20000 Leagues Under The Sea

20000 Leagues Under The Sea

Broadcast: April 22, 1953
Added: Feb 22 2015

Years before their appearance, Jules Verne foretold the submarine, the balloon, the aeroplane, the telephone, the long range projecto, and many other inventions, but perhaps his best writing achievement was the complex, but very human character, Captain Nemo. In this man we glimpse Homer's Ulysses, Shakespeare's Hamlet, and ourselves, our dreams, our disillusionments, above all our instinctive yearning for good. These are the things that make Captain Nemo and his great adventure timeless... 

The story begins in the late 1800s. The seas are no longer safe, with many ships lost. Sailors have returned to port with stories of a vicious giant whale with a long horn, which sinks their ships. A US expedition begins, sent to investigate these mysterious sinkings, where they encounter something entirely different...