The Man from Atlantis was a TV show about a man found barely alive; washed up on the beach after a storm, by Dr Elizabeth Merrill (Belinda Montgomery), of the Foundation for Oceanic Research. She rushes him to hospital, but soon realises that there is something unusual about him; he has gills, and webbed hands and feet. She comes to the conclusion that he is the last survivor of the fabled, Lost Continent of Atlantis. On nursing him back to health, she gives him the name, Mark Harris (played by Patrick Duffy, later Bobby Ewing, in Dallas). He has brilliant green eyes, can swim faster than a dolphin, and has superhuman strength and senses. He wears distinctive yellow swimming shorts, and to begin with, his speech is somewhat pigeon-English. He joins Elizabeth and the Foundation, headed by 'CW'. His adventures with the good Doctor and the crew of the super sub, 'Cetacean' involved sea monsters, aliens, time travel, mad scientists and a super villain, named Mr Schubert.