Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea

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Based on the 1961 film of the same name, 'Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea' follows Admiral Harriman Nelson (Richard Basehart) and his crew in their underwater explorations aboard the futuristic nuclear submarine USOS Seaview. Having a secret mission to defend the planet from every kind of threat, Nelson and the Seaview crew battle nefarious adversaries such as Cold War enemies, sea monsters and aliens in this gloriously over-the-top projection of the not-so-distant future.

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Ep 1: Eleven Days to Zero

The Seaview, sent to avert worldwide tidal waves by detonating a nuclear device in polar regions, is harried by a determined enemy. Aired: 9/14/1964

Ep 2: The City Beneath the Sea

When two oceanographic vessels disappear in the Aegean Sea, the Seaview goes to investigate and is led to the discovery of a hostile underwater city. Aired: 9/21/1964

Ep 3: The Fear-Makers

Enemy agents introduce fear-gas into two U.S. subs in an effort to block progress in undersea studies. Aired: 9/28/1964

Ep 4: The Mist Of Silence

The Seaview is ordered to rescue a Latin American president, the unwilling frontman for a perfidious military junta. Aired: 10/5/1964

Ep 5: The Price of Doom

Samples of plankton brought aboard the Seaview mysteriously expand, breaking down bulkheads and threatening the lives of all on board. Aired: 10/12/1964

Ep 6: The Sky is Falling

The Seaview is rendered helpless by the power of a mysterious spacecraft. Aired: 10/19/1964

Ep 7: Turn Back the Clock

Summoned to investigate the story of a man who turns up tanned and healthy after being lost for nine months in Antarctica, Nelson uncovers a prehistoric world. Aired: 10/26/1964

Ep 8: The Village of Guilt

The Seaview tangles with a sea monster, the creation of a mad scientist, that has a whole village frozen into silence. Aired: 11/2/1964

Ep 9: Hot Line

The Seaview welcomes two Russian technicians, who are to disarm a defective Soviet atomic satellite that will hit the ocean somewhere near San Francisco. Aired: 11/9/1964

Ep 10: Submarine Sunk Here

The Seaview blunders into a minefield, where an explosion cripples the vessel and sends it to the bottom of the sea. Aired: 11/16/1964

Ep 11: The Magnus Beam

The men of the Seaview investigate a mysterious weapon that destroys high-flying aircraft over a Middle Eastern nation. Aired: 11/23/1964

Ep 12: No Way Out

While smuggling defecting red agent Anton Koslow to the U.S. aboard the Seaview, Admiral Nelson becomes aware that there is another agent aboard planning to kill Kaslow. Aired: 11/30/1964

Ep 13: The Blizzard Makers

A foreign power sabotages Admiral Nelson's attempts to find out why the Gulf Stream has been turned cold. Aired: 12/7/1964

Ep 14: The Ghost of Moby Dick

Dr. Walter Bryce, crippled when a huge whale capsized his boat, enlists the aid of the Seaview to locate the whale, ostensibly for scientific purposes. Aired: 12/14/1964

Ep 15: Long Live the King

Admiral Nelson must get a 12-year-old prince back to his country to assume the throne before the reds take over. Aired: 12/21/1964

Ep 16: Hail to the Chief

Enemy agents plot to prevent the recovery of the U.S. President from the Seaview. Aired: 12/28/1964

Ep 17: The Last Battle

Admiral Nelson is captured by a group of die-hard Nazis bent on destroying the United States and Russia. Aired: 1/4/1965

Ep 18: Mutiny

Admiral Nelson shows symptoms of a mental breakdown during an investigation into the disappearance of an experimental sub. Aired: 1/11/1965

Ep 19: Doomsday

When a foreign power makes a simultaneous launching of 25 communications satellites, which the United States mistakes as nuclear missiles, the U.S. is placed on war alert and the Seaview goes into a fail-safe maneuver. Aired: 1/18/1965

Ep 20: The Invaders

A man-like creature preserved via suspended animation for 20 million years is taken aboard the Seaview from the ocean floor. Aired: 1/25/1965

Ep 21: The Indestructible Man

Scientists aboard the Seaview discover that a robot, recovered from a space capsule, has been converted into a destructive monster. Aired: 2/1/1965

Ep 22: The Buccaneer

A mad art collector hijacks the Seaview in a dramatic plan to pirate Leonardo de Vinci's Mona Lisa from a French ship. Aired: 2/8/1965

Ep 23: The Human Computer

The Seaview set out with Commander Crane, supposedly the only human being aboard. Aired: 2/15/1965

Ep 24: The Saboteur

Commander Crane is electronically brain washed by enemy agents and ordered to abort an important mission. Aired: 2/22/1965

