Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea (1964–1968): Season 2, Episode 25 - The Mechanical Man - full transcript

While assisting an undersea drilling operation, Capt. Crane and the Seaview become locked in a life-and-death struggle with an android, powered by a new source of limitless energy, Subterranium 116.

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YOU HAVE TO TELL VENDON.
THE WORLD HAS A RIGHT
TO KNOW OF OUR DISCOVERY.

[ Man ]
IT WON'T BE NECESSARY
TO TELL ME NOW.

I'LL INFORM THE INTERNATIONAL
CONGRESS AND THE U.N.
GEOPHYSICAL HEADQUARTERS.

I WAS WONDERING HOW LONG
YOU'D WAIT BEFORE RETURNING,
MR. VENDON.

AND I'M WONDERING WHAT
YOU'VE BEEN CONCEALING FROM ME
AND WHY.

SUBTERRANIUM 116.
A NEW HEAVY ELEMENT
DISCOVERED AND NAMED BY ME.

I DIDN'T WANT TO REPORT IT UNTIL
I HAD MORE OF AN OPPORTUNITY
TO LEARN ITS PROPERTIES.

I NEED MORE THAN EXCUSES.
I WANT THE WHOLE STORY.

NOW WHAT IS THAT ELEMENT,
AND WHAT WILL IT DO?
OF COURSE.

THIS WAY, MR. VENDON.

[ Whirring ]



THIS ELEMENT IS PRESENT
IN THE DRILL CORE.

INERT UNTIL REFINED,

COMPRESSED
AND HIT FOR ONE MINUTE
BY A HALF MILLION VOLT CHARGE.

AND THEN?
YOU MAY SEE FOR YOURSELF,
MR. VENDON.

[ Electricity Crackles ]

[ Electricity Crackles ]

I WON'T LET YOU DO IT!
YOU CAN'T!

[ Electricity Crackles ]

[ Man ]
VOYAGE TO THE BOTTOM OF THE SEA.

STARRING RICHARD BASEHART,

DAVID HEDISON.

VOYAGE TO THE BOTTOM
OF THE SEA.

[ Static Crackling ]

[ Electricity Crackles ]



[ Rumbling ]

WHAT'S HAPPENING, CAPTAIN?
I DON'T KNOW.
SOME KIND OF A HEAVY TURBULENCE.

THE INSTRUMENTS
DON'T SHOW ANYTHING.

DAMAGE CONTROL.
[ Man On Speaker ]
DAMAGE CONTROL, AYE.

MAKE YOUR REPORT.
ALL SECURE, SIR.

NO DAMAGE TO HULL.
NO REPORTED INJURIES
TO PERSONNEL.

CHIP, SEE IF YOU CAN
CHECK THE CAUSE.

I'M GONNA CHECK WITH MR. OMIR
AT THE DRILL CONTROL DOME.

I HAVE CREATED ENERGY, PAUL.
PURE ENERGY.

YOU'VE ALSO
KILLED A MAN.

I SHALL FEED UPON IT,
BE NOURISHED BY IT.

I SHALL POSSESS
THE POWER OF THE SUN.

THE POWER OF THE DEVIL.

WHAT KIND OF A MONSTER
HAVE I CREATED?

SOON WE WILL HAVE POWER
BEYOND IMAGINATION.

WHO WILL HAVE--
THE WORLD OR YOU?

I WILL HAVE IT.

AND WITH IT,
I WILL BEGIN A NEW ERA,

AN ERA IN WHICH
CREATURES OF GENIUS
WILL DOMINATE.

ANDROIDS LIKE ME, PAUL.

I CHECKED WITH
DRILL CONTROL.

THEIR INSTRUMENTS
DON'T SHOW THE CAUSE
OF THAT TURBULENCE EITHER.

BAD NEWS THOUGH.
VENDON'S DEAD.

DEAD?
HMM.

HOW'D THAT HAPPEN?
WELL, HE WAS IN A SEA LOCK.

AND JUST AS HE GOING
INTO A SHUTTLE CRAFT,
THE TURBULENCE HIT.

BOTH HE AND THE CRAFT
DISAPPEARED WITHOUT A TRACE.

HAS IT BEEN REPORTED?
YEAH. OMIR'S
TAKEN CARE OF THAT.

WHAT ABOUT THE DRILL CONTROL?
ANY DAMAGE?
NO. JUST MINOR.

REPAIRS ARE BEING MADE NOW.
DID OMIR HAVE A REPORT
ON THE DRILL HEAD OR SHAFT?

HE SAYS THERE'S NO DAMAGE.
LET'S CHECK IT ANYWAY.

MORE BAD NEWS.
THE SHAFT PRESSURE IS
RIGHT ON THE RED LINE.

A COUPLE OF POUNDS' PRESSURE
AND THIS SHAFT WILL BLOW
WIDE OPEN.

YOU KNOW WHAT
THAT COULD MEAN?
EARTHQUAKES,

TIDAL WAVES,
VOLCANIC ACTION.

[ Morton ]
JUST BARELY IN THE SAFE AREA.

AND IT'S GONNA
STAY THAT WAY.

SPARKS.
AYE, SIR.

CALL MR. OMIR. TELL HIM
I'D LIKE HIM TO COME ABOARD
THE SEAVIEW FOR A MEETING.

WE'LL PICK HIM UP
IN THE FLYING SUB.
AYE, SIR.

CAPTAIN CRANE IS SENDING
THE FLYING SUB FOR YOU. HE--

WHAT ARE YOU DOING HERE?
I'VE JUST BROUGHT THE SHAFT
PRESSURE DOWN TO A SAFE LEVEL.

YOU HAVEN'T BROUGHT
THE PRESSURE DOWN.

YOU'VE USED YOUR POWER TO SHOW
A FALSE PRESSURE READING.
OF COURSE.

CAPTAIN CRANE WILL WANT ME TO
STOP DRILLING IF THE PRESSURE
GOES BEYOND THE RED LINE.

