Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Khaaaannnnn!

Ricardo Montalban, dead at the age of 88.

10 comments:

Divers and Sundry said...

First Patrick McGoohan, then Ricardo Montalban. It's been a bad couple of days for science fiction fans. :(

Keith Taylor said...

Does this mean that I will no longer be able to buy a car with Corinthian Leather seats?

johnmeunier said...

I knew you would post this to save me the trouble.

May he at last find his Seti Alpha Six - or was it Five?

rocksalive777 said...

All Nordic supermen must endure their going hence.

It is really going to be a beautiful service -- his remains will be launched in a torpedo tube.

John said...

From what I remember about the Eugenics Wars, I thought that Khan was Indian, not Scandinavian.

But I could be wrong. At least, he became the master of South Asia before his fall from power.

trekkerjay said...

I actually did not think of "Khaaan" when I heard of his death, but rather, "Da plane, da plane"... which of course was not his line, but rather Tatoo's, his diminutive co-star's....

rocksalive777 said...

According to Wikipedia, Khan himself was Scandanavian, but ruled western Asia. Memory Alpha, though, says his genetic material is suspected to be Indian.

Oh, and Montalban's last great television appearance: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZBJCoPRRDuw

John said...

I'll go with Memory Alpha. It's a more tightly edited wiki than Wikipedia.

Divers and Sundry said...

Yes, Memory Alpha http://memory-alpha.org/en/wiki/Khan_Noonien_Singh says, "Khan's background was suspected to be Sikh, from the northern region of India." And the historian specifically mentions Sikh as his likely heritage in Space Seed, iirc. CBS has the full episode at youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mDboDUfbAe8

rocksalive777 said...

...D&S, you just made my Friday so much more unproductive, and yet so much better.