8 Jun Someone had a horrid version online so I fixed that. Down Periscope is a comedy movie starring Kelsey Grammer as Lieutenant Commander Thomas Dodge USN, Executive Officer of the Los Angeles-class nuclear- . Farting around, “up periscope, down periscope”, is just asking for trouble – air attack, being spotted by an escort, being spotted by the target herself. The point is one isn't expecting a neutral.' Captain Watts tapped the chart. 'These Swedes – eleven of 'em, but different owners, I see.' 'Yes, sir. Several different companies.