THAT WOULD DENY ME
THE ONLY SOURCE OF S-116,

AND THAT I WON'T PERMIT.
YOU WON'T PERMIT?

WELL, I WON'T PERMIT YOU
TO DO ANYTHING
SO IRRESPONSIBLY DANGEROUS.

WON'T YOU, PAUL?
[ Electricity Crackles ]

THE FLYING SUB HAS BERTHED, LEE.
OMIR'S COMING ABOARD.
THANKS, CHIP.

CAPTAIN CRANE.

I THINK YOU WORRY
TOO MUCH, CAPTAIN.

I'VE GOT A LOT TO
WORRY ABOUT, MR. OMIR.

I'VE JUST MADE UP
SOME DATA SHEETS.

PRESSURE READINGS AT VARIOUS
DEPTHS, SPEED OF DRILLING,
EARTH RESPONSE.

YOU'RE VERY THOROUGH,
CAPTAIN. AND WHAT
DO THEY TELL YOU?

WE'LL KNOW SHORTLY.
RUN THESE TOTALS
THROUGH THE COMPUTER.

I WANT TO KNOW
THE SHAFT PRESSURE WE CAN
EXPECT 12 HOURS FROM NOW.

MAY I SEE THEM?

THE SHAFT PRESSURE READING
WILL BE 5-6-1-6 IN 12 HOURS.

- IS THAT ABOUT RIGHT, CHIP?
- I COULDN'T SAY, SIR.

THE COMPUTER AND I AREN'T
AS FAST AS MR. OMIR.

IT WON'T BE
ABOUT RIGHT, CAPTAIN.

- IT WILL BE EXACT.
- WHAT DO YOU BASE THAT ON?

EXPERIENCE,
SPECIAL KNOWLEDGE--

AN EDUCATED GUESS.

MR. OMIR WAS EXACTLY RIGHT.

5-6-1-6 IS THE CORRECT FIGURE.

- YOU'RE VERY GOOD, SIR.
- GENIUS IS THE WORD.

LET'S MAKE A DEAL,
CAPTAIN.

IF THAT SHAFT PRESSURE
DOES NOT BEGIN TO DROP WITHIN
TWO HOURS, WE'LL STOP DRILLING.

IF IT DOES DROP,
WE'LL CONTINUE.
IS THAT FAIR?

YES. IF ADMIRAL NELSON AND
GEOPHYSICAL HEADQUARTERS AGREE.
THEY WILL.

I ASK ONLY ONE FAVOR.
WHAT'S THAT?

LET ME LOOK AT
YOUR PRIME CIRCUITS,

JUST TO BE SURE THAT SHAKE UP
HASN'T DAMAGED THEM
SO YOU'LL GET FALSE READINGS.

ALL RIGHT.
SHOW MR. OMIR WHAT
HE NEEDS TO SEE.

RIGHT THIS WAY, MR. OMIR.

[ Clicking ]

THERE YOU ARE.
IF THERE'S ANYTHING YOU WANT
TO KNOW, JUST ASK ME.

I'LL MANAGE.

I KNOW THESE CIRCUITS
BETTER THAN YOU KNOW
THE PALM OF YOUR HAND.

EVERYTHING SEEMS
TO BE IN ORDER.
GLAD TO HEAR IT.

YOU SEE? THE PRESSURE
IS WELL WITHIN SAFE LIMITS,
AND IT'S ONLY BEEN TWO HOURS.

THE GAUGE ON THE SEAVIEW--
DOES IT SHOW THE SAME READING?

EXACTLY,
AND SO DO ALL THE OTHERS.

WELL, NOT THE ONE ON
THE MAIN CONTROL PANEL.

THAT SHOWS PRESSURE
WELL BEYOND THE RED LINE,
AND HAS FOR THE PAST HOUR.

IT DOESN'T REALLY MATTER
WHAT THAT GAUGE SAYS.

WELL, IT DOES TO ME.

IT MEANS THE DRILLING
SHOULD STOP AND THE SHAFT
SHOULD BE CLOSED UP.

THERE COULD BE A VIOLENT
ERUPTION AT ANY MOMENT.

YOU COULD BE WRONG, PAUL.

ONLY ABOUT YOU.

THERE I WAS WRONG
FROM THE MOMENT I GOT
THE IDEA TO CREATE YOU.

OMIR'S RIGHT AGAIN.
DOWN TO SAFE DRILLING LEVEL.
I STILL DON'T LIKE IT.

I KNOW WHAT YOU MEAN.
A MAN THAT SMART, RIGHT ALL
THE TIME, GETS UNDER YOUR HIDE.

I DON'T MEAN IT THAT WAY.

THE DEEPER WE DRILLED,
THE HIGHER THE PRESSURE WENT.

AND NOW, EVEN THOUGH
WE'RE STILL DRILLING,
THE PRESSURE DROPPED.

YOU GOT AN ANSWER TO IT?

I'M NO SCIENTIST, CHIP.

WHY DON'T YOU TRY
CALLING ADMIRAL NELSON
AT THE INSTITUTE?

I'VE ALREADY TRIED.
NO LUCK SO FAR.

THIS STARTED OUT TO BE
A ROUTINE POWER SUPPLY MISSION,
AND NOW LOOK AT IT.

CAPTAIN, AN EMERGENCY MESSAGE
FROM GEOPHYSICAL HEADQUARTERS.

"IN VIEW OF
LOWER SHAFT PRESSURE,
CONTINUE DRILLING."

THE SHAFT PRESSURE IS 6-1-9-9.
DON'T YOU UNDERSTAND
THE RISK YOU'RE TAKING?

DON'T YOU KNOW
THE VIOLENCE YOU CAN
LET LOOSE ON THE WORLD?

CERTAINLY I KNOW.

YOU KNOW THERE'S
GOING TO BE AN ERUPTION?

I KNOW THAT SOON
I WILL HAVE IN MY GRASP...

THE UNLIMITED POWER
TO RULE THE UNIVERSE.

