Updated: April 21, 2012|
Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea was one of the very first shows that I got hooked on. It combined the great talents of Richard Basehart and David Hedison, along with Robert Dowdell, Terry Becker and others.
It had a phenomenal premise, that of a research submarine (the other main character-- the incredible Seaview) exploring the vast oceanic reaches of the planet. Within that generalized premise there were taut adventures with themes of espionage, science fiction and the supernatural. While any Voyage enthusiast will agree that the premise and plots digressed into something less than scintillating in later episodes, it still offered great action and the terrific characters. And it offered an amazing amount of fodder for fan fiction archives. There is a great deal out there already; a vast collection wonderfully written stories.