Fantastic Voyage (1966) Poster


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Fantastic Voyage (1968) (TV Series)

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Movies That Shook the World: 2001: A Space Odyssey (2005) (TV Episode)
Clips shown.


Desk Set (1957)
computer sound effects

Referenced in 

Lost in Space: Trip Through the Robot (1967) (TV Episode)
characters travel through another character's body after a size change
THX 1138 (1971)
Really Raquel (1974) (TV Special)
Highlighted in a salute to Welch's movie career during a medley of musical numbers
Innerspace (1987)
Body Wars (1989) (Short)
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Mad Monster (1989) (TV Episode)
Joel: "Looks like he's in the doctor's heart in that movie, 'Fantastic Voyage.'"
The Kids in the Hall: Episode #1.9 (1990) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in sketch with Virgil character
Tiny Toon Adventures: Inside Plucky Duck (1990) (TV Episode)
Babs, Buster, and Calamity are miniaturized and travel inside Plucky's body.
The Simpsons: So It's Come to This: A Simpsons Clip Show (1993) (TV Episode)
Frink suggests saving Homer by shrinking people inside a submarine and sending it into him to fix his colon, he even refers to it as "A fantastic voyage if you will"
ReBoot: The Great Brain Robbery (1994) (TV Episode)
The episode's plot parodies the plot of the film.
Iron Man: Iron Man, on the Inside (1995) (TV Episode)
Iron Man shrinks down to enter Hawkeye's bloodstream to save his life. It's the same plot as this movie.
Dexter's Laboratory: Dee Dee's Room/Dial M for Monkey: Huntor/The Big Sister (1996) (TV Episode)
Dexter makes a "fantastic voyage" through Dee Dee's ear canal.
Seinfeld: The Pothole (1997) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by name
Seinfeld: The Summer of George (1997) (TV Episode)
Jerry mentions that he owns the movie.
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: One Little Ship (1998) (TV Episode)
Someone's life must be saved by a miniaturised ship.
Armageddon (1998)
Referenced in dialog
Pinky and the Brain: Brainwashed: Part 1 - Brain Brain Go Away (1998) (TV Episode)
As in "Fantastic Voyage," Pinky and the Brain shrink down to microscopic size to travel through a human body.
I Am Weasel: The Incredible Shrinking Weasel! (1999) (TV Episode)
Main characters shrink and enter a patient's body.
Hollywood Screen Tests: Take 1 (1999) (TV Movie)
Hollywood Screen Tests: Take 1 features many clips and references from movie and television history.
Antibody (2002) (Video)
People are shrunk down and put into a human
Empire of Dreams: The Story of the 'Star Wars' Trilogy (2004) (Video)
The movie poster is shown.
The Simpsons: Treehouse of Horror XV (2004) (TV Episode)
When inside Mr Burns, Marge asks why her suit is so revealing and Homer says "That's what turns a mediocre voyage into a fantastic voyage!". A reference to the revealing suits in this film.
Tripping the Rift: Honey, I Shrunk the Crew (2004) (TV Episode)
The crew enters Darph Bobo's body after being shrunk
SpongeBob SquarePants: Squidtastic Voyage/That's No Lady (2006) (TV Episode)
Title reference; plot spoofed
Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops (2006) (Video Game)
Para-Medic mentions it during a radio conversation.
The Man from Earth (2007)
Referenced in dialog. Fantastic Voyage was written by Bixby
Superbad (2007)
Vag-tastic Voyage porn site title
Phineas and Ferb: Mom's Birthday/Journey to the Center of Candace (2008) (TV Episode)
As in "Fantastic Voyage," Phineas and Ferb and their submarine are shrunken and end up inside Candace.
Phineas and Ferb: Journey to the Center of Candace (2008) (TV Episode)
As in "Fantastic Voyage," Phineas and Ferb and their submarine are shrunken, and they end up inside of Candace.
House: House's Head (2008) (TV Episode)
Taub sarcastically dismisses one of Kutner's suggestions by suggesting they use a submarine and a miniaturization device, alluding to "Fantastic Voyage"
Jeopardy!: Episode #26.127 (2010) (TV Episode)
Incorrect guess on a $2,000 clue in the category "Big Actors, Small Roles"
The Venture Bros.: The Diving Bell vs. the Butterglider (2010) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue.
Hagan Reviews: Bad Biology (2012) (TV Episode)
"The only reason we're not seeing the ship from Fantastic Voyage is because this is the view from it."
Community: Conventions of Space and Time (2013) (TV Episode)
Troy talks about Abed getting obsessed with "some fantasy world where submarines are small enough to enter the bloodstream."
Rewind This! (2013)
It is referenced on the back cover of a video movie.
Don't Say No Until I Finish Talking: The Story of Richard D. Zanuck (2013)
title of bound manuscript on bookshelf
The Internship (2013)
During the Google interview, Nick talks about the idea of putting a "submarine into people's bodies to fight diseases."
Gone Home (2013) (Video Game)
A recorded VHS tape of this movie & Top Gun is seen in the TV room.
Birth of the Living Dead (2013)
George A. Romero mentions it.
Rick and Morty: Anatomy Park (2013) (TV Episode)
Morty is shrunk down and put into a human
Doctor Who: Into the Dalek (2014) (TV Episode)
Referenced in dialogue by The Doctor (Peter Capaldi).
Legends of Tomorrow: Blood Ties (2016) (TV Episode)
Person shrinks to go inside a body and save someone's life
The Vampire Diaries: Postcards from the Edge (2016) (TV Episode)
"Not-so-fantastic voyage"

