What can I say? Irwin Allen was an influence in my life before Gene Roddenberry was. My parents loathed Star Trek, for reasons I still don’t know to this day, but they would let me watch Voyage To The Bottom Of The Sea on Sunday nights. I think that was because Dad liked to watch Quinn Martin’s The FBI afterward.
Allen’s other sci-fi creds are Lost In Space, Land Of The Giants and The Time Tunnel. I didn’t care for Giants much, but I was huge fan of the others. As for Allen’s disaster flicks, I’m wasn’t impressed with them, I couldn’t understand people’s penchant for wanton destruction, death and mayhem at that age.
For more info on Irwin Allen’s classic sci-fi and Voyage To The Bottom Of The Sea, go to my friend Caroline’s great ezine The Thunderchild and check out all of the good stuff she has there. If you like classic sci-fi, you won’t be disappointed.
Here’s an abridged version of a Voyage episode starring Vincent Price. The clip fast-forwards through most of the good stuff, but you’ll get the gist of the plot. Enjoy.
The Deadly Dolls
Here is a bonus clip from Irwin’s City Beneath The Sea. I don’t know too much about this movie. Let me know what you think after you watch the clip. Maybe some of you out there actually watched the movie!
City Beneath The Sea