Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea

Season 3 Episode 16

Death From The Past

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Aired Monday 7:30 PM Jan 08, 1967 on ABC
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Death From The Past
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As World War II draws to a close, a secret underwater Nazi base is damaged during a sea battle and a Nazi scientist and his aide are accidently put in suspended animation. Thirty-five years later, the crew of the Seaview discovers and revives them. The Nazis attempt to carry out their interrupted mission: destroy the capital cities of the Allies.moreless

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John Van Dreelen

John Van Dreelen

Admiral Von Neuberg

Guest Star

Jan Merlin

Jan Merlin

Lt. Froelich

Guest Star

Terry Becker

Terry Becker

Chief Sharkey

Recurring Role

Del Monroe

Del Monroe

Kowalski

Recurring Role

Richard Bull

Richard Bull

Doctor

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  • TRIVIA (5)

    • The opening scenes with the depth charge barrage were taken from the movie "The Enemy Below."

    • Uncredited role:

      Ron Stein (Crewman)

    • Nelson and Sharkey went down to the Nazi base in the Apple 1, rather than diving down. When they returned, they swam back with wetsuits.

    • The firing panel used to launch the atomic missile from Seaview was clearly the Failsafe panel that is always used with the atomic warheads. Failsafe requires four different men with keys to activate it.

    • The mysterious gas is analyzed at the end of the show; it will knock men out--but they will revive with fresh air. Under certain circumstances, it can cause suspended animation. Nelson, exposed to the gas, did not pass out until after he put on an emergency oxygen mask. He should have revived completely--as well as Sharkey, who had also been given a mask.

  • QUOTES (1)

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  • ALLUSIONS (1)

    • Von Neuberg: We shall not be destroyed. We shall use these weapons. If it takes a thousand years, we will use them.

      This might have been hyperbole on Von Neuberg's part, and a touch of irony given the premise of the episode, but Von Neuberg may have been alluding to a statement by Hitler speaking at Reichstag on April 26, 1942:

      "This war...is one of those elemental conflicts which usher in a new millenium and which shake the world once in a thousand years."

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