Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea

Corrected entry: The Seaview is rushing to the Guam area to launch the missile. They keep saying that time is critical but all the shots show them going there submerged. A surfaced submarine can go much faster.

Correction: The Seaview is a highly experimental craft (throughout the movie and the following TV series, it's established that the Seaview is faster and more maneuverable than any real-life submarine) whose drive method is never stated, other than it doesn't use propellors. Considering this, it's hardly implausible that the Seaview carries a drive system that functions more efficiently when fully submerged, driving it faster despite the increased water resistance.

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Factual error: With the radiation belt on fire, the icecaps begin to melt. The Seaview is bombarded by huge chucks of ice. The ice is sinking to the bottom like stones. Ice floats, it doesn't sink.

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Trivia: One of the clips shown claiming to be the Midwest was in fact clips of the Dust Bowl during the Great Depression.

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Question: What does Admiral Nelson have in his left shirt pocket?

Answer: Admiral Nelson is puffing on cigars in a few scenes, and his cigars are even a source of dialogue in the film. Specifically, when his quarters catch on fire, the blaze is initially blamed on a lit cigar, to which Nelson angrily replies that he ran out of cigars before the fire ever occurred. So it's a pretty good bet that Nelson was carrying a cigar (or cigars) in his shirt pocket.

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