Friday 28 January 2022

On This Day... 28th January

Two stories with "under" in their title today - both poorly regarded.
The Underwater Menace delivered its infamous third instalment on this day in 1967, whilst Underworld gave us its concluding fourth instalment in 1978.
The former gave us the surreal underwater ballet of the Fish People, accompanied by one of Dudley Simpson's more bizarre compositions, but the bit everyone remembers most is the cliffhanger at the end, as Professor Zaroff announces "Nothing in ze vorld can stop me now!".
The latter suffered from serious budget problems, meaning there was no money to build the cave sets which were essential for three quarters of the story. CSO just wasn't up to the job of superimposing all the actors over model sets.

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