The Golden City Under The Seas

Latitude Zero

Latitude Zero is a 1969 tokusatsu film. It was directed by Ishiro Honda with special effects by Eiji Tsuburaya. The story was written by Ted Sherdeman, writer on the 1954 science-fiction film, Them!.

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Welcome to Latitude Zero !

Three men (Dr. Ken Tashiro, Dr. Jules Masson, and Perry Lawton) are trapped in a bathysphere due to seismic activity. They are rescued by the crew of the supersubmarine, Alpha, captained by Craig Mackenzie, which they learn is over 200 years old (and that the Alpha was launched in the early 1800s). Mackenzie takes them to Latitude Zero to deal with the serious injuries of Dr Masson. While returning to Latitude Zero, they are attacked by a rival supersubmarine, the Black Shark, captained by Kuroi, who works for a rival of Mackenzie, Malic, who is also over 200 years old and has a base at Blood Rock.

Latitude Zero


The Capital of Atlantis was indeed built around a central palace/temple from which reigned the Priestess-Queen of the Empire. The City was built in concentric circles leading out from its heart-centre: and beyond this, the City was seen as the heart of Atlantis, and Atlantis as the heart of the world.

New Atlantis by Francis Bacon

In 1623 Sir Francis Bacon expressed his aspirations and ideals in New Atlantis. The novel depicts a mythical island, Bensalem, which is discovered by the crew of a European ship after they are lost in the Pacific Ocean somewhere west of Peru. The minimal plot serves the gradual unfolding of the island, its customs, but most importantly, its state-sponsored scientific institution, Salomon’s House, “which house or college … is the very eye of this kingdom.”

Latitude Zero Trailer

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