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Title:
Sea Fever
Plot:
A fearsome captain of the seas inflicts the ultimate punishment for people who even dare to look at his wife. But some people can't contain their passions for her.
Episode:
0042
Air Dates:
First Run - February 19, 1974
Repeat - May 11, 1974
Repeat - March 10, 1979
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12 Responses to Episode 0042


This episode has a lot of twists & turns. What You think will happen & what actually happens will surprise you. The actors & writters did an excellent job! Grab a cup of tea,go to the sea side on a dark foggy night & snuggle up in a blanket while listening to this mystery.Look out to sea for distant lights & listen to fog horns. I suggest you DONT go by your self. This is a real sailors yarn....

I've been commenting a lot on how I was able to see the end coming a mile away. The same is true here. I don't claim to be unusually prescient or savvy, but I am a big fan of the mystery/fantasy/horror/sci-fi anthology genre. The Twilight Zone, Tales from the Crypt, the Outer Limits, Alfred Hitchcock Presents, all that stuff. And so, yes, I did see the writing on the wall by the end of Act I because I'm used to this kind of story. I agree with Kathy that it was well-written and well-acted. Listen carefully; it's a rare episode in that E.G. Marshall lies to the listener about certain plot points. Dream sequences but no supernatural elements.

Really wasn't looking forward to this one. I generally can't stand ship tales. But this was pretty hard-hitting. A ship's captain, who was once scalped by Indians but somehow survived, albeit with his head in a fairly disfigured shape, brings his wife on board for a nefarious mission to Africa that involves selling slaves. He keeps her locked up in their cabin, and becomes increasingly paranoid that every man on board wants to have her. With his brute strength he embarks on a jealous, murderous rage, intent on making the ship their own personal paradise. Gotta say, it kept me interested...

To elaborate on the three previous comments would be frivolous. They describe "Sea Fever" to the tee. The greatest compliment that I can give an episode is if I would recommend it to someone as what I refer to as a "first listen." This episode fits that category.

Excellent sound effects really help to add realism to this episode. I love a good OTR ship tale and this one is excellent.

A terrific tale of a sea voyage where the captian is a very jealous man. He brings his wife on board which causes terrific problems.

How to kill all on a ship, and why.

A jealous sea captain sends men to their deaths for even looking at his wife. Unfortunately, some men just can't resist.

This is another version of the story "Walking Shadows" by Alfred Noyes which was done a bit better as "The Log of the Evening Star" on Escape. A lot of good dialog in this one and none too slow but they pissed away the big shock with a filtered "ghost voice"... The simple revelation of the captain alone in his cabin, speaking as though to his wife - as seen by the last survivor - would have worked better. Then they beat us over the head with the point several times (Yes, his wife is dead. She was dead before the voyage. Yes, we got that...) before the captain follows her. Still looking for a few really good episodes.

A sea captain takes his wife with him wherever he goes, but protects her most jealously. There is a reson for the old nautical superstition about women on board a sailing ship. Here we discover why, and the disturbing consequences. I really enjoy these historical episodes.

One of the better episodes for evoking atmosphere. As my home is not air-conditioned, I especially enjoy listening to this episode whenever my area experiences an extreme heat or cold spell. The wind, waves, water, and especially the story line indeed provide some well needed chills (when it's hot, of course).

I thought it ironic that the captain was jealous of anyone trying to look at his wife, when his wife wasn't even there. Quite the psychotic person, but it sounds like the type of person who would run a ship like that.

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