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Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea 

The submarine Seaview is commissioned to investigate the mysteries of the seas. Usually it finds more problems than answers...

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Irwin Allen
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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Richard Basehart ...  Adm. Harriman Nelson / ... 110 episodes, 1964-1968
David Hedison ...  Capt. Lee B. Crane / ... 110 episodes, 1964-1968
Robert Dowdell ...  Chip Morton / ... 109 episodes, 1964-1968
Del Monroe Del Monroe ...  Kowalski / ... 98 episodes, 1964-1968
Terry Becker ...  Chief Francis Ethelbert Sharkey / ... 71 episodes, 1965-1968
Paul Trinka Paul Trinka ...  Patterson / ... 58 episodes, 1964-1968
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Storyline

Voyage chronicled the adventures of the world's first privately owned nuclear submarine, the SSRN Seaview. Designed by Admiral Harriman Nelson, she was a tool of oceanographic research for the Nelson Institute of Marine Research. Though the show is known for its "monster" episodes, many plots were veiled commentaries of what was happening in the news. Such plotlines as nuclear doomsday, pollution of natural resources, foreign threat, and theft of American technology are all still relevant today. Written by Linda Adams <Garridon@aol.com>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 September 1964 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Viaje al fondo del mar See more »

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Runtime:

(110 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Color:

Color | Black and White (31 episodes)

Aspect Ratio:

4:3
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Trivia

James Doohan was offered the part of Chief Sharkey, but turned it down, because that same week he was offered and accepted the role of Chief Engineer Montgomery Scott of the Starship Enterprise on Star Trek (1966), for which he became famous. See more »

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Strangers are routinely taken aboard the Seaview and are left free to roam around unescorted, despite the ship having nuclear weapons. See more »

Quotes

Captain Crane: A man learns a great deal sitting on top of an armed nuclear bomb for twenty-four hours.
Admiral Nelson: I can think of a number of important people in this world of ours who would profit enormously from the experience.
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Still a fun show for a lazy afternoon!
23 August 2003 | by moonbus69See all my reviews

This was my favorite TV series, growing up in the 1960's. And it still is a fun show for a lazy afternoon, or late at night. Richard Basehart, as Admiral Nelson, was (and still is) like an uncle or grandfather to me. He always knew just what to do in any emergency, and his subtle sense of humor really makes him very likable too. David Hedison, playing Captain Lee Crane, was the person I wanted to be someday. And the relationship between Captain Crane and Admiral Nelson is almost like a father and son - some tension now and then, but they always respect each other in the end. Of course, the real stars of this TV series are the Seaview and the Flying Sub. Even today, many fans of the show collect and build model kits of these two amazingly cool submarines. No matter how silly some of the series plots and monsters look today, the Seaview and Flying Sub are still two of the best designed vehicles in the history of science fiction television. For this alone, Irwin Allen will always have my most heartfelt thanks and appreciation. Hopefully someone will attempt a new feature film of 'Voyage' someday, as was done with 'Lost In Space' in the late 90's.


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