THE SHAFT PRESSURE IS
STILL IN THE SAFE AREA.

FLOOD STARBOARD TANKS.

FLOOD STARBOARD TANKS.
BRING HER TO TRIM.

[ Man On Speaker ]
AYE, SIR.

WHAT'S THE SHAFT PRESSURE, LEE?
SAFE AND FALLING.

SPARKS,
ACTIVATE NOSE CAMERA.
AYE, SIR.

THE TIGER'S LOOSE.

BUT THE PRESSURE READING
WAS IN THE SAFE AREA.

SPARKS, GET ME MR. OMIR
ON THE DOUBLE.
AYE, SIR.

[ Morton ]
IF THE SEA DIDN'T
SMOTHER THAT ERUPTION,

IT WOULD EXTEND
A HALF MILE IN THE SKY.

WHAT IF WE HAVE
ANOTHER EARTHQUAKE?

THEN THAT'S IT.
THAT'S THE END.

[ Rumbling ]

- CAPTAIN, THIS IS SPARKS.
MR. OMIR ON YOUR CIRCUIT.
- PATCH HIM IN.

WE'RE HAVING A LITTLE
EXCITEMENT, AREN'T WE, CAPTAIN?
TOO MUCH, MR. OMIR.

HOW DO YOU EXPLAIN THAT
EXPLOSION? THE PRESSURE DIAL
WAS IN THE SAFE AREA.

WHO CAN SAY?
A FAULTY DIAPHRAGM IN THE SENSOR
AT THE DRILL CASING POSSIBLY.

I COULD SUGGEST
A DOZEN MALFUNCTIONS.

BUT, IN ANY CASE,
IT'S NOT SERIOUS.

I DON'T BELIEVE THAT.
WHY NOT?

WE'VE PIERCED A PRESSURE DOME.
THE ERUPTION WILL SOON SUBSIDE.

I DON'T BELIEVE THAT EITHER.
I THINK WE'VE TAPPED
THE VERY HEART OF THE EARTH.

THAT'S NONSENSE.
IS IT?

OF COURSE.
AND IF YOU WERE RIGHT, WHAT DO
YOU THINK COULD POSSIBLY HAPPEN?

I CAN ONLY GUESS,
AND I DON'T LIKE
WHAT I'M GUESSING.

TIDAL WAVES, EARTHQUAKES,

VOLCANIC ERUPTIONS
ACROSS THE WORLD.

I INTEND TO PLUG THAT SHAFT.

YOU HAVE NO AUTHORITY
TO DO THAT, CAPTAIN.

AND YOU'LL NEVER GET IT
FROM GEOPHYSICAL HEADQUARTERS.

THAT SHAFT IS STILL
GONNA BE PLUGGED.

ARE YOU REALLY GOING AHEAD
WITH IT WITHOUT AUTHORITY?

YES, IF I HAVE TO.

THE SUCTION DEVICE WORKS WELL.
HOW MANY CUBES?

TWENTY-ONE SINCE
THE SHAFT BLEW UP.

YOU'RE WORKING
VERY WELL, PAUL.

AMAZING WHAT LENGTHS
FEAR OF DEATH
WILL DRIVE A MAN TO.

THE ERUPTIONS ARE
INCREASING STEADILY.

ARE YOU AFRAID?
I AM.

I'M AFRAID WE STARTED
SOMETHING WE CAN'T STOP.

YOU STARTED SOMETHING
WHEN YOU CREATED ME.

AND WITH THIS
TO SUSTAIN ME,

I SHALL POSSESS POWERS
YOUR INFANTILE MIND
NEVER DREAMED OF.

I SHALL--

CAPTAIN CRANE IS TRYING
TO CONTACT VAN DRUTEN OF
GEOPHYSICAL HEADQUARTERS.

HOW DO YOU KNOW THAT?

WE HAVE NO DIRECT RADIO
OR COMMUNICATION SYSTEM
THAT WOULD--

TELEPATHY.
BUT I DIDN'T BUILD THAT
INTO YOUR CIRCUITRY.

THERE IS NOTHING
I CANNOT BUILD
INTO MYSELF, PAUL.

CRANE HAS DECIDED TO
SHUT DOWN THE DRILLING
AND CLOSE THE SHAFT.

NOW THIS MADNESS
OF YOURS WILL END.

IT SHOULD NOT BE NECESSARY
TO INFORM YOU...

THAT ALL COMMUNICATION--
SOUND, ELECTRONIC,
TELEPATHIC--

IS ALL A MATTER
OF WAVELENGTHS.

I AM NOW TUNED INTO
THEIR ELECTRONIC WAVELENGTH.

IT IS A SIMPLE MATTER
TO ADJUST MYSELF TO
VAN DRUTEN'S BRAIN WAVES.

[ On Speaker ]
CAPTAIN, THIS IS SPARKS.

I HAVE MR. VAN DRUTEN
OF GEOPHYSICAL HEADQUARTERS
ON LINE SIX.

PUT HIM ON, SPARKS.
AYE, SIR.

CAPTAIN, ACCORDING TO
THE REPORTS I'VE RECEIVED,

THERE HAVE BEEN SOME
NEW DEVELOPMENTS OUT THERE.

SOME PRETTY DANGEROUS ONES.

WE CUT THROUGH THE EARTH'S
MANTLE AND THE SHAFT ERUPTED.

WHICH MEANS SOME PRETTY DRASTIC
ACTION HAD BETTER BE TAKEN
RIGHT NOW.

I COULDN'T AGREE MORE, SIR.
VERY WELL, CAPTAIN.

WELL, IT'S OBVIOUS
THAT WE'LL--

IT'S OBVIOUS THAT--

WHAT'S OBVIOUS, SIR?
UH, WHAT DID YOU HAVE IN MIND?

IT'S POSSIBLE THAT
YOU'VE ONLY PIERCED
A PRESSURE DOME, CAPTAIN.

IF SO, THE ERUPTION WILL DIE OUT
AND WORK WILL BEGIN AGAIN.

