Updated: May 26, 2017|
Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea ran for four seasons (1964-68) on
the ABC television network when much of the entertainment for the
day was sci-fi and fantasy/adventure. For its time, a four-year run
was considered quite a success for a television show. During the
60's, television not only entertained, but it also transported the
viewer's imagination into another world. Hence, this is why the
Twilight Zone, Star Trek and even Batman were so popular.
Created by Irwin Allen, Voyage was the longest running of the four
classic Sci-Fi shows that he produced. ABC had the privilege of
airing three of the four; Voyage, The Time Tunnel and Land of the
Giants, while CBS aired Lost in Space.
The 1960's also saw a dramatic change in television viewing. It was
the time when the television industry pulled out all stops and
brought color TV to the airwaves almost overnight. For the first
time, fans of a show could finally see what the actors and sets
looked like in color. Talk about an eye-opener!