Moby Dick (2011– )

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The sole survivor of a lost whaling ship relates the tale of his captain's self-destructive obsession to hunt the white whale, Moby Dick.

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 Captain Ahab (2 episodes, 2011)
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 Starbuck (2 episodes, 2011)
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 Ishmael (2 episodes, 2011)
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 Stubb (2 episodes, 2011)
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 Elizabeth (2 episodes, 2011)
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 Steelkilt (2 episodes, 2011)
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 Flask (2 episodes, 2011)
Billy Merasty ...
 Tashtego (2 episodes, 2011)
Onyekachi Ejim ...
 Dagoo (2 episodes, 2011)
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 Perth (2 episodes, 2011)
Richard Donat ...
 Inn Landlord (2 episodes, 2011)
Sandy MacLean ...
 Quaker Preacher (2 episodes, 2011)
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 Tom (2 episodes, 2011)
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 Rachel Captain (2 episodes, 2011)
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 Father Mapple (2 episodes, 2011)
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The sole survivor of a lost whaling ship relates the tale of his captain's self-destructive obsession to hunt the white whale, Moby Dick.

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The interactions between Ahab, Michigan & Stubb is reminiscent of captain Vere, Billy Budd & Master-at-arms John Claggart, the main characters of Billy Budd, another novel written by Moby-Dick's author, Herman Melville. See more »

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linguistically soft on history
27 April 2012 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

The story treatment, production, and acting are all very good. The casting is excellent. The dialogue moves well among the characters.

The long fiction takes a while to spin out when reading, and the writers have managed to retain the story in an efficient format. The historical background lays easily under the plot and dialogue and in short long shots. The character development and setup are worth the wait for the ocean drama.

doubt though that we would find, in the novel or in the time period, statements like "I didn't sign on for this?" and "Are you OK?". OK for example is a modern word that came about in the middle of the last century, not a hundred years before. Nevertheless, the modern attributes to add to the flow and so I don't object.


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