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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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Complete series cast summary:
...  Adm. Harriman Nelson / ... 110 episodes, 1964-1968
...  Capt. Lee B. Crane / ... 110 episodes, 1964-1968
...  Chip Morton / ... 109 episodes, 1964-1968
Del Monroe ...  Kowalski / ... 98 episodes, 1964-1968
...  Chief Francis Ethelbert Sharkey / ... 71 episodes, 1965-1968
Paul Trinka ...  Patterson / ... 58 episodes, 1964-1968
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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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Late in the filming of the second season, Richard Basehart fell ill during the filming of the episode "The Monster's Web", and was unable to complete that episode, and work on the next two. "The Monster's Web" was re-written to minimize the part of his character, Admiral Nelson (knocked out of action in the first act), with a stand-in used for many shots with his face hidden and lines dubbed. The next episode, "The Menfish", had Nelson away, and his lines reassigned to guest character Admiral Park (Gary Merrill). The following episode, "The Mechanical Man", had Nelson still away, and reassigned his lines to Captain Crane (David Hedison) and Crane's lines to Commander Morton (Robert Dowdell). Basehart returned in time to appear in the season finale, "The Return of the Phantom". See more »

Goofs

The Seaview routinely fires torpedoes, yet when we see a view of its underside their are no visible outer hatch openings for them to be released from even though there are outer hatch doors for the Flying Sub and Diving Bell. See more »

Quotes

Admiral Nelson: [after hearing of the death of a rather unpleasant person] I wish I could say that I was sorry. But I'm not.
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Featured in Rickover: The Birth of Nuclear Power (2014) See more »

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Great stuff
8 January 2005 | by See all my reviews

This was great stuff for the time. I remember that my family rarely missed this show! Richard Basehart as Adm. Harriman Nelson and David Hedison as Capt. Lee Crane were always searching for new undersea discoveries. These, of course, very often led to adventure and drama. We never knew when the Seaview was on her last voyage. There were often giant undersea monsters to deal with. And, of course, even though they haven't been spotted by man in all of written history, they were THE biggest danger of our time. They obviously had to be dealt with, now didn't they? By today's standards, the special effects were quite laughable but for their day, they did their job. I recall some of these shows even today, decades later.


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