Using the radio frequency provided by Gillian Taylor, the crew locate the pair of whales they found at the Cetacean Institute, now at sea. Just as they are about to transport George and Gracie on board the Klingon ship, a whaler ship comes into view, threatening the two mammals. The future of Earth at stake, the Bird-of-Prey valiantly fights off the whaler and beams up the whales, along with tons of water, to the prepared tank in their cargo bay.
The popular name for the whales featured in The Voyage Home is, Humpback Whale, while the scientific name is Megaptera novaeangliai. The nickname is derived from the whale habit of raising and bending its back in preparation for a dive, accentuating the hump in front of the dorsal fin.
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A Whale of a Tale.
Starring William Shatner, Marty Allen, and Abby Dalton.
The world of whales, dolphins, walruses and other oceanic wonders. Produced and directed by Ewing M. Brown. Copyright Luckris Corp, 1982. Distributed by Hemdale Home Video, L A, California. 97 minutes
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Big Miracles movie reviews
Big Miracle -- A Whale Rescue Movie With a Deeper Message -
Greenpeace article This is a poor pun, but I can't resist -- I had a whale of time last Wednesday night at the DC premiere of Big Miracle, the new Drew Barrymore movie that features a family of grey whales as her co-stars....
Blue Whale: Largest Animal on Earth.
Alternate name: Blue Whales: Giants of the Deep. (ABC) World
of Discovery series. Hosted by James Brolin. With oceanographer Bruce Mate and photographer Al Giddings. ABC (800) 650-4ABC. 48 minutes.
Dolphin: A Magical Musical Journey.
Music by Julian Lennon, Van Morrison, Clannad, Enigma, Eddi Reader, Raf Ravenscroft, and Howard Blake. Introduction by Kiefer Sutherland. Poetry read by John Hurt. Directed by Kim Kindersley. 30 minutes.
Dolphins with Robin Williams.
PBS series In the Wild.
Hosted by Robin Williams. Available from PBS, (800) 329-PBS1.
The Dolphin Story.
Written, directed, and produced by Kim Kindersley in association with RTE. Narrated by Keifer Sutherland. Music by Clannad. Wrencrown Ltd., 1993. Zari Productions, 1996. Available from Lightworks, catalogue number SV2464
Gray Whales with Christopher Reeve.
PBS series In the Wild. Christopher Reeve traces the migration route of the gray whale. Available from PBS, (800) 329-PBS1.
Grey Whales Documentary pix
In the Company of Whales.
CD-ROM for PC and Mac. Narrated by Patrick Stewart. The
Discovery Channel School, 7700 Wisconsin Avenue, Bethesda, Maryland 20814-3579, USA
Whaling Wall - Planet Ocean circular mural by Wyland
Guinness Book of World Records
listed this as the largest mural in the world. It features southern California marine life.
Location: Long Beach Arena
Address: Shoreline Drive and Linden Ave.
Area: Long Beach Area (mural number 49 in
Johnny Mnemonic. (Novelization by Terry Bisson. New York: Pocket Books, 1995.) Dolphins by military warfare group, can interface with computers in order to solve problems while in cyberspace. Reminiscent of the great navigators in Herbert's DUNE universe who mastered the art of folding space. The film has a cyber-dolphin sequence in virtual reality. Stars Keanu Reeves
Songlines documents the evolution of the intricate and beautiful East Australian Humpback Whale song.
Swimming with Whales.
Narrated by Gregory Peck. NOVA Series. (PBS) Coronet Film & Video
Whalesong or Songlines are the sounds made by male whales, according to the
Cetacean Institute, at their breeding grounds. The Humpback Whales are well known for singing the longest and most complex songs in the animal kingdom.
Whale Song: Whales and Dolphins of the Pacific. Narrated by Lloyd Bridges. Produced by Earthtrust, Kailua, Hawaii Video
Narrated by Patrick Stewart. Directed by David Clark. Produced by Al Giddings
and David Clark. Advisor: Dr. Roger Payne. November 15, 1996, at the Museum of Science in Boston, Massachusetts National Wildlife Federation
World of Audubon Special Presentation. Narrated by Johnny Carson. Produced by
Hardy Jones and Julia Whitty National Audubon Society, Turner Broadcasting
System, Inc., and WETA, Washington, D.C., 1987.
