Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea (1964–1968): Season 1, Episode 30 - The Secret of the Loch - full transcript

Nelson is to meet a scientist working on a secret project at Loch Ness. When he arrives he discovers the scientist is dead. A series of strange events leads Nelson to believe there may be a way for a submarine to enter the Loch.

- The monster!
- For heaven's sake, mon!

- Quick! Will you help me?
- The monster?

The doctor is out there,
lyin' on the shore, bleedin'.

- What doctor?
- Aye. And who be you?

Never mind who I am.
The monster-

he got three of us
and the doctor too, maybe.

Mon, you wouldna be
foolin' us, would you?

We were coming down the loch
in our launch...

when all of a sudden
out of the fog it came.

- Right- [ Gasps, Coughing]
- You'd better be drinkin' this.

No. No, he needs it
more than I-

What are we waitin' for, mon?
The doctor's out there- mangled, dying.

- We must go to him and the others.
- What about the others?

They're... dead.
I'm sure of that.

But the doctor-
maybe he's still alive.

Aye. Come on then.

There. There he is.

Och. The poor man-
dead as mutton.

Who were he?
Doctor who?

I canna tell you that.

What you sayin'
you canna tell us?

I canna tell you,
I say.

Oh, come now, mon.

- You best be tellin' the truth, or-
- Look ye there!

The monster!


[Roaring Continues]

Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea.

Starflng Richard Basehart...

D2 via' Had/son.

Voyage to the Bottom
of the Sea.

Very well, Chip-
Log it-.

- What's our position, Lee?
- I just read the navigation report.

We passed through
Pentland Firth right here...

then turned south
pastjohn o' Groats at 1620 hours.

- Mm. Our E.T.A.?
- We'll be lying offlnverness by 1900.

Good. Right on schedule. I imagine
you must be at least mildly curious...

about the purpose of this mission.

I've been curious
ever since we left Santa Barbara.

- It's time you were fully briefed-
Come to my quarters- - Right, sir.

Chip, take over.

our announced destination.

But here's our real destination,
six miles from the town-

Loch Ness.

That's gonna be quite a trick.

There isn't a prayer
of getting Sear/few into the loch.

We're not even gonna try.
We're gonna heave to offlnverness...

and you and I are going ashore alone.

You know, this is beginning to sound
like a cloak-and-dagger operation.

You might call it that. Lee, how much
do you know about Loch Ness?

Well, not very much except
the old legend of the Loch Ness monster.

It's quite a place- about 3O miles long
and about two miles wide.

- Parts of it are so deep they've never
been plumbed- - Looks pretty lonely-

Few places are lonelier.
That's why the laboratory was built here.

This is top, top secret, Lee. The laboratory's
built 700 feet under the surface of the loch.

That's going to a lot of trouble
to ensure privacy. What are they doing?

Not more than a dozen people in the United
States or the United Kingdom know about that-

Let's just say they're working
on a special project...

which could turn out to be
the ultimate weapon.

- That's pretty strong stuff.
- That it is.

- You ever hear of a man named Austin
Carruthers? - The English physicist-

Well, this is his special baby.

- How do we fit in? - Carruthers asked
me to do some special work for him-

And these papers represent
the final step in that project.

Our job is to meet Carruthers
and hand them to him in person.

Where do we meet?

This came over the scrambler
last night. Read it.

“Top secret.

“Confirm rendezvous time-
Tuesday, 2000.

“Approach on foot.
Turn right into the trees...

at fourth milestone
south of... Abriachan.“

- Where's Abriachan?
- North of the loch.

We'll wear civilian clothes.
I'll carry the papers in a money belt.

If anything happens to me before we meet Carruthers,
you're to get the papers and destroy them.

- Is that clear?
- Yes, Admiral.

All right. Better get into your civvies.

We'll leave in about an hour.



Admiral Nelson?
Captain Crane?

My name's MacDougall.

Alistair MacDougall,
Professor of Marine Biology---...

University offzfinburgh.

