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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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Won 4 Primetime Emmys. Another 9 nominations. See more awards »

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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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Viaje al fondo del mar  »

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(110 episodes)

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Del Monroe was the only actor to appear in the movie and television versions, playing virtually the same character. He was Seaman Kowski in the movie, and Seaman Kowalski on the television show. See more »

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Any time the Seaview dives below 600 feet, the sea should be completely dark. Visible light does not penetrate the ocean below that level. 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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Enjoyable Sci fi series
4 October 2004 | by See all my reviews

I watched Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea on TV when Channel 4 screened it on Sunday afternoons in the early 1990's.

The first series was black and white and the remaining episodes were in colour. It is about the Seaview nuclear powered submarine and each episode had a different story, including aliens, monsters and espionage.

The series starred Richard Basehart and David Hedison and was directed by the great Irwin Allen. The flying sub used in this series was to appear in Allen's 1971 movie City Beneath the Sea.

It would be nice to see this series again and for it to be released on Video/DVD.


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