From his childhood fascination with the gigantic Natural History Museum model of a blue whale, to his abiding love of Moby-Dick, to his adult encounters with the living animals in the Atlantic Ocean, the acclaimed writer Philip Hoare has been obsessed with whales. The Whale is his unforgettable and moving attempt to explain why these strange and beautiful animals exert such a powerful hold on our imagination.
Based on the Nathaniel Philbrick book by the same title, this movie recounts the 1820 sinking of the whaling ship Essex, a maritime disaster that would inspire Herman Melville's great novel, Moby Dick. [more inside]
Star Trek: The Doomsday Machine Rewatch Season 2, Ep 6
The starship Enterprise comes into contact with its sister ship, the USS Constellation which has been heavily damaged by a huge fortified planet-killing machine from another galaxy. Kirk and his crew must find a means to stop the device heading for heavily populated areas of our galaxy, and deal with the heavily traumatized Commodore Decker, the Constellation 's only survivor. [more inside]