They made it more for kids. I think the saving grace was that some of the acting was so good and my relationship with Basehart was terrific.
‘Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea’: David Hedison looks back on periscope days
We had a great rapport. And they also had a great rapport off-screen. He sort of kept to himself between takes. He would go back to his trailer and read. I was much more of an extrovert. I think one of the reasons we got along was because I botgom kid him a lot and he would take it.
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We would get together many, many times. But his opinion of the series has softened. I believed the situation and I believed the people. I really worked very hard on him. Some of my oldest friends still call me Al now.