Ep 25: Cradle of the Deep

An experiment with particles of matter threatens all aboard the Seaview. Aired: 3/1/1965

Ep 26: The Amphibians

Scientists in an undersea laboratory convert themselves and their captives into amphibious creatures. Aired: 3/8/1965

Ep 27: The Exile

Admiral Nelson is stranded on a life raft with the former premier of a hostile foreign power. Aired: 3/15/1965

Ep 28: The Creature: Part 1

Nelson attempts to destroy a creature that threatens to grow large enough to demolish whole cities. Aired: 3/22/1965

Ep 29: The Enemies

Admiral Nelson and Commander Crane become the prisoners of foreign scientists who convert them into bitter enemies. Aired: 3/29/1965

Ep 30: The Secret of the Loch

The Seaview follows a natural underground conduit leading to Loch Ness, where a scientist claims to have seen a monster kill several men. Aired: 4/5/1965

Ep 31: The Condemned

By presidential directive, Admiral Nelson and Commander Crane turn the Seaview over to a publicity seeking scientist who plans to break the crush barrier. Aired: 4/12/1965

Ep 32: The Traitor

Admiral Nelson receives word that his young sister has been abducted by enemy agents in France, and that he'll never see her again unless he reveals the exact location of underwater missile silos. Aired: 4/19/1965

Ep 33: Jonah and the Whale

In an attempt to salvage information about a destroyed underwater laboratory, Admiral Nelson and Russian scientist Katya Markhova are swallowed by a whale. Aired: 9/19/1965

Ep 34: Time Bomb

An attempt to turn Admiral Nelson into a human time bomb almost succeeds in creating war between Russia and the United States. Aired: 9/26/1965

Ep 35: ...And Five of Us Are Left

Admiral nelson heads an expedition to find the survivors of a sunken submarine trapped for 28 years in an undersea cave. Aired: 10/3/1965

Ep 36: The Cyborg

A plot to destroy a third of the world by having a cyborg Nelson fire Seaview's warheads is aborted by the real Nelson. Aired: 10/17/1965

Ep 37: Escape from Venice

Admiral Nelson engineers a daring rescue of Captain Crane from a group of enemy agents in Venice. Aired: 10/24/1965

Ep 38: The Left-Handed Man

Nelson escapes death several times as he foils a subversive plot to infiltrate the defense department through the daring of the current administration. Aired: 10/31/1965

Ep 39: The Deadliest Game

Admiral Nelson foils a plot by an American five-star general to kill the president and trigger a nuclear war. Aired: 11/7/1965

Ep 40: Leviathan

With his discovery of an undersea fissure, a former colleague of Nelson's turns into a menacing monster bent on destroying the Seaview. Aired: 11/14/1965

Ep 41: The Peacemaker

Nelson battles a fanatic scientist in possession of a bomb that will destroy the world. Aired: 11/21/1965

Ep 42: The Silent Saboteurs

Captain Crane takes the flying sub on a deadly mission to destroy a secret computer used by the enemy to intercept manned Venus space probe capsules. Aired: 11/28/1965

Ep 43: The X Factor

Nelson and the Seaview crew battle enemy agents in a daring attempt to save a kidnapped U.S. scientist. Aired: 12/5/1965

Ep 44: The Machines Strike Back

Unmanned submarines inexplicably aim their devastating arsenal toward the United States. Aired: 12/12/1965

Ep 45: The Monster from Outer Space

A Saturn space probe re-enters the Earth with a strange creature attached to its surface. Aired: 12/19/1965

Ep 46: Terror on Dinosaur Island

Aloft in the flying sub to photograph the emergence of a volcanic island, Admiral Nelson and Chief Sharkey are forced to parachute onto an island inhabited by prehistoric beasts. Aired: 12/26/1965

Ep 47: Killers of the Deep

Aboard a U.S. destroyer, Nelson wages a harrowing battle with an enemy sub bent on stealing undersea defense missiles. Aired: 1/2/1966

Ep 48: Deadly Creature Below!

