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Sea Hunt

Discussion in 'Vintage Equipment Diving' started by gcbryan, Dec 25, 2009.

  1. vshearer

    vshearer Solo Diver

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    Orca's seem to enjoy killing. There is a disturbing episode on Discovery now showing a pod of 4-5 of them drowning (by holding it underwater) a baby Grey Whale and taking several hours to do so, tormenting it all along. Then they only ate the tongue from the carcass, and left it.

    And of course we have all seen the shots of them playing volleyball with seals.

    I remember watching reruns of SeaHunt whenever I visited relatives on Biscayne. For some reason it was never shown locally when I was a kid. It was neat since I could throw on a mask and snorkel and go right outside and jump in the bay.

    That hooked me.


    I think I got my collection the same way Dale did :) P2P.
     
  2. Paladin

    Paladin Solo Diver

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    Have you ever noticed that when Mike is supposed to be fifty or a hundred feet down, if the camera gets a slight upward angle, you can see the surface about twenty feet above him. And sometimes you can see the windows of the Marineland tank (they shot some underwater scenes there) in the background with people behind them looking through the glass!

    The show was full of inconsistencies (single tank in one scene, then triple tank, then double, then back to single) but it's still a lot of fun to watch.
     
  3. vintagediver

    vintagediver Barracuda

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    After he rescues the "Girl in the Trunk" he exits the water with the regulator inverted.
     
  4. covediver

    covediver Solo Diver

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    I forget the episode and he takes off his doubles, drops them in the water, and they float. I suspect they were made of balsa wood. Ivan Tors was famous for inexpensively crafted props which got used over and over again, even on other shows.
     
  5. simonbeans

    simonbeans Barracuda

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  6. gcbryan

    gcbryan One Bad Hombre

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    In the last episode that I saw he picks up the doubles by the manifold with one hand more or less like he was picking up a bottle of Coke and putting it away.
     
  7. 101recon

    101recon Solo Diver

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    "Trivia for
    "Sea Hunt" (1958) More at IMDbPro ยป
    When Lloyd Bridges complained about the weight of his twin air tanks during topside re-takes, the art director designed twin tanks made of balsa wood and had them painted silver. Only in the earliest episodes is Bridges using real tanks for above surface scenes."
     
  8. DaleC

    DaleC Solo Diver

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    If you guys keep nit picking sea hunt I'm going to have to cut your hoses (and I don't mean the regulator kind). It was 1958 for goodness sake. Have we done anything better in 2009 with such gems as "John and Kate plus Eight" or "I want to work for P Diddy"?
     
  9. fisheater

    fisheater Divemaster Candidate

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    Well put!
     
  10. gcbryan

    gcbryan One Bad Hombre

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    The nit picking is part of the fun of the show! Now the production values are slick but the shows just suck as you so rightly point out.:wink:
     

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