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VOYAGE TO THE BOTTOM OF THE SEA Season 3 Volume 2
DVD Review by David Blackwell

DETAILS: 660 minutes (13 episodes on three double sided discs), still galleries, interviews with david Hedison, and audio interview with Richard Basehart
VIDEO: 1.33:1 (Full Frame)
AUDIO: English Stereo, English Mono, French Mono, Spanish Mono
Subtitles: English, Spanish

STUDIO: 20th Century Fox/ Irwin Allen Properties/ Cambridge Productions Inc
RELEASE DATE: 10-23-2007

DISC 1, SIDE A- THE BRAND OF THE BEAST/ THE CREATURE/ DEATH FROM THE PAST/ THE HEAT MONSTER
DISC 1, SIDE B- THE FOSSIL MEN/ THE MERMAID
DISC 2, SIDE A- THE MUMMY/ SHADOWMAN
DISC 2, SIDE B- NO ESCAPE FROM DEATH/ DOOMSDAY ISLAND
DISC 3, SIDE A- THE WAX MEN/ DEADLY CLOUD
DISC 3, SIDE B- DESTROY SEAVIEW/ interviews/ still galleries/ audio interview

The second half of the third season to VOYAGE TO THE BOTTOM OF THE SEA recycled old plot ideas more and more whether it was an alien menace or one of the crew being controlled (or brainwashed) like Crane or Nelson.    The episodes are enjoyable still, but the writing continues to get worse.
 
SPECIAL FEATURES:  On side B of Disc 3 are three more interviews with David Hedison as he talks about explosions on set, when he got angry at Irwin and made them rewrite a bad script, and Richard Basehart's problems during the making of the series (from his drinking and problems with a TV production schedule).
 
Also are three brief still galleries (episodic photos, publicity photos, and Merchandise) and a five minute audio interview with Richard Basehart from 1966.
 
FINAL ANALYSIS:   The best episodes look to be in the past of VOYAGE TO THE BOTTOM OF THE SEA as the third season shows more recycling. 
 

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