Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea (1964–1968): Season 2, Episode 23 - The Monster's Web - full transcript

A test submarine carrying a load of experimental fuel is disabled and lying on the ocean floor. The Seaview is sent to recover the volatile fuel canisters but an enormous underwater spider threatens to destroy them.

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LOOK AT THAT, COMMANDER.
FORTY-THREE KNOTS...

AND STILL GAINING.

WE'RE COMING UP TO
YOUR PREDICTED SPEED, SIR,

BUT THE HULL IS SHOWING
SOME VIBRATIONAL STRESS.
FORGET THE HULL. IT'S SOUND.

LOOK AT THAT SPEED INDICATOR.
I TOLD YOU, COMMANDER,

THERE'S NO LIMIT
TO WHAT MY FUEL CAN DO.

FIFTY KNOTS, SIR.
WE'VE PASSED YOUR
PREDICTED SPEED TEST.

- MAY I ORDER SLOW
TO STANDARD?
- NO, YOU MAY NOT.

I'LL HANDLE THIS.
ENGINE ROOM.

[ Man ] AYE, AYE, SIR.
THIS IS CAPTAIN GANTT.
ADD ANOTHER FUEL CYLINDER.

AYE, AYE, SIR.



SIXTY KNOTS, SIR.
WE CAN'T HANDLE THIS SPEED.

WE'LL TAKE IT, MISTER.

WE'LL TAKE IT ALL THE WAY
UP TO 75.

WHAT'S GANTT DOING OUT THERE?
HE'S GOT THE TEST SUB
UP TO 65 KNOTS.

[ Sighs ]
I DON'T KNOW.

THE ADMIRAL SAYS GANTT'S
ONE OF THE MOST BRILLIANT
MEN HE'S EVER KNOWN.

BUT IF YOU ASK ME,
STABILITY ISN'T
HIS LONG SUIT.

WELL, THAT'S
AN UNDERSTATEMENT.

LOOK AT THIS SPEED--
STILL INCREASING.

THE HULL WON'T STAND
THE STRAIN.

THE HULL MAY,
BUT THE INSTRUMENTS AREN'T
CALIBRATED FOR THIS SPEED.

THEN THEY'LL
BE RUNNING BLIND.

MAYBE THE ADMIRAL
CAN TALK SOME SENSE INTO HIM.

LET'S FIND OUT.
ALERT HIM, CHIP.



GET ME CAPTAIN GANTT
ABOARD TEST SUB 1.

TELL HIM THE ADMIRAL
HAS A MESSAGE FOR HIM.

ON THE DOUBLE.
[ Man ] AYE, SIR.

SIXTY-SIX, 67.

THE SEAVIEW'S TRYING
TO CONTACT US, SIR,

BUT AT THIS SPEED
WE CAN'T RECEIVE THEM.
ADMIRAL NELSON CAN WAIT.

WHEN I TALK TO HIM,
I REALLY WANNA HAVE SOMETHING
TO SAY TO HIM.

THERE'S SOMETHING
UP AHEAD, SIR.
CAN'T TELL WHAT IT IS.

SHOCK WAVE VIBRATION,
THAT'S ALL.

[ Beeping Rapidly ]

SEVENTY--
WE'LL MAKE IT.

WE'LL MAKE IT,
ALL RIGHT.

HARD LEFT RUDDER!

YOU BELAY THAT.
RESUME YOUR COURSE.
MAINTAIN FLANK SPEED.

- [ Rumbling ]
- [ Electrical Crackling ]

ALL STOP.
SOUND GENERAL QUARTERS.

- [ Klaxon Blaring ]
- CLOSE ALL WATERTIGHT HATCHES.

PREPARE TO ABANDON SHIP!

[ Banging ]

[ Man ]
VOYAGE TO THE BOTTOM OF THE SEA.

STARRING RICHARD BASEHART,

DAVID HEDISON.

VOYAGE TO THE BOTTOM OF THE SEA.

NOW MY PROPELLANT DID NOT
WRECK THAT SUB.

NOW I SAW THAT MONSTER
AS CLEARLY AS I SEE YOU NOW.

WELL, NONE OF THE OTHER
SURVIVORS SAW HIM, MIKE.

THE NAVY BOARD OF INQUIRY
IS GOING TO HOLD YOU
DIRECTLY RESPONSIBLE...

FOR THE LOSS OF THAT SUB
AND THE MEN WHO DIED
ABOARD HER.

NOW HOW CAN THEY?
I TOLD YOU HOW IT HAPPENED.

THE FACT STILL REMAINS, YOU WERE
RUNNING AT EXCESSIVE SPEED.

NOW THAT'S NONSENSE.
THE HULL WAS SOUND, AND MY FUEL
WAS WORKING PERFECTLY.

BUT YOUR
INSTRUMENTS WEREN'T.

