Power remains, the ship’s searchlight beams forward, but the control room is chaos with officers jarred to the floor by the Manta pulse blast. Computers malfunction. Is oxygen starting to go out on the dive helmets? I love that we can see into the control room. It adds everything.
Let’s not forget the story or the work of artist George Akimoto. The spherical dive vehicle is tenuously attached to the submarine and has a singular robot arm front and center, the navigators are framed perfectly in a television screen cutout.