The adventures of a man with amphibious abilities.
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 Mark Harris (17 episodes, 1977-1978)
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 C.W. Crawford (16 episodes, 1977-1978)
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 Dr. Elizabeth Merrill (15 episodes, 1977-1978)
Anson Downes ...
 Airlock Officer (15 episodes, 1977-1978)
Jean Marie Hon ...
 Jane (9 episodes, 1977-1978)
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Mark Harris is the lone survivor of the legendary sunken continent of Atlantis. Having adapted to life underwater, Mark possesses webbed hands, light-sensitive eyes, and the ability to swim at low depths in the sea for long periods. He draws strength from water and can overpower most ordinary men. Mark assists an institute for undersea research operated by his human friends, Dr. Elizabeth Merrill and C.W. Crawford, and joins Dr. Merrill in several exploratory missions aboard a high-tech submarine. They encounter several bizarre phenomena, including portals leading to other dimensions, a substance capable of altering personalities, an impish creature whose touch causes a mental return to childhood, and the scheme of a portly millionaire, Mr. Schubert, to melt the polar icecaps. Written by Kevin McCorry <mmccorry@nb.sympatico.ca>

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Can this water-breathing "human" crush a plot to destroy the world ?

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The special effects team of Gene Warren created the miniature work used to depict The Cetacean submarine's voyages. See more »

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Support wires are visible above the submarine Cetacean depending on the angle of view. Also, when the sub surfaces or submerges in the ship's home base, rising bubbles and surface waves reveal the actual size of the supposedly huge vessel. See more »

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Was Never In Danger Of Winning Any Awards But Enjoyable Action Show
16 December 2002 | by (England) – See all my reviews

I have fond memories of The Man From Atlantis. I remember wishing how I could swim like him when I saw this show and hearing some children wanting to emulate him as well.

Patrick Duffy was the last survivor of an underwater civilization. He was named Mark Harris by the human world and went to work for the Foundation for Oceanic Research. Soon after, he battled the usual array of villains and monsters, his archenemy being the almost likeable Mr Schubert.

There was a Marvel Comics character who had been around since 1939 called Namor the Sub-Mariner. He was from an underwater civilization and was similar to Mark Harris. I don't know how true this is but I believe Marvel were going to make a Namor the Sub-Mariner film but this series kind of made that idea redundant.

The show was certainly enjoyable-not taxing on the brain and entertaining enough whilst it lasted, which wasn't for many episodes.


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