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Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea: The Indestructible Man

Seaview is assigned the task of recovering a space problem, returned to earth from a deep space mission with valuable data. Its passenger is a specially designed robot equipped to collect data the same way a human would. The robot's store of information would thus be a roadmap describing what man would encounter, and helping him prepare. But something happened to the robot out there in space, and now it seems determined to destroy the submarine and all aboard her!


Episode Info


Episode number: 1x21
Production Number: 7223
Airdate: Monday February 01st, 1965

Director: Felix Feist
Writer: Richard Landau


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Guest Stars

Co-Guest Stars
Paul Trinka
As Patterson
Recurring

Uncredited
Arch Whiting
As Sparks
Recurring
Main Cast
Richard Basehart
As Adm. Harriman Nelson
David Hedison
As Capt. Lee B. Crane
Henry Kulky
As Chief Curley Jones
Robert Dowdell
As LCDR Chip Morton
Del Monroe
As Kowalski
Analysis
Robots were extremely popular in the science fiction of this era, including the killer robot meme (now sadly hackneyed). The robot here certainly drew inspiration from the design of Gort, a robot character that appeared in 1951's The Day The Earth Stood Still. That film, ironically, turned the killer robot concept sort-of inside out; this episode is much more straightforward. It is weakened by the lack of a concrete explanation for the robot's bad behavior. Certainly bad things happen for reasons that are poorly understood or never understood - but the episode declined to explore that in much depth, as well.



Other Episode Crew

CreatorIrwin Allen
ProducerIrwin Allen
Associate ProducerAllan Balter
Unit Production ManagerHal Herman
Music EditorHarry Eisen
Music SupervisorLionel Newman
Set DecoratorRobert De Vestel  |  Walter M. Scott
Production AssistantPaul Zastupnevich
Post Production SupervisorGeorge E. Swink
Director of PhotographyWinton C. Hoch
Story EditorWilliam Welch
Art DirectorJames McGuire  |  Jack Martin Smith
Post Production CoordinatorRobert Mintz
Production ManagerGaston Glass
Film EditorDick Wormell
Assistant DirectorJack Stubbs
Executive In Charge Of ProductionWilliam Self (2)
Supervising Music EditorLeonard A. Engel
Underwater PhotographyJohn Lowry Lamb
Theme MusicPaul Sawtell
Special Photographic EffectsL.B. Abbott
Supervising Sound Effects EditorRalph Hickey
Associate Story EditorAl Gail
Supervising Film EditorRoland Gross
 
Warning: Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea season 1 episode 21 guide may contain spoilers
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