The adventures of a man with amphibious abilities.
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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
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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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4 March 1977 (USA)  »

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Trivia

Patrick Duffy had to wear custom-molded hard contact lenses to give the luminescent eye effect when Mark Harris was without sunglasses. Victor Buono complimented Duffy on his tolerance for the lenses, saying it was "like trying to act with golf balls stuck in your head." See more »

Goofs

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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Referenced in Watchman Video Broadcast: The Comic Con: Part 2 (2013) See more »

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Brings back fond childhood memories
1 February 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I watched this show in P.R.China many years ago during a time when there was nothing else entertaining on Chinese TV. It was the first American TV show aired in China and everyone who had access to a TV set watched it. I have fond memories of the show, it was interesting and had enough action to be entertaining. Considering the alternatives at the time, which were communist propaganda films, it was quite a treat.

But even then, a portal at the bottom of the ocean that leads to a city where Romeo and Juliet lived still seemed to be quite a stretch. So I understand why it only lasted one season.

But this show will always have a special place in my heart for being the first American entertainment program that I have seen.


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