Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea

Season 4 Episode 20

Man-Beast

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Aired Monday 7:30 PM Feb 18, 1968 on ABC
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  • Crane is involved in tests of a new gas to make deep dives cause less problems. The gas ends up turning him into a beast. Nelson ends up finding out a way to cure Crane.moreless

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    Aboard Seaview a wheeelchair bound scientist Dr Braddock is having the Diving Bell used in a test of his new gas to cut problems with depth effects on people. Crane ends up blacking out. He forgets to sign the log. When Crane goes to his cabin he changes into a beast. During his rampage the ship's radio is knocked out and a crewman badly injured. Back at Santa Barbara Nelson finds out about a possible side effect of the gas that showed in furhter tests. He tries to contact Seaview and ends up using the Flying Sub to get to the Seaview. Crane meanwhile tries another dive in the bell and ends up damaging the Diving Bell interior. Nelson finds out when he came aboard that Crane was injured shot by Morton when he was the beast. Nelson takes Crane to sickbay but before a new drug can be used Crane changes into the beast. He is finally caught but the delay leads Nelson into using the Diving Bell with normal air to inject Crane and he changes back to normal.Braddock turns out to not be crippled and when Nelson finds out about Braddock Braddock kills himself.moreless

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    • From the book Science Fiction Television Series:

      David Hedison cites this as one of his favorite episodes. Apparently he had so much fun letting loose his inner monster that he refused to allow his stuntman, George Robotham, to do anything on this episode.

      Lawrence Montaigne's character is confined to a wheelchair. He stated that between takes he would wheel around in it. Then Richard Basehart grabbed it and started playing with it. Then some of the crew took it....

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