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Goliath Awaits

BAFFLING MINI-SERIES about the discovery of a mini-society living in a cruise liner on the bottom of the sea since World War Two. CHRISTOPHER LEE, “brilliant but mad”, is in charge. Doctor JEAN MARSH wanders by, “conflicted” by euthanising policy of all officers on the ship: no-one allowed to be too old, too sick or too disabled. Hence one woman tumbles dramatically off a balcony, becomes lame, and FRANK “Riddler” GORSHIN bumps her off with a hypodermic. One scene was filmed from the perspective of a scuba diver discovering the boat, clocking the Riddler and Co, then copping a bullet in the head, right through the mask.



  1. Applemask

    June 25, 2010 at 5:29 pm

    “A man chooses. A slave obeys.”

  2. George White

    February 11, 2018 at 3:01 pm

    Enjoyable cobblers. Especially in its attempt to be almost British. Second unit of Edinburgh, then cut to studio in LA with two of the worst Scottish accents ever. “Edinboro”.
    And lots of British actors based in the US. Filming on the Queen Mary.
    Part of the raising old ships boom alongside Raise the Titanic, the also-featuring-Mark-Harmon Beyond the Poseidon Adventure, Irwin Allen’s Memory of Eva Ryker and the French Atlantic Affair, all shot on the Queen Mary too, bar RAISE.
    Part of Jean Marsh’s post-US fame era, when she had TVQ.

  3. George White

    November 19, 2020 at 11:08 am

    Interestingly, intended to be made with HTV, but the IBA had a row, and vetoed the production, claiming that it was too aimed at an American audience to qualify for Eady money. The production was moved to Burbank, but there are many signs that this was intended as a British production.

  4. Richardpd

    November 19, 2020 at 11:05 pm

    This sounds like another production where the behind the scenes story & oddball cast ensemble, seemingly put together by sticking pins in random pages of the “cheap to hire” edition of Spotlight are almost as interesting as the final product.

  5. George White

    November 20, 2020 at 7:39 pm

    It is weird.
    Robert Forster is there in his b-movie days.
    John McIntire and real-life wife Jeanette Nolan play a long-lost 30s senator and his wife, who hld a sacred weapons treaty that could potentially cause WW3 (?), Alex “Archangel” Cord plays a character clearly written to be English, but plays it as a Texan, who is Marsh’s love interest.

    See also the Word (1978) for another bonkers transatlantic telefantasy.

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