Sea Hunt

1958, TV Show


I remember a show from the ...

Question: I remember a show from the early- to mid-'70s called Primus. It was sort of a Sea Hunt knockoff, but it got me into scuba diving. Can you tell me more about this show, such as who was in the cast and the years it aired?

Answer: That's why I'm here, Kevin. Actually, Primus, a syndicated show produced in 1971, was more than just a Sea Hunt knockoff — it was a younger sibling of sorts. Producer Ivan Tors, who created the series, was also behind Sea Hunt and Flipper.

Carter Primus (Robert Brown), the title character, was an adventurer who, aided by submersible robot Big Kate, mini-sub Pegasus and other sundry gadgets, earned his living under the sea. Pal Charlie (Will Kuluva) and assistant Toni (Eva read more

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Premiered: January 04, 1958, on Syndicated
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Premise: Underwater tales that made for one of the most popular syndicated series of its time, and, as TV Guide remarked in 1959, `an epic so watery that Lloyd Bridges' colleagues tell him they have to drain their TV sets after watching his show.' Its mix of action beneath the ocean surface and plotlines involving Mike Nelson saving people and solving crimes made for a major hit that resurfaced in 1987 with a remake starring former TV Tarzan Ron Ely.



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