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Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Ricardo Montalban Dies

LOS ANGELES – Ricardo Montalban, the Mexican-born actor who became a star in splashy MGM musicals and later as the wish-fulfilling Mr. Roarke in TV's "Fantasy Island," died Wednesday morning at his home, a city councilman said. He was 88.


jimf said...

[Khan's quarters]

(Khan is pacing when Marla enters.)

MARLA: I wanted to apologize. They had no right to treat you that way.

KHAN: Quite understandable, since I'm something of a mystery to them.

MARLA: You're no mystery to me. I know exactly who you are.

KHAN: Do you?

MARLA: Leif Ericson, Richard the Lion Hearted, Napoleon.
I don't know if you're going to like living in our time.

KHAN: Then I'll have to remold it to my liking.

(Embraces her)

MARLA: Please don't.

(Pushes her away.)

KHAN: Go. Or stay. But do it because it is what you **wish** to do. Well?

MARLA: I'll stay a little longer.

KHAN: How many minutes do you graciously offer?

MARLA: I only meant. . .

KHAN: This grows tiresome. You must now **ask** to stay.

MARLA: I'd like to stay. Please.

(He takes her hand, then forces her down onto her knees.)

KHAN: Open your heart. Will you open your heart?


KHAN: I intend to take this ship. Do you agree?

MARLA: Oh, please don't ask me. . .

KHAN: I need your help.

MARLA: You won't harm anyone?

KHAN: Now you question me?


KHAN: Will you assist me?

MARLA: Oh, please, Khan, don't ask me. . .

KHAN: Leave me then. Go, I say.

MARLA: No. I promise. I'll do anything you ask.

. . .

[Khan's quarters]

(Khan is seated at a plain table, dressed in a red Enterprise
uniform shirt, when Kirk bursts in and sits opposite him.)

KHAN: I'm sorry, Captain. I was lost in thought. My door --
locked from outside, a guard posted?

KIRK: Unusual treatment for Khan Noonien Singh?

KHAN: Excellent. You identified me with your computer system,
I imagine.

KIRK: I'd like those answers now. First, the purpose of
your star flight.

KHAN: A new life, a chance to build a world.
Other things I doubt you would understand.

KIRK: Why? Because I'm not a product of controlled genetics?

KHAN: Captain, although your abilities intrigue me,
you are quite honestly inferior. Mentally, physically.
In fact, I am surprised how little improvement there
has been in human evolution. Oh, there has been technical advancement,
but, how little man himself has changed. Yes, it appears **we**
will do well in your century, Captain. Do you have any other questions?

KIRK: Thank you. They've all been answered.

"Space Seed"

Anonymous said...

Hmmm. It looks like Patrick McGoohan, from "The Prisoner", has died too, on Tuesday. An unfortunate coincidence; or not.