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  • I greatly enjoyed this 25th outing from Sea Hunt's fourth year on the air
  • What is interesting is that the pirates are not just interested in the sunken ship, but potentially in Norma Carter, the wife

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      I greatly enjoyed this 25th outing from Sea Hunt’s fourth year on the air. The show was called Underwater Pirates, but no, there aren’t pirates with peg legs or ships with skull and cross bones flags waving furiously in the air. However, there are pirates, as in salvage scalpers who are hoping to snag the

      copper and other remnants from an old ship.

      In this June 1961 story, Lloyd Bridges again plays Mike Nelson, our resident expert in deep sea diving. The ex-Navy frogman is actually helping a couple of friends get started in their business. The three are working on salvaging the remains of a sunken ship Nelson had found weeks before. However, the pirates show up and cause problems.

      What is interesting is that the pirates are not just interested in the sunken ship, but potentially in Norma Carter, the wife. It’s intriguing to see how they handled this. In actuality, nothing happened or even came close to happening except for the ...


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      two pirates tossing out inappropriate one-liners in her direction, although even their remarks were extremely tame.

      The fact that Nelson brought it up more than once, though, clearly means that it was the intent of the writer to show some fear and concern about Norma being in danger.

      There’s a lot of time then spent underwater with Nelson

      and his friend working on a sort of burglar alarm under water. This ultimately gets the attention of the Coast Guard. I’m not sure I follow the thinking here. It almost contradicted earlier dialog about the Coast Guard.

      The acting was decent and included solid performances from John Considine, Ron Hayes, Nan Peterson, and others.




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