I know you gentlemen
were expecting to meet Dr. Carruthers.

I've bad news for you.
He died last night.

- Died?
- Aye.

Out there on the loch.

The memory of it
will be with me to my dying day.

I know you-you gentlemen
will have difficulty in believin' this...

but have you ever heard
of the Loch Ness monster?

- [ Scoffs]
- That's a legend.

Aye. Well, then it was
a legend that killed him.

I was there myself.

Digby, Fraser, Malcolm.

All dead- the entire staff.

All but me.

- That's incredible.
- Why weren't we told?

Och. You know the answer
to that as well as I do.

Every effort has been made
to hush it up.

And now, tonight, there's an inquiry
down at the Gienmorey Arms...

and I've been called to testify.

- Worse luck.
- Do you have to go?

There's no way out.
I'm the only witness.

But never fear.

I'll tell them no more
than we want them to know-

even ifit means lying under oath.

[Crane] It looks like we made
our contact for nothing.

Not at all. You have some
important papers for Dr. Carruthers.

The project is in my hands now, so, uh-

I'm sorry.
I don't have them.

Well, this muddies things for fair.

Without those papers,
Carruthers's project dies with him.

We won't let that happen.
When you come aboard the Seaview...

I'll deliver them to you personally.

Oh. Well...

it'll have to be
after this cursed inquiry.

Perhaps we should go with you.
I'm worried about what might come out.

It might lead to embarrassing questions.
You're strangers in these parts.

Well, we could be, uh,
newspapermen for all they know.

Aye, you could that.
Well, I'll show you the w-

Look out!

[Man ]
Hold it! Hold your fire, man!


So it were people I saw.

What did you think
we were- rabbits?

There were a stag.
I stalked it fra the hilltop.

Och, and to think
I mighfve killed ya.

Aye, you might, mon.

Do you always hunt at night
with a bow and arrow?

This man's a poacher,
no doubt.

- Am I correct?
- Aye-

A little sport. A bit of meat
for the table. No harm intended.

I've no time for discussion.

We 're late for the inquiry now.

'Twere a fine beast...

but who'd expect to find
folks in this spot so late at night?

Well, next time,
we'll wear red jackets-.

Lust be a little more careful.
Let's go.

[ People Chatter/mg]

[ People Chatter/mg]

- [Chatter/mg Continues]
- Quiet!

[ Chatter/mg Continues]

I insist on quiet in the room!

[Chattering Stops]

Now, you were sayin',
Professor MacDougall?

[Sighs] I can only repeat
what I've already said.

It smashed our boat-
killed all but me.

The body of Dr. Carruthers
was the only one found.

- Where are the rest?
- Who knows?

Lost in the loch
when the monster struck.

- [Spectators Erupt] - [ Ga ve/'Raps ]
- Quiet!

Do ya persist...

in this story... that you were attacked
by some sort of monster?

[Sighs ] Aye, it was a monster.
I saw it with me own eyes.

Huge and powerful.

You're a man of science, sir.

And may I remind you
you're under oath-.

And yet you maintain...

that your boat was attacked
by this monster?

Aye. It was.

And I'm no' the only one
who saw it.

[ Spectators Chatter/mg]

Then perhaps
you'll describe it for me.

It was a reptilian mammal---...

generally known as an ichthyosaurus.

A prehistoric reptile?

That's drivel, man!

Aye. But three men were killed, sir.

So it's drivel,
but it's bloody drivel.

- [ Spectators Erupt]
- [ Chattering]


perhaps you'll explain, sir...

what you and your party were doin'
out on the loch that late at night.

And who was Dr. Carruthers?

[Spectators Chattering]

I'm, uh-

I'm no' at liberty to say.

You're nae at liberty to say?

Ya will say!
[Pounds Table]

I repeat the question, sir!
Who was Dr. Carruthers?

- [Man] Yeah who was he?
- [ Spectators C/amoflng]

- [ C/amoflng Continues]
- Excuse me, please.

Hey, who are you?

