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Wednesday, January 14, 2009

"For hate's sake, I spit my last breath at thee! "

Ricardo Montalban, arguably the most important person in the history of the Star Trek franchise, died today at the ripe old age of 88. I say that because if Star Trek II: the Wrath of Khan had sucked anywhere near as much wind as the first Trek movie, the whole franchise would have been as dead as an extra crewman in a red shirt on a desert plan in act 2. Fortunately, Montalban made a perfect foil for Captain Kirk, the movie was exciting and every bit as good as the Star Wars movies, and we got to boldly go with Captain Picard for a decade or so as a result.

Funeral arrangements are apparently incomplete, but there's no truth to the rumor that he'll be buried in a casket of rich Corinthian leather.

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  • Actually, he's going to be bured in de plane

    By Blogger toastie, at 3:29 PM  

  • -> Toastie: Ha!!!

    Regarding the Corinthian leather, I was going to correct Barry by informing that it's "fine" Corinthian leather rather than "rich". But Wikipedia (and more importantly, the linked video) tell me it's "soft" Corinthian leather. (Made in New Jersey).

    I do like the front end of the Cordoba. But not the rear.

    By Blogger Marsosudiro, at 5:18 PM  

  • Oh and Re: Wrath of Khan. The scene with somebody shooting a three-beamed phaser at the bug coming out of Chekhov's ear freaked me out on multiple levels.

    By Blogger Marsosudiro, at 5:20 PM  

  • Well, damn if you aren't right about "soft" v "rich."

    Great parody ad here.

    And i do not want to know why you like the front more than the rear.

    By Blogger Barry, at 5:33 PM  

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