In this 60s show, the first of four Irwin Allen science fiction productions, the advanced submarine Seaview takes on all kinds of missions for the American government. Under the leadership of Admiral Nelson and Captain Crane, the Seaview takes on a variety of gritty real-world missions with spies, missile launches, deep-sea exploration, etc.
Unfortunately, then Batman caught on and Allen decided that camp and far-out science was the way to go. Increasingly, episodes dealt with mind control, aliens, werewolves, evil puppets, monsters in cheap-looking rubber suits, etc. After three more seasons, the show came to an end due to low ratings.
Runtime: 50 minutes
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Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea is a 1961 American science fiction disaster film from 20th Century Fox, produced and directed by Irwin Allen, that stars Walter Pidgeon as Admiral Harriman Nelson, and Robert Sterling as Captain Lee Crane. The supporting cast includes Peter Lorre, Joan Fontaine, Barbara Eden, Michael Ansara, and Frankie Avalon. The story was written by Irwin Allen and Charles Bennett. The opening title credits theme song was sung by Frankie Avalon.
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Tim Colliver, Seaview: The Making of Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea, 1992, Alpha Control press. Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea (VHS)
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