- YOU WERE RUNNING BLIND.
- [ Crane ]
SEAVIEW CALLING FLYING SUB.

SEAVIEW CALLING FLYING SUB.
COME IN, PLEASE.

I READ YOU LOUD AND CLEAR, LEE.
WHAT'S THE REPORT?

ALL ARRANGEMENTS HAVE BEEN
MADE TO CONDUCT THE FUEL TEST,
ADMIRAL.

WHAT'S YOUR E.T.A.?

WE SHOULD BE READY FOR BERTHING
AT ABOUT 1100 HOURS.

IS GANTT WITH YOU?
YES. YES, HE IS.

GOOD. THERE SHOULD BE
SOME SURPRISES IN STORE
FOR HIM.

WE'LL SEE YOU AT
1100 HOURS.
[ Radio Clicks ]

- FLYING SUB CLEAR.
- NOW WHAT WAS THAT
ALL ABOUT?

I'VE BEEN RUNNING SOME TESTS
ON YOUR FUEL. I DON'T LIKE
THE PRELIMINARY REPORTS.

WHAT DO YOU MEAN "TESTS"?
THE FUEL HAS ALREADY
PROVEN ITSELF.

IT'S THAT MONSTER
WE HAVE TO BE CONCERNED ABOUT.

I DON'T AGREE.
THAT FUEL OF YOURS IS
A PRETTY UNSTABLE COMPOUND.

[ Scoffs ]
WELL, THAT'S HARDLY NEWS.

BUT I HAVE TESTED
THE FUEL THOROUGHLY.

YOU ALSO HAD SOME CYLINDERS
OF THE FUEL IN THE SUB
THAT WAS SUNK.

HARRY, I DON'T GET
WHAT YOU'RE DRIVING AT.

THE MONSTER CAUSED
THE DISASTER, NOT THE FUEL.

AND THOSE CYLINDERS ARE DOWN
AT THE BOTTOM OF THE SEA.

YEAH. THAT'S EXACTLY
WHAT'S WORRYING ME.

WHAT'S THIS ALL ABOUT,
CAPTAIN?

OH, WELL, I THINK
THE ADMIRAL IS BETTER
QUALIFIED TO TELL YOU.

WHERE IS HE?
HE'S ON THE RADIOPHONE
TO THE INQUIRY BOARD.

HE SAID TO GO AHEAD
WITH THE DEMONSTRATION
WITHOUT HIM.

WHAT DEMONSTRATION?

THIS CONTAINER IS MADE
OUT OF TITANIUM ALLOY--
AS STRONG AS ANY WE KNOW.

IT CONTAINS EXACTLY ONE GALLON
OF ORDINARY SEAWATER.

- AND THIS IS A SAMPLE
OF YOUR FUEL.
- CAREFUL WITH THAT!

THAT AMOUNT OF FUEL
COULD BLOW THIS SUBMARINE
TO THE ANGELS.

DON'T WORRY. IT'S BEEN
DILUTED TO 1/100th STRENGTH.

NOW, I'M GONNA PUT
ONE OF THESE TABLETS
INTO THE SEAWATER.

ONE OF THESE EQUALS
ONE DROP OF YOUR FUEL.

IT'S BEEN DILUTED
100 TIMES.

WELL, WHAT DO YOU
EXPECT TO PROVE?

I'VE ALREADY TESTED MY FUEL
AT FULL STRENGTH IN SEAWATER.

- IT HAS ABSOLUTELY
NO EFFECT ON IT.
- THAT'S RIGHT,

AT NORMAL PRESSURE.

BUT I'M GOING
TO RAISE THE PRESSURE
INSIDE THIS CYLINDER...

UNTIL IT REACHES A P.S.I.
OF APPROXIMATELY 140.

THAT'S THE WATER PRESSURE
WHERE THE TEST SUB IS.

RIGHT. NOW WATCH
THE PRESSURE GAUGE.

[ Air Hissing ]

[ Gantt ]
WE'RE WASTING AN AWFUL LOT
OF TIME WITH ALL THIS.

WHY ALL THIS CONCENTRATION
ON MY FUEL WHEN THERE'S A--

[ Explosion ]

SEAWATER... PLUS PRESSURE.

THAT'S THE CATALYST.
I NEVER DREAMED--

NOW WE KNOW THE REAL MONSTER
THAT'S DOWN THERE--
YOUR FUEL CYLINDERS.

IF SEAWATER CORRODES
THE CYLINDERS AT THAT PRESSURE,

THERE'S NO TELLING HOW MUCH
OF THAT GAS MIGHT BE FORMED.

THE COMPUTER'S ESTIMATE
ISN'T VERY OPTIMISTIC.

IF THAT AMOUNT OF FUEL
FORMS INTO GAS...

AND GETS TO THE SURFACE
AND IS PICKED UP BY
THE TRADE WINDS,

MILLIONS OF PEOPLE
COULD DIE, CAPTAIN.

