| The Buccaneer
(Airdate: February 8, 1965)
| A man posing
as a custodian, sets fire to a NIMR storage area. In
the hubub, infiltraters posing as firemen obtain entry to The
They separate from the legitimate firemen and head for
Seaview's berth, where they overpower guards, and board and
commandeer the sub. The thugs immediately isolate the
crew and officers.
run at NIMR; fire suberterfuge.
men confront Nelson & Co.
Cool Reception from the men
dour "gentleman" named Logan introduces himself to Nelson and
Heedless of the guards on deck, Logan orders a dive. Soon
reveals his plans -- to pirate de Vinci's Mona Lisa from a heavily
armed French war ship, using Seaview's missiles for persuasion if
necessary. Logan threatens to kill officers and crew if they
don't cooperate; Nelson figures he'll do that anyway once he's got
his hands on the painting.
Much see-saw action occurs and Logan actually pirates the artwork
Patterson pulls hose through
He's attacked by one of Logan's minions.
Kowalski to the rescue!
| Patterson tours
the ventilation system in an effort to gas the bad guys.
Out of the ventilation system, Pat is attacked. Kowalski
comes to the rescue just in time. As gas pumps into
the control room, Logan and his men are disoriented so that
Nelson, Crane and company are able to regain control of
the sub and return the purloined painting to the French government.
Some good action scenes,
sandwiched between a lot of dialog. Mr. Logan is addicted to
conversation, and he always takes a circular route when
talking, which prompts the Chief to say, "Canít that guy speak
English?" Thereís also a nice scene of camaraderie between
Patterson and Kowalski after "Skií saves Pat from Loganís
henchmen. Through-out the episode two mystery crewmen are
referred too, as having been dragged away by Loganís
men, but the fate of these two sailors is never
Basehart & Hedison with beautiful lady.
A behind-the-scenes production photo.
Says: By the time this episode aired, Season
One had produced so many fine shows, so many well written
and produced episodes, that this one stood out
as being particularly lame in comparison. The
fact that the episode had no real point, other than the
foreshadowed what was to so often come in the color years.
It's OK to do action for action's sake, but it needs to be more
intelligently written and energetically directed than this grade
C work piece.
Crane, Morton & Nelson admire a lovely lady.
Written: William Welch, Al Gail.
Directed: Laslo Benedek
Mr. Logan............Barry Atwater
Radio operator.......Dennis Cross
Henchman #1.......Gene Dynarski
Henchman #2...............Dick Dial