Small manned submarine featured on the maritime adventure PRIMUS/SYN/1971.
Pegasus was owned by Carter Primus (Robert Brown), a global underwater
troubleshooter based in Nassau.
Assisted by his sidekick Charlie Kingman (Will Kuluva) and a pretty
assistant Toni Hayden (Eva Renzi), Primus photographed the ocean floor,
searched for old sea wrecks, and on occasion even thwarted the plans of
madmen like a rogue Soviet submarine commander who wanted to launch missiles
on the United States.
Among his arsenal of oceanic equipment was
the Pegasus, a small submarine used for exploration and photographic survey
of the ocean floor; another portable sub called Shark Hunter, Big Kate, a
saucer shaped underwater robot that can dig samples from the ocean bottom or
carry artifacts to the surface; the Tegtight, his base of operations; Dagat,
his mother ship; and the Orka, his sea sled/patrol boat.
The PRIMUS series ran for 26 episode. It was created by Ivan Tors, the man
other maritime adventures like SEA HUNT/SYN/1957-61 and FLIPPER/NBC/1964-68.
TRIVIA NOTE: In Greek mythology, Pegasus was
the white winged horse that sprang from the head of Medusa. The Greek hero
Bellerophon attempted to ride Pegasus to Mt. Olympus, but was crippled and
blinded when he was thrown from his mount.
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