DISC 1, SIDE A: JONAH AND THE WHALE/ TIME BOMB/ ...AND FIVE OF US ARE LEFT/ THE CYBORG
DISC 1, SIDE B: ESCAPE FROM VENICE/ THE LEFT-HANDED MAN
DISC 2, SIDE A: THE DEADLIEST GAME/ LEVIATHAN
DISC 2, SIDE B: THE PEACEMAKER/ THE SILENT SABOTEURS
DISC 3, SIDE A: THE X FACTOR/ THE MACHINES STRIKE BACK
DISC 3, SIDE B: THE MONSTER FROM OUTER SPACE/ SFX footage/ still galleries
VOYAGE TO THE BOTTOM OF THE SEA began with at least a couple of differences: season 2 was the first season for the show
to be in color and the SSRN Seaview got a redesign that included a flying sub. The flying sub is cool in some ways, but I
blink when I see it go out of the water and into the skies. The end credits theme music is very haunting and I kinda wished
it could have replaced the opening credits music (which I never liked). The flying sub music si also great. Season
2 continued the thinly veiled Cold War stories mixed in with the usual goofy sci-fi monster episodes (THE MONSTER FROM OUTER
SPACE is a fun episode and yet I wonder if Captain Crane should be left in command when Admiral Nelson goes on trips).
Guest stars incldue George Takei and John Cassavates.
VIDEO: 1.33:1 (Full Frame)
If you have seen the restoration work done for the episodes for the two sets of THE TIME TUNNEL, you know you're in for
a treat. The video is soft in places, but I don't think they ever looked better. Nice work from 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment.
Now on to the DVD-10s that Fox continues to use. Since only 13 episodes were featured on this set, they should have used
DVD-9s instead of the flipper discs.
AUDIO: English Stereo, English Mono, Spanish Mono
Subtitles: English, Spanish
Some might want the Mono tracks, but I like the stereo tracks better. Dialogue is clear and crisp. Sound effects and music
are also easy to hear.
The extras are featured on side B of disc 3.
Over 22 minutes of special effects footage (with no audio) shows various Seaview model shots above and underwater, the
flying sub against some big creature underwater, and more. However it is rather boring to watch with no audio. I suggest Fox
get someone to do audio commentary to go along with this no audio footage for future sets. I still would like audio commentaries
for the episodes (2 or 3 would be great if possible).
The better extra are the four still galleries:
CONCEPT ART- art for the flying sub
EPISODE PHOTOS- stills from season 1 and 2
PUBLICTIY PHOTOS- most are regular fare while a few show the actors having fun
MAD MAAGZINE PARODY- You can actually read it and see it still by still. I do wish Fox also made it available as a downloadable
PDF file where you can see how the panels fit into each page of the parody of VTTBOTS.
FINAL ANALYSIS: The first volume of the second season of VOYAGE TO THE BOTTOM OF THE SEA is definitely one for fans to
own and I hope Fox continues to improve in the extras department for future sets (a switch to DVD-9s).
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