Think That Elk’s Had Enough?

Some may argue that Tycho Brahe wasn’t such a colorful guy: Danish astronomer (but there were probably many of those), nose cut off in a sword fight and replaced by a silver and gold prosthetic (things happen), possibly poisoned by his assistant (certainly had the means and the opportunity). But did you know he had a clairvoyant dwarf jester and a beer-swilling elk? (either of which would be an excellent name for a rock group)
An article in the November 30th New York Times suggests a feature film may be in order. Read Murder! Intrigue! Astronomers? And, of course, the Mudd has scads of books about Tycho.