Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea (1964–1968): Season 1, Episode 1 - Eleven Days to Zero - full transcript

In exactly eleven days there will be a terrible polar earthquake. The resulting tidal wave could destroy civilization. The Seaview is dispatched for damage control. Certain enemy forces also go there to upset the Seaview's mission.

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THIS IS THE SEAVIEW,

THE MOST EXTRAORDINARY
SUBMARINE IN ALL THE SEVEN SEAS.

ITS PUBLIC IMAGE IS THAT OF AN
INSTRUMENT OF MARINE RESEARCH.

IN ACTUALITY, IT IS THE
MIGHTIEST WEAPON AFLOAT...

AND IS SECRETLY ASSIGNED TO
THE MOST DANGEROUS MISSIONS...

AGAINST THE ENEMIES OF MANKIND.

IN COMMAND OF THE SEAVIEW,
CAPTAIN JOHN PHILLIPS.

AND IN OVERALL CHARGE
OF SCIENTIFIC PROJECTS,

THE CREATOR AND BUILDER
OF THE FABULOUS SHIP,

ADMIRAL HARRIMAN NELSON.



WASHINGTON, SIR.

PENTAGON, CODE 777.

THIS IS SEAVIEW, CODE 452.

REQUEST URGENT MEETING OF FULL
COUNCIL, PRIORITY ONE, TOP SECRET.

CONFIRM AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.

THIS IS THE SEAVIEW'S TOP
SECRET SUBMARINE BASE.

IT IS CARVED OUT OF SOLID ROCK AND IS
LOCATED ON THE SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA COAST,

500 FEET BENEATH THE FAMED
NELSON INSTITUTE OF MARINE RESEARCH.

FEW MEN KNOW OF ITS EXISTENCE.

AND FEWER MEN EVEN
SUSPECT ITS PURPOSE.

VOYAGE TO THE BOTTOM OF THE SEA.

STARRING RICHARD BASEHART,

DAVID HEDISON.

VOYAGE TO THE BOTTOM OF THE SEA.



MINOR DISASTERS, GENTLEMEN,

COMPARED TO THE TRAGEDY
WHICH IS ABOUT TO STRIKE.

IN EXACTLY 11 DAYS, A
GIGANTIC WALL OF WATER...

WILL SMASH AND DESTROY THE
COASTAL REGIONS OF HALF THE WORLD.

THAT'S IT, GENTLEMEN.
UNLESS WE ACT AT ONCE,

WE FACE THE GREATEST SINGLE
DISASTER IN THE HISTORY OF THE EARTH.

GENTLEMEN, ALL OF THIS HAS BEEN VERIFIED
BY THE WORLD'S FOREMOST SEISMOLOGISTS,

DR. CLAUDE SELBY AND HIS
ASSOCIATE DR. FRED WILSON.

DR. SELBY. NO DOUBT
OF IT, GENTLEMEN.

IN EXACTLY 11 DAYS, TWO
EARTHQUAKES WILL OCCUR IN THE ARCTIC.

NOW, THE FIRST WILL BE
MODERATE, BUT THE SECOND,

FOLLOWING IN A MATTER OF HOURS,

WILL GENERATE ENORMOUS TIDAL
WAVES AS DR. WILSON WILL DESCRIBE.

THESE TOWERING WAVES WILL ROAR
DOWN THROUGH THE BERING STRAITS,

INUNDATE HAWAII AND GO ON TO STRIKE THE
WEST COAST OF AMERICA A SMASHING BLOW.

AND IN THE OTHER HALF OF THE
WORLD, THEY WILL SWEEP DOWN HERE,

SMASH THE BRITISH
ISLES, WESTERN EUROPE...

AND GO ON TO DEMOLISH
OUR OWN EAST COAST.

WE'VE GOT 11 DAYS. I SAY EVACUATE
ALL THE THREATENED AREAS.

OH, IMPOSSIBLE. IF NEWS OF THIS
IMPENDING DISASTER REACHES THE PUBLIC,

IT COULD TOUCH OFF
A WORLDWIDE PANIC.

AND EVEN IF WE AVOIDED
THAT, EVACUATION WOULD

MEAN TRYING TO MOVE
NEARLY A BILLION PEOPLE.

THERE'LL BE MASS HYSTERIA,
EPIDEMICS, WHOLESALE STARVATION.

AT LEAST WE'D BE
SAVING SOME LIVES.

- THERE'S NO OTHER ALTERNATIVE.
- BUT THERE IS, GENERAL. WE CAN
ADOPT ADMIRAL NELSON'S PLAN.

A PLAN WHICH THIS COMMITTEE MUST RECOMMEND
FOR THE PRESIDENT'S IMMEDIATE APPROVAL.

WITH SUCH APPROVAL, I PROPOSE TO DETONATE
A NUCLEAR DEVICE NEAR THE NORTH POLE...

AT THE EXACT INSTANT
OF THE SECOND QUAKE.

IT'S TOO RISKY. THE EXPLOSION COULD
DOUBLE THE FORCE OF THE TIDAL WAVES.

JUST THE OPPOSITE, DOCTOR. THE EXPLOSION
WILL SET UP OPPOSING LINES OF FORCE,

BREAKING THE BACKS OF THE
TIDAL WAVES BEFORE THEY FORM.