Featured in 

The Incredible Hulk: Married (1978) (TV Episode)
some of the effects from this movie are reused in the hypnosis sequences
Monsters, Madmen & Machines: 25 Years of Science Fiction (1984) (TV Movie)
Journey of ship through body
Cinemacabre TV Trailers (1993) (Video)
TV spot
Fantastic Fantasy Fright-o-Rama Show Vol. 1 (1996) (Video)
This film's theatrical trailer is featured.
Viden om: Mekanik i kroppen (1999) (TV Episode)
clips shown
Nova: Making Stuff: Smaller (2011) (TV Episode)
clips from the film

Spoofed in 

Saturday Night Live: Kirk Douglas/Sam and Dave (1980) (TV Episode)
Spoofed as The Micro Dentists
Airplane! (1980)
Control room: Too much sugar, ran out of sugar
Dead End (1985)
quotes parodying dialogue from beginning of Fantastic Voyage, only referring to zombies instead of shrinking people
Muppet Babies: Scooter's Uncommon Cold (1986) (TV Episode)
entire episode based on this film
Spaceballs (1987)
Innerspace (1987)
Gunbuster (1988) (Video)
The submarine Proteus used in the film is seen repairing a military vessel in the animated series.
Rugrats: Aunt Miriam/The Inside Story (1992) (TV Episode)
the second part is a parody of this movie
Dexter's Laboratory: Deedeemensional/Dial M for Monkey: Magmanamus/Maternal Combat (1996) (TV Episode)
Dexter takes a "fantastic voyage" through Dee Dee's ear canal.
Weird Science: Swallow 13 (1996) (TV Episode)
This episode is a parody of the film.
Dexter's Laboratory: Labels/Game Show/Fantastic Boyage (1997) (TV Episode)
Spoofed in the "Fantastic Boyage" segment
Saturday Night Live: Bill Paxton/Beck (1999) (TV Episode)
Spoofed in Fantastic Voyage skit
Futurama: Parasites Lost (2001) (TV Episode)
The Planet Express crew's journey through Fry's bloodstream and digestive tract echoes the plot of the earlier movie
The Fairly OddParents: A Wish Too Far!/Tiny Timmy! (2001) (TV Episode)
The majority of the "Tiny Timmy!" plot is a parody of this movie (shrinking and travelling through someone's body).
Duck Dodgers: They Stole Dodgers' Brain/The Wrath of Canasta (2003) (TV Episode)
The Martian Commander is shrunken so he can voyage into Duck Dogers' brain. He is attacked by fat blobs instead of white cells.
The Simpsons: Treehouse of Horror XV (2004) (TV Episode)
3rd segment is a parody of this movie. Characters are shrunken and travel inside someone in a submarine to rescue someone from inside, just like the people who travel inside someone in this movie to heal them. Costumes are the same.
The Mighty Boosh: Journey to the Centre of the Punk (2007) (TV Episode)
The plot involves persons boarding a submarine to be shrunk and inserted inside a human body in order to revive it - within a certain time.
The Venture Bros.: The Diving Bell vs. the Butterglider (2010) (TV Episode)
The Venture team shrinks a submarine, miniaturizes it, and use it to diagnose and treat Doctor Venture from the inside.
South Park: The Stick of Truth (2014) (Video Game)
New Kid/Douchebag shrinks himself with gnome powder and enters Mr. Slave's rectum in order to deactivate a nuclear device the government planted inside him.
Family Guy: Our Idiot Brian (2015) (TV Episode)
Peter shrinks down to go in Brian's body
Archer: Drastic Voyage: Part 1 (2015) (TV Episode)
Title and entire plot line

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