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The Undersea World of Jacques Cousteau 

The aquatic explorations of Jacques-Yves Cousteau and the crew of the Calypso.
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Won 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 1 win & 7 nominations. See more awards »

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Jacques-Yves Cousteau ...  Himself / ... 36 episodes, 1968-1976
...  Narrator 28 episodes, 1968-1974
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In the series, we see the scientific expeditions of the renowned sea explorer, Jacques-Yves Cousteau and the crew of his ship, the Calypso. They go around the globe exploring various regions of the underwater world and try to unlock its secrets and get them on film. Written by Kenneth Chisholm <kchishol@execulink.com>

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Excellent exposure to the life of scientists
30 July 2006 | by See all my reviews

I vividly remember watching this show with an almost religious fervor. As I recall, there were generally about 4-6 shows produced each year during it's run, and each was always worth watching. Some ended up being fairly premature given more recent developments in various aspects of the science, but most were generally very well founded and provided new insights into some of the conditions of marine life and sea life behaviors.

Near the end of the run, it became more schmaltzy and wasn't as interesting as the early shows, but that could be just me growing from age 10 to age 17. It turns out that it also gave us tons of idiosyncratic and stereotypical culture references that various humorists have been using for decades.


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