The script for this baby is a chopped and channeled version of the 1961 Voyage movie. There is a fair amount of stock footage in this episode taken from the theatrical film, including the iceberg barrage, the sky effects, the divers on the sea bed, and the launch of the missile.
In the climactic scene, Weber steals a pistol from the gun locker in the control room and holds the crew at gunpoint. When the shot moves from Weber to the crew and back again, he's suddenly holding a different gun. The next time the shot changes to the crew and then back to Weber again as he is overpowered, he's once again holding the original gun!
Ron Stein (Jr. Officer)
After the Flying Sub is sabotaged, a fire detail, equipped with air masks, dives down the hatch to retrieve Chip Morton and put out the fire. In spite of the fact that the interior is still full of smoke, every one of them takes his mask off before coming back up.
Near the end, Krueger is spotted by Riley and Patterson. As he turns to look back at them, you can see a series of raised spots on the storage closet door, which will be ignited to give the effect of striking bullets. He steps into the closet and they open fire, leaving a diagonal pattern of bullet holes. Crane joins them, and as they start down the corridor, the closet door is clearly unmarked.
Sig Winguard (Monster), Hubie Kerns (Crewmen)
This is Wayne Heffley's second outing as the Ship's Doctor.
This is the second time the monster guest stars on this series, the first time being the first season episode "The Condemned" in black-and-white. It would also show up in several episodes of Lost in Space.
Dobbs and Hawkins are spotted through the periscope floating on the ocean. Shown an image of them on the monitor, Crane asks for a close-up--but the resulting camera angle is roughly 90 degrees from the original.
The same tall, thin, brown-haired man is seen as a common crewman (helping carry Dobbs into Sickbay) and later as a uniformed officer (standing by while Nelson douses a fire in the ballast controls).
Continuity Error: When Captain Crane is on-board the enemy submarine, he's wearing black dress leather shoes, as seen in several scenes. Yet, during the fight scene with the captain of the enemy submarine, Captain Crane is wearing black sneakers with white sides (stained to look black) and bottoms. When comparing the shoes worn by these two submarine captains, it is obvious Crane is no longer wearing black leather dress shoes.
When Crane climbs aboard the destroyer, we see he's wearing shiny black leather dress shoes and the white soles with white sides stained black no longer exists.
Nelson gets on the intercom and tells Sparks to contact the Secretary of Defense. Good old Sparks comes back a few seconds later and announces that he has the Secretary of State on the line. The voice of Sparks was not that of Arch Whiting, who usually played our intrepid radio man.
Robert Yuro (Crewman), Rick Warwick and Paul Stader (Men)
For the second episode in a row, the Flying Sub has been destroyed while Nelson was piloting it; making the total three Flying Subs lost so far for the second season.
Re-use of footage made the submarine look the same leaking oil (or releasing oil as a trick) as it did putting out a "sonar decoy".
Ron Stein (Crewman), Frank Graham (Grady)
Footage shows the same stocky, dark bushy-haired man simultaneously working in the Control Room and down below where the hull damage has occurred.
A first for the Seaview: Instead of sending a boat ashore, the submarine itself is brought up on the beach.
In spite of the fact that Paul Trinka's character of Patterson is fairly well known by now, in the credits he is simply listed as "Sonar Man."
The year given for this episode is 1978.
It's never explained just how the Flying Sub manages to land on and take off from the aircraft carrier.
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