Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea: Season 1, Episode 11

The Magnus Beam (23 Nov. 1964)

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Seaview is called on to investigate the mysterious crashes of several U-2 spy planes. They discover the cause is a magnetic beam of immense power. Then they discover that the beam is ... See full summary »

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Seaview is called on to investigate the mysterious crashes of several U-2 spy planes. They discover the cause is a magnetic beam of immense power. Then they discover that the beam is powerful enough to seize all the metal objects aboard Seaview herself, and begin dragging her relentlessly to her destruction. The only chance is to briefly neutralize the magnetic force and send a small party out to sabotage the ray at the source. The extremely well-guarded source... Written by CommanderBalok

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In the opening sequence, the approaching aircraft is described as a U-2, a high altitude reconnaissance aircraft with a narrow fuselage and a wide straight wing span. However, the aircraft shown is a Sabre Jet F86 with distinct swept back wings. See more »

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The Magnus Beam
24 May 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A Middle Eastern general (General Gamal portrayed by Malachi Throne) has created a dangerous magnetic weapon that renders steel useless, called the Magnus Beam, and he plans to use this to destroy the Seaview and control the Suez Canal, in turn, gaining a lot of power. An underground movement (led by Jacques Aubuchon and Monique Lemaire) will aid a beaten and battered Captain Crane (Hedison) who went on shore to find them, instead encountering the general's soldiers, in the possible raid of Gamal's cavernous underwater control center where the Magnus Beam is located. When Gamal's right-hand man, Major Amadi (Mario Alcalde) is able to get on board the Seaview, he will try to get Admiral Nelson to take the sub just close enough to the Magnus Beam for its power to capture it. As the beam pulls the Seaview closer to it, Crane and company (Crane is saved thanks to Aubuchon's Abdul Azziz and Lemaire's Luana coming to his rescue) will try to use what men they have to stop Gamal's soldiers surrounding the beam. With the Seaview inoperable due to the beam's magnetized power against their steel machinery, how will Nelson be able to save his sub and possibly destroy the Magnus Beam? This episode really establishes the animosity that exists with the conniving Amadi on board the Seaview; the men, including a fighting mad Nelson, are barely able to contain their repulsion for him and Amadi revels in their unfortunate dilemma even though he himself is as trapped and in danger as they are. Crane, as in times past, is on the verge of perishing after being captured by The Enemy, this time at the hands of Gamal, once again rescued in the nick of time. How Nelson comes up with a way to get out of the missile room is quite ingenious, and Aubuchon has a ball as a freedom fighter, always praising Allah before preparation to go to battle.


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