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Poll: Nadia, the Secret of Blue Water Episode 19 Discussion

Jan 17, 2008 5:18 PM
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The episodes when the Nautilus explores some mythical places while dropping hints about the history of Nadia, the Atlanteans, and the Blue Water are among my favorites of the submarine portion of the show, and this episode, which concludes the Antarctica trip, is no exception. Here Captain Nemo's usually crusty exterior concerning children begins to soften as he takes Jean and Nadia on a tour of his frozen base. The wonders the trio experience range from elevator shafts in frozen tubes of ice, frozen dinosaur-like beasts, penguins, and finally, an enormous (and ancient --read, 20,000 years old!--)white whale named Irion who has the power to communicate telepathically with Nadia and Nemo. The latter is a breathtaking marvel to see, and it only gets better when we explore the surface of the South Pole in which a rainbow-colored aurora brightens the frozen night sky.

Ev Lunning Jr. acquits himself wonderfully in the role of Nemo in this episode; the scenes where he communicates with Jean actually make a connection to a real-life fact: Lunning was Nathan Parsons (Jean)'s director in a play, and coached him in doing the French accent. Listening to their exchages gives one the impression that we are hearing a teacher-student relationship between Ev and Nathan for real.

And of course, there's some hilarious bits involved--poor Jean receiving a slap across the face from Nadia and Marie after goggling at the sight of them shaking their clothes in a hot cavern, Sanson losing to Marie and King in a sand game, and Jean demonstrating his latest invention--an ice cream maker. All in all, this is great stuff.
Dec 17, 2009 7:02 PM

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Certainly one of the most interesting episodes of Nadia thus far.

Eww... 12.000 old food!

Oh and the scene with Sanson, Marie and King was really charming and funny
Jan 9, 2010 8:42 AM

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Wonder who the brother is. Interesting.

Gotta admit, I laughed out loud when Nadia got brain freeze from the ice cream. :)

Aug 20, 2016 6:26 PM

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The soundtrack in this show is stellar, it really helps to create the tone and atmosphere of wonder. Really cool episode too I wasn't expecting it to go like this at all.
Sep 2, 5:53 AM

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After the previous nods, a white wale was something to expect.
I wonder if those homodinasonic/dinosaunics who ruled over the Earth in the past and look now like demons caught in the ice are a reference to Devilman.

Strange to see many wrong/too simple faces only now at ep19, I was expecting them a lot sooner.

5/5 Oh, right! Nadia has a brother, I totally forgot about him (even though he's in the illustrations on my DVD box xD)
Oct 15, 8:48 PM

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At this point, the twist would be Nemo NOT being Nadia's father.
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