- IT'S NOT POSSIBLE, SIR.
- MR. OMIR BELIEVES OTHERWISE.

I KNOW. HE TOLD ME.
BUT I BELIEVE THE SHAFT
SHOULD BE CLOSED IMMEDIATELY.

MR. OMIR ALSO ACCUSES YOU
OF THREATENING TO DO SO
WITHOUT PROPER AUTHORITY.

I DID SAY THAT, SIR,
BUT ONLY BECAUSE I THINK THAT--

CAPTAIN, LET ME REMIND YOU
THAT YOU ARE THERE ONLY
TO LEND TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE.

MANY NATIONS HAVE BEEN
INVOLVED IN THIS PROJECT,

AND MANY MILLIONS OF DOLLARS
HAVE BEEN SPENT.

IF WE ABANDON IT, IT CAN
ONLY BE BECAUSE WE HAVE FULL
AND COMPLETE PROOF THAT WE MUST.

WE CERTAINLY HAVE
NOTHING LIKE THAT NOW.

BUT THERE MUST HAVE BEEN
REPERCUSSIONS SOMEWHERE
AS A RESULT OF THE ERUPTION.

SOME MINOR EARTHQUAKES
HAVE BEEN REPORTED.

MOUNT LASSEN IN CALIFORNIA
SHOWING SIGNS OF INCREASED
VOLCANIC ACTIVITY.

- NOTHING BEYOND THAT.
- BUT WHAT FURTHER PROOF
DO YOU NEED?

THAT'S UP TO US
TO DECIDE, NOT YOU.

ANY UNILATERAL ACTION
ON YOUR PART, AND YOU'LL BE
UP ON CHARGES IN THE U.N.

THAT'S ALL, CAPTAIN.

SOUNDS AS THOUGH
THAT'S THAT.

NOT TO ME IT DOESN'T.
I THINK MOUNT LASSEN
IS GONNA BLOW,

AND A DOZEN MORE VOLCANOES.

AND THAT'LL BE
JUST THE BEGINNING OF
WORLDWIDE DESTRUCTION...

UNLESS WE CAN DO
SOMETHING ABOUT IT!

YOU'RE NOT GOING TO
TRY TO PLUG THAT SHAFT
AFTER WHAT VAN DRUTEN SAID?

NO, NOT YET.

PROOF, CHIP.

IF I CAN ONLY GET PROOF.

WHEN IS THIS
GOING TO END, OMIR?
WHEN I'M READY.

BY THEN HALF THE WORLD
WILL BE IN FLAMES.

THAT'S A MATTER OF COMPLETE
INDIFFERENCE TO ME, PAUL.

CAREFUL!
IF YOU PUT THEM TOO
CLOSE TOGETHER--

ALL HUMANS ARE COWARDS,
AREN'T THEY?

AND YOU'RE THE MOST
COWARDLY OF ALL.

WHAT ARE YOU
GOING TO DO NOW?

I NEED THIS
TO AUGMENT MY POWERS.

AS THOUGH
THE EVILNESS IN YOU
WAS NOT POWERFUL ENOUGH?

I HAVE THINGS TO DO,
AND I NEED ADDITIONAL ENERGY
TO ACCOMPLISH THEM.

SEAVIEW, THIS IS
DRILL CONTROL DOME.

SEAVIEW, THIS IS PAUL WARD
AT DRILL CONTROL.

I MUST SPEAK TO
CAPTAIN CRANE AT ONCE.

- NO, OMIR.
- SURELY YOU'RE NOT
ASKING PITY FROM ME.

DRILL CONTROL DOME,
THIS IS CAPTAIN CRANE. OVER.

I'M SORRY I CALLED THEM, OMIR.
I'M TRULY SORRY!

THIS IS CAPTAIN CRANE.
WHAT IS IT YOU WANTED?

CAN YOU HEAR ME,
DRILL CONTROL DOME?
CAN YOU--

[ Electricity Crackles ]

[ Static Crackling ]

FIRE DETAIL,
GET THAT INSTRUMENTATION.

DAMAGE CONTROL, REPORT!

[ On Speaker ] SOME HULL STRAIN.
SHORT CIRCUIT IN THE MAIN
REACTOR SYSTEM.

SPARKS, CAN YOU MAKE ANY
CONTACT WITH DRILL CONTROL?

NO, SIR.
APPARENTLY THEY'RE NOT
RECEIVING OUR TRANSMISSION.

SEE IF YOU CAN RAISE
ADMIRAL NELSON AT THE INSTITUTE.
AYE, AYE, SIR.

WHAT DO YOU MAKE OF IT?
I WISH I KNEW, CHIP.

FIRST, PAUL WARD CALLS
AND THEN IS CUT OFF.
AND NOW THIS.

TURBULENCE MIGHT HAVE
WRECKED THE RADIO.

NO, NO. WE LOST CONTACT
BEFORE THIS HAPPENED.
[ Clicks Tongue ]

WHAT'S THE DAMAGE CONTROL REPORT
ON THE FLYING SUB?

MAIN CIRCUITRY SHORTED,
SOME RESISTORS BLOWN.

ORDER OUT A REPAIR PARTY.
AYE, SIR.

YOU GOING TO
CONTROL CENTER?

YEAH, I MAY HAVE TO.

- WHAT'S CAUSING THIS, CHIP?
- WE KNOW THE SHAFT'S BLOWN.

THERE'S NO WAY OF TELLING
HOW MUCH DAMAGE THAT MIGHT BE.

MORE THAN THAT.
LIKE WHAT?

THE STRANGE WAY
OUR INSTRUMENTS ACTED.

THAT INTERRUPTED CALL
FROM PAUL WARD.

VAN DRUTEN'S
CHANGE OF ATTITUDE.

NOW THIS LAST TURBULENCE.

[ On Speaker ]
THIS IS SPARKS, CAPTAIN.
I HAVE THE INSTITUTE FOR YOU.

REPORTING AS ORDERED, SIR.
CHECK OUT THE FLYING SUB.
MAKE SURE SHE'S OPERATIONAL.

