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At age seventeen Don Miller is already an accomplished electronics technician, helping his uncle, Dr. Edward Simpson, with the testing of a new kind of submarine, the Triton I. Accompanied everywhere by his dog Shep, he is aboard the boat for its sea trials. The test run is successful, in spite of some problems with the control systems and stress on certain crew members that has made them believe that they have seen, on the television screens that give a view of the outside of the submarine, men encased in form-fitting bubbles.
For the full test run the Triton will descend into the Milwaukee Deep, north of Puerto Rico. As they descend they find that they are losing control of the boat and, further, that they are being rammed by a whale. Unable to maneuver, they come down on an undersea plateau, twelve hundred fathoms (7200 feet) below the surface.
When the bubble-men attack openly in full force, cementing rocks to Triton’s hull, they drive her down to the bottom.
Three miles below the surface they come to a town of about 20,000 people that they call Atlantis. Lying under a larger version of the bubbles that enclose the people surrounding the submarine. The Atlanteans take the crew captive. Can they free themselves and save the surface world?
Welcome to the Sanctum Secorum podcast. Tonight we look at a work by Lester Del Rey, Attack from Atlantis and match it up with Michael Curtis’ classic adventure, The Sea Queen Escapes.
Ancient Hyperborean – Ari-Matti Piippo
The Blood-Drinking Box [part 8] – Clifford Morton
Blood Rats – Jon Hook
Bone Ghost – Jon Hook
Gobloid – Anton Wilsbach
Harringo – Jon Hook
Hydradeatya (Carnivorous Plant, Giant) – Anton Wilsbach
Ichthyosaur, Mutant – Bob Brinkman
Korpuz, Messenger of Ahriman – James Pozenel
Octobear – Jon Hook
Pummel Golem – James Pozenel
Sunjelly – Jon Hook
Against the Atomic Overlord by Edgar Johnson
Black Sun Deathcrawl by James MacGeorge
Enter the Dagon by Harley Stroh
Journey to the Center of Aereth by Harley Stroh
The Lost City of Barako by Harley Stroh, Steven Bean, Daniel J. Bishop, Tim Callahan, and Terry Olson
Moon Slaves of the Cannibal Kingdom by Edgar Johnson
Null Singularity by Steven Bean
Peril on the Purple Planet by Harley Stroh
Perils of the Sunken City by Jon Marr
Super Number One Food Tower by Matthew Goiffon
Tower of the Black Pearl by Harley Stroh
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (album) by Paul J. Smith
Atlantis: The New Beginning (album) by Lost Soul
The Creature from the Black Lagoon (album) by Hans J. Salter
Kong: Skull Island (album) by Henry Jackman
Land of the Giants Theme (song) by John Williams
The Man from Atlantis Theme (song) by Fred Karlin
SeaQuest 2032 Theme (song) by Don Davis
SeaQuest DSV Theme (song) by Don Davis
The Towering Inferno Theme (song) by John Williams
Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea Theme (song) by Paul Sawtell & Bert Shefter
Appendix N Book Club
Road Crew Appearances
* M Nicksic @ Tacoma Games in Tacoma, WA (every Saturday)
* Troy Tucker @ The Magician’s Forge in North Port, FL (alternating Saturdays)
* Jeff Bernstein @ Games Plus in Mount Prospect, IL
* Timothy Drennon @ Geekout in Burlson, TX
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