Voyage To The Bottom Of The Sea Screenshots

I having been taking some screenshots as I go through the VTTBOTS DVDs. These are from Season 2.  They make great wallpaper for your computer desktop.

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9 thoughts on “Voyage To The Bottom Of The Sea Screenshots

  1. Actually all the screenshots on this post show the modified one row of windows Seaview, but you are right, the original Seaview in the movie and first black and white season had two rows of windows. Occasionally stock footage of the old Seaview with two rows of windows would make its way into the second and subsequent seasons. If you want to know more about the Seaview I recommend Mike’s Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea site (http://www.vttbots.com), and, of course, the DVDs! To answer your question, one theory I read was that after the Seaview was sunk in the season one episode “Submarine Sunk Here”, the Seaview was remodeled, including the windows.

  2. I would like to see more of these screenshots if possible. Also in order to make them wallpaper the resolution needs to be higher, maybe 1024 x 768 or higher. I don’t know how that works though when you are getting these from a DVD. But they do look great.

  3. Little known, the original design of the Seaview had a finless bow with 12 sets of bisected windows. Each of these 12 windows was as seen in the photos above; that of a wide aspect ratio window with a thin vertical girder matching that seen in the interior set. The relative enormity of the exterior of this original Seaview design appeared as awe inspiring.

    The initial concept and matching gigantic two level interior was out of the question budget wise for even a feature film backed by Groucho Marx. So a compromise was then reached. The small 51 1/2″ and medium 103″ Seaview miniatures were actually constructed with 12 window apertures, but were reduced prior to filming to 8 window openings by blanking the outermost sets on both lower and upper levels. The interior girders were also omitted, so as to at least roughly approximate the interior set as used in the film.

    Oddly, the feature film director’s continuity interior diagram of the Seaview, it’s purpose for indicating what room (set) was connected to which so the live action would make sense script wise, had the depicted exterior with the later window design matching the as used interior set. However, there were indeed two levels of windows shown.

    Someone, somewhere at some point decided to “correct” the mismatch of interior versus exterior window aspect ratios which ultimately resulted in the less fortunate and less exotic appearing exterior in the second through fourth seasons of the TV series. This change was incorporated into all the miniatures simultaneously with the introduction of the “Flying Sub” at it’s forward “bay” or hangar.

  4. Thanks Paul. That’s incredible information that I have never heard anywhere else. I haven’t watched the original movie in a while, but I remember towards the end there is a scene at the top of the spiral staircase, presumably level with the top row of windows, and a door from there leading into the control room. I’ve always been most fond of the original Seaview design.

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