The film was partly inspired by Herman Melville's revenge-themed novel "Moby Dick", a literary influence used quite often in the Star Trek universe. Other examples include Star Trek: The Original Series: Obsession () and Star Trek: The . Nov 20, · Star Trek II is largely inspired by Moby Dick, per comments by Nicholas Meyer (the director and co-writer). Khan is Ahab and Kirk/Enterprise is the whale, but this is .
It is the second film in the Star Trek film series, and is a sequel to Star Trek: The Motion Picture (). The plot features Admiral James T. Kirk (William Shatner) and the crew of the starship USS Enterprise facing off against the genetically engineered tyrant Khan Noonien Singh (Ricardo Montalbán), a character who first appeared in the Star Trek episode " Space Seed ".Music by: James Horner. Moby Dick represents an obsession with chasing something - much like Khan did with Kirk. The story of Moby Dick is often used as a way of representing an unhealthy obsession with chasing something that leads to eventual ruin.
– Khan Noonien Singh, quoting Moby Dick (in two parts), (Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan) Moby Dick was a novel by American author Herman Melville. The story describes Captain Ahab 's obsessive quest to hunt down the eponymous white sperm whale that . Moby Dick Legendary white whale pursued by Captain Ahab in a 19th-century Earth novel. Apparently well-read throughout the galaxy, officers as diverse as James T. Kirk, Jean-Luc Picard, Tom Paris and Khan Noonien Singh have revealed their affinity for Ahab's crusade.
Jul 25, · Note that this post has spoilers for both Moby Dick and Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan. The Wrath of Khan (“ TWOK “) mirrors the overrding theme of vengeance from Moby Dick. Just as Ahab is driven by his desire for vengeance against the white whale, TWOK focuses on Khan’s obsessive quest for vengeance against Captain Kirk (William Shatner).