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Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea

LAST (OR rather, first) piece in the Allen TV jigsaw had Admiral Nelson (RICHARD BASEHART) and Captain Crane (DAVID “FLY” HEDISON) aboard crack nuclear sub the Seaview, encountering rubber monsters of many kinds. There were many, many of these buggers, often repeating the same monster plots over and over again, involving werewolves, malignant orchids, superquids and, inevitably, Nazis. Don’t forget Kowalski, Sparks and Sharkey, or the all-time classic line from the Menfish episode: “Quick! Prepare the wet mattresses!” Paregoric fun.

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