Ricardo Montalban DVD Signing Report

By Christian
July 13, 2000 - 12:34 AM

Sam Goody's Yesterday, Paramount Home Video organised a special event for the launch of the new 'Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan' DVD. For several hours, Ricardo Montalban (Khan) was present at the Sam Goody store in Universal City, signing copies of the DVDs for fans and giving several interviews to the media.

Also attending the event was Jeff 'Koganuts' Koga, who just put up his report at the Trek Nation. Here's a short quote:

Montalban, now 79, has been in the acting business for almost 50 years. Unfortunately, as of late, he has not acted in many projects, most likely due to his paralysis. As far as I can recall, his last acting "gig" was a recent commercial for Taco Bell.

Ricardo Montalban Still, that did not prevent the media and his fans from showing up in a rather sizeable turnout for the veteran actor. This included many of the local television news channels (UPN 13 will no doubt cover his appearance as a lead-in from tonight's 'Star Trek: Voyager' into their 10:00 PM newscast) and Hispanic news organizations. As for the fans, I overheard one Sam Goody employee mention that there were well over 500 fans who were in line outside.

The event was arranged so that a set number of fans received their autographs from Montalban, then one or two media organizations interviewed him, and so on.

In the full report, you'll be able to find several photos from the event, Jeff's short interview with Mr. Montalban, and also a special message from the actor to his many fans on the internet!

Together with this report, we're also very happy to have a 'Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan' Region 1 DVD, signed by Mr. Montalban himself, to give away to one lucky TrekToday reader. Simply send in your name and street postal address to dvd@trektoday.com, and we will be using a random number generator to draw one name from the entries we've received by Wednesday the 19th of July, 5:00pm GMT. This is your chance to win a unique Star Trek collectible - make sure to take part! Of course, you can be sure that we will only use your address to send you the DVD if you win, the list of addresses will be deleted after the draw.

Of course, the 'Star Trek II: The Wrath Of Khan' DVD is now available in stores throughout the country. It is also available for order at Amazon.com, where you can get it at 30% off the list price. Released together with the 'ST:II' DVD were Volume 13 and Volume 14 of the Original Series DVDs, the latter of which includes the classic episode 'The City On The Edge Of Forever'.

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