- THEORETICALLY,
THE PLAN WILL WORK.
- UH, JUST ONE MOMENT, ADMIRAL.

IF YOUR THEORY OF COUNTERFORCE DOESN'T
WORK, THE TIDAL WAVES COULD DROWN MILLIONS.

MASS EVACUATION NOW WOULD AT LEAST
GIVE SOME OF THEM A FIGHTING CHANCE.

MY PLAN WILL WORK! IF
YOU ALARM THE WORLD NOW,

YOU'LL CAUSE THE DEATH OF
HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE.

THAT'S A RESPONSIBILITY
WE MUST ASSUME.

YOUR PLAN SEEMS TO BE
BASED ON WISHFUL THINKING.

DO YOU THINK SO, GENERAL? MAY I REMIND
YOU THAT ON MY WAY TO THIS MEETING,

CAPTAIN PHILLIPS AND FOUR OF MY BEST
MEN WERE SHOT DOWN IN COLD BLOOD...

BY AGENTS OF AN ENEMY POWER
WITH WHICH WE'RE ALL TOO FAMILIAR.

THIS WAS THEIR DESPERATE ATTEMPT
TO STOP OPERATION COUNTERFORCE.

THEY DIDN'T THINK IT
WAS WISHFUL THINKING.

I'LL ADMIT THAT YOUR PLAN
COULD WORK, THEORETICALLY.

BUT, UH, WHAT DO THESE HOSTILE
FORCES GAIN BY STOPPING YOU?

THEY WANT TO SEE WIDESPREAD
DISASTER AND DEATH.

THEY WANT TO SEE ALL
GOVERNMENTS CRIPPLED,

BECAUSE THIS WILL BRING THEM CLOSER TO
THEIR ULTIMATE GOAL... WORLD DOMINATION.

IF YOU TURN DOWN THIS PLAN, YOU'RE
PLAYING DIRECTLY INTO THEIR HANDS!

NOW, WE'RE RUNNING OUT
OF TIME. WE CAN'T DEBATE.

WE'VE GOT TO ACT.

GENTLEMEN, ARE THERE
ANY FURTHER QUESTIONS...

BEFORE WE PUT THE
MATTER TO A VOTE?

VERY WELL. ALL THOSE IN
FAVOR OF THE ADMIRAL'S PLAN.

AYE. AYE.

OPPOSED? NAY.

THE "AYES" HAVE IT.

OPERATION COUNTERFORCE WILL BE
RECOMMENDED BY THIS COMMITTEE...

TO THE PRESIDENT IMMEDIATELY.

ADMIRAL, YOU SHOULD HAVE HIS
APPROVAL WITHIN THE HOUR. THANK YOU.

MEETING ADJOURNED.

ADMIRAL.

WELL, I HOPE WE
DID THE RIGHT THING.

WELL, ADMIRAL, A DARN SHAME ABOUT
PHILLIPS, WASN'T IT? HE WAS A GOOD MAN.

THE BEST. I DON'T KNOW WHAT I'M
GOING TO DO FOR A REPLACEMENT.

I DO. I'VE REQUISITIONED THE NAVY'S
BEST SUBMARINE OFFICER FOR YOU.

YOU KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT
A COMMANDER NAMED CRANE?

LEE CRANE? OF
COURSE. A FINE OFFICER.

HE SERVED WITH ME
ON THE OLD NAUTILUS.

I'VE HAD SOME DEALINGS WITH
HIM. MY IMPRESSION IS THAT HE'S...

HE'S AN UNIMAGINATIVE,
BY-THE-BOOK OFFICER.

I'M NOT SURE THAT HE'S YOUR MAN.

I'LL TAKE MY CHANCES WITH
CRANE. WELL, YOU'VE GOT HIM.

OH, AND, ADMIRAL,
A WORD OF CAUTION.

THEY KILLED PHILLIPS, BUT THEY
WERE REALLY GUNNING FOR YOU,

AND THEY STILL ARE.

YOU BE CAREFUL, MY
FRIEND. BE CAREFUL.

THEY KILLED PHILLIPS, BUT THEY
WERE REALLY GUNNING FOR YOU,

AND THEY STILL ARE.

YOU BE CAREFUL, MY
FRIEND. BE CAREFUL.

GENTLEMEN, THE NATURAL DISASTER
WHICH THREATENS OUR ENEMIES...

HAS PRESENTED US WITH AN
UNPRECEDENTED OPPORTUNITY...

TO EXPLOIT THEIR MISFORTUNE.

SEAVIEW'S MISSION IS TO
FORESTALL THE DISASTER.

AT ALL COSTS, THEIR
MISSION MUST FAIL.

HOLD IT! HOLD IT!

'TENTION! WELCOME
ABOARD, CAPTAIN.

COMMANDER CRANE
ON LOAN FROM THE NAVY.

GENTLEMEN, THANK YOU
FOR THAT WARM WELCOME.

BUT IT WASN'T WARM ENOUGH.

YOUR SECURITY SHOULD HAVE
STOPPED ME BEFORE I CAME ON BOARD.

FROM NOW ON, THIS SHIP
WILL REMAIN ON FULL ALERT.

CARRY ON. YES, SIR.

HEY, KOWALSKI, HOW'S YOUR JAW?

