The Aquanauts

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The Aquanauts
Sam Levene, Sue Randall, and Jeremy Slate in The Aquanauts - 1960.jpg
Scene from the episode "Night Dive". From left: Sam Levene, Sue Randall, and Jeremy Slate (1960)
Also known asMalibu Run
GenreAdventure/Drama
Written byE.M. Parsons
Directed byWilliam Conrad
Fred Hamilton
Jack Herzberg
Herman Hoffman
Andrew Marton
StarringKeith Larsen
Jeremy Slate
Ron Ely
Country of originUSA
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes32
Production
Executive producer(s)Ivan Tors
Producer(s)Fred Hamilton
Ivan Tors
Running time60 mins. (approx)
Broadcast
Original channelCBS
Picture formatBlack-and-white
Audio formatMonaural
Original runSeptember 14, 1960 – June 7, 1961
Chronology
Related showsSea Hunt
 
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The Aquanauts
Sam Levene, Sue Randall, and Jeremy Slate in The Aquanauts - 1960.jpg
Scene from the episode "Night Dive". From left: Sam Levene, Sue Randall, and Jeremy Slate (1960)
Also known asMalibu Run
GenreAdventure/Drama
Written byE.M. Parsons
Directed byWilliam Conrad
Fred Hamilton
Jack Herzberg
Herman Hoffman
Andrew Marton
StarringKeith Larsen
Jeremy Slate
Ron Ely
Country of originUSA
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes32
Production
Executive producer(s)Ivan Tors
Producer(s)Fred Hamilton
Ivan Tors
Running time60 mins. (approx)
Broadcast
Original channelCBS
Picture formatBlack-and-white
Audio formatMonaural
Original runSeptember 14, 1960 – June 7, 1961
Chronology
Related showsSea Hunt

The Aquanauts (later known as Malibu Run) is an American adventure/drama series that aired on CBS in the 1960-1961 season. The series stars Keith Larsen, Jeremy Slate and Ron Ely (who later replaced Larsen).

Synopsis[edit]

The hour-long series focuses on the adventures of two Southern California divers, Drake Andrews (Larsen) and Larry Lahr (Slate), who made their living salvaging sunken wrecks. In January 1961, Larsen left the series due to health problems. His character rejoined the Navy and a new character, Mike Madison (Ron Ely), joined the cast. A month later, the format of the series was also changed with the show's characters, Larry and Mike, opening up a shop in Malibu. No longer encountering underwater dangers, storylines shifted to situations involved on land. To reflect the changes in the format, the series was retitled Malibu Run.[1]

The program was in competition with the short-lived Hong Kong on ABC and NBC's Wagon Train. Unable to compete with NBC's highly rated Wagon Train, the series was canceled after one season.[2]

Cast[edit]

Notable guest stars[edit]

Production notes[edit]

Produced by Ivan Tors for Ziv-United Artists, the rights to the series is currently held by MGM Television.

Episodes[edit]

Episode #Episode titleOriginal airdate
1-1"The Aquanauts: Paradivers"September 14, 1960
1-2"The Aquanauts: Collision"September 21, 1960
1-3"The Aquanauts: Rendezvous: 22 Fathoms"September 28, 1960
1-4"The Aquanauts: Safecracker"July 7, 1960
1-5"The Aquanauts: Deep Escape"October 12, 1960
1-6"The Aquanauts: The Stowaway"October 19, 1960
1-7"The Aquanauts: Disaster Below"October 26, 1960
1-8"The Aquanauts: Arms of Venus"November 9, 1960
1-9"The Aquanauts: Night Dive"November 16, 1960
1-10"The Aquanauts: The Cavedivers"December 7, 1960
1-11"The Aquanauts: The Big Swim"December 14, 1960
1-12"The Aquanauts: Underwater Demolition"December 21, 1960
1-13"The Aquanauts: River Gold"January 4, 1961
1-14"The Aquanauts: Niagra Dive"January 11, 1961
1-15"The Aquanauts: Killers In Paradise"January 25, 1961
1-16"The Aquanauts: Secret At Half Moon Key"February 1, 1961
1-17"The Aquanauts: Stormy Weather"February 8, 1961
1-18"The Aquanauts: The Amored Truck Adventure"February 15, 1961
1-19"The Aquanauts: The Defective Tank Adventure"February 22, 1961
1-20"Malibu Run: The Jeremiah Adventure"March 1, 1961
1-21"Malibu Run: Tidal Wave Adventure"March 8, 1961
1-22"Malibu Run: The Radioactive Object Adventure"March 22, 1961
1-23"Malibu Run: The Double Adventure"March 29, 1961
1-24"Malibu Run: The Margot Adventure"April 5, 1961
1-25"Malibu Run: The Rainbow Adventure"April 19, 1961
1-26"Malibu Run: The Frankie Adventure"April 26, 1961
1-27"Malibu Run: The Guilty Adventure"May 3, 1961
1-28"Malibu Run: The Landslide Adventure"May 10, 1961
1-29"Malibu Run: The Kidnap Adventure"May 17, 1961
1-30"Malibu Run: The Stakeout Adventure"May 24, 1961
1-31"Malibu Run: The Scavenger Adventure"May 31, 1961
1-32"Malibu Run: The Diana Adventure"June 7, 1961

References[edit]

  1. ^ Tonks, Douglas (2002). TV's Most Wwanted: The Top 10 Book of Crazy Casting, Off-Camera Clashes, and Other Oddities. Brassey's. p. 196. ISBN 1-57488-515-4. 
  2. ^ Hyatt, Wesley (2003). Short-lived Television Series, 1948-1978: Thirty Years of More Than 1,000 Flops. McFarland & Co. p. 106. ISBN 0-7864-1420-0. 

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