The Undersea World of Jacques Cousteau
and the crew of the Calypso series. Narrated by Rod Serling. Produced by Alan
Landsburg. Executive produced by Jacques Cousteau Available
from Pacific Arts Video, 1986. 1hr minutes.
Whaling Wall XXXI: Grey
Whale Migration. by Wyland Narrated by Leonard
Nimoy. Produced and directed by Millie Benton Paul. Wyland Studios, 1993,
30 minutes [Available from
Where Have All the Dolphins
Gone? The Untold Story of Dolphin Slaughter and the Shameful Coverup.
Narrated: George C. Scott
Miracle Productions 1hr
World Ocean Circulation Experiment (WOCE) Cruise A23 film clips
Trek Generations: Enterprise Captains
for conservation: Patrick Stewart and William Shatner
while onboard ship
visit the galley
Secrets of the Humpback Whales. Narrated by Susan Sarandon. Follows movement of the humpback whales on their 3,000 mile migratory journey. The Discovery Channel, USA. 1998. 52 minutes.
The Singing Whales.
Jacques Cousteau's 1986 Undersea World Calypso series. Narrated by Rod Serling. Directed by Philippe Cousteau. Pacific Arts Video, 1986.
The Sounds of Discovery.
From the The New Explorers series (PBS). Hosted by Bill Kurtis.Tracks of Pod of Spern Whales, underwater footage. Films Incorporated, Chicago IL
Star Trek IV: The
Voyage Home Starring William Shatner,
Leonard Nimoy, and DeForest Kelley. Produced by Harve Bennett. Directed by
Leonard Nimoy. Paramount Pictures Corp., 5555 Melrose Avenue, Hollywood, CA
90038, USA, 1987. 119 minutes.
Thanks to Trisha Lamb for sharing
her list of Cetacean Videography
and Visual CDs, DVDs, and TV Programs
C E T U S
As the last portion of the Fishes [Pisces] rises, appears the constellation of the Whale,
pursuing Andromeda in heaven as on the sea.
"Moreover, such men
[those astrologically influenced by Cetus] will be able to fill great
salt-pans, to evaporate the sea, and to extract the sea's venom [salt], they
prepare a wide expanse of hardened ground and surround it with firm walls,
next conduct therein waters channeled from the nearby sea and then deny them
exit by closing sluice-gates, so the floor holds in the waves and begins to
glisten as the water is drained off by the sun. When the sea's dry element
has collected, Ocean's white locks (salt) are shorn for use at table, and
huge mounds are made of the solid foam; and the poison of the deep, which
prevents the use of sea-water, vitiating it with a taste, they commute to
life-giving salt and render a source of health.
1st century AD
Cetus is a Latin word for the order Cetacea which
includes the whales, dolphins, and porpoises. Derivatives of Latin
cetus, Greek ketos: cetacean, cetaceous,
cetene, cetyl (an alcoholic substance taken from whale
wax and is called cetyl alcohol), spermaceti.
Whales produce blubber,
the fat of the whale, the originally meaning was 'bubble, foam'.
Compare bleb, blob, the verb blubber, to weep
Cetus is a whale positioned on the
banks of the river Eridanus; the banks of the Eridanus is
where the sisters of Phaeton, the Heliades, were weeping (blubbering) before being turned into poplar trees. From the tears of the Heliades comes amber which floated down the Eridanus River. Whales produce ambergris. The word 'amber' is probably derived from the Arabic word anbar, meaning ambergris, a substance from sperm whales used as a base to make perfume.
The spouting exhale of a whale,
creates a steaming misting fountain of air and water, through which the
observers, depending on the position they are in reference to the sun, can see
the colors of the rainbow in the mist above the head of the whale, giving them a
halo, a sort of holy, mystical image (baleen
whales are of the genus Balaena mysticetus). This constellation with
Roman authors were titled Pristis, Pristix, and Pistrix, these words are related
to the word 'prism'. A prism has the same effect as a water-drop in the air
where rays of light are decomposed into colored rays of rainbow. [Cetus is not
the rainbow itself, Electra is mother of Iris, the rainbow].
The International Fund for Animal @ The Rose Red Wave
Back The Phoenix
mentions some Jonah and the Whale themes
Back Shore Leave
Back Trump XIX The Sun - Soul Mates and Soul Power
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