Night Gallery

Lindemann's Catch

Season 2, Ep 46, Aired 1/12/72
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  • Episode Description
  • A captured mermaid awakens emotions in a cold-hearted sea captain, who desperately seeks a way to keep her alive.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Jack Aranson

    Dr. Nichols

  • Jack Laird

  • John Alderson

    Granger

  • Anthony Redman

  • Harry Townes

    Suggs

  • Fan Reviews (1)
  • Can Captain Lindemann save the mermaid he has caught in his fishing nets?

    By orswel, Dec 15, 2009

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (3)

    • Host: Ladies and gentlemen, good evening. We offer up, hopefully salutary, possible educative, but certainly a few terrifying little items in this, the mausoleum of the malignant. An art hour full of bogies, elves, pixies, bad fairies, and a few demoniac inhabitants, all put together for your titillation in what we call... the Night Gallery. Painting number one, having to do with fishermen and what they fish for. Or more specifically in this case, a fisherman and what he wasn't fishing for. What appeared in his net one afternoon defies, logic, reason, and belief. But there it was. Lindemann's Catch.

    • Captain Lindemann: Mr. Suggs, I have to live with the fog because it's Hell's blanket and it creeps up through the earth to bedevil seamen like me. There's nothing I can do about that. And I I have to seal that leaky rat-catcher of mine because there's not a damn thing on Heaven or Earth that can change that. And I'll go out every freezing morning and come back every wind-screaming night with just enough in my net to keep me alive. Now all of that is my miserable lot, Mr. Suggs, and will be until God turns my sail into a shroud and throws me back into the sea. But what I don't have to do is come in here night after night and look at that wormy little face of yours, and listen to all this bile of potions, palms, and tea leaves!

    • Dr. Nichols: Human? Three nights ago you said she was a finned and scaled nightmare, a monster. I'll tell you something, Captain, she's a little of both. But I'll tell you what she isn't: she's not a companion to man - any man. Give her back to the sea.

    Trivia (1)

    • Suggs, who lives in a fishing town, incorrectly identifies a bell as one hour. He says that if Lindemann administers the potion, it will take effect at seven bells, and then says it will be five hours. A nautical bell is a half hour, and eight of them make up a four-hour watch.

    Allusions (1)

    • Nichols: We have fed our sea for a thousand years; And she calls us, still unfed, Though there's never a wave of all her waves, But marks our English dead. Referencing Rudyard Kipling's poem "The Song of the Dead", published in 1914 as part of Songs From Books.

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