HMM. HE MUST'VE BEEN WEARING
BRASS KNUCKLES WHEN HE HIT ME.

WHERE'S HE GET THAT
JAZZ ABOUT NO SECURITY?

WE CAUGHT HIM, DIDN'T
WE? OKAY, KOWALSKI.

STOW THE GAB. HEY, CHIEF,
WHAT'S THE POOP ON THE NEW SKIP?

WELL, AS A MATTER OF FACT, I
DID LOOK UP HIS SERVICE RECORD.

WHAT DID IT SAY?

HE WAS THE INTERCOLLEGIATE
MIDDLEWEIGHT BOXING CHAMPION.

WELL, NO WONDER HE
DECKED YOU, KOWALSKI.

I STILL SAY HE WAS
USIN' BRASS KNUCKS.

OKAY, CUT OUT THE SCUTTLEBUTT.
LET'S GET BACK TO WORK, ALL OF YA.

GLAD TO HAVE YOU WITH
US, LEE. THANK YOU, ADMIRAL.

DR. WILSON, THIS IS
CHIP MORTON, OUR EXEC.

I BELIEVE YOU KNOW OUR
SKIPPER. WELCOME BOARD, DOCTOR.

IF THERE'S ANYTHING I
CAN DO... HELLO, CRANE.

HOW SOON CAN WE GET MOVING?

- THE MOMENT WE GET OUR
SPECIAL CARGO ABOARD.

LEE, TELL THEM TO GET
THE LEAD OUT. YES, SIR.

I WANT A NORTHWEST
HEADING AT FULL SPEED.

MR. MORTON, HURRY THE DETAIL AND
PREPARE TO GET UNDER WAY. AYE, AYE, SIR.

COME IN.

HERE'S THE REST OF YOUR
GEAR, CAPTAIN. THANKS.

I'LL STOW IT MYSELF. AYE, SIR.

THAT JAW STILL HURT?
IT'S A LITTLE SORE, SIR.

SORRY I HAD TO DO THAT. YOU
WERE JUST DOING YOUR JOB.

IT'LL BE OKAY, SIR.

FORGIVE ME FOR
ASKING, CAPTAIN, BUT...

DID YOU EVER SERVE UNDER
THE ADMIRAL BEFORE? ONCE...

MY FIRST SUBMARINE
DUTY IN THE NAVY.

WHY? OH, NOTHING, SIR.

EXCEPT, WELL, THE ADMIRAL
THINKS THIS CREW IS PRETTY SPECIAL.

- DO YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN?
- AND MY TEST OF THEM
IMPLIED CRITICISM.

IS THAT IT? I WOULDN'T
KNOW THAT, SIR.

BUT THE ADMIRAL SURE WANTS TO
SEE YOU IN THE OBSERVATION NOSE.

WHY DIDN'T YOU SAY SO?

THE COORDINATES,
GENTLEMEN, ARE 0-6-3.

PLUS 12? PLUS 12.

OH, COME IN, LEE.

EH, ADD THREE MORE.
AND THAT'S IT, GENTLEMEN.

YOU SENT FOR ME,
ADMIRAL. YES, I, UH...

I HAVE A REPORT HERE
ABOUT THE SOMEWHAT, UH,

UNORTHODOX WAY YOU CAME ABOARD.

I EXPLAINED MY ACTION TO THE
MEN, SIR. I WAS TESTING SECURITY.

YOU SHOWED YOUR I.D. TO
THE GUARDS IN THE GATE.

THAT'S RIGHT, SIR. THE CHECK AT
THE GATE WAS VERY THOROUGH.

BUT I CONSIDER THE CREW
ABOARD SOFT ON SECURITY.

SOFT, COMMANDER?

I ELUDED THE SENTRIES,
AND I ACTUALLY GOT ABOARD.

YOU DIDN'T GET
VERY FAR, DID YOU?

NO, SIR. I'LL HAVE
TO ADMIT, I DIDN'T.

YOU GOT A LOT TO LEARN
ABOUT YOUR CREW, COMMANDER.

THEY'RE NOT REGULAR NAVY, BUT AT
THE SAME TIME DON'T THINK OF THEM...

AS SOME RAGTAG CIVILIAN OUTFIT.

THEY'RE HIGHLY SKILLED
EXPERTS, EVERY ONE OF THEM.

AND THEY CAN FUNCTION EQUALLY WELL
IN MANY FIELDS. IS THAT UNDERSTOOD?

YES, SIR. I UNDERSTAND.

SOMEONE TOLD ME RECENTLY
THAT YOU LACK IMAGINATION.

FROM THE WAY YOU GOT ABOARD,
I CONSIDER THAT REPORT, UH,

EXAGGERATED.

ADMIRAL NELSON.
THIS IS NAVIGATION.

YES, GO AHEAD. WE'RE
NOW 12 MILES OUT, SIR.

VERY WELL.

YOU CAN OPEN YOUR SEALED ORDERS
NOW, CAPTAIN. THEY'RE IN MY SAFE.

COME ALONG TO
MY CABIN. YES, SIR.

ANY QUESTIONS? NO, SIR.
THE ORDERS ARE QUITE CLEAR...

TO COMPLETE THE MISSION
AND TO REGARD SEAVIEW...