Inspector Lester, sir, from London.

- I'm to give you this message at once.
- Message?

- This is hardly a time to interrupt, man.
- [ Chattering]

[ Paper Rus t/ing]

I believe it's perfectly clear, sir.

Aye. I see.

Perhaps I don't see.
I shall protest.

- [ Spectators Chatter/mg]
- Yes, sir.

Would you address your protest to the Home
Secretary himself and mark it “Confidential“?


I hereby declare
this inquiry... adjourned.

- Adjourned?
- [Spectators Clamoring]


Are you gentlemen of the press?

[Affecting Scottish Accent]
Aye. Aye, that we are.

Would-Would you care
to say a few words for our readers?

Sorry. Another time.
Excuse me.


That was a near thing.
Now, about our business.

Can you be in the lobby of the Caledonia Hotel
in lnverness at 9:00 in the morning?

- Aye- - Someone from Seal/few will
pickyou up and bring you to us.

- I'll look forward to myvisit.
- So will we.

By the way, I haven't
thanked you for saving my life.

I hope I can do something
to show my gratitude.

Good night, sir.

[ Nelson]
Have you got a match, mon?

Och. /- / think s0.
[ Coughing]

Thank you. Thank you.


- [Knocking]
- Yes?

- Hi.
- Hi, Lee.

I just got word from Chip.
He met MacDougall in lnverness...

and they're on their way
out to see us now.

- Mm. Good. Pouryourselfsome coffee.
- No, thanks.

I don't like this.

- What in particular?
- Anyofit.

Last night, when you told MacDougall you
didn't have the plans on you, I was surprised.

The more lhear ofwhatk been
going on, the more / think...

we shouldn't turn those plans
over to him at all.

I detect a certain lack of confidence
in our friend MacDougall-.

I know he 5a ved you 290m
being shot by that poacher...

but do you trust somebody who claims he
was attacked by a prehistoric sea monster?

I know exactly how you feel, Lee.

Perhaps this will help
to put your mind at ease.

- What's that?
- I felt the same way you do-.-...

sol sent a coded message to Washington
asking for instructions.

This is their reply. Read it.

“Alistair MacDougall, as only surviving
member of Carruthers's project team---...

"is hereby authorized
t0 receive subject plans.

He has top security clearance.“

That's that.
Apparently, he's all right after all.

Oh, read on.

“You are further authorized
to investigate and determine...

the exact cause
of Carruthers's death-”

Ah. You see? Washington doesn't buy
the sea monster story either.

- M m - h m m .
- [On Intercom] Captain Crane, this is the bridge.

This is the captain.
Go ahead.

Lookout reports our launch returning
with Mr. Morton and a passenger aboard.

We'll talk to them
in the observation nose.

Have the passenger escorted
forward to the observation nose.

Aye, aye, sir.

Let's see if MacDougall is still trying
to sell us that sea monster story. Shall we?

Aye. Sea monsters.
[ Laughing]

A fascinating thing, but no' half
so important as the work that lies ahead.

I can't make myself believe
it was a sea monster.

- Then what did kill Carruthers?
- That's for the authorities to say.

I came here with one purpose only-

t0 get those papers s0 that
Carruthers's work cou/dgo aheaa'.

If you'll let me have it,
I'll be on my way.

I'm sorry, Professor. I'vejust had
further instructions from Washington.

Those papers are to remain in my safe...

until we find out what killed
Carruthers and his staff.


Your government's
as cautious as mine.

Eh, I dinna want
to have to delve in it...

but now, with me
more important work ahead-

But if you must know,
I'll tell you the truth.

As / told the magistrate,
it was the monster.

Professor, it was dark and foggy.

- You could have been mistaken.
- Nae, I was no' mistaken.

That was an ichthyosaurus.
And why would you be surprised?

For 50 years or more. - -

there have been records of folks seeing
the famous Loch Ness monster.

Yes, but that's publicity stuff to attract
the tourist trade. Everybody knows that.

Aye? Do they?

