Tuesday, April 26, 2016


Admiral Nelson quote: "Seaview's job is never finished. As long as there are destructive forces in the world. As long as there are secrets of nature to be probed, believe me, there'll be work for us. On missions just as vital and as dangerous as this one." 

The Seaview used in the TV series came in various sizes and was filmed in a moat!

Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea chronicled the adventures of the world's first privately owned nuclear submarine, the SSRN Seaview. Designed by Admiral Harriman Nelson, she was used in oceanographic research for the Nelson Institute of Marine Research. Though primarily remembered for the monster-of-the-week episodes, many plots were veiled commentaries of what was happening in the news. Such plotlines as nuclear doomsday, pollution of natural resources, foreign threat and theft of American technology are all still just as relevant today as they were back then.

Enjoyed it when they went to the splash page introduction to the story.

Loved this introduction to Davy Jones' Locker, especially the last panel to Part I, on the previous page. It's a fine piece of Alberto Giolitti artwork!

Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea #10  Admiral Nelson struggles to save the crew from madness - and the Seaview from Davy Jones' locker!
Painted cover by George Wilson.
"Davy Jones' Locker"
Admiral Nelson struggles to save the crew from madness and the Seaview from Davy Jones and Blackbeard the Pirate.
Art by Alberto Giolitti.
Story told in two parts.
No features on the inside of the front or back cover. Sad, I enjoyed them.

SEAVIEW: A 50th Anniversary Tribute to Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea by William E. Anchors, Jr. and Frederick Barr with Lynne Holland. Introduction by David Hedison. A fantastic, 500 page book written by fans of the series and includes several interviews with cast members. You simply must have this book.  

Starlog #33, April 1980, featured an 8 page episode guide pull-out for Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea.
Starlog magazine championed the Irwin Allen shows for three decades with many in depth articles and interviews with cast and crew. Starlog was a stellar publication, with a companion magazine, Comics Scene, devoted to comic books.

The Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea TV & comic book series still hold a special place in the fond memories of my growing up. I don't get tired of watching the show, even now, or settling down with one of the comics. Takes me back to a happy place. 

Here are some original art pages from this issue I came across recently.

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