Khan is gone

| January 15, 2009

Ricardo Montalban, one of the most distinctive and evocative voices from my childhood and early adulthood, died yesterday at age 88. No one could say “soft Corinthian leather” with quite the same intonation:

And, of course, he earned geek/SF immortality with his role in “Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan”, still the best of all the myriad Star Trek movies:

Hat tip to Ace of Spades (where there are a few more videos).

UPDATED: Here’s his IMDB entry, which is truly impressive. He worked for over 60 years and did literally hundreds of performances.  ..bruce w..

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Webster is Principal and Founder at Bruce F. Webster & Associates, as well as an Adjunct Professor of Computer Science at Brigham Young University. He works with organizations to help them with troubled or failed information technology (IT) projects. He has also worked in several dozen legal cases as a consultant and as a testifying expert, both in the United States and Japan. He can be reached at, or you can follow him on Twitter as @bfwebster.

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