Have you ever heard of a lonelier...

or more unlikely spot
for tourists than Loch Ness?

He has a point there, Lee.

But how can you possibly
explain it rationally, Professor?

Where would such a creature
come from?

From the sea, mon. The sea.

Sure. Up the rapids and shoals
of the River Ness, I suppose.

Nae, laddie. Under the river-
[Raps On Table] from the sea.

I'm afraid we need
more proof than that.

Aye. Well, you shall have it.

I brought some charts with me,
hopin' I wouldna have to use 'em.

The firths oflnverness
and Beauly and the like.

Underwater seas and channels.
Even earthquake faults.

And you're convinced in your studies
there is an access route into the loch?

I'm sure of it.
If it's proof you want-.-...

I'm willing to wager my last saxpence
I can pinpoint the way in.

- All right. Where?
- Here- the Beauly Fault.

The entrance would be
a full 400 fathoms down.

But I'm convinced
the route's navigable.

And if there's any craft on earth
that could follow it...

we're aboard that craft the noo.

[Intercom Buzzes]

- Nelson.
- A marine radio call for you, Admiral.

- Strict/ypftvate.
- I'll take it in my cabin.

- Excuse me.
- Aye.

Lee. You might break out that bottle
of local scotch we picked up in lnverness.

- The professor might appreciate some.
- Yes, sir.

You like it straight, sir?

And what would you
mix it with- seawater?



Admiral Nelson?
This is Inspector Lester...

on special assignment
to the British Home Office.

Yes, Inspector. I saw you
at the inquiry last night.

I saw you, sir, posing, I believe,
as a Scottish newspaperman.


Oh, I- I'm sorry, Inspector.

There- There were reasons
I didn't want to be recognized.

I understand, sir, but I'm afraid
you were recognized.

- An attempt was made on your life.
- The poacher.

So it was deliberate after all.

That was the first try. There was another
which you knew nothing about.

I've captured the man.
We're questioning him now...

and we're beginning to get
some very strange answers.

I'm glad to hear it.
Incidentally, I'm grateful.

I've been in touch
with the Home Secretary.

He asks that you do nothing about certain
papers until my investigation is complete.

Do you know what he's referring to, sir?

- Yes, I know.
- Good.

Then please follow his advice.

I'll be in touch
with you again by tonight-.

- Please wait for my call.
- Thank you, Inspector. I'll do that.


Oh. Excuse me.

Sorry about the delay, Professor.

Oh, uh, how do you like that scotch?

- Aye, it's the finest whiskey in the world, sir.
- I'm glad you approve.

Now, about this entrance into Loch Ness.

The Beauly Fault, aye.

It's my firm belief
it'll get you into the loch.

But that'; a fiir
400 fithoms deep.

2,400 feet.
We operate well below that.

L, uh, suppose it's the only
sort of proof you'll accept-

to see the monster for yourself.

It's the only proof.

- Lee, can we be ready to make a try tonight?
- Yes, sir.

And you'll help us all you can?

Aye, I will. The monster himself
couldna stop me.

Chip, take her down.
Make it 400 feet.

Aye, sir.
Prepare to dive.

- [ Beeping]
- What do you read?

It seems to be a cavern, sir-
an opening directly ahead.

- [ Nelson ] Can you gauge its size?
- It'; 200 feet wide.

- Height indefinable, but it's big, sir.
- Hmm.

- Ahead one-third.
- [ Morton jAhead one-third

Well, Professor, you seem to know
what you're talking about.

At least I know what I want, sir.

[Beeping Intensifies]

Roof descending.
It's closing in.

- Looks like a dead end, sir.
- All stop.

- A/lstop.
- Hmm.

- Admiral Nelson- Can you come to the
radio shack, sir? - Right there, Sparks-

That's the call I've been expecting.
Can you hold this trim right where you are?

- No problem.
- Then come along. I want you to hear this too.

Chip, take over.
Hold this trim at dead stop.

