Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Boldly Going

The Common Man and The Uncommon Wife have spent the last two Saturday nights on the floor of the living room doing a massive 1,000 piece puzzle and watching the first two Star Trek movies. As the puzzle is not even close to done, The Common Man anticipates that they will get done just in time to finish up the sixth film.

Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan is, by far, the best of these movies. There's the classic ending in which (look, if you don't know the ending by now, there's no hope for you, but anyway Spoiler Alert) Spock sacrifices himself. There's the actually decent special effects (amazing for 1982). There are the worst ear-mites ever. And, of course, there is Khan:

And today, the world is a little poorer because Khan is no more. Ricardo Monalbon, he of the suave, soothing voice and ridiculous pectorals, has passed away at the age of 88. Ricardo, may your last great journey be in a 1975 Chrysler Cordoba, and your seat be made from soft, Corinthian leather.

You have indeed been a man among men. May all your fantasies come true.


BikeMonkey said...

rest in peace ricardo

Kevin (ReturnToManliness) said...

He is the original suave legend. I loved this guy. 88??? That was excellent. There is no doubt that guy was still pulling the women till the very end. Montalbon will sorely be missed.