The government confronts mysterious incidents that threaten international safety and determines it must employ a team of experts who are shrunken to microscopic size to infiltrate and ...
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Government Finance Commissioner Selwyn J. Upjohn visits CMDF HQ to inspect their budget spending. His son Alvin proceeds to make a nuisance of himself. He even high-jacks the Voyager and sends it to ...
A scientific expedition in the Atlantic Ocean becomes lost in the Bermuda Triangle and washes up on an uncharted island. They meet up with travellers from other times, planets, and ... See full summary »
The government confronts mysterious incidents that threaten international safety and determines it must employ a team of experts who are shrunken to microscopic size to infiltrate and combat otherwise impenetrable dangers; thus is the Combined Miniature Defense Force created; it is led by US Navy Commander Jonathan Kidd, an expert frogman; Guru, a Tibetan wizard possessing fantastic powers; Erica Lane, an astronaut, doctor, and biologist; and Busby Birdwell, a scientist and engineer who builds the CMDF's primary aerial craft, the Voyager.Written by
The series varies from the film it is based on in two ways. 1. The miniaturization lasts 12 hours as opposed to 1 hour in the film. 2. The "Voyager" is an amphibious aircraft where as the "Proteus" in the film is a submarine only. See more »
Headquarters: CMDF, Combined Miniature Defense Force. Project: Fantastic Voyage. Process: Miniaturization. Authority: Top Secret, highest clearance. Team: Jonathan Kidd, Commander. Guru, master of mysterious powers. Erica Lane, doctor/biologist. Busby Birdwell, scientist/inventor, builder of the Voyager. Mission: In their miniaturized form, combat the unseen, unsuspected enemies of freedom. Time Limit: 12 hours.
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The interesting aspect of the Fantastic Voyage animated series is it's history....originally 20th Century-Fox was considering doing a live TV series based on the film. Veteran TV writers William Reed Woodfield and Allan Balter ('Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea', 'Lost in Space', 'Mission Impossible') came up with the series version in 1967, but the series idea was shelved, partially due to the untimely death of writer Balter in a plane crash.
20th Century-Fox had given the rights to another of their sci-fi action-adventure films, 'Journey to the Center of the Earth' to Filmation the previous year and was warmly received. So Fox decided to go with the less expensive route of animation rather than live-action with the added expensive of model work and set building (ala Land of the Giants).
In is also interesting to note that Filmation later did a special animated version of 'Lost in Space'....rumors abounded in the mid-70's that if the LIS cartoon had been picked up by the ABC network, then Filmation was poised to do animated versions of the other Iriwn Allen series, 'Time Tunnel', 'Land of the Giants', and 'Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea'.
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