Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea

The BEST episodes of Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

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.

Last Updated: 5/30/2022Network: FOX
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Deadly Waters
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8.33
6 votes

#1 - Deadly Waters

Season 3 - Episode 7 - Aired 10/30/1966

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.

Directors: Gerald Mayer
The Mermaid
star
8.33
3 votes

#2 - The Mermaid

Season 3 - Episode 19 - Aired 1/29/1967

As the Seaview conducts a marine census, Captain Crane spots a mermaid. He brings her aboard and falls under her spell. A sea creature follows the mermaid and proceeds to cause big trouble on the sub. The problems are compounded when the Seaview is ordered to disarm a nuclear device that has been planted off the coast of California.

Directors: Jerry Hopper
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The Sky's On Fire
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8.25
8 votes

#3 - The Sky's On Fire

Season 2 - Episode 18 - Aired 1/23/1966

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!

Directors: Sobey Martin
The Terrible Toys
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8.14
7 votes

#4 - The Terrible Toys

Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired 10/16/1966

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.

Directors: Justus Addiss
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Turn Back the Clock
star
8.11
19 votes

#5 - Turn Back the Clock

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired 10/26/1964

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?

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Hail to the Chief
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8.08
12 votes

#6 - Hail to the Chief

Season 1 - Episode 16 - Aired 12/28/1964

Injured in a fall, the President of the United States is in desperate need of surgery -- and the operation must be kept secret. Naturally, Seaview is chosen as the best place for the operation. An enemy agent, taking the place of the doctor who would have used a radiological device on the President, will attempt to kill the Commander-in-Chief with a deadly ray. Will she be discovered in time to save the President?

Directors: Gerd Oswald
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Killers of the Deep
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8.00
7 votes

#7 - Killers of the Deep

Season 2 - Episode 15 - Aired 1/2/1966

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

Directors: Harry Harris
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The Phantom Strikes
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8.00
10 votes

#8 - The Phantom Strikes

Season 2 - Episode 17 - Aired 1/16/1966

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

Directors: Sutton Roley
Deadly Invasion
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8.00
5 votes

#9 - Deadly Invasion

Season 3 - Episode 10 - Aired 11/20/1966

Faceless aliens invade Earth and try to take over an underwater atomic base. The leader takes the form of an old, deceased friend of Admiral Nelson in order to convince 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.

Directors: Nathan Juran
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Doomsday
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7.93
15 votes

#10 - Doomsday

Season 1 - Episode 19 - Aired 1/18/1965

When a mass missile launching by a foreign power sets the U.S. on nuclear alert, the Seaview goes into a fail-safe maneuver, but is the launch really what it appears to be, and does this actually mean it's "doomsday?"

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The Monster from Outer Space
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7.91
64 votes

#11 - The Monster from Outer Space

Season 2 - Episode 13 - Aired 12/19/1965

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

Directors: James B. Clark
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Terror on Dinosaur Island
star
7.86
7 votes

#12 - Terror on Dinosaur Island

Season 2 - Episode 14 - Aired 12/26/1965

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

Directors: Leonard J. Horn
Submarine Sunk Here
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7.80
20 votes

#13 - Submarine Sunk Here

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired 11/16/1964

Damaged by an explosion from an old mine field, Seaview takes a dive to the ocean floor. Listing dangerously, running out of oxygen, having to deal with fire and flood, the crew can do nothing but wait for help. But will help arrive in time?

Directors: Leonard J. Horn
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The Creature
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7.70
37 votes

#14 - The Creature

Season 1 - Episode 28 - Aired 3/22/1965

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.

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The Death Clock
star
7.67
3 votes

#15 - The Death Clock

Season 4 - Episode 25 - Aired 3/24/1968

"... 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.

Directors: Charles Rondeau
The Price of Doom
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7.64
22 votes

#16 - The Price of Doom

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 10/12/1964

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.

Directors: James Goldstone
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The Death Ship
star
7.63
8 votes

#17 - The Death Ship

Season 2 - Episode 22 - Aired 2/20/1966

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

The Mist of Silence
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7.62
26 votes

#18 - The Mist of Silence

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 10/5/1964

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?

Directors: Leonard J. Horn
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The Haunted Submarine
star
7.57
7 votes

#19 - The Haunted Submarine

Season 3 - Episode 11 - Aired 11/27/1966

A ghostly ancestor of Admiral Nelson visits him aboard Seaview.

Directors: Harry Harris
The Secret of the Loch
star
7.55
11 votes

#20 - The Secret of the Loch

Season 1 - Episode 30 - Aired 4/5/1965

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

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The City Beneath the Sea
star
7.53
45 votes

#21 - The City Beneath the Sea

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 9/21/1964

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.

Directors: John Brahm
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Eleven Days to Zero
star
7.51
101 votes

#22 - Eleven Days to Zero

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 9/14/1964

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.

Directors: Irwin Allen
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Shadowman
star
7.50
4 votes

#23 - Shadowman

Season 3 - Episode 21 - Aired 2/12/1967

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.

Deadly Creature Below!
star
7.50
8 votes

#24 - Deadly Creature Below!

Season 2 - Episode 16 - Aired 1/9/1966

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.

Directors: Sobey Martin
The Shape of Doom
star
7.50
8 votes

#25 - The Shape of Doom

Season 2 - Episode 20 - Aired 2/6/1966

Dr. Alex Holden is hunting a gigantic whale in which he has injected an experimental growth serum. It turns on the doctor and destroys his boat, killing his crew. He is rescued by Seaview, which was on route to plant a nuclear device to blast an undersea channel. Dr. Holden obsesses over getting his swallowed equipment from the whale when it turns and comes at the sub, swallowing the bomb as it is being lowered! Nelson cannot detonate the bomb, as the president's carrier is in the area. The nearly insane Dr.Holden steals Nelson's remote detonating device and threatens to blow up the whale if he's not permitted to get samples of the whale.

Directors: Nathan Juran