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Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea (1964–1968)

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The submarine Seaview is commissioned to investigate the mysteries of the seas. Usually it finds more problems than answers...


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Won 4 Primetime Emmys. Another 8 nominations. See more awards »



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Complete series cast summary:
 Adm. Harriman Nelson / ... (110 episodes, 1964-1968)
 Captain Crane / ... (110 episodes, 1964-1968)
Robert Dowdell ...
 Chip Morton / ... (109 episodes, 1964-1968)
Del Monroe ...
 Kowalski / ... (98 episodes, 1964-1968)
Terry Becker ...
 Chief Francis Ethelbert Sharkey / ... (71 episodes, 1965-1968)
Paul Trinka ...
 Patterson / ... (58 episodes, 1964-1968)


Voyage chronicled the adventures of the world's first privately owned nuclear submarine, the SSRN Seaview. Designed by Admiral Harriman Nelson, she was a tool of oceanographic research for the Nelson Institute of Marine Research. Though the show is known for its "monster" episodes, many plots were veiled commentaries of what was happening in the news. Such plotlines as nuclear doomsday, pollution of natural resources, foreign threat, and theft of American technology are all still relevant today. Written by Linda Adams <Garridon@aol.com>

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Release Date:

14 September 1964 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Viaje al fondo del mar  »

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(110 episodes)

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(RCA Sound Recording)


| (31 episodes)

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Did You Know?


Popular character actor, and former professional wrestler, Henry Kulky was chosen as a series regular in the role of Chief Curley Jones. The role was cut short when Kulky was stricken by a fatal heart attack in February 1965 that ended his career which included over 100 features and television episodes. See more »


Captain Crane: A man learns a great deal sitting on top of an armed nuclear bomb for twenty-four hours.
Admiral Nelson: I can think of a number of important people in this world of ours who would profit enormously from the experience.
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Spoofed in Dead End (1985) See more »

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Great TV series
29 October 2005 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea was one of my favorite U.S. TV shows! I couldn't wait to get back home from school to watch the antics of the Admiral, the Capt.,Kowalski and the gang as they headed for an unknown destiny amidst the waves of the deep blue sea. It might seem outdated today, but it was a SUPER sci-fi show back then!!! I liked the photography of the entire series and the Seaview was a fascinating piece of prop work just like the Enterprise (Star Trek). The music adopted for the show was ideal for the weird settings in each episode. The monsters and the aliens that showed up in each new episode reminded me of another fabulous TV series called the Outer Limits. Overall, Richard Basehart, RIP, and David Hedison were two extremely fine actors. A must in every true science fiction lover's film library.

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