ALL RIGHT.

PUT ME THROUGH
TO ADMIRAL NELSON.
THIS IS CAPTAIN CRANE.

[ Man On Speaker ]
SORRY, SIR. THE ADMIRAL
HASN'T RETURNED YET.

THEN CONTACT HIM
AND PATCH ME THROUGH.
IT'S URGENT.

WE CAN'T DO THAT, CAPTAIN.
HE'S INCOMMUNICADO.

TOP SECRET PRESIDENTIAL MISSION.

THEN HAVE HIM CONTACT ME
THE MINUTE HE BREAKS LOOSE.
AYE, SIR.

LOOKS LIKE IT'S
ALL UP TO YOU, LEE.
[ Sighs ]

YES, IT DOES, DOESN'T IT?

SPARKS, ANY LUCK TRYING TO
CONTACT DRILL CONTROL?
NO, SIR.

AND I'VE BEEN UNABLE
TO REACH MR. VAN DRUTEN
AT GEOPHYSICAL HEADQUARTERS.

ANY TECHNICAL PROBLEMS?
NO, SIR.
THEY REPORT HE'S UNAVAILABLE.

SEE IF YOU CAN PICK UP
A NEWSCAST FROM THE STATES
ON THE NOSE VIDEOPHONE.

AYE, AYE, SIR.

[ Air Hissing ]

MR. OMIR.

HOW DID YOU
GET IN THERE?

WHERE--
WHERE'D YOU COME FROM?
THE DRILL CONTROL DOME.

COME ON.
WITHOUT DIVING GEAR?
AND YOU'RE DRY.

RADIANT HEAT HAS MANY USES.

WELL, UH, I'LL-- I'LL
HAVE TO TELL THE SKIPPER
YOU'RE ABOARD.

THAT WON'T BE NECESSARY.

I'M AFRAID IT IS.
NO UNAUTHORIZED PERSONNEL
ARE ALLOWED ON BOARD.

I SAID IT WASN'T NECESSARY.
[ Electricity Crackles ]

[ Man ] THE LATEST IN THE SERIES
OF HOLOCAUSTS SPRINGING UP
ALL OVER THE WORLD...

IS THE ERUPTION OF
MOUNT VESUVIUS IN ITALY.

FUJIYAMA IN JAPAN HAS ALSO
BECOME SUDDENLY ACTIVE.

A MAJOR EARTHQUAKE HAS
SHAKEN THE PHILIPPINES.

TIDAL WAVES AND HURRICANES
HAVE CAUSED WIDESPREAD
DESTRUCTION AND MANY DEATHS.

AND, AS OF THIS MOMENT,
THERE'S BEEN NO
DEFINITIVE ANSWER...

TO THE REASON
WHY ALL THESE EVENTS--

VAN DRUTEN WON'T EVEN
TALK TO US.

IT'S TOO LATE FOR TALK NOW.
I'M GONNA CLOSE THAT SHAFT.

CAN YOU DO IT?
I THINK SO.

A CHARGE OF HEAVY EXPLOSIVE
IN THE INSTRUMENTATION CAVE...

RIGHT AGAINST THE SHAFT WALL,
THAT SHOULD DO IT.

RILEY.
YES, SIR.

BREAK OUT THREE M.Z. BOMBS
AND LAY THEM DOWN TO
THE MISSILE ROOM ON THE DOUBLE.

AYE, AYE, SIR. THREE, SIR?
ONE COULD BLOW UP A BATTLESHIP.

THREE!
AYE, AYE, SIR.

SORRY, CAPTAIN.
I CAN'T ALLOW YOU
TO BLOW THE SHAFT CLOSED.

- HOW DID YOU GET HERE?
- THAT DOESN'T MATTER.

I'VE BEEN OBSERVING YOUR
FUMBLING SEARCH FOR THE OBVIOUS.
NOW LET ME ENLIGHTEN YOU.

THERE'S A NEW HEAVY ELEMENT
COMING UP FROM BENEATH
THE EARTH'S MANTLE.

SUBTERRANIUM 116.

A SOURCE OF PURE ENERGY.

MORE POWERFUL THAN ANYTHING
KNOWN TO MAN.

WE HAVE TO CLOSE THAT SHAFT.
WE'VE GOT TO.

THE SHAFT IS MY
ONLY SOURCE OF S-116.

I CAN'T LET YOU CLOSE IT.

THAT SHAFT IS GONNA BE CLOSED
WHETHER YOU LIKE IT OR NOT.

REACTOR ROOM, KILL
THE POWER FEED TO DRILL CONTROL
AND DROP ALL THE CABLES.

[ Man On Speaker ]
AYE, SIR.

I DON'T NEED YOUR POWER,
CAPTAIN.

I HAVE MY OWN.

PERMIT ME TO DEMONSTRATE.

DAMAGE CONTROL, REPORT.
FOUR MAIN GENERATORS GONE, SIR.

WE'RE TRYING TO GET
THE STANDBY ON THE LINE NOW.
REACTOR SHIELD SPLIT.

- ANY RADIATION?
- IN THE RED AREA
FOR TWO MINUTES.

SENDING THREE MEN TO SICK BAY
FOR ANTI-RADIATION TREATMENT.
REPAIRING THE REACTOR SHIELD.

WHAT'S THE TOTAL
REPAIR TIME?
ESTIMATE THREE DAYS, SIR.

TAKE THIS MAN
AND THROW HIM IN THE BRIG!

I WOULDN'T ADVISE IT, CAPTAIN.

WHAT HAPPENED TO YOUR EQUIPMENT
COULD EASILY HAPPEN
TO HUMAN FLESH.

ALL RIGHT,
WHAT DO YOU WANT?

WHAT JUST HAPPENED IS ONLY
A SMALL SAMPLE OF THE FORCE
THAT CAN DESTROY THE SEAVIEW...

IF YOU TRY TO CLOSE THE SHAFT
BEFORE I'M READY TO
HAVE IT DONE.

