Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea

Why it was Inappropriate for NASA to name a Space Shuttle "Enterprise."

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Since last week's piece on how the Shuttles got their names, I've taken some flack (Mostly through Email) about whether or not it was inappropriate for NASA to name a shuttle after the Starship Enterprise. Most of this has revolved around two points: 1) It wasn't a real shuttle anyway, just a glider, so who cares? and 2) Trek has inspired people to become scientists and astronauts and blah blah blah blah. Here's my take on both of those:

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BOOK REVIEW: “Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea” by Raymond F. Jones (1965)

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I may be the first person to have *Ever* reviewed this book. Hell, I may be the first person to even have read it in a decade or so. I, myself, have only read it twice in thirty-something years, though I’ve had it all that time. It’s pretty obscure, and fairly personal to me, so allow some gonzo journalism before we get to the actual review:

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“My Submarine’s In Turnaround”

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Why you haven’t seen a big screen Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea movie yet, and may not ever.

Cinemaspy is reporting that the long-rumored “Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea” reboot is in development hell, and it’s increasingly unlikely it’ll see the light of day anytime soon. Though largely forgotten today, “Voyage” was a long-running and popular Science Fiction series in the 1960s, and at 110 episodes and one movie, it’s arguably the most popular submarine-based ever.

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DAYS OF FUTURE PAST: "The" Flying Sub (1965-1968)

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Of course no pointless retrospective on flying submarines would be complete without a mention of the Flying Sub from Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea:

Curiously, there's not much actual video online of sub from the show, so above I've put a CGI flight simulator hack that someone did. It at least gives you a sense of the look and feel of the thing. Click through to see it.

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