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The Man From Atlantis

The Man from Atlantis was a TV show about a man found barely alive after being washed up on the beach after a storm. Chanced upon by Dr Elizabeth Merrill (Belinda Montgomery), of the Foundation for Oceanic Research the man is rushed to hospital, but it soon comes to light that there is something unusual about him; he has gills, and webbed hands and feet. Dr Merrill soon comes to the conclusion that the man is the last survivor of the fabled, Lost Continent of Atlantis.

On nursing him back to health, she gives him the name, Mark Harris (played by Patrick Duffy, later Bobby Ewing, in Dallas). The Man From Atlantis has brilliant green eyes, can swim faster than a dolphin, and has superhuman strength and senses. He wears distinctive yellow swimming shorts, and to begin with, his speech is somewhat pigeon-English.

He joins Elizabeth and the Foundation, headed by 'CW'. His adventures with the good Doctor and the crew of the super sub, 'Cetacean' involved sea monsters, aliens, time travel, mad scientists and a super villain, named Mr Schubert.


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The Man From Atlantis Last post by remember
17 December 2007

Do You Remember The Man From Atlantis?

Do You Remember The Man From Atlantis?

  • Andrew Dexter
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    I remember 'shootout at lands end' thats when mark harris met his double in the wild west, that went out in December 1977.
  • Anonymous user
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    I remember the life guard at our local pool giving us little kids a rollocking for trying to swim like him. Apparently, it was dangerous, I feel it was more impossible than dangerous!
  • Karen O
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    Yes, you can view the first episode on YouTube. It, also, has some video samples from a few others, Shootout at Land's End, for instance, and some with a small selection of different clips. You will find a group dedicated to the show under 'The Man from Atlantis on Facebook. =0)
  • Anonymous user
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    Oh how I loved this series!! I had a crush on the guy too and was devastated when the series finished.The first episode is now on Youtube so it was greaat to take a trip down memory lane!!!