A madman hijacks the luxury cruise liner, S.S. Queen, and threatens to blow it up unless a millionaire pays him the the contents of a safe deposit box. The crew regains control of the ship,...
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Failed pilot for a show that was meant to replace Star Trek after it got canceled. In the future, humans and humanoid amphibians live in cities beneath the sea. Matthews and the crew of his sub Titan must save their city from a saboteur.
After several weeks of heavy rainfall, the dam above Brownsville is short from running over. However the mayor refuses to open it's gates, because he fears for the fishes in the lake... and... See full summary »
This is a compilation of three episodes of the series, "THE TIME TUNNEL". The first was the pilot about a government project. Which is a device that can send people into the future or past.... See full summary »
A madman hijacks the luxury cruise liner, S.S. Queen, and threatens to blow it up unless a millionaire pays him the the contents of a safe deposit box. The crew regains control of the ship, but the hijacker dies, taking the codes to disarm the bomb with him. Written by
Linda Adams <Garridon@aol.com>
Actors David Hedison and Burr DeBenning did some of their own underwater stunts in this film. They both performance similar work in previous Irwin Allen productions: Hedison in "Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea", and De Benning in "City Beneath the Sea". See more »
After Irwin Allen's Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea ended in 1968, this was the only other work David Hedison did for Irwin Allen. Two other Voyage-related people worked on this TV movie, Voyage story teller & now co-producer William Welch (he died soon after this film), and actor Paul Carr, who played a Voyage crewman a few times.
David Hedison looks good in this movie and an early scene where he jumps off the ship to save the life of someone is well acted and scored by Richard LaSalle. LaSalle is no stranger to Irwin and his music really helps this TV movie. So many scenes would not of been half as good if they were not coated with LaSalle music.
Today, it is a bit hard to take the late Robert Stack too seriously because of his role in "Airplane"(1980), but if you block out "Airplane" for 90 minutes, you will take him seriously as the champion of good in this film. Bradford Dillman is the evil and he performs well.
When in LA in 1992, I did a tour of "The Queen" and it was a highlight of my first trip to America. "The Queen" and the special effects of the ship in this film are all good fun. If you like this movie I suggest you also take a ride ... Beyond the Poseidon Adventure (1979).
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