Ricardo Montalban will always be Khan to me

Ricardo Montalban (1920-2009). My kids know him as the grandfather in Spy Kids 2 and 3.

Let’s hope they lay him to rest dressed in a spotless white suit, in a casket lined in soft, Corinthian leather.

He will always be Captain Kirk’s finest foe, the would-be conqueror who first tried to steal the Enterprise in the classic Star Trek episode “Space Seed” and then finally robbed Kirk of his best friend in Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan. Montalban’s magnetic, robust presence; that voice that sounded like a ride over rolling hills — he made Khan Noonien Singh the worst kind of despot: the kind you’re pretty sure you’d die for. —Mark Bernardin, Entertainment Weekly