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Re: 7th *Heaven*?
Posted By: wintermute, on host
Date: Thursday, September 27, 2001, at 06:03:34
In Reply To: Re: 7th *Heaven*? posted by Grishny on Thursday, September 27, 2001, at 05:48:27:

> > winter"I saw The Wrath of Kahn again last
> night. Teh bets ST movie. Yay!"mute
> Agreed. Have you ever noticed how heavily that
> movie was influenced by _Moby Dick_?
> Gri"from Hell's heart...I stab at thee...for hate's
> sake...I spit my last breathe at thee"shny

The reason I count it as the best is the very strong naval feel running through it, from the Starfleet Uniforms of the day (very much like a naval dress uniform), to the submarine-hunt in the nebular. Moby Dick is only one of a dozen influences on that theme.

I think that starship combat must be more similar to naval than arial warfare, but the Star Trek directors seem to continually disagree with me on that one. Oh well.

Oh, and were Kahn Noonien Sing and Noonien Sung related? I think we ought to be told.

winter"I'll chase him 'round the moons of Nibia and 'round the Antares Maelstrom and 'round perdition's flames before I give him up!"mute

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