Two convicts on the loose try to hijack the flying sub while a sea monster menaces the Seaview. Aired: 1/9/1966

Ep 49: The Phantom Strikes

Havoc is wrought aboard the Seaview, as it is nearly destroyed by a phantom sub and its ghostly captain who seeks to reincarnate himself through Commander Crane. Aired: 1/16/1966

Ep 50: The Sky's On Fire

While the Van Allen belt burns, a fanatical unofficial kills several aboard the Seaview in an attempt to sabotage Nelson's plan to explode the burning gases from the atmosphere. Aired: 1/23/1966

Ep 51: Graveyard of Fear

The Seaview is nearly destroyed by a giant Portuguese man o' war when a scientist tries to force Nelson and Crane to retrieve youth serum data from his sunken research ship. Aired: 1/30/1966

Ep 52: The Shape of Doom

In a race to keep a ship carrying the president out of danger, Nelson and Crane battle a whale that has swallowed an atomic bomb. Aired: 2/6/1966

Ep 53: Dead Men's Doubloons

The flying sub is attacked by a ghostly, underwater pirate ship—which fires a live bombardment. Aired: 2/13/1966

Ep 54: The Death Ship

After an entire technical crew is murdered by one of its own members aboard the Seaview, Nelson captures the killer and averts an enemy plot to blow up a seven-nation peace conference. Aired: 2/20/1966

Ep 55: The Monster's Web

The Seaview battles a giant spider monster while retrieving explosive fuel cylinders from a wrecked nuclear sub. Aired: 2/27/1966

Ep 56: The Menfish

The Seaview is nearly crushed by a mad scientist's giant man-fish monster gone wild. Aired: 3/6/1966

Ep 57: The Mechanical Man

A life-like robot uses the Seaview to seize control of the world. Aired: 3/13/1966

Ep 58: The Return of the Phantom

The phantom returns from the dead in a renewed attempt to capture Commander Crane's body. Aired: 3/20/1966

Ep 59: Monster from the Inferno

A creature that is purely brains tries to take over the Seaview. Aired: 9/18/1966

Ep 60: Werewolf

Volcanic radioactivity turns a scientist into a werewolf who threatens the Seaview. Meanwhile, Nelson and Crane attempt to snuff out the volcanic island. Aired: 9/25/1966

Ep 61: The Day the World Ended

The Seaview loses contact with the world after a fanatic senator hypnotizes the entire crew. Aired: 10/2/1966

Ep 62: Night of Terror

Shipwrecked on a mysterious island, Nelson, Sharkey and a geologist are terrorized by a giant lizard and then by hallucinations. Aired: 10/9/1966

Ep 63: The Terrible Toys

Aliens aboard a UFO rig six windup toys in an effort to destroy the Seaview. Aired: 10/16/1966

Ep 64: Day of Evil

An extraterrestrial stranger tries to force Nelson to destroy the Pacific fleet with a nuclear missile. Aired: 10/23/1966

Ep 65: Deadly Waters

Kowalski's brother, injured and unreasonable, nevertheless saves the Seaview crew from a deep-sea death. Aired: 10/30/1966

Ep 66: Thing from Inner Space

While an adventurer leads the Seaview in search of a monster that killed his camera crew, crewman Patterson tries to prove that the deaths were the adventurer's fault. Aired: 11/6/1966

Ep 67: The Death Watch

Nelson and Commander Crane are subjects of an experiment in which they are ordered to kill each other. Aired: 11/13/1966

Ep 68: Deadly Invasion

Faceless aliens invade Earth and try to take an underwater atomic base under their control. Aired: 11/20/1966

Ep 69: The Haunted Submarine

Nelson is plagued by a slave trader ancestor who has come to take him away. Aired: 11/27/1966

Ep 70: The Plant Man

The Seaview battles multiplying plant monsters and the pair of scientists who've created them. Aired: 12/4/1966

Ep 71: The Lost Bomb

An enemy sub battles with the Seaview for an activated super bomb that threatens to explode. Aired: 12/11/1966

Ep 72: The Brand of the Beast

Exposure to radiation causes Nelson to be afflicted by the werewolf virus. Aired: 12/18/1966

Ep 73: The Creature: Part 2

Nelson attempts to destroy a creature that threatens to grow large enough to demolish whole cities. Aired: 1/1/1967

Ep 74: Death from the Past

The Seaview battles two Nazi officers left over from world war II who attempt to launch ICBMs at the allied capitol cities. Aired: 1/8/1967

Ep 75: The Heat Monster

The Seaview battles alien heat monsters on the arctic ice cap. Aired: 1/15/1967

Ep 76: The Fossil Men

The Seaview battles hostile fossil men who wish to take over the world. Aired: 1/22/1967

Ep 77: The Mermaid

Crane captures a mermaid who eventually leads the sub to an undersea nuclear bomb about to explode. Aired: 1/29/1967

Ep 78: The Mummy

A 3,000-year-old mummy puts a spell on Crane and terrorizes the Seaview. Aired: 2/5/1967

Ep 79: Shadowman

The Seaview is ensnared by a hostile enemy mass from a foreign galaxy. Aired: 2/12/1967

Ep 80: No Escape from Death

While trying to surface after a crippling collision, the Seaview is threatened by a Portuguese man o' war. Aired: 2/19/1967