AND HER ENTIRE
CREW AS EXPENDABLE.

IF YOU HAVE A CHOICE, THOUGH, CAPTAIN,
I ASSUME YOU'LL BRING US ALL BACK ALIVE.

I SORT OF PLANNED ON
COMING BACK MYSELF, SIR.

COFFEE? OH, NO, THANK YOU, SIR.

UH, WITH YOUR PERMISSION, ADMIRAL. I'D
LIKE TO ANNOUNCE THE MISSION TO THE CREW.

SORRY, LAD. THE CREW IS TO
CONSIDER THIS A ROUTINE MISSION.

TELL THEM COURSE AND
DESTINATION. NOTHING ELSE.

AYE, SIR.

CONFUSED, LEE?

COMPLETELY.

IN THE NAVY, I ALWAYS
TOLD MY CREW ALL

MISSION DETAILS, ONCE
WE WERE SAFELY AT SEA.

LEE, IF THE MEN DISCOVER
EVEN THE SLIGHTEST HINT...

OF THE CALAMITY
THREATENING THEIR FAMILIES,

THIS SUB WILL BE A
FLOATING PRESSURE COOKER.

NOT KNOWING, THEY'VE ONLY
THEMSELVES TO WORRY ABOUT.

THEY'RE GOOD MEN.
THEY WON'T CRACK.

I UNDERSTAND, SIR.

THERE'S SOMETHING
ELSE YOU SHOULD KNOW.

THERE'S A CERTAIN
POWERFUL WORLDWIDE FORCE...

WHICH WELCOMES THE VERY
DISASTER WE'RE TRYING TO PREVENT...

THEY SEEM TO KNOW OUR
PLANS AS SOON AS WE DO.

AND THEY'LL GO TO ANY
LENGTHS TO STOP US.

- THIS SOUNDS LIKE
A WARTIME MISSION, SIR.
- IN A SENSE, WE ARE AT WAR.

WE HAVE NO WAY OF GUESSING
HOW OR WHERE THEY'LL STRIKE,

BUT ONE THING I CAN PROMISE
YOU, THEY WILL STRIKE.

FROM NOW ON, WE RUN SUBMERGED.

CARRY ON. AYE, AYE, SIR.

TAKE HER DOWN,
MR. MORTON. AYE, AYE, SIR.

MR. O'BRIEN, PREPARE
TO DIVE. AYE, AYE.

CLEAR THE DECK! MAKE
IT 90 FEET, MR. MORTON.

NINETY FEET, SIR. DECKS CLEAR.

VERY WELL.

UP SCOPE.

- PREPARE TO DIVE!
- PREPARE TO DIVE.

CLOSE ALL MAIN
BALLAST TANK VENTS.

STAND BY TO BLOW
TANKS. BALLAST TANKS FULL.

CLOSE THE VENTS! FLOOD BAY 8!

FULL DIVE ON THE PLANES.

FULL DIVE.

SECURE THE AIR! ALL GREEN?

ALL GREEN. DIVE!

ALL DIVE! ALL DIVE.

DECK'S AWASH.

BOW IS UNDER.

STERN GONE.

LEFT FORWARD, TRIM
FROM SEA. TRIM FROM SEA.

SECURE PLANE. ALL
AHEAD TWO-THIRDS.

ALL AHEAD
TWO-THIRDS. FINAL TRIM.

FINAL TRIM, SIR. DEPTH 9-0
FEET AND TWO-THIRDS SPEED.

ALL AHEAD FULL. FULL
SPEED, SIR, IN THESE WATERS?

THAT'S RIGHT, MR. MORTON.
ALL AHEAD FULL.

AYE, AYE, SIR. ALL AHEAD FULL.

ALL AHEAD FULL.

HOW DO YOU LIKE THAT? A
ROUTINE CRUISE TO NO PLACE,

AND HE WANTS TO
KILL US GETTING THERE.

NOW THIS IS THE SPOT
FOR OUR COUNTERBLAST.

DR. WILSON WILL TAKE READINGS ON THE
ICE, WHILE I TAKE THEM HERE ON BOARD.

WE WILL THEN TRIGGER THE
NUCLEAR DEVICE TO EXPLODE...

A SPLIT-SECOND FOLLOWING
THE SECOND QUAKE.

THE BOMB WEIGHS
ABOUT A TON, CAPTAIN.

NOW, YOUR JOB IS TO BRING YOUR
SUB RIGHT SMACK UP AGAINST THE ICE...

SO THAT I CAN UNLOAD
IT. I KNOW MY JOB.

THAT POLAR ICE IS TRICKY. IT
COULD STAVE IN THE SIDE OF THE SUB.

- YOUR SHIP'S EXPENDABLE.
- NOT UNTIL AFTER I SET...

- YOU AND THAT BOMB
ON THE ICE.
- NOT EVEN THEN.

THERE'S STILL THE MATTER OF
TRIANGULATION INVOLVING OUR COMPUTERS.

AS FOR THE BOMB UNLOADING,
THAT'S BEEN ANTICIPATED.

FLOATS WILL HANDLE...

WHAT'S THAT? I DON'T KNOW.

DEPTH CHARGE ATTACK.
RIG FOR DEPTH CHARGES.

- STAY WITH IT.
- RIG FOR DEPTH CHARGES.

