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Release Date:
4 March 1977 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
The adventures of a man with amphibious abilities. Full summary »
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Oy, what a mess! See more (15 total) »

Cast

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Patrick Duffy ... Mark Harris (17 episodes, 1977-1978)

Alan Fudge ... C.W. Crawford (16 episodes, 1977-1978)

Belinda Montgomery ... 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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Series Directed by
David Moessinger (2 episodes, 1977-1978)
Virgil W. Vogel (2 episodes, 1977)
 
Series Writing credits
Larry Alexander (3 episodes, 1977-1978)
Luther Murdoch (3 episodes, 1977)
Michael I. Wagner (2 episodes, 1977-1978)
Stephen Kandel (2 episodes, 1977)

Series Produced by
Robert H. Justman .... producer (1 episode, 1977)
Herbert F. Solow .... executive producer (1 episode, 1977)

Herman Miller .... producer (unknown episodes)
 
Series Original Music by
Fred Karlin (1 episode, 1977)
 
Series Cinematography by
William Cronjager (1 episode, 1977)
 
Series Film Editing by
Dann Cahn (1 episode, 1977)
John Farrell (1 episode, 1977)
Gary Griffin (1 episode, 1977)
 
Series Casting by
Ruth Conforte (1 episode, 1977)
 
Series Art Direction by
J. Smith Poplin (1 episode, 1977)
 
Series Makeup Department
Donald Cash Jr. .... makeup artist (1 episode, 1977)
Susan Germaine .... hair stylist (1 episode, 1977)
 
Series Production Management
Kevin Donnelly .... unit production manager (1 episode, 1977)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Steve Siporin .... second assistant director (8 episodes, 1977)
 
Series Art Department
Bob McLing .... property master (16 episodes, 1977-1978)

Stan Cockerell .... assistant property master (unknown episodes)
Sal Sommatino .... property master (unknown episodes)
 
Series Sound Department
Ken Dufva .... foley artist (17 episodes, 1977-1978)
 
Series Special Effects by
Wayne Rose .... special effects (16 episodes, 1977-1978)
Tom Fisher .... special effects (2 episodes, 1977)
 
Series Visual Effects by
Pete Kleinow .... photographic effects (17 episodes, 1977-1978)
Harry Walton .... photographic effects (17 episodes, 1977-1978)
Gene Warren .... photographic effects (17 episodes, 1977-1978)
 
Series Stunts
Anne Senelly Kyle .... stunt performer (17 episodes, 1977-1978)
Marneen Fields .... stunt performer / stunt performer: swimmer / ... (5 episodes, 1977-1978)
Larry Holt .... stunts (3 episodes, 1977)
Wayne Baker .... stunt double: "Thark" / stunt double: Jomo-Helmsman (2 episodes, 1977)
Brian J. Williams .... stunt performer / stunt double: Joshua Bryant (2 episodes, 1977)

Hubie Kerns Jr. .... stunt coordinator (unknown episodes)
Gene LeBell .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Tom Morga .... stunt double (unknown episodes)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Ron Anderson .... best boy (17 episodes, 1977-1978)
Earl C. Williman .... lamp operator (17 episodes, 1977-1978)
 
Series Editorial Department
Daniel T. Cahn .... apprentice editor (4 episodes, 1977)
 

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60 min (17 episodes)
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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:
Revealing mistakes: 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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6 out of 26 people found the following review useful.
Oy, what a mess!, 3 May 2003
Author: TVholic from New York

This never should have been made into a series. Except for very early shows like "Sea Hunt" and "Flipper," nearly all undersea series sooner or later fall into the same trap. With some wonder but little drama beneath the waves, plots turn to alien invaders, time travel, dinosaurs, robots, mind control, evil twins/imposters, the supernatural and other claptrap. "Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea" was the first and most egregious example of this. After the first season's cloak and dagger plots were exhausted, Voyage became the rubber-suited monster of the week show. More recently, SeaQuest 2032 (née DSV) struggled mightily to stick with science, but eventually brought in a battleship-sized alligator, time travel to the Cuban missile crisis, even a ghost story, although it never sunk to VTTBOTS depths with leprechauns, the ghost of Blackbeard, lobster men, plant men, the abominable snowman and a werewolf. But none seemed to go straight to the schlock as this series did. According to this show, the sea floor is strewn with time and dimensional portals. Through them, water-breathing Mark Harris could venture to an arid desert region to face off against Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, to ancient Verona to actually meet Romeo and Juliet, and to the Old West, where he found the lost twin he never knew he had. All the while, it used and reused stock effects footage of the submarine from the first movie.

This was reportedly the first American show broadcast in the People's Republic of China. I wouldn't wish this on our worst enemies. Still, Patrick Duffy did like to say at the time that he was a bigger star in China than here in the US.

The WBshop has now released all of the TV movies and the complete series on DVD. One can clearly see how the quality plummeted through the second through fourth movies before bottoming out in the series.

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