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The Sciences

Ricardo Montalban, 1920 - 2009

Bad AstronomyBy Phil PlaitJanuary 15, 2009 7:35 AM

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I just read that we lost another Star Trek great: Ricardo Montalban passed away at the age of 88. You can say what you want about Fantasy Island, or any other role he ever had, but his portrayal of Khan Noonian Singh will go down as one of the great scenery-chewers of all time, one of the only characters able to hold his own against the overly-amplified James Kirk. Trek has never -- and the way things look, will never -- have a greater movie than the second one. It's the classic example of a sequel being better than the original. A lot of that was due to Montalban's portrayal of Singh.

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