[Engine Whirring]

Hello, Seal/fem
Admiral, is that you?

Yes, Inspector.
Go ahead. Where are you?

Crossing Loch Ness
in a pea-soup fog.

I have my prisoner with me.
He's told me everything.

Yes, go on.

I know why Carruthers and his staff
were killed and how it was done.

And you're in mortal danger.

- Right here in this loch, there's a-
- Look!

- What? - There, mon!
- Look, mon!


- No!
- What is it?

It's after us!

- The monster!
- Lester!

It's coming right for us!


- [Gunshots Continue]
- [Screaming]

You heard what Lester
tried to tell us. We're in danger.

- We've got to think about turning back.
- You may be right.

But for the moment,
let's continue as planned.

You look concerned.

You're not giving it up,

Sonar, how much water

We're riding at 350.
200 left from keel to bottom.

Which surely means
that the tunnel descends.

Into deeper trouble.

I'll wager my last saxpence
there's a way through.

- Ahead one-third.
- Ahead one-third

- We'll take her down another hundred feet.
- Ten degrees down bubble.

- [Crane] Ahead two-thirds.
- [ Morton] Ahead two-thirds.

You still think
it goes through, Professor?

- Nothing'll shake my faith.
- Slow to one-third.

[ Morton]
Slow to one-third.

- What are you seeing?
- All clear, sir.

- Now how much water below us?
- 11 O, sir.

- Down another 5O feet.
- Down bubble 'I O degrees-.

- Ahead two-thirds.
- Ahead two-thirds.

As for our journey, right now, I'd say
we were directly below Mt. Grannoch.

Mm. That puts us less than
three miles from the loch.

Aye. How's that
for my faith?

Your faith seems almost
akin to knowledge.


- Tunnel's widening, sir.
- Widening?

I dinna think
I'll lose my saxpence.

You know, this calls for
a wee dram more of your scotch.

I'll be returning
to the observation area.

- I'll join you a little later-
- Aye.

Wider yet.
Opening to 300 feet.

- All ahead, standard.
- All ahead, standard.

[Alarm Beeping]

[ Exclaims]
Skipper, look at this.

Looks like a line short.
Get the duty electrician to check it out.

The forward torpedo launching system.

The extinguishers! Quick!

Damage Control, report.

[Crane On Speaker]
Damage Control, what happened?

Explosion- Frame 14, sir.

Torpedo launching system's out.
The loading system too.

- Is there fire?
- We can control it, sir.

Chip, get down there.

Where's MacDougall?

- Can I help you to a drink, Admiral?
- Later.

- Mr. Morton.
- [On Intercom ] I'm here, sir.

- How bad, Chip?
- Under control, sir. Nobody hurt.

- Well, keep after it.
- Don't tell me there's any trouble?

Nothing we know yet.

[Crane On Intercom]
Admiral? We're coming into the loch.

Coming into the loch.

Aye. What an achievement.

Captain Crane,
where do you place us?

Two miles south of/och end

That puts Urquhart Bay
maybe six miles south of us.

And that's where
we'll find the monster.

You're sure of that?

- Aye. Call it a hunch.
- Your hunches seem to pay off.

We're going
monster hunting, Lee.

- Head south for Urquhart Bay-
- Urquhart Bay it 13.

- And you'd betterjoin us.
- Aye, sir.


That I should have lived
to see this day-

to be aboard the greatest
submarine craft on earth...

with the world's greatest
marine mystery ahead of us.

[ Scoffs ]
Yes, Professor.

- Any luck, Kowalski?
- No, sir.

The lines are dead.

The duty electrician
says it may take a good four hours...

to make the forward
torpedo system operational.

I wanna see this
for myself.

- What caused the fire?
- We had a pair of defective cable brackets.

The y ga ve way and the two main power
feeders crosseofl causing the explosion.

- What happened to our circuit breakers?
- That'; the funnypart of it.

The hot line dropped
just right to bypass the breakers.

Couldn't happen again
in a million years.

- Unless it was done deliberately.
- We thought of that.

