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CBSRMT Episode Information
Title:
Bottom of the World
Plot:
Arctic scientists must escape when threatened by a planetary catastrophe.
Episode:
0647
Air Dates:
First Run - May 6, 1977
Repeat - September 24, 1977
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6 Responses to Episode 0647


Scientists at the South Pole are forced to flea when a calamity threatens the entire earth.

With the world on the brink of global war, scientists attempt to access the planet's last energy source beneath the South Polar ice cap. The other side sabotages the project, and the resulting ecological catastrophe threatens to make an end of the world as effectively as any war.

This was actually pretty cool in setting up the suspense. Very interesting idea and well written however I didn't quite understand why they mentioned the Earth at the end like they did other than to explain to us that we had been listening to an alien story. Still a good story.

This was the first episode of RMT I'd ever heard, and got me interested in the series as a whole. Lucky for me it was a good episode, or I would not have investigated further.

This one is hilarious - the science in it is worse than in the movie, "The Core." It starts off making zeros sense and just gets less comprehensible as it proceeds. I suppose the business about the ending was thought to be very clever, and it could have been if the overall story made a bit more sense.

Same ending as in an early 1960s Twilight Zone episode -- which one TV critic complained was a sci-fi cliche from the 1930s. Yes, I guess the "surprise" ending. You can figure it out, by the careful way the characters avoid saying anything too identifying. Even then, they slip-up by mentioning "the 1970s," which would have been quite a coincidence, considering the ending.

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