- LITERALLY MILLIONS.
- WE'VE GOT TO GET
THOSE CYLINDERS.

- GET 'EM UP TO THE SURFACE.
- WE'RE READY.

GIVE US THE COORDINATES
AND WE'LL SHOVE OFF.

YOU'LL HAVE THEM.
LET'S GO.

NOW THIS IS THE GENERAL
AREA, CHIP.

LET'S SET A COURSE FOR HERE
AND PROCEED AT FLANK SPEED.

WHAT'S THE REST
OF THE PLAN, LEE?

WELL, TIME'S
A VITAL FACTOR, CHIP.

THE ADMIRAL'S GONNA TAKE GANTT
WITH HIM ON THE FLYING SUB.

HOPEFULLY, THEY'LL LOCATE
THE WRECK AND FIND THE CYLINDERS
BEFORE WE ARRIVE WITH SEAVIEW.

- I WOULDN'T DEPEND TOO MUCH
UPON GANTT.
- YES, I KNOW WHAT YOU MEAN.

FROM EVERYTHING I'VE HEARD
OF HIM, GANTT WANTS TO HELP
JUST ONE PERSON-- GANTT.

THAT'S TRUE, CAPTAIN,
AS FAR AS IT GOES.

BUT MY MOTIVES AREN'T
ENTIRELY SELFISH.

HOWEVER, I HAVE
MY RECORD TO CLEAR,

AND I WILL DO IT.

WHAT WERE YOUR MOTIVES WHEN
YOU TRIED TO PROVE YOUR FUEL
COULD BREAK A SPEED RECORD?

SUPPOSE WE LET THE BOARD
OF INQUIRY SETTLE THAT,
CAPTAIN.

RIGHT NOW, WE HAVE SOMETHING
MORE IMPORTANT TO DEAL WITH.
I MADE MY WAY AFT...

TO THE ESCAPE CHAMBER
BY A FREAK CHANCE.

THE ONLY SURVIVORS CAME
FROM THESE COMPARTMENTS.
MM-HMM.

AND THE EXTRA FUEL
CYLINDERS WERE ALL
STORED IN THE AFT SECTION.

THAT'S RIGHT.
WELL, THAT COULD BE
A BREAK.

NOW IF THE HATCHES
BACK HERE WERE CLOSED
IN TIME,

THEN THIS PART OF THE SHIP
MAY STILL BE DRY.

THAT'S A DEFINITE
POSSIBILITY.
UH-HUH.

WELL, IN THAT CASE,
THE ADMIRAL CAN BRING
THE FLYING SUB...

RIGHT DOWN HERE
OVER THIS HATCH.

WE MAY GET LUCKY
AND FIND THOSE CYLINDERS
THERE WAITING FOR US.

AND THAT MAY NOT BE ALL
THAT'LL BE WAITING FOR US.

MEANING THIS CREATURE
OF YOURS.

THAT'S EXACTLY
WHAT I MEAN.

I KNOW YOU DON'T
BELIEVE ME, CAPTAIN,
BUT IT WAS THERE.

OH, WELL. WE'LL SEE.

YOU'LL NEED ONE CREWMAN--
SOMEBODY WITH BOTH FLYING SUB
AND DIVING EXPERIENCE.

MR. MORTON, ALERT RILEY
HE'S GOING ON A MISSION.

PROVIDE FULL DIVING GEAR
FOR THREE MEN.
AYE, AYE.

YOU MAY HAVE TO DO
SOME DEEP DIVING, CAPTAIN.

I HOPE YOU CAN HANDLE IT.
FOR YOUR PRIVILEGED
INFORMATION, CAPTAIN CRANE,

I'M A FULLY QUALIFIED DIVER.

GOOD. I'LL NOTIFY THE ADMIRAL
THE PLAN'S COMPLETE.

DIVING GEAR'S STOWED ABOARD,
AND SHE'S READY TO LAUNCH, SIR.

[ Nelson ] ALL RIGHT.
LET'S GET ABOARD.
ANY FURTHER ORDERS?

NO. YOU STAY ON THIS
HEADING AND GET TO THE AREA
AS FAST AS YOU CAN.

WE MAY NEED YOU.
WE'LL BE THERE.

GOOD LUCK, ADMIRAL.
THANKS.

WE'RE OVER THE AREA NOW.

FLYING SUB TO SEAVIEW.
COME IN, SEAVIEW.

ROGER, F.S.1,
THIS IS SEAVIEW.

THE SKIPPER
WANTS TO TALK TO YOU, SIR.
WELL, PUT HIM ON.

- EVERYTHING ALL RIGHT, ADMIRAL?
- WE'RE OVER THE TARGET AREA.
WE'RE GOING DOWN NOW.

WELL, WE'VE GOT YOU ON RADAR.
WE'LL GET THERE AS FAST
AS WE CAN.

