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

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

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.

Good episode but Arnold Moss somehow doesn't know the difference between a star and a planet.

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