But you'd have to know an awful lot
about our electrical system to do it.

Mm, I know.

Kowalski. Do you think
it was an accident?

I don't see any other way
to explain it, Skipper. Do you?

No. No, I suppose not.

[ On Speaker] Th/s ls Nelson. Lee, can you
come forward and join us in the nose?

- I want you to see 277:3.
- Very well, Admiral-

Chip, go up
and take over the conn.

- All right, Kowalski. Carry on.
- Yes, sir.

Sonar, are you getting anywhere?

- [On Speaker] Not yet, sir.
- There will be.

[ Beeping]

we're picking up something.

It's ahead-
2O points south-southwest.

It'; m0 v/ng.

- Submerged?
- Yes, sir. At 600 éet.

- What range?
- 2,200 yards, sir.

- What range?
- 2,200 yards, sir.

And moving. The monster.

All right.
All ahead two-thirds.

Come to a heading of 1 -4-3.

Ahead two-thirds.
Heading 7 -4 -3.

The monster.

1,100 yards-.

7, 000 yards.

Oh, you won't see it yet.

- [ Beeping Intensifies]
- 800 yards.

Is the object still moving?

It's still moving, sir.

Bearing- 0-9-0, relative.

- 600yards.
- Slow to one-third.

Slow to one-third.

400 yards.

- 300yards.
- Any moment now.

- Object'; stopped mm/ingg sir.
- Aye. Waitin'.

- 200 yards.
- All stop.

[ Morton ]
All stop.


So that's our monster.

At least it's a specie we can talk to.

- Maneuvering-
- Maybe it's no' your turn to talkyet, Admiral.

- What do you mean by that?
- Wait and see.

[Sparks] Captain.
There's a message coming through.

Pipe it in here.

[Man On Speaker]
Submarine Seaview...

remain exactly where you are.

If you move or take an y
belligerent act/on whatever...

we will release our torpedoes.

You are zfirect/y in oursights.

You can do nothing at all
except what you are to/a'.

Professor, confirm
your presence aboard Sear/few

Please answer immediately.
You know our orders.

[British Accent]
Uh, can I answer over this instrument?

Why should we let you answer?

Well, if I don't, they'll fire
their torpedoes in 6O seconds flat.

Let him speak.

- [ Flips Switch]
- Go ahead.

Aye, this is the professor.

Yes, I am aboard the Seaview,
so hold your fire.

This craft can't harm you.

I've damaged their forward
torpedo system.

You 're in command Professor.

You're as much a professor
as you are a Scotsman.

- Professor of what?
- [ Laughs] It's an honorary title-.

Actually, it belongs to the real
Professor MacDougall...

who lies dead with the others somewhere
at the bottom of the loch, poor fella.

I suppose you have plans
for us to join them.

an interesting word, Admiral.

You could have saved so much trouble if you'd
handed over those plans in the first place.

You're certainly not going
to get them now, are you?

No? And yet you lie directly
in his torpedo sights...

with your own torpedoes
out of action.

Mm-mm. I wouldn't argue.

By the way don't you think
it was ingenious...

using a monster to spy
on your top secret laboratory?

Anything else would have
caused inquiries.

But a monster- Ha!

Loch Ness wouldn't
be itself without one.

What do you expect n0 w-
surrender of the Seavi ew?

No. No, no.
Certainly not that.

Just hand over the plans that are in the
admiral's safe, and you'll be free to go.

The moment you left the ship with them,
your people would blow us out of the water.

Yes. And you'd find some way
of blowing me out of the water...

as soon as I left the ship with them.

No. This little game
has taken considerable thought.

I think it's time for me
to talk to my monster again.

This is the professor.

Will you please tell
the gentlemen our terms?

- Te rm s 7
- [Man On Speaker] Here they are.

A dmira/ Nelson,
Seaview carries min/subs.

You and the professor
will lea ve your crafl' in one of them...

bringing the plans with you.