- VERY WELL.
KEEP THE LINE OPEN.
- WE'LL BE STANDING BY, ADMIRAL.

RILEY, GET ON SONAR.

AYE, SIR.

KEEP YOUR EYES OPEN
FOR THAT CREATURE.

CONTACT, SIR.
BEARING 0-1-0, RELATIVE.

WE MIGHT GET LUCKY.

RANGE 200, DEAD AHEAD.

THERE SHE IS.

SEAVIEW.
[ Crane On Speaker ]
GO AHEAD, ADMIRAL.

WE MADE CONTACT
WITH THE TEST SUB.

DID YOU MAKE OUT
HER CONDITION, SIR?

DOESN'T LOOK TOO BAD.
FOREPART IS CRUSHED,

BUT THE AFT END
MIGHT BE WATERTIGHT.

MUST'VE HIT A REEF.

I TOLD YOU--
IT WAS NO REEF.

WE'RE GOING TO TRY TO SETTLE
ON THE HATCH AND SEE IF WE
CAN GET IN.

ROGER. WE'LL CATCH UP
WITH YOU IN TWO HOURS.
GOOD LUCK, ADMIRAL.

[ Scoffs ]
THANKS.

[ Rattling ]
HOLD HER STEADY. THOSE
FUEL CYLINDERS COULD BLOW.

[ Loud Screeching ]

[ Sighs ]

ALL RIGHT.
CRACK THE HATCH, RILEY.

LET'S HOPE IT'S DRY
DOWN THERE.

[ Screeching ]

SHE'S DRY AS A BONE.
YOU CAN PASS DOWN THAT CABLE.

RILEY.

WELL, TIE IT INTO THE MAIN.
WE NEED SOME LIGHT DOWN THERE.
AYE, AYE, SIR.

- I'VE GOT IT!
- ALL RIGHT. COME ALONG.

[ Rumbling ]

HARRY, YOU'D BETTER
GET BACK UP HERE.
WE'RE STARTING TO DRIFT.

I'LL TAKE THE CONTROLS.

- IS SOMETHING WRONG UP THERE?
- THE ADMIRAL HAS TO STAY
WITH THE CONTROLS,

OR WE'LL NEVER
GET OUT OF HERE.

- RILEY, YOU THINK
WE TWO CAN HANDLE IT?
- YES, SIR.

ALL RIGHT. LET'S GO.
THE CYLINDER ROOM IS JUST
AFT OF HERE.

[ Screeching ]

HOLD IT, RILEY.
I WANNA CHECK THESE OUT
FOR LEAKS BEFORE WE TOUCH THEM.

- LOOKS TIGHT AS A DRUM
TO ME, SIR.
- ALL RIGHT.

LET'S GET THEM OUT OF HERE
WHILE OUR LUCK HOLDS OUT.

VERY, VERY CAREFULLY.

I'LL CUDDLE THIS BABY
ALL THE WAY HOME, SIR.

[ Screeching ]

[ Rumbling ]

IT'S BREAKING UP.
[ Banging ]

[ Screeches ]

[ Banging ]

I DON'T KNOW WHAT'S
HAPPENING OUT THERE.

ONE MORE CRACK LIKE THAT
COULD FINISH US.

OPEN THE HATCH,
RILEY.

ALL RIGHT, TAKE TWO.

AND LET'S SHOVE OFF.

CAREFUL OF
THE VALVE.

IT'S THE CREATURE.
IT MUST BE.

GO AHEAD.

[ Light Tapping ]
LET'S GO, RILEY.

SIR, THERE'S A TAPPING NOISE,
LIKE THERE'S SOMEBODY
INSIDE THERE.

IT'S PROBABLY
SOME LOOSE EQUIPMENT.

LET'S GET OUT OF HERE.
[ Tapping Continues ]

THERE IT IS AGAIN.
HEAR THAT?

[ Tapping Continues ]
RILEY, PUT YOUR
CYLINDERS DOWN.

OPEN THE HATCH.

[ Tapping ]

THE FRAME IS SPRUNG.
YES, SIR.

YOU COULDN'T BLAST
THIS THING OPEN.

MAYBE WE CAN DO JUST THAT.
WE'LL BLAST THE HATCH.

WE'VE GOT A POWERFUL
EXPLOSIVE HERE.
LET'S USE IT.

TAKE THIS CYLINDER.

[ Tapping ]

THIS STUFF, SIR--
CAN IT BLAST THE HATCH OPEN?

THIS HATCH, THIS PASSAGEWAY
AND ABOUT HALF THE OCEAN.

[ Tapping ]
OKAY, SIR.

HOW MUCH FUEL DO WE NEED
TO BLOW THE HINGES?

I CAN'T GUARANTEE IT WON'T
PUT A HOLE IN THE SIDE,

BUT I'D SAY JUST A FEW DROPS.

DID YOU SAY "DROPS"?

I NEED SOME--
SOME KIND OF A CONTAINER.

