Happy birthday to Herman Melville. In celebration or something, this is happening! Tonight! On Starz. It seems a smidge more serious than 2010: Moby Dick, though features a few revisions, such as Agent Scully as Ahab’s wife and a plot addition: “And when [Ahab] kills one of the white whale’s companions, the apocalyptic struggle between man and animal begins.” So, in this version, Moby Dick has friends. Aw.
New bookstore blogger shares sympathies with neighboring bookstore blogger.
Per the clip I saw on The Talk (a.k.a. the greatest show ever), Ahab tells his wife (Gillian Anderson!) that he relates to the whale because “He’s old, he’s cranky, and he doesn’t get enough attention from females.”
YA BURNT, AHAB’S WIFE!