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 Posted:   Mar 15, 2010 - 9:14 AM   
 By:   ZapBrannigan   (Member)

The submarine "Cetacean" was one of the coolest things about MAN FROM ATLANTIS. I've often wondered what became of the miniature. The answer: it was auctioned off last year, as detailed here...

http://www.liveauctioneers.com/item/6321548







 
 Posted:   Mar 15, 2010 - 9:18 AM   
 By:   That Neil Guy   (Member)

The submarine "Cetacean" on MAN FROM ATLANTIS was one of the coolest things about the show. I've often wondered what became of the miniature. The answer: it was auctioned off last year, as detailed here... http://www.liveauctioneers.com/item/6321548


Awesome. I LOVED that sub. Still do. I built my own version using plastic eggs and a nacelle strut from an Enterprise model. And lots of gray paint.

 
 Posted:   Mar 15, 2010 - 9:27 AM   
 By:   ZapBrannigan   (Member)

Awesome. I LOVED that sub. Still do. I built my own version using plastic eggs and a nacelle strut from an Enterprise model. And lots of gray paint.

Well, you're not alone. I found this image somewhere about seven years ago, provenance unknown. Obviously a scratch-built fan model:

 
 Posted:   Mar 15, 2010 - 9:33 AM   
 By:   That Neil Guy   (Member)

Please. Somebody. Release the music from this series. Please.

 
 Posted:   Mar 15, 2010 - 10:04 AM   
 By:   BobJ   (Member)

Oh man, I haven't thought of that show in years. That was a great little model.

The Man From Atlantis is a show I wouldn't mind seeing again, if for nothing else than nostalgia.

 
 Posted:   Mar 15, 2010 - 10:12 AM   
 By:   That Neil Guy   (Member)

Look at the toys we missed out on.

http://www.plaidstallions.com/manfromatlantis.html

And especially a Cetacean toy.

http://www.plaidstallions.com/kenner/manfromatlantis.html

 
 Posted:   Mar 15, 2010 - 11:46 AM   
 By:   DavidinBerkeley   (Member)

I'd get in trouble if I mention what I wanted from the series, so I'll clam up.... big grin

 
 Posted:   Mar 15, 2010 - 11:50 AM   
 By:   Charles Thaxton   (Member)

wow that sub has BALLS!

 
 Posted:   Mar 15, 2010 - 3:10 PM   
 By:   MikeJ   (Member)

I would buy CDs or DVDs of this show in a half second.

 
 Posted:   Mar 15, 2010 - 9:24 PM   
 By:   TheSaint   (Member)

The pilot is available from Warner Archive. I spoke to Patrick Duffy at a con last year and he said that there were plans to release the whole series.

 
 Posted:   Mar 16, 2010 - 3:27 AM   
 By:   Jehannum   (Member)

I spoke to Patrick Duffy at a con last year and he said that there were plans to release the whole series.

That's good news. I'd buy a DVD set without hesitation.

I saw an interview with Duffy years ago and was impressed by how witty and intelligent he was.

 
 Posted:   Mar 16, 2010 - 5:56 AM   
 By:   That Neil Guy   (Member)

I spoke to Patrick Duffy at a con last year and he said that there were plans to release the whole series.


Hooray!

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 22, 2011 - 8:31 AM   
 By:   Bob DiMucci   (Member)

Warner Archive is now taking pre-orders for the MOD DVD release of the four "Man From Atlantis" TV-movies and the 13-episode series.

Here's the release announcement:

Special Offer: Get both Man from Atlantis collections for only $49.95!

Man from Atlantis: The Complete TV Movies Collection (1977) Remastered
Mysterious mer-man Mark Harris washed ashore on the nations TVs in early '77 and quickly became a breakout hero. America fell hard for Atlantean amnesiac, generating big ratings for the Man from Atlantis pilot movie and its three subsequent follow-up TV movies. Starring newcomer Patrick Duffy and overseen by Robert Justman (Adventures of Superman, Star Trek, Then Came Bronson, Probe/Search), the original TV movies easily swim between the parallel genres of Science Fiction and Super-Heroics, creating a fantasy that is still fun and fresh today. This 2 disc collection contains all 4 TV movies. Also stars Belinda Montgomery. PILOT(Newly remastered!): Mark Harris washes ashore, possessing strange sea-faring powers but no memories. The Death Scouts: Mark battles scuba diver abducting aliens. The Killer Spores: Intelligent spores from space possess Mark in a bid to return to the yawning galactic gulf. The Disappearances: Scientists all over the world are disappearing, including Mark's associate, Elizabeth.