[ Tapping ]
CONTAINER.

[ Tapping ]

I HAVE A LIGHTER.

THIS MIGHT WORK.
THE TAIL END OF THE CYLINDER.

AND HOLD HER STEADY.

[ Screeching ]

[ Banging ]

[ Liquid Splashing ]
THE FUEL IS SLOSHING AROUND.

[ Sighs ]

LET'S TRY AGAIN.

EASY.

I GOT IT.

TAKE THESE CYLINDERS
AWAY FROM HERE...

AND TAKE COVER.
RIGHT.

CAREFULLY!

[ Tapping ]

YOU GOT IT?
GOT IT.

[ Explosion ]

[ Coughing ]

TRY AGAIN, SPARKS.

THIS IS SEAVIEW
CALLING ADMIRAL NELSON.
CALLING ADMIRAL NELSON.

THIS IS SEAVIEW
CALLING ADMIRAL NELSON.
COME IN, PLEASE.

CALLING ADMIRAL NELSON.
THIS IS SEAVIEW
CALLING ADMIRAL NELSON.

FORGET IT, SPARKS.
FORGET IT.

NO ANSWER CAN ONLY
MEAN TROUBLE.

HOW SOON BEFORE
WE GET THERE?

ABOUT HALF AN HOUR.

LEE, YOU DON'T REALLY
BELIEVE IN GANTT'S MONSTER,
DO YA?

WELL, I DIDN'T.

BUT NOW
I'M NOT SO SURE.

[ Screeching ]

ADMIRAL!

[ Screeching ]

- IT CAN'T BE.
- I TOLD YOU.

I TOLD THEM ALL.
NOW MAYBE THEY'LL BELIEVE ME.

[ Screeching ]
NOTIFY SEAVIEW.

[ Screeching, Growling ]

[ Rumbling ]

THAT THING
IS PULLING US AWAY.

FLYING SUB CALLING SEAVIEW.
COME IN, SEAVIEW.

[ Dials Clicking ]
COME IN, SEAVIEW!

COME IN, SEAVIEW.
FORGET IT, RILEY.

THOSE STRANDS HAVE
SHORTED US OUT.

[ Screeching ]

WE'VE GOT SCUBA GEAR
AND SPEAR GUNS.

WE COULD SWIM OUR WAY
OUT OF HERE.
YOU OUT OF YOUR MIND, SAILOR?

WE HIT THAT THING WITH
A SPEAR GUN, WE'VE HAD IT.

- DO WE HAVE ENOUGH POWER
TO PULL OUT OF ITS WEB?
- I DOUBT IT.

LET'S DO SOMETHING. WE CAN'T
JUST STAND HERE AND LET IT
MAKE A COFFIN OUT OF THE SUB.

WE WAIT. SEAVIEW SHOULD BE
HERE IN A FEW MINUTES.

[ Banging ]

[ Screeching ]

IT'S MOVING AWAY,
LEAVING US HERE.

[ Roars ]

YOU THINK IT'S GOT
ITS EYE ON SOMETHIN' ELSE?

YEAH.
YEAH, COULD BE.

CAPTAIN,
CONTACT DEAD AHEAD.

[ Beeping ]

IT COULD BE THE FLYING SUB.

IT'S POSSIBLE, SIR.
WHAT'S THE RANGE?

ABOUT 2,000 YARDS.

- ACTIVATE NOSE CAMERA.
- AYE, AYE, SIR.

ALL STOP.
HOLD HER STEADY.

WHEN GANTT GETS BACK,
I'LL BE THE FIRST TO
APOLOGIZE FOR DOUBTING HIM.

[ Sighs ]
IF HE GETS BACK.

THERE'S THE SEAVIEW.

THEY CAN'T MISS US--
WRAPPED UP LIKE
A CHRISTMAS PRESENT.

THE MIKE.
YES, SIR.

[ Dials Clicking ]
IT'S STILL SHORTING, SIR.

- PAD THOSE FUEL CYLINDERS.
WE'LL TRY TO BREAK OUT.
- AYE, AYE, SIR.

[ Screeching ]

[ Engines Powering Up ]

FULL POWER!
GIVE HER ALL SHE'S GOT.
NO. THE STRAIN'S TOO MUCH.

- SHE'LL CRACK.
- YOU'RE THE ONE
WHO'S CRACKING UP.

WHERE'S YOUR GUTS?

[ Explosion ]

SEAVIEW CALLING FLYING SUB.
SEAVIEW CALLING FLYING SUB.

COME IN, PLEASE!

KEEP TRYING, SPARKS.

THAT'S BIG TROUBLE, LEE.

WITH GANTT OUT THERE,
IT FIGURES.

KOWALSKI AND OLSEN,
LAY DOWN TO THE MISSILE ROOM
ON THE DOUBLE.

WE'RE GOING OUT
FOR A SWIM.
AYE, SIR.

