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
Michael Ansara returned to the series along with Del Monroe who also played Seaman Kowski in the 1961 film. While Monroe had a steady role in the series, Ansara only played in one show in which he played Captain Tomas Ruiz. See more »
Barbara Eden appears to be writing madly at the U.N. hearing, making some kind of scientific calculations, yet at one point she looks up and continues writing in what appears to be random scribbling. See more »
Alvarez... are you saying that Man must accept destruction even though it's in his power to prevent it?
It's not for us to judge, Admiral.
Not to judge, maybe; but we can reason. If God ordains that Man should die without a fight, then why does He give us the will to live?
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Now this is sci fi, I like to see. An underwater adventure, involving a powerful nuclear submarine that moves like the great blue whale. Only a different color. I first saw the lunch box when I was in New York, and there was the title, the sub, and the menacing red octopus attacking a mini-sub. The cast of the movie were perfect. I would later remember that Barbara Eden("I Dream of Jeanine") and Michael Ansara(The Blue Djinn) have their memorable roles 4 years later on TV. She really puts on a show in the break room when the Lt. plays his trumpet down hard! The scenes are amazing, and I think that octopus is really a minor threat in the movie. He looks too uncooperative. The special effects are good, and the backgrounds, are OK. This movie is one of the best in scifi. I wouldn't disagree with anyone about it! Rating 4 out of 5 stars.
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