In February of 1978 Irwin Allen created three one-hour 'pilot' episodes of what
he hoped would be a new network TV series "The Adventures of Captain Nemo."
Jose Ferrer starred as the fabled Captain Nemo who, armed with his submarine the
Nautilus would right the world's wrongs despite the interference of his arch-enemy
Professor Waldo Cunningham, portrayed by veteran TV and movie actor Burgess
Meredith. Unfortunately Allen's gimmicks no longer attracted television audiences
and the series never went beyond these three episodes. The show was condensed
into a ninety-minute TV movie for syndication but Allen never again had the
influence to create a new series and he turned all his efforts to the motion
picture genre after this till his death several years later.