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Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea: The Machines Strike Back

Three years ago, Harriman Nelson and a counterpart from an allied nation, Admiral Alex Halder, collaborated on an ambitious project: they built a fleet of robot defensive drones. Equipped with missiles, these unmanned vessels offer the United States and her allies a deterrent retaliatory strike capability. So when one of the drone ceases obeying transmitted commands and fires on New York, Nelson has a serious problem to solve...

Episode Info

Episode number: 2x12
Production Number: 8215
Airdate: Sunday December 12th, 1965

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Guest Stars
Francoise Ruggieri
As Capt. Verna Trober
Roger C. Carmel
As Admiral Halder

Co-Guest Stars
Allan Hunt
As Riley
Arch Whiting
As Sparks
John Gallaudet
As Admiral Johnson
Bert Remsen
As Senator Kimberly (as Bert Ramsen)
Alfred Shelly
As Murphy
Main Cast
Richard Basehart
As Adm. Harriman Nelson
David Hedison
As Capt. Lee B. Crane
Robert Dowdell
As LCDR Chip Morton
Del Monroe
As Kowalski
Terry Becker
As Chief Francis Ethelbert Sharkey
Episode Notes
Nelson has two scenes during which he speaks to the outraged Senator Kimberly. One is via video phone, with clear dialogue. The other is via audio-only phone, and for this the producers made the dialogue sound tinny and muted, as on telephones of that era. Despite this it is possible to clearly hear that the Bert Remsen's “Senator Kimberly” dialogue was recycled from the video phone scene!

Other Episode Crew

CreatorIrwin Allen
ProducerIrwin Allen
Associate ProducerWilliam Welch
Music EditorMorrie McNaughton
Music SupervisorLionel Newman
Set DecoratorNorman Rockett  |  Walter M. Scott
Production AssistantPaul Zastupnevich
Production CoordinatorHal Herman
Post Production SupervisorGeorge E. Swink
Director of PhotographyWinton C. Hoch
Story EditorSidney Marshall
Art DirectorJack Martin Smith
Post Production CoordinatorRobert Mintz
Production ManagerGaston Glass
Film EditorRobert Belcher
Assistant DirectorWilliam McGarry
Executive In Charge Of ProductionWilliam Self (2)
Sound Effects EditorBob Cornett
Make-up SupervisorBen Nye
Supervising Music EditorLeonard A. Engel
Underwater PhotographyJohn Lowry Lamb
Theme MusicPaul Sawtell
Special Photographic EffectsHoward Lydecker  |  L.B. Abbott
Hair Styling SupervisorMargaret Donovan
Associate Story EditorAl Gail
Unit Production CoordinatorJack Stubbs
Warning: Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea season 2 episode 12 guide may contain spoilers
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