- WHEN WILL THAT BE?
- WHEN I HAVE ALL THE S-116
I NEED-- 10 OR 12 DAYS.

TEN OR 12 DAYS.

AND, MEANWHILE,
MORE VOLCANOES WILL ERUPT.

- MILLIONS OF PEOPLE
WILL DIE, RIGHT?
- PROBABLY.

AND YOU'D LET THEM DIE,
WOULDN'T YOU,

JUST SO YOU CAN STOCKPILE
A SOURCE OF ENERGY.

NOT JUST ANY SOURCE
OF ENERGY, CAPTAIN.

SUBTERRANIUM 116.
[ Sighs ]

WHY? TELL ME WHY.

TO HAVE AND CONTROL PURE ENERGY.

TO USE IT
AS IT SHOULD BE USED--

TO REWARD
THE GOOD MEN OR NATIONS,
AND TO PUNISH THE EVIL.

WHO DECIDES?
WHO NAMES THE GOOD?

THE EVIL?
I DO.

YOU'VE HAD YOUR WARNING,
CAPTAIN. HEED IT.

NO, NO.
LET HIM GO.

HOW'D HE DO ALL THAT?

FORCE FIELD,
ELECTRONIC RADIATION--
I DON'T KNOW.

CHIP, HE'S GOT TO BE
STOPPED, DESTROYED.

RILEY, GET THOSE MINES RIGGED
AND READY TO GO.
AYE, AYE, SIR.

CHIP,
GET A DIVING PARTY TOGETHER.
YOU'D BETTER LEAD THEM.

WE'LL SUIT UP RIGHT AWAY.
NOW, CHIP, LOOK.

I DON'T KNOW
WHAT POWERS OMIR HAS.

YOU MIGHT BE SPOTTED LEAVING
THE SEAVIEW AND KILLED.
YOU REALIZE THAT?

HMM.

WE'VE GOT TO FIND SOMETHING
ELSE FOR HIM TO DO.
LIKE WHAT?

WE'LL LOWER THE DIVING BELL.

WHILE HE'S BUSY WITH THAT,
YOU AND THE OTHERS MAKE
A TRY FOR THE CAVE.

SKI! WHAT HAPPENED TO YOU?

OH, WHAT?
WHAT HAPPENED?

OH, I DON'T KNOW.

UH, IT'S OMIR.
HE CAME ABOARD, PUT HIS
HAND ON MY SHOULDER AND--

[ Fingers Snapping ]
OH, MAN.

I GOT TO ALERT THE SKIPPER.
FORGET IT. OMIR'S ALREADY
BLOWN THE SCENE.

HOW'S HE DO IT, RILEY?
HOW DOES HE DO WHAT?

WALK THROUGH WATER.
NO SCUBA GEAR,
NO WET CLOTHES.

KNOCKS ME OUT THAT WAY.

WHAT KIND OF A JOKER
IS THIS OMIR ANYWAY?

YOU TELL ME. ALL I KNOW IS
HE'S GOT THE SKIPPER
CLOSE TO GOING APE,

AND I'M NOT VERY FAR BEHIND.

RILEY, GET THOSE
M.Z. BOMBS READY?
YES, SIR. RIGHT HERE.

OKAY. SUIT UP, KOWALSKI.
YOU AND I AND JENSEN ARE
GOING FOR A LITTLE SWIM.

AYE, SIR.
UH, SIR, COULD I GO
IN KOWALSKI'S PLACE?

- WHY?
- NO REASON, SIR. RILEY'S
JUST BUCKING FOR PROMOTION.

THAT'S NOT TRUE, SIR.
WHEN THAT MR. OMIR CAME
ON BOARD, HE KNOCKED SKI OUT.

I FOUND HIM ON THE FLOOR.
HE JUST CAME AROUND.

- IS THAT RIGHT, KOWALSKI?
- YES, SIR. BUT I'M A-OKAY NOW.

MAYBE NOT.
BETTER HAVE THE DOC
CHECK YOU OUT IN SICK BAY.

NO NEED, SIR. HONEST.
BESIDES, UH, I CUT MY EYETEETH
ON THOSE M.Z.'s.

IF YOU'RE GONNA USE THEM,
YOU'LL NEED ME.

ALL RIGHT, YOU'RE IN.
LET'S HOPE YOU DON'T REGRET IT.

WE CAN LOWER THE BELL
WHENEVER YOU'RE READY, SIR.
FINE. YOU'D BETTER GROUND THIS.

IF AN ELECTRICAL CHARGE
COMES UP THE CABLE,
IT'LL GO BACK INTO THE SEA.

YES, SIR.

YOU ALL RIGHT, KOWALSKI?
YES, SIR.

BUT I SURE WISH I KNEW
WHAT THAT OMIR HIT ME WITH.
OH, SO DO I.

NOW REMEMBER,
NOBODY MOVES OUT
UNTIL THE LIGHT FLASHES.

FIRST THE DIVING BELL GOES,
THEN YOU THREE. YOU GOT IT?
AYE, AYE, SIR.

ALL RIGHT.
NOW GOOD LUCK.

ALL RIGHT, RILEY.
NOW I'LL GET HIS ATTENTION.

AND WHEN I DO, PRESS THIS
AND SIGNAL THE MISSILE ROOM.
AYE, AYE, SIR.

SPARKS, READY.
AYE, SIR.

I EXPECTED YOU TO WAIT
10 MINUTES BEFORE YOU CALLED.
YOU'RE ONE MINUTE EARLY.

I'M ASKING YOU AGAIN
TO LET ME CLOSE THE SHAFT.
ARE YOU, CAPTAIN?

OR IS THERE MORE TO THIS CALL
THAN YOU WOULD HAVE ME THINK?

YOU KNOW YOU CAN'T
CHANGE MY MIND.

I HAVE TO TRY.
YOU ALSO KNOW THIS TALK
IS A WASTE OF TIME.