BATTLE STATIONS!
BATTLE STATIONS!

SONAR, WHAT'S THE
RANGE OF THE ATTACK SHIP?

NO SHIP CONTACT,
SIR. MUST BE A PLANE.

VERTICAL DIVE TO 1,000!
HARD RIGHT RUDDER!

VERTICAL DIVE TO 1,000.
HARD RIGHT RUDDER.

DEPTH 1,000. LEVEL OFF.

HARD LEFT RUDDER.
HARD LEFT RUDDER.

MUST BE STILL IN THEIR
PATTERN. STEADY AS SHE GOES.

THEIR RADAR CAN'T REACH US NOW.

CHIEF. SIR.

CHECK DAMAGE CONTROL.

DAMAGE CONTROL, MAKE REPORT.

LIGHTS COMING ON.

MISSILE AND TORPEDO FIRING
SYSTEMS ARE KNOCKED OUT.

I'VE GOT A REPAIR PARTY
AT WORK ON 'EM ALREADY.

CAPTAIN, WHAT THE
DEVIL'S GOING ON?

YOU'LL HAVE TO TELL
THEM SOMETHING NOW, LAD.

MAKE IT AS LITTLE AS POSSIBLE.

THIS IS THE CAPTAIN. THE
MISSION WE'RE ON IS TOP SECRET.

ALL I CAN TELL YOU AT
THIS TIME IS THAT THERE

ARE FORCES WHO ARE
DETERMINED TO STOP US.

THEY HAVEN'T SUCCEEDED YET.
AND TO MAKE SURE THEY DON'T,

SEAVIEW IS NOW ON WAR ALERT.

TROUBLE, SIR. SECURE
FROM BATTLE STATIONS.

LEE, SONAR HAS A PROBLEM.

KEEPS GETTING
INTERMITTENT READINGS.

ALL STOP! ALL STOP.

SONAR COMPLETELY DEAD.

THE SCRAPING SOUNDED LIKE A
CABLE DRAGGING ALONG THE HULL.

WHAT DO YOU MAKE OF IT?

THE DEPTH CHARGES MUST'VE
WEAKENED OUR SONAR MAST.

WE MAY HAVE LOST IT.

THIS COULD END THE MISSION.

FIND WILSON. AYE, AYE, SIR.

WHAT'S HE DOIN' TO US? I TELL
YA, THE GUY'S KICKED HIS COMPASS.

KNOCK IT OFF, KOWALSKI. THE
SKIPPER KNOWS WHAT HE'S DOING.

YEAH? WELL, I DON'T. SOMEBODY'S
SHOOTING AT US, AND THEY'RE NOT KIDDING.

YOU HEARD HIM. WE'RE ON A TOP SECRET
MISSION. I DON'T RECALL VOLUNTEERING.

DID YOU?

IT WOULD BE SUICIDE TO ATTEMPT
NAVIGATION UNDER THE ICE WITHOUT SONAR.

SIX DAYS TO ZERO... BARELY
TIME FOR AN EVACUATION ORDER.

THERE'S NO CHOICE LEFT.

WE'VE BLOWN IT. NOT YET.

IF THAT SCRAPING SOUND WAS THE MAST
TEARING LOOSE, IT MUST BE SOMEWHERE NEARBY.

- I DON'T SEE HOW THAT HELPS US.
- I CAN PUT A PARTY
OF DIVERS OUT.

IF THEY CAN FIND THE GEAR, WE CAN SURFACE
AND REPAIR THE DAMAGE WITHIN AN HOUR.

- IT'S A LONG SHOT, LEE,
BUT IT'S WORTH A RISK.
- RIGHT, SIR.

THREE DIVERS CAN DO THE
JOB. I'LL NEED TWO VOLUNTEERS.

- TWO?
- I'M GOING WITH 'EM.

OH, NO, YOU'RE NOT. AS SKIPPER YOU'RE
TOO VALUABLE TO RISK ON A DIVING MISSION.

IF WE FAIL, SIR, NOTHING ELSE IS
GONNA MAKE MUCH DIFFERENCE.

- PICK YOUR MEN.
- AYE, AYE, SIR.

GIVE ME A HAND WITH THIS.

CAPTAIN, HERE ARE THE TWO
BEST DIVERS IN THE CREW.

WHERE'S THE SECOND ONE?
YOU'RE LOOKIN' RIGHT AT HIM, SIR.

SORRY, CHIEF. BUT I'M
IN FIGHTIN' SHAPE, SIR.

DON'T JUDGE HIS ABILITY BY HIS
LOOKS, LEE. HE'S A FISH UNDERWATER.

OKAY, CHIEF, SUIT UP.

LOOKIN' FOR A FOURTH,
GENTLEMEN? COUNT ME IN.

THAT'S NO SWIMMING POOL OUT THERE,
DOCTOR. ONLY EXPERTS GO ON THIS MISSION.

YES, THAT'S EXACTLY WHY I SHOULD GO. I
HAPPEN TO BE THE BEST DIVER ON BOARD.

FORGIVE ME. I
DIDN'T REALIZE THAT.

WE NEARLY LEFT WITHOUT YOU.

ALL RIGHT. LET'S GO.

NEXT. UP, UP, UP. THAT'S RIGHT.

