Tex Texeira, a co-worker and FB friend, has suggested this final piece for my salute to "Moby Dick" -
The general theme of the novel, with its focus of vengeful obsession over an "animal" which has left one scarred, has been used several times in TV and movies.
Here are a few examples:
"The Age Of The Dragons"
"The Doomsday Machine"
'Star Trek: The Next Generation'
"The Crystalline Entity"
I'm sure there are more that I haven't thought of. I think there was a giant rat (which could have been half-cockroach) which bedevilled Martin Tupper in 'Dream On'.....