Ep 81: Doomsday Island

The Seaview encounters terrifying extragalactic creatures who plan to use the sub's power to populate Earth with their kind. Aired: 2/26/1967

Ep 82: The Wax Men

Hostile wax figures of the crew take over the Seaview. Aired: 3/5/1967

Ep 83: Deadly Cloud

The Seaview is sent to investigate a mysterious cloud that has caused widespread destruction around the world. Aired: 3/12/1967

Ep 84: Destroy Seaview

Nelson is brainwashed into trying to destroy the Seaview, and comes perilously close to succeeding. Aired: 3/19/1967

Ep 85: Fires of Death

Nelson and his men battle to stop an aged alchemist who's endangering the whole southern hemisphere to obtain an elixir of youth from an exploding volcano. Aired: 9/17/1967

Ep 86: The Deadly Dolls

Nelson and Crane battle a puppet master, the tool of a machine-ruled civilization, for possession of Seaview and their lives. Aired: 10/1/1967

Ep 87: Cave of the Dead

Admiral Nelson's the target of a seaman from the past, who attempts to transfer the curse of the flying Dutchman onto him. Aired: 10/8/1967

Ep 88: Journey with Fear

Nelson, Crane and Morton are captured by aliens and brought to their planet. Aired: 10/15/1967

Ep 89: Sealed Orders

Mass hallucinations grip the men of the Seaview when a secret super-powered missile they are carrying emits strange fumes. Aired: 10/22/1967

Ep 90: Man of Many Faces

A mad scientist imperils Earth by drawing the moon toward it. Trying to stop the mayhem, the Seaview's crew is hampered by the scientist's many ingenious disguises. Aired: 10/29/1967

Ep 91: Fatal Cargo

Interest in the scientific work of a mysteriously deceased friend nearly costs Nelson his life, too. Aired: 11/5/1967

Ep 92: Time Lock

A man from the future tries to add Nelson to his collection of zombie-like military officers. Aired: 11/12/1967

Ep 93: Rescue

Nelson and the Seaview crew battle a saboteur spy and a mystery sub that tries to destroy them. Aired: 11/19/1967

Ep 94: Terror

Alien plant creatures arrive to take over Earth, possessing Admiral Nelson and the Seaview's crew in the process, endangering all their lives. Aired: 11/26/1967

Ep 95: A Time to Die

The Seaview is threatened by an odd man who proves he's able to shift people about through time. Aired: 12/3/1967

Ep 96: Blow Up

Nelson inexplicably seizes control of the Seaview and tries to torpedo Navy ships. Aired: 12/10/1967

Ep 97: Deadly Amphibians

The leader of an amphibian race plans to take over the Seaview to use its nuclear power. Aired: 12/17/1967

Ep 98: The Return of Blackbeard

Blackbeard the pirate appears at a critical diplomatic moment and attempts to take over the Seaview and crew. Aired: 12/31/1967

Ep 99: Terrible Leprechaun

The Seaview crew must match wits with an unusual enemy in their attempt to prevent a nuclear explosion. Aired: 1/7/1968

Ep 100: The Lobster Man

Nelson and the Seaview crew manage to foil a killer crustacean's plans to destroy Earth. Aired: 1/21/1968

Ep 101: Nightmare

Crane finds every hand against him as he tries to stop Nelson's missile attack on Washington. Aired: 1/28/1968

Ep 102: The Abominable Snowman

In Antarctica, the crew of the Seaview is menaced by a creature created through a scientific experiment with weather. Aired: 2/4/1968

Ep 103: Secret of the Deep

The Seaview's mission to destroy men threatening the world with highly sophisticated weapons nearly ends in disaster because of a traitor on board. Aired: 2/11/1968

Ep 104: Man-Beast

Crane, making experimental descents in the diving bell, turns into a beast-like creature threatening all on board the Seaview. Aired: 2/18/1968

Ep 105: Savage Jungle

The Seaview crew battles aliens on board who are planting a jungle growth that threatens to overrun the Earth. Aired: 2/25/1968

Ep 106: Flaming Ice

The Seaview is dispatched to the polar ice cap to find the cause of destructive worldwide floods. Aired: 3/3/1968

Ep 107: Attack

With the help of a peace-loving alien, Nelson and Crane prevent a catastrophic attack upon Earth. Aired: 3/10/1968

Ep 108: Edge of Doom

The Seaview is endangered by an enemy agent who is impersonating one of the crew members. Aired: 3/17/1968

Ep 109: The Death Clock

Crane, Nelson and the Seaview crew work to survive a fourth dimensional nightmare of death and destruction. Aired: 3/24/1968

Ep 110: No Way Back

With his time device, Mr. Pem returns to the Seaview to attempt to change the course of history. Aired: 3/31/1968