THE REST OF YOU.
ALL RIGHT. FINE.

ALL CLEAR? ALL CLEAR.

ALL SET? ALL SET.

ALL CLEAR.

HOW DO YOU FEEL,
LAD? LIKE A SORE LOSER.

I DO MEAN SORE.

MISSION ACCOMPLISHED, GENTLEMEN.

THANKS. THANKS.

I TOLD YA I WAS THE
BEST DIVER ABOARD.

HERE, GET 'EM OFF.

THIS IS THE ADMIRAL.
SURFACE FOR REPAIRS.

HOW MUCH ICE OVERHEAD NOW?

ABOUT THE SAME,
IRREGULAR... 10, 20 FEET.

THAT STUFF IS HARD AS
CEMENT. WE CAN'T RAM THROUGH.

WE'LL GIVE IT ANOTHER FIVE
MINUTES ON THIS HEADING.

CAPTAIN, THERE COULDN'T BE ANOTHER
SHIP IN THESE WATERS, COULD THERE?

ONLY ANOTHER SUB, WHY?

I HAD A FLASH READING A
FEW THOUSAND YARDS ASTERN.

YOU THINK A SUB'S
ON OUR TAIL, CAPTAIN?

IT'S NOT LIKELY. LET'S
KEEP TRACKING IT.

IF WE DON'T FIND AN OPENING,
WE'LL HAVE TO RISK BLASTING OUT.

LESS THAN TWO HOURS TO
ZERO. WE'VE GOT TO SURFACE.

WE CAN'T USE MISSILES UNTIL
FIRING SYSTEM'S REPAIRED.

HOW LONG IS THAT LIKELY TO
TAKE? WELL, IT'S HARD TO SAY.

IT'S BEEN KNOCKED OUT EVER SINCE THE
ATTACK. THEY'LL GET IT FIXED ANYTIME NOW.

THEY'D BETTER. CAPTAIN.

UNIDENTIFIED FAST
PROPELLERS BEARING 0-9-0.

SHORT-SCALE PINGING.

A SUB. THEY DON'T GIVE
UP EASILY, DO THEY?

SIGNAL DEAD AHEAD.
RANGE 1,000 YARDS.

REQUEST INSTRUCTIONS.

OPEN FIRE AT ONCE.

COMMENCE FIRING. FIRE! FIRE!

BATTLE STATIONS!

LEFT FULL RUDDER!
LEFT FULL RUDDER.

BATTLE STATIONS!
BATTLE STATIONS.

RIG FOR ATTACK!
HELLO, MISSILE ROOM.

CAN WE RETURN FIRE? NEGATIVE.
TORPEDOES INOPERABLE.

IF WE CAN'T SHOOT,
WE'LL HAVE TO RUN FOR IT.

HOW DO YOU OUTRUN A
TORPEDO? DIVE! ALL DIVE!

DIVE! DIVE! ALL DIVE!

FULL SPEED AHEAD.
FULL SPEED AHEAD.

THIS IS YOUR BABY, ADMIRAL. HOW
MUCH PRESSURE CAN SHE TAKE?

THIRTY-FOUR HUNDRED
ON THE DRAWING BOARD.

CONFIRM DEPTH.
TWENTY-THREE HUNDRED FEET.

- DEPTH! REPEAT!
- THREE THOUSAND
TWO HUNDRED FEET.

WE CAN TAKE MORE PRESSURE THAN
SHE CAN. SHE'LL BLOW. SHE'D BETTER.

THEY'RE STILL DIVING.

- DON'T LET THEM GET AWAY.
- FOLLOW THEM DOWN.

CLOSE IN FOR THE
KILL. WE'RE BELOW 3,000.

WE CAN'T TAKE ANY MORE DEPTH.

THEY MUST NOT
ESCAPE. DESTROY THEM.

WE CAN'T GO ANY DEEPER.

- TELL HIM HIS ORDERS ARE CLEAR.
- FOLLOW THEM DOWN.

CHECK FOR DAMAGE. AYE, SIR.

DAMAGE CONTROL, MAKE CHECK.

STILL ALL GREEN,
CAPTAIN. VERY WELL.

THAT WAS TOO CLOSE FOR COMFORT.

CAPTAIN, CLEAR PATCH
OF WATER DEAD AHEAD.

WE STILL HAVE A CHANCE.
MR. MORTON, TAKE HER UP.

ALL AHEAD FULL. ALL AHEAD FULL.

NO FURTHER REPORT
ON OUR SUBMARINE.

IT MUST BE PRESUMED LOST.

- WHERE IS SEAVIEW NOW?
- SEAVIEW AT DEAD STOP.

INDICATIONS ARE THAT
SHE IS ON THE SURFACE.

WHERE'S OUR NEAREST DRONE
BASE TO SEAVIEW'S PRESENT POSITION?

FOUR HUNDRED AND TEN
MILES, SOUTH BY SOUTHEAST, SIR.

DRONE 4-C.

ACTIVATE DRONE 4-C.
OPERATIONS, CONFIRM.

ACTIVATE DRONE 4-C.

RESUME ATTACK. RESUME ATTACK.

ALL SECURE, SIR!

A FULL HOUR AND 20 MINUTES
BEFORE THE FIRST QUAKE IS DUE.

