Thursday, January 15, 2009

The Good, Bad and simply AWESOME!

Yesterday was a sad day for those of us who remember the 1960s, both Ricardo Montalban and Patrick McGoohan passed away. The first time I remember seeing Ricardo Montalban was in the Star Trek episode Space Seed and was struck by not only his phenomenal voice but the the power he brought to the part. Khan (Ricardo's character in the episode) went on to become one of the greatest characters ever to come out of the original series.

For more on Ricardo Montalban, here's his entry in IMDB.

Patrick first caught my attention when the local PBS station was rebroadcasting the The Prisoner along with it's Saturday Night SciFi block (my first Doctor was John Pertwee btw :-) ). After devorering him as Number 6, I discovered Danger Man or as it was broadcast here in the United States, Secret Agent. Like Ricardo, Patrick's voice and presence on screen made the series stand out.

For Patrick's bio, I refer you to Wikipedia.

My thoughts are with the families and friends that both these great actors left behind and a heartfelt thanks to the them for all the fond memoies they've given us.