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Khan quotes Melville

by ebreilly

Khan paraphrases a passage from Moby-Dick. He says, "I'll chase him round the moons of Nibia and round the Antares Maelstrom and round perdition's flames before I give him up!", which reworks the original passage from "The Quarter-Deck": "I'll chase him round Good Hope, and round the Horn, and round the Norway Maelstrom, and round perdition's flames before I give him up!" As in the novel, Khan uses the line to define the goals for his crew and to signal his total determination to the cause.

Wrath of Khan - Khan quotes Melville

Khan paraphrases a speech by Ahab from Moby Dick to justify his intent to pursue Captain Kirk.

from Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982)
Creator: Nicholas Meyer
Posted by ebreilly