WE'VE BEATEN THEM
THIS TIME, LEE. WELL DONE.

THANK YOU, SIR.

I'LL CHECK THE SEISMOGRAPH.

TWELVE SECONDS TO
THE FIRST QUAKE, ADMIRAL.

TEN SECONDS, NINE, EIGHT,

SEVEN, SIX,

FIVE, FOUR,

THREE, TWO,

ONE, ZERO.

DAMAGE CONTROL! DAMAGE CONTROL!

DAMAGE CONTROL! REPORT!
DAMAGE CONTROL. NEGATIVE.

1-0-7 DASH...

POINT-1-6.

CONFIRM. IT'S CONFIRMED.

CONFIRMED. RUN THESE FIGURES
THROUGH NUMBER FOUR COMPUTER.

AYE, SIR. SPARKS,
PIPE IN DR. WILSON.

ADMIRAL. ADMIRAL.

COME IN, WILSON. COME IN.

WE'VE GOT A PERFECT
READING. 1-4-7 DASH 4-POINT-8.

GOOD WORK, DOCTOR. WE'RE RUNNING
THESE THROUGH THE COMPUTER.

WE'LL HAVE THE EXACT TIME FOR
THE SECOND QUAKE IN A MINUTE.

BATTLE STATIONS.
BATTLE STATIONS.

RADAR BLINKS AT 7:00
LOW. CLOSING FAST.

WILSON, DO YOU HEAR
THAT? TAKE COVER.

WE'RE UNDER ATTACK!

PLANE COMING. HIT THE DECK!

DIRECT HIT ON TARGET.

SECURE ATTACK. RETURN
DRONE TO BASE. SECURE ATTACK.

SEAVIEW TO WILSON.
SEAVIEW TO WILSON!

COME IN, FRED. ADMIRAL,

THAT PLANE GOT UNDER
OUR RADAR SCREEN.

WE HAD NO APPROACH WARNING.

ANY INDICATION HOW CLOSE
THEY CAME TO A DIRECT HIT?

NONE, SIR. I'VE ORDERED RADAR
TO KEEP SCANNING FOR THE PLANE.

IT MAY BE BACK. IF THEY GOT WILSON,
THEY WON'T HAVE TO COME BACK.

LEE, IT MAY BE ALL OVER.

ADMIRAL, WHAT ARE
THE ORDERS NOW?

STAND FAST. WAIT. THERE'S
NOTHING ELSE WE CAN DO.

MY LEG. I THINK IT'S BROKEN.

ADMIRAL, I'M GETTING A WEAK
SIGNAL ON WILSON'S WAVELENGTH.

PIPE IT IN.

SEAVIEW TO WILSON.

READ YOU, ADMIRAL.

ARE YOU ALL RIGHT?

WELL, THE DEVICE IS UNDAMAGED.

BUT THE SNOWCAT'S BURIED UNDER A
TON OF ICE. MALONE'S HIT IN THE LEG.

I CAUGHT A FRAGMENT
IN THE SHOULDER.

DOCTOR, LISTEN. THE
SECOND QUAKE IS DUE...

IN EXACTLY THREE
HOURS AND 44 MINUTES.

YEAH. I'M SETTING THE TIMER NOW.

SHE'S ALL SET.

NOW, YOU NEED THREE HOURS TO GET
THE SUB SAFELY AWAY FROM THE BLAST.

THIS MEANS YOU'VE GOT
TO DIVE IN 44 MINUTES.

WAIT. WAIT. HOW LONG WILL
IT TAKE YOU TO GET BACK?

TOO LONG. MALONE CAN'T MOVE.

AND WITH MY SHOULDER, I
CAN'T DIG OUT THE SNOWCAT.

IT LOOKS LIKE WE'RE STUCK HERE.

YOU'D BETTER GET THE SUB
OUT OF HERE. SO LONG, ADMIRAL.

WE'VE GOT 44 MINUTES, SIR.

IF I CAN FIND 'EM, AND
UNCOVER THE SNOWCAT,

I COULD BRING 'EM BACK IN TIME.

- AND IF YOU CAN'T DIG IT OUT?
- THEN YOU'VE GOT NO CHOICE,
SIR.

PULL THE PLUG AND SCRAMBLE.

THIRTY-TWO MINUTES
TO GO, ADMIRAL.

SIR, WILL THEY GET
MALONE BACK IN TIME?

I DON'T KNOW, LAD.
WE DIVE IN 32 MINUTES...

WHETHER THEY'RE BACK OR NOT.

YOU MEAN, SIR, THAT THE CAPTAIN
WENT OUT THERE KNOWING THAT?

HE DID.

DETECTION GEAR REPORTS
THE POLAR CAP NUCLEAR DEVICE...

HAS SURVIVED OUR ATTACK.

IMPOSSIBLE. RECHECK
THE READINGS.

THEY'VE BEEN RECHECKED, SIR. THE DEVICE HAS
DEFINITELY BEEN TRIGGERED FOR DETONATION.

RECALL THE DRONE.
WE'LL ATTACK AGAIN.

AND THIS TIME, DO NOT FAIL.

WE MISSED THEM. WE'VE
GOT 15 MINUTES LEFT.

IF WE DON'T FIND 'EM
NOW, WE'LL NEVER MAKE IT.

