Monster of the Day #925

As I noted, monsters were (comparatively) scant on the ground in the first season, but there where some. This one is pretty obvious and fairly mundane, admittedly. If I remember correctly,the episode inevitably featured an obsessed Ahab-analogue, but maybe I’m just assuming that to be the case.

  • bgbear_rnh

    Willie the singing Whale just wants to let the the Seaview crew know he has better voice that Frankie Avalon.

    Come wíth me On a voyage To the bottom of the sea

  • bgbear_rnh

    “the episode inevitably featured an obsessed Ahab-analogue”

    Moby II: Ishmael’s Revenge

    this time it is even more personal

  • Gamera977

    I was worried the sperm whale might be feeling um.. randy.. and try to um.. ah.. mate with the Seaview…

  • Ericb

    From this to a mind controlling garbage bag monster in only a year.

  • bgbear_rnh

    funny I can’t think of any puns or double entendres

  • sandra

    If I recall the movie correctly, a giant squid did try to mate with the Seaview. They discouraged it by electrifying the hull. It swam away mumbling “That’s what I call a Kiss ! “

  • Gamera977

    Isn’t ‘sperm’ whale enough!?!

  • bgbear_rnh

    I suppose that would make a seaman laugh

  • Gamera977

    Or someone in a penal colony…

  • bgbear_rnh

    I assume the real questions are: where did this whale prop came from and did the scale differences in the two props drive part of the story line.

  • SteveWD

    I was thinking the same thing. Either the Seaview shrank, or that’s a really, really…….really big whale.

  • Flangepart

    Lucky it wasn’t a HUMP back. (Paroom-ching!)

  • bgbear_rnh

    Humpback Mountain: Love is a force of nature

  • Rock Baker

    Granted I haven’t seen the episode myself, but I remember hearing about it on an Irwin Allen documentary the Sci Fi Channel produced way back when (The Fantasy Worlds of Irwin Allen?). I think this might be the ghost of Mody Dick! I think it also turns up in a color episode, and some men end up being swallowed by it and wandering around on sets built for FANTASTIC VOYAGE.

  • bgbear_rnh

    Getting swallowed up happened a few times IIRC. Must be a Freudian thing.

  • Flangepart

    It helps if you’re JUNG at heart…

  • Or worse, a narwhal. Cause they’re really horny.

    Cause they got that one tooth.

    That looks like a horn.

    Look, I went to the dentist today. All the good puns are gone.

  • bgbear_rnh

    don’t blow your spout.

  • Thanks. I needed that. Or deserved it. Or maybe both.