Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Sea Hunt: Remembering Lloyd Bridges' Mike Nelson, a TV Hero in the Early 1960s

The International Legends of Diving web site offers a fond look back at the character of Mike Nelson.

Nelson, portrayed by Lloyd Bridges in the TV program Sea Hunt in the early 1960s, was a hero to many kids of that era.

You can read the piece about Mike Nelson via the link below:


Note: Mike Nelson was an early hero of mine, as I was fascinated by the sea and scuba diving. Sea Hunt was one of several influences that inspired me to dream about one day becoming a sailor and a scuba diver.

When I was a kid I dreamed about sailing around the world and diving in exotic, tropical oceans, and thankfully I was able to do so as an adult.

I also liked the TV character because my father had been, like the fictional Mike Nelson, a U.S. Navy Underwater Demolition (UDT) frogman in World War II. (My late father was Chief Edward Miller Davis, UDT 5).

Not too long ago I watched an episode of Sea Hunt on http://www.hulu.com/ and I thought the old show held up pretty well over the years.