July 28, 2009

VOYAGE TO THE BOTTOM OF THE SEA: GOLD BOX- ENDED



VOYAGE TO THE BOTTOM OF THE SEA: GOLD BOX- ENDED
Dive! Dive! All Dive! Fans of Irwin Allen's classic Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea will be excited to hear that all of the available episodes on DVD are bundled together in a Gold Box sale today at Amazon. The sale includes seasons 1-3, and the newly released season 4 part 1 box set -all for $82.99. Prices on individual sets are currently high around the web, so take advantage if you haven't already picked up individual volumes. You can check out a full episode guide here. Based on Irwin Allen's 1961 film, Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea (1964-1968) starred Richard Basehart and David Hedison (Live and Let Die, License to Kill) as adventurers aboard the futuristic atomic submarine, Seaview. 32 episodes in black and white, and 78 filmed in color, saw the crew facing all manner of baddies fashionable at the time -including enemy spies, evil scientists, and fantastic monsters-of-the-week! With spy fiction culture still buzzing over mind re-education and the likes of The Manchurian Candidate, there are a number of brainwashing scripts that echo the period and bring a highly dramatic tone to some episodes. Seaview itself is a wonderful setting for 60s thrills, with its beautiful design, forward viewscreen, and an array of mini-subs and cool gadgets. Sale ends tonight. It looks like episodes are available on Hulu if you want to preview the show. Fans may also be interested to check out David Hedison's website where you can order autographs and learn about David's upcoming appearances. It was wonderful for me to speak with David at Wondercon last spring and finally meet a great hero. Check out the Hermes Press website where you can learn about their 1960s Gold Key comic reprint books in the New Releases section. It's a great time to re-discover Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea!




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