The Star Warsification of Captain Nemo

Posted by Michael Pinto on Oct 9, 2008 in Cinema, Television |

Shown above is a clip from the 1978 made-for-TV movie The Return of Captain Nemo which was produced by — yup you guessed it: Irwin Allen! I can just picture the writers pitching the show to Irwin:

“Look I know you’ve got tons of left over scenery from Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea, well I tell ya what we’re going to do with it: All the kids are into Star Wars so we go old school a revisit Captain Nemo but here’s the twist baby: we add in space aliens, laser beams and have plenty of shots of things blowing up big time!”

By the way least I slag the scripting dept. too much one of the authors involved in this “epic” was none other than well known author Robert Bloch whose credits included writing the horror novel Psycho and three scripts for Star Trek.

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