En route to Sumatra, the Quests spot the Star of Borneo, a Dutch freighter declared missing in the Java Sea. Landing their aircraft on deck, they find the ship seaworthy but deserted. As they discover and read the captain's log, baring a tale of woe and horror, an amphibious sea monster ventures out from the ship's shadows to destroy their plane. Stranded and unable to call for help, the Quests have to survive the night to build an escape raft in the morning, but circumstances force them to take an immediate stand against the monster for survival. Aiding them somewhat is the ship's Chinese cook, Charlie, whom they find half-frozen in the galley freezer.
Did You Know?
Whether deliberately or accidentally, the Sea Haunt sea monster is similar to the Creature from the Black Lagoon, although it is somewhat more dinosaur-like. The creature, and the entire episode, are somewhat reminiscent of the horror of H. P. Lovecraft, and the claustrophobic atmosphere aboard ship is unique in the series. See more
Speculation arises that the creature was disturbed from the deepest depths of the sea floor by recent heavy storms. No storm is so great that it can affect sea or ocean floors at profound depths. This explanation doesn't hold water. See more
Dr. Benton C. Quest
[reading the captain's log
"Developed engine trouble this morning two hundred miles from the Lingga Archipelago. While it was being fixed, I first saw the creature as it crawled over the ship's railing. It was probably brought up out of the sea by a storm, which had been raging the night before. I gave orders for the crew to capture it but it wasn't easy. It's a strange and awful thing. I've never seen the likes of it before, almost impossible to describe. It's body is covered with scales and ...
References Sea Hunt