I'LL TRY AGAIN.

WILSON! THIS IS CRANE!

CAN YOU READ ME, WILSON?

COME IN! I CAN BARELY HEAR YOU.

WHERE ARE YOU? WILSON!

I'M GOING TO FIRE A FLARE.

TELL ME WHERE YOU SEE IT.

CAN'T READ YOU. SAY AGAIN!

OVERHEAD. DIRECTLY OVERHEAD.

SIR? SPARKS HAS LOST
ALL RADIO CONTACT.

WE HAVE EXACTLY
FOUR MINUTES, ADMIRAL.

STAND BY TO DIVE.

ARE YOU ALL RIGHT? OKAY.

LET'S MOVE OVER HERE.

COME ON.

WATCH HIS LEG.

HERE. HELP ME CLEAR THIS STUFF.

SIR, DAMAGE CONTROL REPORTS THE
MISSILE FIRING SYSTEM'S FINALLY REPAIRED.

IT DOESN'T HELP US
MUCH NOW, DOES IT?

SIR, IT'S FIVE MINUTES
PAST DIVING TIME.

- IF WE DIVE, THEY'RE DEAD!
- IF WE DON'T, EVERYONE'S DEAD!

TAKE HER DOWN,
MR. MORTON. AYE, SIR.

PREPARE TO DIVE! SIR, RADAR
REPORTS UNIDENTIFIED PLANE,

BEARING 140, CLOSING FAST.
SOUND GENERAL QUARTERS.

- BATTLE STATIONS! BATTLE STATIONS!
- THAT MUST BE THE DRONE AGAIN.

- BLAST HER OUT OF THE SKY,
BEFORE IT HITS US.
- FIRE CONTROL, INTERCEPT.

INTERCEPT MISSILE
LOCKED ON TARGET.

FIRE MISSILE ONE.

CLEAR THE DECK! PREPARE TO DIVE!

BELAY THAT! THERE THEY ARE!

PREPARE TO CLEAR THE
DECK AND CRASH DIVE. AYE, SIR.

PREPARE TO DIVE!

YOU SHOULDN'T HAVE
WAITED TO BRING US BACK.

YOU'RE 30 MINUTES TOO
CLOSE TO THE POINT OF IMPACT.

THE DOUBLE BLAST COULD
KILL EVERYONE ON BOARD.

- WE'LL HAVE TO TAKE THAT CHANCE.
- THIS IS THE CAPTAIN.

IN 15 SECONDS, WE'RE GONNA
CATCH THE FULL FORCE...

OF TWO GIGANTIC EXPLOSIONS.

NOW, ALL HANDS,
BRACE YOURSELVES.

FIVE, FOUR,

THREE, TWO, ONE...

NOSE CAMERA!

YOU IDIOT! YOU'RE WRONG!
YOU'LL NEVER GET OUT!

HOW MUCH WATER DO
WE HAVE? RUNNING AT 500.

THERE'S 650 LEFT
FROM KEEL TO BOTTOM.

MAYBE TOO LOW TO
DIVE. WE'VE GOT TO!

ALL AHEAD FULL! TAKE
HER DOWN TO 1,000!

STAND BY. STAND BY.
ATTENTION. ATTENTION, PLEASE.

DESPITE OUR EVERY EFFORT,

NELSON AND HIS SUBMARINE
HAVE ACCOMPLISHED THEIR MISSION.

AN UNFORGIVABLE
BLUNDER HAS BEEN MADE.

WE HAVE OVERESTIMATED OURSELVES,

AND UNDERESTIMATED THE
POWER OF OUR ADVERSARY.

WE MUST NEVER AGAIN
REPEAT THIS MISTAKE.

GENTLEMEN, WE MAKE
PORT IN TWO HOURS.

ALREADY? WELL, I HAVEN'T HAD A
CHANCE YET TO THANK YOU PROPERLY...

FOR SAVING MY PRECIOUS HIDE.

OH, I FIGURED
THAT'D MAKE US EVEN.

BESIDES, I COULDN'T AFFORD TO
LOSE THE BEST DIVER ABOARD, COULD I?

WELL, HE'S GOT A POINT.

WELL, LEE, I SUPPOSE YOU'RE ANXIOUS
TO RETURN TO ACTIVE DUTY WITH THE NAVY.

I SUPPOSE SO, SIR, NOW THAT
SEAVIEW'S JOB IS FINISHED.

SEAVIEW'S JOB IS NEVER FINISHED.

AS LONG AS THERE ARE
DESTRUCTIVE FORCES IN THE WORLD,

AS LONG AS THERE ARE SECRETS OF NATURE
TO BE PROBED, THERE'LL BE WORK FOR US...

ON MISSIONS JUST AS VITAL
AND AS DANGEROUS AS THIS ONE.

CAPTAIN, RADIO MESSAGE
FROM THE NAVY DEPARTMENT.

OH, THANKS, CURLEY.

- BAD NEWS?
- I DON'T KNOW.

THEY'RE TELLING ME
I'M OUT OF THE NAVY.

NATURALLY.

HOW ELSE COULD YOU ACCEPT THE POST
OF PERMANENT CAPTAIN OF THE SEAVIEW?

THAT IS, IF YOU WANT IT.