Melt Down

Man From AtlantisSurprisingly high tides, and a sudden rise in ocean levels measuring at least half a foot, signal a global disaster in the making: something is causing Earth’s north polar ice cap to melt. Worse yet, the White House has received a thinly veiled ransom note indicating that Mark Harris’ old nemesis, Mr. Schubert, is behind the rapid rise of the oceans, and claims that only he can help restore the sea levels. His asking price for this help? Schubert wants Mark to join him.

written by Tom Greene
directed by Virgil Vogel
music by Fred Karlin

Cast: Patrick Duffy (Mark Harris), Belinda J. Montgomery (Dr. Elizabeth Man From AtlantisMerrill), Alan Fudge (C.W. Crawford), Victor Buono (Mr. Schubert), Robert Lussier (Brent), James Brodhead (Trubshawe), Dee Wallace Stone (Hot Dog Stand Owner), Richard Laurance Williams (Jomo), J. Victor Lopez (Chuey), Jean Marie Hon (Jane), Anson Downes (Allen)

Notes: The premiere of Man From Atlantis as a weekly series introduces sweeping changes to the show’s basic concepts; the underfunded Foundation for Oceanic Research of the four TV movies is now apparently very well funded, Man From Atlantisas seen in the new sets for their sub, the Cetacean, as well as their home base. They also have uniforms, and the new bridge layout of the Cetacean is more than just a little bit Star Trek-inspired. New cast member Jean Marie Hon was previously a regular on the Filmation post-apocalyptic Saturday morning series for kids, Ark II.

LogBook entry by Earl Green