TV Fact #280 – July 31st, 2015:

The 1998 miniseries “Moby Dick”, based on author Herman Melville’s 1851 novel of the same name, featured actor Patrick Stewart in the lead role as Captain Ahab. What’s ironic about this is, being filmed in Australia in 1997, Stewart had just previously made a striking reference to the original novel “Moby Dick” the year before, quoting from it in his 1996 film “Star Trek: First Contact” as the lead character Jean-Luc Picard where Picard, in the film, is noted for sharing similarities to Ahab. Apparently he shared so many similarities, Stewart just went out and played Ahab directly. I wonder if Stewart was hunting some kind of white whale of his own.

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