Thursday, May 17, 2007

Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea, Season Two - Dive, Dive, Glub, Glub

Last night I finished Season Two, Volume Two of "Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea." The last episode was called "The Return of the Phantom" and was a sequel to an earlier second season episode called "The Phantom" which dealt with Captain Krueger, the ghost captain of a German WWI U-boat wrecking all kinds of havoc on our beloved Seaview.

In the sequel episode Krueger first played mind games with Admiral Nelson to shoot Captain Crane so he could possess Crane's body, steal the Flying Sub to a tropical island, find a hot native dancing girl, kill her and return to an island where he and his early 20th century native girl are buried so they would both be possessed with new bodies.

All this in 50 minutes! They sure don't make 'em like that anymore.

I always loved this show as a kid. However, I never liked the espionage/adventure episodes and preferred the monster ones. Now, I find the espionage episodes hold up pretty well while the monster ones are something of a chore.

Since Season Three (Volume One coming to DVD on June 19) is almost all monster episodes, it may be something of a chore to get through. Still, I'll buy it and look forward to it. Season Three has a mummy episode, a werewolf episode, and a favorite from my youth, the Fossil Men.

Unfortunately I have to wait until Season Four for the episode where mad puppeteer Vincent Price tries to take over the Seaview with the help of his living puppets. I hate when that happens on our nuclear submarines.

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