The BEST Episodes of Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Jan 2, 2020

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 Terrible Toys

#1 - The Terrible Toys

Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired Oct 16, 1966

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 8.67
3 votes
Directors: Justus Addiss
Writers: Robert Vincent Wright
Deadly Invasion

#2 - Deadly Invasion

Season 3 - Episode 10 - Aired Nov 20, 1966

Faceless aliens invade Earth and try to take over an underwater atomic base. The leader takes the form of an old, deseased friend of Admiral Nelson in order to convice Nelson they mean no harm. Nelson will have none of it and leads a landing party to the base to stop the aliens, even if the cost includes their own lives.

star 8.50
2 votes
Directors: Nathan Juran
Writers: John Hawkins, Ward Hawkins
Shadowman

#3 - Shadowman

Season 3 - Episode 21 - Aired Feb 12, 1967

The Seaview takes on a skeleton crew and is being used to guide a new interstellar space probe. However, Chip Morton is taken over by an alien shadow man which wants to stop the probe.

star 8.50
2 votes
The Sky's On Fire

#4 - The Sky's On Fire

Season 2 - Episode 18 - Aired Jan 23, 1966

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: Charles Bennett, Irwin Allen, William Welch
Deadly Waters

#5 - Deadly Waters

Season 3 - Episode 7 - Aired Oct 30, 1966

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 8.33
3 votes
Directors: Gerald Mayer
Writers: Robert Vincent Wright
The Plant Man

#6 - The Plant Man

Season 3 - Episode 12 - Aired Dec 4, 1966

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

star 8.33
3 votes
Directors: Harry Harris
Writers: Donn Mullally
No Escape from Death

#7 - No Escape from Death

Season 3 - Episode 22 - Aired Feb 19, 1967

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 8.33
3 votes
The Wax Men

#8 - The Wax Men

Season 3 - Episode 24 - Aired Mar 5, 1967

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 8.25
4 votes
Directors: Harmon Jones
Writers: William Welch
Killers of the Deep

#9 - Killers of the Deep

Season 2 - Episode 15 - Aired Jan 2, 1966

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

star 8.00
6 votes
Directors: Harry Harris
Writers: Allan Balter, William Read Woodfield
Thing From Inner Space

#10 - Thing From Inner Space

Season 3 - Episode 8 - Aired Nov 6, 1966

Bainbridge Wells is filming a segment of his "Science On The Move" television series on a small island off the coast of Chile. A sea creature comes ashore and kills his crew. Wells convinces Admiral Nelson to return to the island because he wants to prove that the creature really exists. Crewman Patterson has a special interest in the mission.

star 8.00
3 votes
Directors: Alex March
Writers: William Welch
The Brand of the Beast

#11 - The Brand of the Beast

Season 3 - Episode 14 - Aired Dec 18, 1966

While racing to help a foundering research vessel, the Seaview's nuclear reactor goes critical. Admiral Nelson's right hand is exposed to intense radiation as he fixes the problem, causing a flare-up of the "werewolf" virus that he carries.

star 8.00
3 votes
Directors: Justus Addiss
Writers: William Welch
The Creature

#12 - The Creature

Season 3 - Episode 15 - Aired Jan 1, 1967

The Seaview is called in to help track an artificially created life form, now loose in the Pacific. The creature, which is growing at a fantastic rate, has its own agenda -- starting with a takeover of the crew.

star 8.00
2 votes
Directors: Justus Addiss
Writers: John Hawkins, Ward Hawkins
The Mummy

#13 - The Mummy

Season 3 - Episode 20 - Aired Feb 5, 1967

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
The Monster from Outer Space

#14 - The Monster from Outer Space

Season 2 - Episode 13 - Aired Dec 19, 1965

A space probe returns to earth and is recovered by Seaview...only to unleash an alien organism aboard.

star 7.94
63 votes
Directors: James B. Clark
Writers: Allan Balter, William Read Woodfield
Terror on Dinosaur Island

#15 - Terror on Dinosaur Island

Season 2 - Episode 14 - Aired Dec 26, 1965

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

star 7.83
6 votes
Directors: Leonard Horn
Writers: William Welch
Deadly Creature Below!

