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'''Herman Melville''' (August 1, 1819 – September 28, 1891) was a [[human]] from [[Earth]] who lived during the [[19th century|19th]] [[century]]. An [[United States of America|American]] born in [[New York City]], [[New York]] Melville engaged in several different occupations - including sailing and teaching - but was best remembered as the author who wrote [[Moby Dick]].
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'''Herman Melville''' (August 1, 1819 – September 28, 1891) was a [[human]] from the [[United States of America]] on [[Earth]], best known the author of the novel ''[[Moby Dick]]''.
   
 
[[Khan Noonien Singh]] quoted from ''Moby Dick'' quite frequently during his pursuit of [[Admiral]] [[James T. Kirk]]. (''[[TOS]]'' [[movie]]: ''[[Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan]]'').
Following his 1891 death, Melville was buried at [[Woodlawn cemetery]] in the Bronx section of [[New York City]].
 
   
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When [[Captain]] [[Jean-Luc Picard]] refused to order the [[USS Enterprise (NCC-1701-E)|USS ''Enterprise''-E]] abandoned and destroyed to stop the [[Borg]] from altering human history, [[Lilly Sloane]] alluded to ''Moby Dick'', comparing Picard's need for vengeance against the Borg with Ahab's obsession with the white whale. Sloane later admitted she had never actually read the novel. (''[[TNG]]'' movie: ''[[Star Trek: First Contact]]'').
[[Khan Noonien Singh]] quoted from Moby Dick quite frequently during his pursuit of then [[Admiral]] [[James T. Kirk]]. ([[Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan]]).
 
 
When the [[USS Enterprise (NCC-1701-E)]] traveled back in time to 2063 to prevent the Borg from interfering in human history, the Borg were partially able to assimilate the ''Enterprise''. Realizing that the situation was becoming untenable, the crew called for the ship to be abandoned and destroyed, but Captain Picard refused. [[Lilly Sloane]] realized that Picard's obsession with the Borg was clouding his judgement, something he finally realized when Sloane told him that "Ahab had to go hunt his whale." Picard then remembered that Ahab sacrificed his ship and crew in an attempt to seek revenge on the whale who injured him. ([[Star Trek: First Contact]]).
 
   
 
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Revision as of 00:23, 30 April 2007

Herman Melville (August 1, 1819 – September 28, 1891) was a human from the United States of America on Earth, best known the author of the novel Moby Dick.

Khan Noonien Singh quoted from Moby Dick quite frequently during his pursuit of Admiral James T. Kirk. (TOS movie: Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan).

When Captain Jean-Luc Picard refused to order the USS Enterprise-E abandoned and destroyed to stop the Borg from altering human history, Lilly Sloane alluded to Moby Dick, comparing Picard's need for vengeance against the Borg with Ahab's obsession with the white whale. Sloane later admitted she had never actually read the novel. (TNG movie: Star Trek: First Contact).

See Also