Ten Ricardo Montelbán quotes from "Space Seed" and Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan:
- "Let them eat static."
- "Ah, Kirk, my old friend, do you know the Klingon proverb that tells us revenge is a dish that is best served cold? It is very cold in space!"
- "To the last, I will grapple with thee... from Hell's heart, I stab at thee! For hate's sake, I spit my last breath at thee!"
- "Surely, I have made my meaning plain. I mean to avenge myself upon you, Admiral. I deprived your ship of power, and when I swing around, I mean to deprive you of your life."
- "I've done far worse than kill you, Admiral. I've hurt you. And I wish to go on hurting you. I shall leave you as you left me, as you left her; marooned for all eternity in the center of a dead planet... buried alive! Buried alive..."
- "You are in a position to demand nothing. I, on the other hand, am in a position to grant nothing."
- "It has been said that social occasions are only warfare concealed. Some would prefer it to be more honest, more... open."
- "He tasks me. He tasks me and I shall have him! I'll chase him 'round the moons of Nibia and 'round the Antares Maelstrom and 'round Perdition's flames before I give him up!"
- "There she is! Ah... not so wounded as we were led to believe. So much the better!"
- "You are an excellent tactician, Captain. You let your second in command attack, while you sit and watch for weakness."
I was just thinking the other day that I should do a Star Trek II-themed list, and look, here it is! Unfortunately, the reason I'm posting it today is that Ricardo Montalbán died today at the age of 88. I've been a Ricardo Montelbán fan for most of my life -- I loved Fantasy Island, especially the episodes that guest-starred Roddy McDowell as the Devil -- but I don't think I ever liked him more than when he played Khan. Or should I say, KHAAAAAAAAAAAAN! Either way, he'll be missed.