OBVIOUSLY, YOU'RE CALLING
TO HOLD MY ATTENTION WHILE YOU--

SO THAT'S IT.

YOU'RE USING THE DIVING BELL
TO RELEASE FROGMEN WHO WILL
ENTER THE CAVE WITH EXPLOSIVES.

YOU CAN FORGET ABOUT IT,
CAPTAIN.

KEEP THE SEAVIEW BETWEEN US
AND THE DRILL CONTROL DOME.
AYE, SIR.

[ Rumbling ]

[ Rumbling ]

[ Rumbling ]

[ Ticking ]

MR. MORTON, MY FALL STARTED
THE DETONATING TIMER.

- CAN YOU SHUT IT OFF, SIR?
- NO. IT TAKES A FUSE EXTRACTOR.

SIR, THE TIMER WAS SET
TO DETONATE AN HOUR AFTER
THE FUSE WAS ACTIVATED.

THAT GIVES US AN HOUR
TO GET BACK TO THE SEAVIEW.
WE STILL HAVE PLENTY OF TIME.

LET'S GET THIS THING
PUT TOGETHER.
YES, SIR.

YOUR TIME OF PARALYSIS
IS OVER.
[ Electronic Warbling ]

THERE'S WORK TO DO.
[ Groans ]

I DELIVERED A MESSAGE
TO THE SEAVIEW
AS I TOLD YOU I WOULD.

I'M IMPRESSED BY
CAPTAIN CRANE.

I BELIEVE
I MAY HAVE USE FOR HIM.

WHAT USE COULD YOU HAVE
FOR ANYONE, OMIR?

I'LL REQUIRE A STAFF
TO AID ME IN MY FUTURE WORK.

CAPTAIN CRANE IS
INTELLIGENT, RESOURCEFUL.

HE MIGHT FIT
INTO MY PLANS NICELY.

WHAT GOOD WOULD
A HUMAN BE TO YOU?

NOT MUCH.
BUT YOU CREATED ME.

PERHAPS I COULD CREATE SOMETHING
SUPERIOR TO HUMANS OUT OF CRANE.

YOU COULDN'T DO THAT!

THERE IS NOTHING
I CANNOT DO IF IT
PLEASES ME. I'LL--

CAPTAIN CRANE IS EVEN MORE
CLEVER THAN I THOUGHT.

THE DIVING BELL
WAS ONLY A DIVERSION.

HE SENT MEN INTO
THE INSTRUMENTATION CAVE WHILE
I WAS BUSY WITH HIM AND YOU.

BUT YOU BUILT ME
TO THINK AHEAD,

TO PREPARE
FOR ANY EVENTUALITY.

SO--
[ Switch Clicks ]

[ Whirring ]

[ High-pitched Tone ]

- WHAT ARE THESE THINGS, SIR?
- FORCE FIELDS.
WE'RE TRAPPED IN HERE.

NO, JENSEN!

[ High-pitched Tone ]
HE'S GONE.

WE'RE TRAPPED--
WITH THOSE BOMBS
GETTIN' READY TO GO OFF.

WE STILL GOT TIME.
[ Rumbling ]

MORTON CALLING SEAVIEW.
MORTON CALLING SEAVIEW.

COME IN, CHIP.

WE'RE TRAPPED, LEE.
CAUGHT BETWEEN TWO FORCE FIELDS.
JENSEN'S DEAD.

UH, WHAT ABOUT YOU
AND KOWALSKI?

UNHURT.
BUT THERE'S SOMETHING ELSE.

KOWALSKI FELL AND ACTIVATED
ONE OF THE BOMBS.

WE'RE TOO FAR FROM THE WALL
TO ASSURE CLOSURE OF THE SHAFT
IF THE BOMBS EXPLODE HERE.

JUST HANG ON.

I'LL DO WHAT I CAN.

WHAT CAN WE DO TO
GET THEM OUT, SIR?

UH, I DON'T KNOW, RILEY. I--

IS THERE A WAY TO BREAK
THE FORCE FIELD LOOSE, SIR?

SPARKS, GET ME MR. OMIR
ON THE VIDEOPHONE.
AYE, AYE, SIR.

WHAT IS IT NOW, CAPTAIN?
I WANT TO BARGAIN
WITH YOU.

INTERESTING.

YOU HAVE
COMMANDER MORTON TRAPPED
IN THE INSTRUMENTATION CAVE.

QUITE TRUE.
I WANT HIM AND THE OTHERS
OUT OF THERE.

IN EXCHANGE, I'LL GIVE YOU
MEN FROM THE SEAVIEW
TO MINE SUBTERRANIUM 116.

FIFTY MEN IN SCUBA GEAR
CAN MINE A HUNDRED TIMES
WHAT YOUR EQUIPMENT CAN.

THE IDEA HAS SOME MERIT,
CAPTAIN.

YOU CAN GET ALL THE ELEMENT
YOU WANT IN A SHORTER TIME.

THEN WE CAN CLOSE THE SHAFT
BEFORE ANY MORE DAMAGE IS DONE.

- I'LL ACCEPT YOUR OFFER
ON ONE CONDITION.
- WHAT'S THAT?

I WANT COMMANDER MORTON
TO ORGANIZE THE MINING,

AND I WANT YOU HERE
AS HOSTAGE...

TO BE SURE THINGS GO
AS YOU SAY THEY WILL.

YOU WANT ME AS A PRISONER
IN DRILL CONTROL?
THAT'S RIGHT.

ALL RIGHT.
I'LL BE RIGHT THERE.

PREPARE THE FLYING SUB
FOR IMMEDIATE LAUNCH.
AYE, AYE, SIR.

HE DOESN'T TRUST ME,
AND I DON'T TRUST HIM.

IT SHOULD MAKE FOR
A VERY INTERESTING VISIT.

[ High-pitched Tone
Continues ]

ANY IDEAS, SIR?

MAYBE WE CAN USE OUR LASER GUNS
AND BLAST THAT ELECTRODE
AND BREAK THE FORCE FIELD.