We will take you aboard

If the min/sub 29/75 t0 appear
in exact/ysix minutes...

we will release our torpedoes.

Six minutes?

[MacDougall] Yes. Which means
the y'// shoot at midnight.

If they shoot, you'll die with us.

Yes. We'll all go down together-

you, me, him, the entire crew.

But I don't think you want to die
any more than I do.

Well, Professor,
it seems I'm in trouble.

I'm bound to agree
with you, Admiral.

Could I, uh,
ask them something?

Of course.
We're reasonable people.

On opposite sides,
of course, but reasonable.

- This is Nelson. Doyou read me?
- We 're listening Admiral

I've heard your terms. But what if the
professor and I do come aboard your craft?

How can we be sure you won't
fire your torpedoes anyway?

You can't be sure.
You can only trust t0 our worn'.

Yours or the professor's?

We speak as one.
But time's running out.

You ha ve only three minutes.

Three minutes...
before overa hundred men die.

I belie veyoursubmaflne
does number 0 ver a hundred

- You believe right.
- And handpicked men too.

Pity that they should have to suffer.

Don't let them bluff you out of those plans.
They'll kill you anyway.

I am thinking of... our men.

[Man On Speaker]
You ha ve two minutes, Admiral

He means it.

Two minutes to doomsday,
and you haven't even turned a hair.

You have a minute
and a half, Admiral.

This is the admiral.
Break out a minisub.

- Admiral.
- Shut up.

- [ Morton ] A min/sub, sir?
- You heard me.

- On the double.
- Yes, sir.

Missile Room.
Kowalski, break out a minisub.

- On the double.
- Aye, aye, sir.

Very wise. In that case-

This is the professor.
Hold your fire. We're coming.

[Man On Speaker] We 'll give you
three more minutes then.

- Admiral, you can't do this.
- You stay right here, Lee.

And don't countermand any orders.

Be seeing you.

Don't, uh, count on it.

This way, Professor. We'll pick up
the plans on our way to the minisub.

Now hurry.
Our time's nearly up.

- Do you want to leave without the plans?
- No, of course not.

Well, they're in here.

We have only a minute
and 5O seconds, man. Hurry.

Aren't you going to verify them?

You wouldn't be such a fool
as to pass anything off on me-.

Nelson! Nelson!

[ Continues Shouting,
Pounding On Door]

- Missile Room. This is Nelson.
- Missile Room.Yes, sir?

- Is the minisub ready for launching?
- It's ready and waiting, Admiral.

- Very well. There's been one
slight change of plan. - Nelson!

Nelson! For heaven's sake,
we've gotta get off this sub now!

[Pounding On Door]

What are you up to?

- Control Room. Chip.
- Yes, sir.

- What's happening?
- Minisub leaving right now, sir.

- All right, Chip. Keep me informed.
- Aye, sir.

Min/sub a way sir.

- [ Nelson ] Get in there!
- [MacDougall] You're out ofyourmind'

Admiral, listen! Listen to me!

They have orders- my orders. The moment
that minisub turns towards my craft...

it shoots at us!

- I thought so.
- Yes.

The plan was to capture you and...
blow this ship out of the water.

But now we'll all die.

Not if you stop them.

- How?
- Talk. And keep talking.

- Tell them we've come to another arrangement.
- What arrangement?

What difference does it make?
If you want to live, talk- for 45 seconds.

- This is the professor.
- [Man On Speaker] Aren 't you on that min/sub?

No. We- We've agreed to a new plan,
so hold your fire.

For ho w long?

- Another 3O seconds.
- Thirty seconds.

- Only 3O seconds more.
- Th/rtyseconds it is. No more.

Why 3O seconds?

[ Scoffs ]
See for yourself.

That thing is unmanned

You might call it a-
2 guided missile.

Well, we're almost
out of Loch Ness, Lee.

- What do you think?
- Think about what?

You still think
there's a monster out there?

- [Chuckles] You couldn't prove it by me.
- [ Laughs]

Well, one of these days,
we might come back and... find out.