“My love of Star Trek is well known… I’d give anything to have the chest at 35 that [Ricardo] Montalban had at 72.
I went to the premiere of the Star Trek 2 DVD and Montalban was there. And he was in a wheelchair, as he’s had some issues as he’s gotten older, and I was going, “oh, that’s so sad, he’s in a wheelchair” and then they gave him a microphone and he opened his mouth and was like, “Hello! I am Ricardo Montalban” and every one of us was like, “oh god!” Literally, in a wheelchair, this guy could kick anyone’s ass. He is the manliest man alive. They don’t get manlier than Ricardo Montalban. I think he’s manlier than anyone on any show I’ve ever been on…
He’s the manliest. Good lord — he could kill us all if he wanted to, but he hasn’t and that’s what’s so great about Ricardo Montalban.”
— PopGurls Interview: Javier Grillo-Marxuach
“Your genius cannot beat my evil and treachery. Oh, by the way, have you met my bodyguards, Evil and Treachery?”
— SeÃ±or Senior Sr. on Kim Possible
RIP Ricardo, may all your fantasies come true…