The BEST Episodes of Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Sep 29, 2019

Network: FOX

Join the crew of the Seaview aboard their super high-tech submarine, where no mission is too dangerous and no threat is too deadly, be it enemy agents, mad scientists, deadly sea creatures, or impending nuclear disaster.

The Sky's On Fire

#1 - The Sky's On Fire

Season 2 - Episode 18

Cruising for days under the ice, Seaview surfaces to find the sky is ablaze thanks to the Van Allen belt catching fire. Nelson races to Washington to confer with fellow scientists and hatches a plan to detonate a nuclear device into the atmosphere and extinguish the fire. Weber, a Fellow scientist, feels they should do nothing and allow the fire to burn out. Nelson disagrees and takes Weber and two others aboard Seaview to decide the course of action as the sub races to the firing point. However, Weber is determined to stop Nelson and is willing to kill to do it!

star 8.33
6 votes
Directors: Sobey Martin
Writers: William Welch, Irwin Allen, Charles Bennett
The Terrible Toys

#2 - The Terrible Toys

Season 3 - Episode 5

Seaview is investigating a UFO. Along the way, they pick up a shipwrecked old man -- almost always a bad omen when our gallant crew finds a castaway! The bedraggled fellow has a sack full of strange, frightening toys capable of murder, and of destroying the submarine. Turns out the alien ship needs to melt down Seaview's hull for fuel. Nelson and Crane do their best to foil the aliens' plans before it is too late.

star 8.00
2 votes
Directors: Justus Addiss
Writers: Robert Vincent Wright
The Mummy

#3 - The Mummy

Season 3 - Episode 20

The Seaview is on a top secret mission to transport a 3,000 year old sarcophagus from New York to a country in the Middle East. The United States hopes that by returning a national treasure, war will be prevented. The inhabitant of the sarcophagus has other ideas, and attempts to prevent the Seaview from reaching her destinaton.

star 8.00
1 votes
Directors: Harry Harris
Writers: William Welch
Terrible Leprechaun

#4 - Terrible Leprechaun

Season 4 - Episode 15

About the plot . . . Um . . . Well . . . Uh . . . Okay, here it is: You see, there are these twin leprechauns, one good, the other icky. The icky one wants all the gold that's buried beneath an underwater defense installation in the Irish Sea. The good leprechaun does his best to stop his evil brother from doing any harm . * Footage of Morton and Kowalski trapped in an underwater cave was borrowed from previous episodes. So what else is new? * Why this episode wasn't broadcast on St. Patrick's day, we'll never know!

star 8.00
3 votes
Directors: Jerry Hopper
Writers: Charles Bennett
Deadly Creature Below!

#5 - Deadly Creature Below!

Season 2 - Episode 16

Seaview rescues two men adrift at sea, only to discover they are escaped prisoners intent on not returning to prison. While they attempt to hijack the sub, an undersea creature surfaces to menace the Seaview.

star 7.83
6 votes
Directors: Sobey Martin
Writers: William Read Woodfield, Allan Balter
Killers of the Deep

#6 - Killers of the Deep

Season 2 - Episode 15

A foreign power is salvaging sunken nuke missiles from the ocean floor to make themselves a superpower.

star 7.80
5 votes
Directors: Harry Harris
Writers: William Read Woodfield, Allan Balter
The City Beneath the Sea

#7 - The City Beneath the Sea

Season 1 - Episode 2

While investigating the disappearance of research ships in the Aegean, the Seaview is damaged by a bomb. Captain Crane goes ashore, and pretends to be a diver for hire. The Captain meets an ex-diver, now a mute due to a tragic accident, who claims to have seen a ""city beneath the sea"". Crane gets hired by the ""bad guy"", but his cover is soon blown. He is taken prisoner and nearly loses his life.

star 7.79
34 votes
Directors: John Brahm
Writers: Richard Landau
The Phantom Strikes

#8 - The Phantom Strikes

Season 2 - Episode 17

Seaview encounters a sunken WWI sub...with someone still left aboard.

star 7.71
7 votes
Directors: Sutton Roley
Writers: William Welch
The Price of Doom

#9 - The Price of Doom

Season 1 - Episode 5

A husband and wife Antarctic research team is killed by an experiment on plankton gone wild. Seaview arrives to investigate and take plankton samples. Soon the submarine is in danger of succumbing to the horrible, slimy growth. Nelson, Crane and crew face another problem: one of the three scientists on board the sub is an enemy agent.

star 7.67
15 votes
Directors: James Goldstone
Writers: Harlan Ellison
The Wax Men

#10 - The Wax Men

Season 3 - Episode 24

The Seaview is carrying Atlantanean statues in its missile room as a favor for the State Department. As they wait for Captain Crane to return, a midget clown emerges from one of the crates and begins sending forth his animated waxwork duplicates of the crew. Crane's only hope is to try to revive Admiral Nelson and retake the ship. But, can they?

star 7.67
3 votes
Directors: Harmon Jones
Writers: William Welch
Terror on Dinosaur Island

#11 - Terror on Dinosaur Island

Season 2 - Episode 14

A submerged domed island is forced to the surface by its volcano and exposes a Jurassic-style world.

