaaaaaan! Khaaaaaaaaaaan!!!

Rest in peace, Ricardo.


Laura said... and I need to get on the dork bus together because I posted about him today. (You were first because I think you posted this yesterday.)
I liked him. (I heard he was nasty in real life but hey! he was always nice to me. :)

Flession said...

Sorry to hear about the loss. He was a good actor, plus it's one of my favorite lines to just shout out randomly.


Can't wait to see you up here so you can hold James ^_^

Dan said...

LOL so the truth finally comes out are you going to go see the new Star Trek movie?

Goodnight, Mom said...

Of course!!! I can't wait!!!