Best Star Trek Villain Ever

“No, you can’t get away. From hell’s heart, I stab at thee. For hate’s sake, I spit my last breath at thee.”

So long, Ricardo.


10 thoughts on “Best Star Trek Villain Ever

    • To be fair, in the original Space Seed episode in which Khan first appeared, Kirk quoted Milton with the line, ‘It is better to rule in hell than serve in heaven’. So Milton was in there somewhere, just not in ST:II

  1. Milton, Melville… ok, I mixed up my M’s. My point was that it wasn’t Montalban. Don’t get me wrong, I liked the guy. My wife did, too… But if he’s the best villain ever on the strength of the line under his photo, it ought to be noted that it wasn’t his, or even from some screenwriter writing for him.

    He was standing on the shoulders of giants.

  2. Huh? Even if it wasn’t Milton or Melville, it still wouldn’t have been Montalban; it would have been Khan. (Or, more precisely, it would have been one of the five screenwriters who worked on the script.)

    • Indeed, Khan was clearly written as a classics quoting superman from the Eugenics Wars of 1996. My point was that, based mostly on the strength of the Montalban’s performance, Khan was a Star Trek villain that has yet to be surpassed. All I was doing was using Khan’s memorable last words to note the passing of an actor who’ll always be remembered for that role.

      I don’t think the screenwriters were trying pull one over on the audience by having their villain quote from one of the most famous American novels in history. They were just being consistent with that character.

  3. GENERAL CHANG from STAR TREK VI THE UNDISCOVERED CONTRY tries to get KIRK and McCOY framed for murdering the chanclor of the KLINGONG HIGH COUNCIL he gets vaporized in the end

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