star 7.60
5 votes
Directors: Leonard Horn
Writers: William Welch
Werewolf

#12 - Werewolf

Season 3 - Episode 2

Two scientists examining a radioactive volcano are attacked by a wolf. One dies, and the survivor is infected by a virus that causes him to change from man to werewolf and back again. Admiral Nelson is exposed to the virus and the crew must find a vaccine.

star 7.60
5 votes
Directors: Justus Addiss
Writers: Donn Mullally
The Secret of the Loch

#13 - The Secret of the Loch

Season 1 - Episode 30

The Seaview travels to Scotland via a secret, underground conduit to investigate the mystery of the legendary Loch Ness Monster.

star 7.55
11 votes
Eleven Days to Zero

#14 - Eleven Days to Zero

Season 1 - Episode 1

A gigantic tidal wave will destroy much of the civilized world, but Admiral Harriman Nelson has a plan to stop it -- Seaview will set off a nuclear explosion at precisely the right time and place. Evil forces seek to destroy Nelson before he implements his plan -- in the chaos following the tidal wave, they hope to take over the world! Seaview's original Skipper is killed and it's Lee Crane from the US Navy to the rescue.

star 7.51
53 votes
Directors: Irwin Allen
Writers: Irwin Allen
Turn Back the Clock

#15 - Turn Back the Clock

Season 1 - Episode 7

A lush, tropical, verdant paradise in the South Pole? Living dinosaurs? Such fanciful ideas must surely be the ravings of a madman. Or perhaps not, as Admiral Nelson soon discovers. The question is, will he and Crane survive their trip to a lost world?

star 7.50
14 votes
Writers: Sheldon Stark
Graveyard of Fear

#16 - Graveyard of Fear

Season 2 - Episode 19

A scientist and his secretary come aboard Seaview when their research vessel is sunk by a giant Portugese Man-Of-War. They want Admiral Nelson to return to the scene, but won't tell him the real reason.

star 7.50
4 votes
Directors: Justus Addiss
Writers: Robert Vincent Wright
Dead Men's Doubloons

#17 - Dead Men's Doubloons

Season 2 - Episode 21

A 16th century pirate seemingly comes back from the grave to threaten Seaview.

star 7.50
4 votes
Directors: Sutton Roley
Writers: Sidney Marshall
Deadly Waters

#18 - Deadly Waters

Season 3 - Episode 7

Captain Crane rescues a diver from a wrecked atomic sub. He turns out to be Kowalski's brother, Stan, a Navy diving specialist. When the Seaview needs his help in getting off the ocean floor, Stan is not up to the job.

star 7.50
2 votes
Directors: Gerald Mayer
Writers: Robert Vincent Wright
The Plant Man

#19 - The Plant Man

Season 3 - Episode 12

Twin scientists - one good, one evil - come aboard Seaview. The evil twin is out to create a radioactive "plant man."

star 7.50
2 votes
Directors: Harry Harris
Writers: Donn Mullally
No Escape from Death

#20 - No Escape from Death

Season 3 - Episode 22

While searching the deep for an enemy complex, the Seaview is rammed by another sub. The crew rushes to make repairs before the air runs out and a lurking monster swallows a diving party led by Crane.

star 7.50
2 votes
The Return of Blackbeard

#21 - The Return of Blackbeard

Season 4 - Episode 14

The ghost of Blackbeard is alive and well, and he wants the Seaview and her crew. The pirate 'drafts' Kowalski, who makes a very convincing and quite blood-thirsty buccaneer. Nelson and Crane have their hands full trying to protect the President of the United States (a guest of a Middle Eastern Shah on a nearby yacht), and regain control of their ship. What will Nelson come up with this time to save the day?

star 7.50
2 votes
Directors: Justus Addiss
Writers: Al Gail
The Machines Strike Back

#22 - The Machines Strike Back

Season 2 - Episode 12

A missile defense platform-drone malfunctions and threatens to destroy the East Coast of the US.

star 7.44
9 votes
Directors: Nathan Juran
Writers: Ward Hawkins, John Hawkins
The Mist of Silence

#23 - The Mist of Silence

Season 1 - Episode 4

On a rendezvous mission, Crane and several crewmen are drugged into unconsciousness on a deserted yacht. Waking up in a South American prison, the men are taken out to the courtyard, one per hour, and executed. All will die unless Crane breaks his oath and confesses what he cannot. Will Nelson's rescue mission succeed? Will the country in question survive the machinations of the evil man who wants to take over?

star 7.44
16 votes
Directors: Leonard Horn
Writers: John McGreevey
The Cyborg

#24 - The Cyborg

Season 2 - Episode 4

Cybernetic genius Tabor Ulrich creates a perfect mechanical duplicte of Admiral Nelson. His plot: to make the crew of the Seaview they are fighting World War Three. In doing so, the sub will launch nuclear missles at the China, Russia and the USA. After the holocaust, Ulrich plans to take over and usher in "the age of the cyborg".

star 7.43
14 votes
Directors: Leo Penn
Writers: William Read Woodfield, Allan Balter
The Death Ship

#25 - The Death Ship

Season 2 - Episode 22

Things go wrong when Nelson and Crane test out a new automated system for Seaview.

star 7.43
7 votes