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The premier of the "People's Republic", with some very valuable information, wants to defect to the US. The Seaview is sent to pick him up, but Nelson must first evaluate the information before deciding if the mission worth the risk.

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James Goldstone

Writers:

Irwin Allen (created by), William Read Woodfield
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Episode complete credited cast:
Richard Basehart ... Admiral Nelson
David Hedison ... Captain Crane
Edward Asner ... Brynov
David Sheiner ... Josip
Harry Davis Harry Davis ... Konstantin
James Frawley ... Semenev
Jason Wingreen ... Mikhil
Paul Trinka Paul Trinka ... Patterson
Michael Pataki ... Officer
Arch Whiting ... Sparks
Robert Dowdell ... Chip Morton (as Bob Dowdell)

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The premier of the "People's Republic", with some very valuable information, wants to defect to the US. The Seaview is sent to pick him up, but Nelson must first evaluate the information before deciding if the mission worth the risk.

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The story roughly appears to approximate an attempted coup of USSR General Secretary Khrushchev in 1963-64 which ultimately did result in his removal. See more »

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A bit talky...but not that bad.
5 October 2017 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

I noticed another reviewer said this episode was the worst episode. Well, while I agree that it's not a very good one, I certainly can think of several episodes that were worse--where the Seaview fought giant jellyfish or aliens or other really fantastic situations. But, the episode is still a weak one...mostly because it had enough material for perhaps half an episode.

When the show begins, the leader of 'The Peoples Republic' (Ed Asner) is about to be shot. However, the deposed leader's supporters rescue him and he goes into hiding. Soon Admiral Nelson is called to sneak into the never named country and rescue the man because he wants to defect and bring the USA some valuable secrets. Soon, however, it becomes obvious the guy is just a vicious scum- bag.

In many ways, Brynov (Asner) seems to be modeled after Nikita Khrushchev. After all, in 1964 he was deposed and Asner bore some physical resemblance to the guy...and Khrushchev was a man who destroyed a lot of people on his way to the top. But even with a nice performance by Asner, the episode went on too long...and was kept going on longer when Nelson just inexplicably sat back and let Brynov kill people. An odd episode...not great but not bad either.


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English

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15 March 1965 (USA) See more »

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Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

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