When the Earth is threatened by a burning Van Allen Radiation Belt, U.S. Navy Admiral Harriman Nelson plans to shoot a nuclear missile at the Belt, using his experimental atomic submarine, the Seaview.
Admiral Nelson takes a brand new atomic submarine through its paces. When the Van Allen radiation belt catches fire, the admiral must find a way to beat the heat or watch the world go up in smoke.Written by
The design of the "Seaview" model took full advantage of hydrodynamics. In the the underwater scenes, it was simply pushed into frame by an off camera diver and allowed to glide freely by itself. This made the scenes quite realistic, although in one it can be seen losing momentum and arcing downward a tiny bit just as the scene cuts. In surface scenes, it was pulled by thin wires. See more »
When the derelict yacht is sighted, Captain Crane says "On the ship" over a bullhorn. A Navy career man would have said "Ship ahoy." See more »
Well, Lee, it's been a long, tough haul from conception to execution, but, my boy, we've done it.
Capt. Lee Crane:
*You've* done it, sir. You know, it bears out what you taught us at Annapolis: that "The wild dreams of today are the practical realities of tomorrow."
I'm glad you remembered one of my more temperate quotes. Some of our colleagues haven't been quite so diplomatic.
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Ever wonder where "Star Trek" and all the other Sci-Fi series got there starts?
I used to watch the series as a kid back when the UK only had 3 television channels, and they were offline more than online back in the 1960s when this was the State-Of-The-Art.
Now, over 40 years after it was made and most of the cast are either dead or retired, this movie is still standing the test of Time.
The plot is a little silly, with glaring holes that submarines could be driven through, and the acting is a little on the hammy-side sometimes, but for an entertaining look at how movie-makers in the 50s/60s thought the future might look, this is an excellent peek into how Hollywood was thinking at the time.
The cast seem to mesh well together around stilted dialogue ("Military Police swim like fish - it's part of their training"), and the prodigious talents of the likes of Joan Fontaine and Peter Lorre are somewhat reined-in, but overall this movie is still great to watch over four decades after they made it.
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