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Farewell, Old Friends


It’s a sad day in nerdom as today we lost both Ricardo Montalban and Patrick McGoohan. Amongst those extensive filmographies are respective portrayals of two of my favorite movie villains of all time, Khan Noonien Singh and Longshanks, King Edward I.

RIP, gentlemen. A well deserved rest it is.

By | 2017-03-17T02:55:16+00:00 January 15th, 2009|Categories: Article|Tags: , , , , , |2 Comments

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  1. Jeeg February 23, 2017 at 4:00 am - Reply

    How about Robert Vaughn? Definitely the right vintage (60s TV and 80s/90s movies) and he's played the bad guy a lot over the past 25 years. Though he doesn't have a single villain role in the league of Khan and Longshanks.

  2. Carlin February 23, 2017 at 4:00 am - Reply

    My two favorite movies of all time, Star Trek II and Braveheart (and not necessarily in that order) and both the main villains die within 24 hours of each other. I'm trying to figure out what my third favorite movie is and who the villain is in that since these deaths come in threes.

    I watched an episode of The Prisoner tonight. That show has many faults, but Patrick McGoohan is not one of them. The man is brilliant. He plays an awesome, stoic, stubborn hero with the same fervor he plays the villain. And The Prisoner is his brainchild. I don't quite understand it, but it was groundbreaking for its time and still retains massive amounts of poignancy even today.

    And Ricardo Montalban…what can I say? Khan is certainly the best Star Trek villain ever, and ranks among the best of all time from any genre. I watch "Space Seed" or Star Trek II and find myself rooting for him to win! That's how much charisma Montalban infuses into the character.

    Jeeg probaby said it best…"Farewell, Old Friends."

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