[ Electrical Crackling ]

LEND A HAND, RILEY.

THAT'S GOT IT, SIR.

HE'S REALLY HURT.
LOOKS PRETTY BAD.

HE'S GOT TO HAVE
MEDICAL ATTENTION.

IF WE COULD ONLY
BREAK LOOSE.

THAT'S A PRETTY BIG
"IF," SIR.

LEND A HAND, RILEY.

LAY BACK HERE OUT OF RANGE.
KEEP THE RADIO CHANNEL OPEN.

I'LL KEEP TRYING TO CONTACT
THE FLYING SUB.
ALL RIGHT. LET'S MOVE OUT.

RELEASE DIVERS.

[ Air Hissing ]

WHY ISN'T A RESCUE PARTY HERE?
THEY AFRAID TO FACE THIS?

THERE'S SOMETHING
OUT THERE, SIR.

[ Screeching, Roaring ]

- WHERE'S THE SPIDER?
- MAYBE IT'S HOLED UP
BEHIND THOSE ROCKS.

THEY'RE SWIMMING TOWARD IT.

LOOK OUT, SKIPPER!

FOLLOW ME.

THE SKIPPER'S
AVOIDING THE ROCKS,

NOT TAKING ANY CHANCES
ON SOMETHING BEING
HIDDEN BEHIND THEM.

JUST LET 'EM GET US
OUT OF HERE.

I'LL TAKE CARE
OF THAT CREATURE.

CUT AWAY THOSE STRANDS.
I'M GOING ABOARD.

[ Clanging ]

HE'S COMING ABOARD.
CRACK THE HATCH.

[ Exhaling ]

WHAT HAPPENED TO THE ADMIRAL?
WE HAD A LITTLE ACCIDENT.
WE TRIED TO BREAK LOOSE.

WE TRIED TO BREAK LOOSE?

IS HE BADLY HURT?
COULD BE A CONCUSSION.
HE NEEDS MEDICAL ATTENTION.

SO DOES BILL BALTER,
MY EXECUTIVE OFFICER.

WE FOUND HIM IN
THE COMPARTMENT NEXT
TO THE CYLINDER ROOM.

[ Sighs ]
IT'S A MIRACLE
HE'S STILL ALIVE.

YEAH.

ALL RIGHT, CAPTAIN.
LET'S CHECK ON THOSE CONTROLS.

[ Screeching ]

RADIO'S WORKING NOW,
SIR.
GOOD.

SEE IF SHE'LL TURN OVER.

[ Dial Clicks ]
[ Weak Mechanical Whir ]

[ Dial Clicks ]
IT'LL JUST ABOUT
GET YOU BACK.

RILEY, TAKE OVER
THE CONTROLS,
AND WHEN YOU BREAK LOOSE,

RENDEZVOUS WITH US
AT THE SEAVIEW.
AYE, AYE, SIR.

YOU'RE NOT SENDING US
BACK TO THE SEAVIEW?
AS FAST AS YOU CAN GET THERE.

WE CAN'T TURN AND RUN NOW.
THIS IS OUR CHANCE
TO GET THAT THING.

YOU'VE GOT TWO
BADLY INJURED MEN ABOARD--
I KNOW THAT, CAPTAIN.

AND ENOUGH EXPLOSIVES
TO KILL MILLIONS OF PEOPLE.

THAT'S WHY I WANT
YOU BACK NOW.
WHAT ABOUT THAT KILLER...

RUNNING AROUND LOOSE
IN THE SEAS?

WHAT ABOUT YOUR MEN
OUT THERE? YOU GONNA LET IT
KILL THEM TOO?

I'M IN COMMAND, CAPTAIN.
DON'T FORGET THAT.

SKIPPER! IT'S GOT
ONE OF THE DIVERS!

[ Roars, Screeches ]

[ Roars ]

- [ Roars ]
- FLYING SUB! FLYING SUB!

COME IN. FLYING SUB!
COME IN!

- FLYING SUB.
GO AHEAD, SKIPPER.
- WE'LL NEED A TORCH OUT HERE.

BETTER HURRY.
THAT THING'S
MOVING THIS WAY.

I'LL GET IT TO THEM.
AYE, AYE, SIR.
IT'S ON ITS WAY.

[ Screeching ]

[ Roaring ]

[ Air Hissing ]

COME ON!
LET'S GET OUT OF HERE!

I HAVE TO KILL THAT THING.
I HAVE TO KILL IT.

YOU CAN'T DO IT
WITH A TORCH, GANTT.

COME ON
BEFORE IT'S TOO LATE.

[ Roars ]

HERE IT COMES!
COME ON!

[ Roaring ]

I CAN'T MAKE IT.
GANTT, COME ON!

[ Roaring ]

TWO CASUALTIES BELOW, SIR.
ONE'S THE ADMIRAL.