#16 - Deadly Creature Below!

Season 2 - Episode 16 - Aired Jan 9, 1966

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: Allan Balter, William Read Woodfield
The City Beneath the Sea

#17 - The City Beneath the Sea

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Sep 21, 1964

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 7.72
36 votes
Directors: John Brahm
Writers: Richard Landau
The Phantom Strikes

#18 - The Phantom Strikes

Season 2 - Episode 17 - Aired Jan 16, 1966

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

#19 - The Price of Doom

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Oct 12, 1964

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 7.71
17 votes
Directors: James Goldstone
Writers: Harlan Ellison
The Creature

#20 - The Creature

Season 1 - Episode 28 - Aired Mar 22, 1965

The crew is joined by Captain Adams, the sole survivor of an ill-fated missile launch, in search of the mysterious force responsible for the disaster.

star 7.70
37 votes
Destroy Seaview!

#21 - Destroy Seaview!

Season 3 - Episode 26 - Aired Mar 19, 1967

Admiral Nelson has been brainwashed. After getting a vital energy source, he attempts to kill Crane and the visiting Dr. Land in an undersea cave. He then returns to the sub, gasses the crew and sets the reactor to blow. Can Crane recover and return to the Seaview before Nelson can destroy it?

star 7.67
3 votes
Directors: Justis Addiss
Writers: Donn Mullally
Edge of Doom

#22 - Edge of Doom

Season 4 - Episode 24 - Aired Mar 17, 1968

"Idiots!!!" Admiral Nelson to himself. There is an imposter on Seaview. Lee Crane is the main suspect. Admiral Nelson takes Morton and Sharkey into his confidence. They must put Crane to the test to find out whether or not he's the man they know. Captain Crane is really put through the ringer in this episode! Admiral Nelson hurts his feelings on purpose, the Captain practically chokes to death from a fire in the Circuitry Room that he gets blamed for, he gets locked in a storage room, and he's driven half out of his mind by the Admiral, Morton and Sharkey. Through it all, Crane maintains his inner belief in himself. But he must have needed a vacation after this mission was over!

star 7.67
3 votes
Directors: Justus Addiss
Writers: William Welch
The Death Clock

#23 - The Death Clock

Season 4 - Episode 25 - Aired Mar 24, 1968

"... but the Flying Sub's my baby!" Captain Crane to Chief Sharkey Seaview's reactor is running wild -- again. Without taking the time to don protective anti-radiation gear, Captain Crane runs into the Reactor Room to shut down the pile. An explosion renders him unconscious. Although treated in Sickbay with a special anti-radiation device, the Captain does not come out of his coma-like state. Doc can find no explanation. (Apparently, Doc hasn't read the script.) Corpsman Mallory has turned that life-saving device into a time-machine. Mallory is testing his fourth-dimension gadget on Crane before using it to enslave the entire world! A warped and insane Captain Crane from the future shoots and kills Admiral Nelson, because he believes the Admiral has held him back from achieving all he should have. Maybe he's paying Nelson back for the Krueger incident.

star 7.67
3 votes
Directors: Charles Rondeau
Writers: Sidney Marshall
No Way Back

#24 - No Way Back

Season 4 - Episode 26 - Aired Mar 31, 1968

Seaview experiences a sudden power overload and blows up, killing all hands aboard. When Admiral Nelson (who was at the Nelson Institute at the time of the accident) hears of the destruction of the Seaview, he gets an impossible to refuse offer from Mr. Pem (who survived from A Time To Die): in exchange for the use of the sub's nuclear reactor, Pem will transport Nelson back in time to before the explosion which destroyed Seaview. Once back in time, Pem renergizes his time travel device and brings the sub back even further in time to the American Civil War. Before the crew has time to absorb this, the ship is boarded by Major General Benedict Arnold! Now Nelson has to stop Pem's far-reaching plan to take over the world and avoid the explosive disentergration of Seaview.

star 7.67
3 votes
Directors: Robert Sparr
Writers: William Welch
Werewolf

#25 - Werewolf

Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired Sep 25, 1966

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