James Cameron Reaches, Tweets From Ocean's Deepest Point

In a milestone of human civilization right up there with landing on the moon and eating 68 hot dogs in 10 minutes, James Cameron reached the deepest point on the planet on Sunday — the Mariana Trench, nearly seven miles below the surface of the Pacific. Naturally, upon reaching bottom, he did what any record-setting blockbuster deep-sea diver would do: Tweeted.

It wasn't all good, according to a report today from Cameron's partners at National Geographic:

The expedition was designed so that Cameron could spend up to six hours collecting samples and video at the bottom of the trench. But his mission was cut short due in part to a hydraulic fluid leak that coated the window of the sub's "pilot sphere," obscuring his view.

"I lost hydraulics toward the latter part of dive, and I was unable to use the manipulator arm," Cameron said this morning [...] Considering the daunting task of sending humans into the deep, such technical glitches are to be expected, Cameron emphasized: "It's a prototype vehicle, so it's gonna take time to iron out the bugs."

And even with the hydraulic leak obscuring the explorer's vision, word has it that the ocean floor looked better than Titanic 3D.

[National Geographic]

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  • MartiniShark says:

    This has to be the most elaborate way of promoting "The Abyss", out on Blu-Ray soon.

  • Patrick Hallstein / McEvoy-Halston says:

    Quite the deep penetration, surely requiring quite the "phallus" to have perpetrated it ... I wonder if perhaps someone should enlighten Cameron on some of Freud's ideas?

  • TOO TRUE says:

    ----AS Hollywood's 4 decades of retreads,
    soft porn, POST American demoralization,
    cultural incest ----and VAST predictive
    programming for the capstone EUGENICS
    agenda comes to light----
    James Cameron is going overboard to
    stay 'on board'.

    ---The laughs NEVER end.