IS HE BADLY HURT?
HE'S UNCONSCIOUS.

GET BELOW.
BRING HIM TO SICK BAY.

WHO'S THE OTHER ONE?
CAPTAIN GANTT?

NO, SIR. AN OFFICER
NAMED "BALTER."

HE WAS THE EXEC
ABOARD THE TEST SUB.

WE FOUND HIM TRAPPED
DOWN THERE, STILL ALIVE.

THAT'S INCREDIBLE.
WHAT ABOUT THE FUEL CYLINDERS?

WE'VE GOT 'EM,
MR. MORTON. THEY'RE
DOWN BELOW...

ABOARD THE FLYING SUB.
AS SOON AS THE CASUALTIES
ARE REMOVED,

I WANT YOU TO GET A WORK DETAIL
AND REMOVE THOSE CYLINDERS.
AYE, AYE, SIR.

[ Man On Speaker ]
DIVING PARTY APPROACHING
PORT QUARTER.

DOC.
DON'T TRY TO SIT UP,
ADMIRAL.

FIND ME AN INTERCOM MIKE.
ADMIRAL, YOU'VE GOT
TO LIE STILL.

A MIKE-- AND HURRY.
VERY WELL, BUT IF
YOU DON'T LIE STILL,

I'M GOING TO HAVE TO
GIVE YOU SEDATION.

GIVE ME THE MIKE!

YES, SIR.

SPARKS, HAVE YOU REACHED
THE SKIPPER YET?

[ Sparks On Speaker ]
NEGATIVE, ADMIRAL.
I'M STILL TRYING.

WELL, KEEP ON IT.
AND CALL ME THE MINUTE
YOU REACH HIM.

AYE, SIR.

TAKE CARE OF HIM.
HE'S HURT.

WHERE'S CAPTAIN CRANE?
[ Breathing Heavily ]
I DON'T KNOW, SIR.

HE ORDERED US BACK.

THE LAST I SAW OF HIM,
HE WAS WITH GANTT.
GANTT?

[ Sparks On Speaker ]
ADMIRAL, THIS IS SPARKS.

I'VE RAISED CAPTAIN CRANE.
[ Nelson ] PATCH HIM
INTO THIS LINE, SPARKS.

AYE, SIR.
SKIPPER, COME IN
FOR THE ADMIRAL.

[ Nelson ]
I READ YOU FINE, LEE.
WHERE ARE YOU?

THE THING'S GAINING ON US.
I DON'T THINK WE CAN MAKE IT.

[ Nelson ]
WE'LL FIND SOME WAY
TO DRIVE HIM OFF.

READY THE NOSE LASER
AND STAND BY TO FIRE.

ADMIRAL, THIS IS MORTON.
GO AHEAD, CHIP.

I'VE GOT THE NOSE LASER
READY TO FIRE.

VERY WELL. GET A RADAR FIX
ON THAT CREATURE...

AND COME ABOUT
FOR A NOSE SHOT.
AYE, AYE, SIR.

[ Roars ]

STAND BY TO FIRE.

[ Man ] MR. MORTON,
WE'VE GOT A DEAD AIM ON HIM.
ANY TIME YOU'RE READY.

- [ Roars ]
- FIRE LASER.

[ Screeching ]

ADMIRAL, WE DROVE IT OFF.
DID WE KILL IT, CHIP?

[ Man On Speaker ]
THE LASER WASN'T
STRONG ENOUGH TO KILL IT.

NO, SIR, BUT HE KNOWS
HE WAS HIT.

[ Man #2 On Speaker ]
MR. MORTON,
DIVERS ENTERING TANK.

[ Sighs ]
EITHER OF YOU HURT?

NO.

[ Sighs ]
WE'RE JUST PLAIN LUCKY.

WHAT DROVE IT OFF?
THE LASER-- THOUGH IT WASN'T
STRONG ENOUGH TO KILL IT.

WE'VE GOT TO KILL IT!
FORGET IT! AS LONG AS IT
DOESN'T ATTACK US AGAIN.

THAT'S EASY FOR YOU TO SAY,
BUT I'VE GOT A DEBT TO SETTLE
WITH THAT THING--

- AND I'M GONNA SETTLE IT.
- [ Nelson On Speaker ]
LEE, YOU BACK ABOARD?

WE'RE BOTH BACK.
WE'RE OKAY.

GOOD. GIVE ME A FULL REPORT
WHEN YOU GET OUT OF YOUR GEAR.

AYE, SIR.

HELP ME OUT OF
THIS STUFF, WILL YA?

THAT'S ENOUGH NOW.

I'M GIVING YOU SOMETHING
TO PUT YOU TO SLEEP.

NO, DOC. N-NOT YET.
I'M SORRY, ADMIRAL.

IN SICK BAY,
I'M IN COMMAND.

ALL SET TO GET
UNDER WAY, CHIP?
JUST ABOUT.

