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The Creature 

When a missile is destroyed by apparent ultrasonic sound, the Seaview investigates with Adams, the mentally unstable launch commander, on board and finds an giant manta ray source which along with Adams' actions pose a threat to safety.

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Sobey Martin

Writers:

Irwin Allen (created by), Hendrik Vollaerts (as Rik Vollaerts)
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Episode complete credited cast:
Richard Basehart ... Admiral Nelson
David Hedison ... Captain Crane
Leslie Nielsen ... Adams
Del Monroe Del Monroe ... Kowalski
Paul Trinka Paul Trinka ... Patterson
Patrick Culliton ... Crewman (as Pat Culliton)
Robert Lipton ... Radio Man
Nigel McKeand Nigel McKeand ... Sonar
Robert Dowdell ... Chip Morton (as Bob Dowdell)
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When a missile is destroyed by apparent ultrasonic sound, the Seaview investigates with Adams, the mentally unstable launch commander, on board and finds an giant manta ray source which along with Adams' actions pose a threat to safety.

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Adventure | Sci-Fi

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Language:

English

Release Date:

22 March 1965 (USA) See more »

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Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

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1.33 : 1
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In this episode Leslie Nielsen play a Captain named Adams. In the movie Forbidden Planet he played a star ship Captain named J. J. Adams See more »

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A Captain with an Ahab-like sense of dedication.
5 October 2017 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

Episode 1.28, "The Creature", is an odd one because episode 1.25, "Cradle of the Deep" is so similar. In fact, I find them too similar...thus my score of 6.

When the show begins, you see stock footage of a Vanguard rocket on the launch pad. Suddenly, some ultrasonic sound strikes and there's a huge explosion. Soon, the Seaview is asked to assist Captain Adams (Leslie Nielsen) in learning what destroyed his rocket project. Unfortunately, through the course of the show, you see that Adams is about as well as Captain Ahab, as he has a dangerous desire to kill a giant Manta Ray(!???). To do so, he even puts the ship and crew at risk and earns himself a court martial.

In addition to being so similar to a previous episode, the show is craptastic towards the end...when the Admiral and crew are able to regain control of the ship yet inexplicably watch Adams so poorly he's able to AGAIN nearly destroy the ship!! Overall, a big disappointment.


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