Not every story of obsession (say . . . TOS: "Obsession"!) is based upon Moby Dick. Is there some reason why TOS: "The Doomsday Machine" is noted in the article as being "based" on Moby Dick beyond the superficial nature of obsession? Aholland 18:59, 3 April 2006 (UTC)

Voyage Home line?Edit

Is this line actually in Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home? It can be added if it is - "Do whales attack people -- like in Moby Dick"?

Yes, the line is asked by what of the tourists. I believe Dr. Taylor's answers were along the lines of "No, most whales don't even have teeth." --From Andoria with Love 23:05, 25 May 2006 (UTC)


The page should be merged into a new page, "Moby-Dick," since the hyphen is present in the original, and is thus the real name. Wikipedia, in fact, points this out at the top of the page for it. --ChrisK 01:27, 17 July 2006 (UTC)

I believe we actually see the book in Star Trek II. We should make the title however it is seen on-screen (that may differ from real life, but that would be what is canon). --OuroborosCobra talk 01:39, 17 July 2006 (UTC)

Picard's quote Edit

He got it wrong, in First Contact. I've put the exact quote up, but I'm not sure if people will think it should be Picard's paraphrasing instead, that should actually be included; I vote for Melville, myself, and direct quote of the book. --ChrisK 01:55, 17 July 2006 (UTC)

Here, this has to be removed. You have added a quote, and say it comes from First Contact, when in fact it comes from the real book, and differs from that shown in the movie. --OuroborosCobra talk 02:39, 17 July 2006 (UTC)
Then it should be noted that he messed up with the quote. --ChrisK 05:28, 17 July 2006 (UTC)
Actually, on second thought, easier solution: Khan got each word right on his end, so far as I know; question is whether it should attributed to Khan himself, Khan quoting it, or from just Moby-Dick itself. --ChrisK 05:58, 17 July 2006 (UTC)

Picards note should also be included in the middle there, a note at the bottom saying his quote isn't "word for word", not necessarily saying it's "Wrong". - AJ Halliwell 06:19, 17 July 2006 (UTC)

If the vast, genetically-engineered intellect found it...Edit

...important enough to place in his library, does that qualify it, alongside King Lear and Paradise Lost, as a generally-accepted classic of Human literature in Star Trek, as it self-evidently is in reality? --ChrisK 11:23, 29 October 2006 (UTC)

moby dick Edit

if anything it should link to project guttenberg and not the powermobydick — Morder 23:53, 19 November 2008 (UTC)

Publisher of Khan's copy Edit

I can barely see a little publisher's logo above the title in the image - anyone know whose logo it is? Sort of a circle with an s in the middle? --LauraCC (talk) 19:31, May 4, 2017 (UTC)

It looks like the old Signet logo. But not 100% on that. -- sulfur (talk) 19:34, May 4, 2017 (UTC)

With people adding Pfaltzgraff and Nike, Inc. based on subtle shots, I wondered about this. --LauraCC (talk) 19:38, May 4, 2017 (UTC)

This is the old Signet logo. -- sulfur (talk) 19:43, May 4, 2017 (UTC)

I'd say we have a match. There's a little gap I see on rim of the circle in the book's logo that may be due to wear? --LauraCC (talk) 19:45, May 4, 2017 (UTC)

A prudent next step would be to figure out if Signet ever released Moby Dick, and if that matches up with this book. -- Capricorn (talk) 03:51, May 8, 2017 (UTC)

[1] Unfortunately, it doesn't elaborate on when they combined. --LauraCC (talk) 16:51, May 9, 2017 (UTC)

There was a Signet Classics edition of Moby Dick.[2]--Memphis77 (talk) 20:59, May 9, 2017 (UTC)
They apparently printed it a few times, with various covers (this gives an idea). Though, this illustration of the book (the internet is weird) fits the screenshot very well. [3]. Also, interestingly, the gap in the circle seems to be a genuine variant on the logo, not damage or caused by lighting. Do you take it from here, Laura? -- Capricorn (talk) 06:17, May 10, 2017 (UTC)

The library computers determined link 3 to be a security threat and won't let me see it. Yeah, I think so. --LauraCC (talk) 15:30, May 10, 2017 (UTC)

I've added the page, but I'm unsure which website to link to beyond wikipedia's page for them. Penguin? --LauraCC (talk) 16:01, May 10, 2017 (UTC)