WHERE'S GANTT?
I LEFT HIM IN
THE MISSILE ROOM.

[ Doctor On Speaker ]
SKIPPER, THIS IS SICK BAY.

GO AHEAD.
THAT SURVIVOR
YOU SENT DOWN HERE--

YES. BILL BALTER.
HOW IS HE?

NOT SO GOOD.
BUT HE'S CONSCIOUS
AND ASKING TO SEE YOU.

YOU BETTER HURRY.
HE'S PRETTY LOW.
VERY WELL.

TAKE OVER, CHIP.
AYE, AYE, SIR.

DEAD? ALL THOSE MEN DEAD?

I KILLED THEM.
NOW TAKE IT EASY, BILL.
YOU HAD NOTHING TO DO WITH IT.

[ Groans ] MY FAULT.
FORGET IT. FORGET IT.
YOU'RE GONNA BE ALL RIGHT.

NO. SONAR.
NOW LISTEN TO ME, BILL.

YOU WERE OUTRUNNING
YOUR INSTRUMENTS.

IT WASN'T YOUR FAULT
YOU COULDN'T GET
A SONAR WARNING.

LISTEN. THE SONAR WORKED.

I-I SAW THE OBSTRUCTION.

GAVE AN ORDER--
THE WRONG ORDER.

JUST FORGET IT.
REST. ALL RIGHT?

I LOST MY HEAD.

I SAW OBSTRUCTION,
GAVE AN ORDER--

"HARD LEFT."

RUNNING SMACK INTO IT.

IT WAS MY FAULT, LEE.

IT WAS MY FAULT.

DOC.

MR. MORTON!
LOOK AT THIS.

SIR, CAN'T WE RUN FOR IT?

HE'S TOO CLOSE.
HE'LL GRAB A MOVING OBJECT.

IF WE PLAY DEAD,
HE MIGHT IGNORE US.

[ Screeching ]

[ Rumbling ]

[ Screeching ]

[ Screeching ]

SHOOT A CHARGE
THROUGH THE HULL.
IT MIGHT SHAKE HIM LOOSE.

ENGINEERING, GET ME EVERY
OUNCE OF POWER YOU'VE GOT
AND SHOOT IT THROUGH THE HULL.

[ Man On Speaker ]
IT'LL TAKE ABOUT FIVE
SECONDS, SIR. STAND BY.

[ Roaring ]

[ Electrical Crackling ]

[ Screeches ]

THERE IT GOES.

ENGINEERING,
RESET YOUR CIRCUITS.

PREPARE TO GET UNDER WAY.
AYE, SIR.

WE'LL STAND BY
TO ANSWER BELLS.

GANTT.

SPARKS, THERE'S A DIVER OUT.
PATCH ME THROUGH.

[ Sparks ]
GO AHEAD, SKIPPER.
CAPTAIN GANTT, COME BACK.

DO YOU HEAR ME?
COME BACK BEFORE
YOU GET YOURSELF KILLED!

FORGET IT.
I'M GONNA GET THAT KILLER...

IF IT'S THE LAST THING
I EVER DO.

[ Crane ]
YOU CAN'T HURT THAT THING
WITH A SPEAR GUN.

NOW LISTEN TO ME, GANTT.
IF YOU'RE TRYING TO CLEAR
YOUR NAME, FORGET IT.

BALTER JUST TOLD ME
EVERYTHING THAT HAPPENED.

IT WASN'T YOUR SPEED.
IT WAS A MISTAKE.

BALTER PANICKED.
HE CAUSED THE CRASH.

NICE TRY, CRANE,
BUT IT DOESN'T MATTER NOW.

I'M GONNA KILL THAT THING.
NOT WITH A SPEAR GUN!

I'VE GOT IT LOADED
WITH MY FUEL.
GET AWAY WHILE YOU CAN.

ALL BACK FULL!
RIG FOR EXPLOSION.
[ Man ] AYE, SIR.

CLOSE FORWARD CRASH DOORS.
AYE, SIR.

[ Screeches, Roars ]

[ Explosion ]

[ Klaxon Blaring ]

DAMAGE CONTROL, REPORT.
EVERYTHING'S UNDER CONTROL,
CAPTAIN.

SECURE THE CRASH DOORS.

RESCUE DETAIL,
THERE'S A DIVER OFF THE BOW.
BRING HIM IN.

YOU KNOW, CAPTAIN,
I'VE BEEN THINKING.

YOU'RE IN A HURRY TO GET
BACK TO SANTA BARBARA,
AREN'T YOU?

- AS A MATTER OF FACT, YES. WHY?
- WELL, IF I ADD MY FUEL CELLS,

ALL FOUR OF THEM,
TO YOUR TANKS,

I BET I CAN GET THE SEAVIEW
UP TO, MAYBE, 90 KNOTS--
OR EVEN MORE.

WELL, THIS IS WHERE
I CAME IN.