Wednesday, February 23, 2011
MAN FROM ATLANTIS (1977) TV Guide Preview
I have the entire Man From Atlantis series here now (thanks to a generous Space: 1970 reader), but I've only had time to watch the original four 90-minute TV movies. I intend to write about the series much more in the future, because, despite its faults (and not actually being a "space" show), I have a great nostalgic affection for the program.
For one thing, as a 13 year-old sci-fi fan who thought that submarines were almost a s cool as spaceships, I loved the four-sphere Cetacean submersible. And, for another, I had a huge crush on Belinda J. Montgomery as Elizabeth Merrill. Apparently, I've always liked smart blondes.
As I've mentioned before, I also owned and enjoyed the two paperback tie-in novelizations and the short-lived Marvel Comics adaptation. If Kenner had actually got their proposed toy line off the ground, I probably would have tried to get all of those, too.