Man from Atlantis: The Complete Television Series (1977) Remastered
Following the success of the four TV movies, Man from Atlantis was quickly commissioned as a weekly series for the 1977-1978 TV season. Sadly (unless you're a fan of Dallas!) the series failed to catch the same size audience as the TV movies, and the plug was pulled after 13 episodes. Gladly we can re-present them all to you, now completely remastered! So don your yellow trunks and hop aboard the Oceanic Research submarine Cetacean while its brave crew heads out investigate the mysteries of the deep and battle the villains of the sea. Starring Patrick Duffy, Belinda Montgomery, and Alan Fudge, with guest stars that include Victor Buono (in several episodes as the villainous Mr. Schubert), Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Pernell Roberts, Rene Auberjonois and Pat Morita. 4 disc, 13 episode collection.

http://www.wbshop.com/Special-Offer%3A-Both-Man-From-Atlantis-Collections/WAATLANTIS,default,pd.html?cgid=ARCHIVEPRE

 
 Posted:   Jul 22, 2011 - 8:35 AM   
 By:   johnjohnson   (Member)

Man From Atlantis was the first American TV series to be shown in the People's Republic of China in 1980, with the title translated to "The Man from the Bottom of Atlantic". It was at the time when the "Gang of Four" lost power to Deng Xiaoping, and science research began to get attention, along with economic development. In Brazil it was named O Homem do Fundo do Mar (The Man from the Deep Sea in Portuguese). In Portugal, the title was identical to the original, O Homem da Atlântida, being screened on RTP1. In Kuwait, it was released in the early 1980s in English with Arabic subtitles. In the Netherlands, the series was broadcast by TROS broadcasting association, from 15 June 1978 until 5 September 1980. The show preserved its name in France as well, where it aired as "L'Homme de l'Atlantide".

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Man_from_Atlantis

 
 Posted:   Jul 22, 2011 - 8:45 AM   
 By:   That Neil Guy   (Member)

I only wish this also meant that Fred Karlin's masters had been found. I WANT THIS MUSIC.

Meanwhile...ORDERED.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 22, 2011 - 1:51 PM   
 By:   Mike_J   (Member)

Cool photos.

I was always a little concerned why the conning tower seemed so oddly unconnected to the rest of the ship though.

 
 Posted:   Jul 23, 2011 - 8:25 PM   
 By:   ZapBrannigan   (Member)

Ordered. I'll get a kick out of seeing this show again. I practically memorized my audio tapes of it as a kid, back when there was no home video, and there weren't enough episodes to syndicate, so it seemed MFA was gone forever.

 
 Posted:   Jul 24, 2011 - 4:38 AM   
 By:   That Neil Guy   (Member)

Ordered. I'll get a kick out of seeing this show again. I practically memorized my audio tapes of it as a kid, back when there was no home video, and there weren't enough episodes to syndicate, so it seemed MFA was gone forever.

I made audio tapes of several episodes, too!

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 24, 2011 - 2:18 PM   
 By:   Know1   (Member)

Loved that show but I think it's a little expensive - I'll have to be a pirate on that one.
Sometimes I felt that they copied his "good natured innocence personality" to Superman: the Movie. The way both characters would let events come to them, never looking for trouble, helping people out of kindness.
God! They have cancelled so many good shows sometimes. Duffy was perfectly cast in that role! There were so many avenues to explore - his origins itself could've been a background ark stories while they could've made years and years of shows with other phenomenons, at the same time bring in the main two characters closer. And Mr Shuffy (forget the name of the fat recurring villain) was definately "his" Lex Luthor...

 
 Posted:   Jul 25, 2011 - 11:11 AM   
 By:   Amer Zahid   (Member)

I loved the series so much that I used water paints to color my eyes and got a red swim wear short and had painted the Atlantis symbol on it. I just couldn't figure out to further extend the little webs of flesh between my fingers and yes I did practice to keep my breadth under water for as long as I could. I was 12 then. LOL

 
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