Trivia / The Pirates of Dark Water

  • Hoist by His Own Petard: The show's lavish visual style came from Turner giving the creators more money. Unfortunately, the price tag eventually became so hefty that it ended up leading to the series' cancellation.
  • The Other Darrin/The Other Marty: In the pilot mini-series, Niddler was voiced by Roddy McDowall and spoke perfectly clear English. When the show switched to syndication, however, Frank Welker took over the part and Niddler started to speak with a squawking voice with bird screech accents. To remain consistent, Niddler's voice in the first five episodes was redubbed with Welker.