It’s been a rubbish last few months for the Trek geeks left whimpering around in the remnants of a once loved franchise. First Majel Barrett (Nurse Chapel in the original show, Troi’s harpy-esque mother in The Next Generation and the computer voice in most of it’s on going sequels including the new upcoming Trek film, and of course Gene Roddenberry’s widow) passed away back in December.
And now Ricardo Montalban – more famous for his role in Fantasy Island – but immortalised as one of the most famous villains in Trek history, along with being in one of the only good Trek movies to date. At 88 he certainly had a good run, but it’s still rather rubbish as all deaths are.
“To the last, I will grapple with thee… from Hell’s heart,
I stab at thee! For hate’s sake, I spit my last breath at thee!”