AT LEAST WE'LL BE ABLE
TO SET THE BOMBS IN PLACE.

IT'S WORTH A TRY, SIR.

ONE THING. IT'S POSSIBLE
WE'LL SET THAT THING LOOSE
ALL OVER THE CAVE.

I CAME TO PLAY, SIR.

WE'LL KEEP FIRING.
SOMETHING'S GOTTA GIVE.
THAT THING OR US.

[ Explosion ]

COME IN, CAPTAIN.
WELCOME TO
THE DRILL CONTROL DOME.

WHERE'S YOUR ASSISTANT?

PAUL IS IN THE REACTION CHAMBER
PREPARING THE MATERIALS
FOR AN EXPERIMENT ON YOU.

WHAT EXPERIMENT?
I CAME HERE AS A HOSTAGE.

NO, CAPTAIN. YOU CAME HERE
IN AN ATTEMPT TO DESTROY ME.

HOWEVER, ANY QUESTION OF COMBAT
BETWEEN US IS PURELY ACADEMIC.

LET ME DEMONSTRATE.

YOU'RE ONLY
TEMPORARILY PARALYZED.

CAN YOU TALK?
YES.

THE EFFECT WILL WEAR OFF
IN 10 MINUTES OR SO.

BUT, BY THEN, IT WON'T
MAKE ANY DIFFERENCE.

I'M ALMOST THROUGH, SIR.
POWER PACK'S USED UP.

MINE'S ALMOST EMPTY TOO.
WE'VE GOT A LONG WAY TO GO.

HEY, THAT ALMOST
DID IT, SIR.

NOW IF YOU CAN JUST BLAST
IT AT THE CONNECTING EDGE,
WE'LL BE IN BUSINESS.

WAIT.
I'LL TAKE THE CONNECTING EDGE,
YOU TAKE THE CENTER.

WE'LL FIRE TOGETHER.
YES, SIR.

[ High-pitched Tone Stops ]

[ Laughs ]
THAT DID IT, SIR.

AT LEAST WE CAN
PLACE THOSE BOMBS.

YOU STILL PARALYZED?
YES. WHAT'S THAT?

A CIRCUITRY TRANSPLANT,
CAPTAIN.

TRANSPLANT?

AND IT WILL SOON BE
AN INTEGRATED PART OF A PERSON
ONCE KNOWN AS CAPTAIN CRANE.

YOU'RE GOING TO TRANSPLANT
THAT THING INTO ME?

INTERESTING CONCEPT,
ISN'T IT?

WHAT THE RESULT MIGHT BE,
I'M NOT SURE.

YOU MAY BE COMPLETELY
ANDROID LIKE ME,

HALF-ANDROID, HALF-HUMAN,
OR IT MAY NOT WORK AT ALL.

IN WHICH CASE,
I'LL BE DEAD.

A FAIRLY GOOD ASSUMPTION,
CAPTAIN.

PAUL, BRING IN
THE SUBTERRANIUM 116.
WE'RE READY TO BEGIN.

[ High-pitched Tone ]

NOW WHAT, SIR?

WE'VE DONE OUR JOB.
THERE'S NO WAY OUT. IT'S ALL
UP TO THE SKIPPER NOW.

[ Rumbling ]

[ Coughs ]

THIS IS THE END OF IT, OMIR.

I'M TAKING CHARGE AGAIN.

UNLESS YOU AGREE
TO DO AS I SAY,

I'LL BRING THESE CUBES TOGETHER
AND RELEASE THE ENERGY.

IT WON'T WORK, PAUL.
THE ENERGY WILL ONLY FEED ME,
NOT DESTROY ME.

BEFORE YOU COULD PARALYZE ME,
I CAN BRING THEM TOGETHER.

YOU MAY NOT BE DESTROYED,
BUT YOUR REFINING PROCESS WILL.

WE CAN REACH AN AGREEMENT.
YOU'RE JUST UPSET.

STOP. I'M WARNING YOU.

I'LL RISK LOSING THE REFINING
PROCESS IF I HAVE TO.

NOW GIVE ME THOSE CUBES
OR I'LL KILL YOU.

HIS GLASSES--
DESTROY THEM!

NOW GET OUT!
GET OUT!

CLOSE THAT DOOR!

[ Rumbling ]

[ Rumbling Continues ]

HEY, IT'S GONE.
HOW'D IT HAPPEN?

TEN-TO-ONE
IT'S THE SKIPPER.
LET'S MOVE!

THE BOMB'S SET TO GO OFF.
WHERE'S CAPTAIN CRANE?

HE'S NOT HERE YET, SIR.
HE'S ON HIS WAY BACK
IN THE FLYING SUB.

[ Explosion ]

OH, THAT'S GOOD NEWS,
ADMIRAL.

THANKS. WE'LL EXPECT
YOU BACK SHORTLY.
ADMIRAL NELSON.

HE'S DUE TO ARRIVE IN
THE FLYING SUB ANY MINUTE.
GREAT.

EVEN BETTER,
HE SAYS THE EARTHQUAKES
AND VOLCANIC ACTION...

ARE SUBSIDING
ALL OVER THE WORLD.

MMM.
IT WAS A LITTLE TOO CLOSE
FOR MY TASTE, LEE.

I STILL DON'T UNDERSTAND HOW
OMIR WASN'T KILLED BY THE ENERGY
INSTEAD OF FEEDING ON IT.

HIS EYES. THEY WERE
PHOTO SENSORY CELLS.

THAT'S WHY HE WORE
THOSE DARK GLASSES WHEN
HE WAS EXPOSED TO THE ENERGY.

YOU SEE, WITHOUT THEM,
THE ENERGY PENETRATED THE CELLS
AND DESTROYED HIM.

[ Man On Speaker ]
FLYING SUB APPROACHING, CAPTAIN.
WILL MAKE SURFACE CONTACT.

I'LL GO UP ON THE BRIDGE
AND PIPE HIM ABOARD.

FINE.
I'LL GO WITH YOU.