In the early 21st century, mankind has colonized the oceans. The United Earth Oceans Organization enlists Captain Nathan Bridger and the submarine seaQuest DSV to keep the peace and explore the last frontier on Earth.
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Series cast summary:
 Lucas Wolenczak / ... (57 episodes, 1993-1996)
 Commander Jonathan Ford (57 episodes, 1993-1996)
 Lt. j.g. Timothy O'Neill (57 episodes, 1993-1996)
 Captain Nathan Bridger (47 episodes, 1993-1995)
 Sensor Chief Miguel Ortiz (44 episodes, 1993-1995)
 Dagwood / ... (35 episodes, 1994-1996)
 Tony Piccolo / ... (34 episodes, 1994-1996)
 Helmswoman Lonnie Henderson / ... (34 episodes, 1994-1996)
 Lt. James Brody (28 episodes, 1994-1996)
 Special Vocal Effects (28 episodes, 1993-1995)
John D'Aquino ...
 Lt. Benjamin Krieg / ... (24 episodes, 1993-1995)
 Lt. Cmdr. Katherine Hitchcock (23 episodes, 1993-1994)
 Chief Manilow Crocker (23 episodes, 1993-1994)
 Dr. Kristin Westphalen (23 episodes, 1993-1994)


By the mid-21st Century, humankind has colonized the oceans and formed the UEO--the United Earth Oceans--as a military organization to police it. Formerly a high-ranking member of the UEO, Nathan Bridger retired after the death of his wife, and retreated to an isolated island to study dolphins. An attempt is made to hijack the Seaquest DSV, the UEO's most powerful undersea vessel, and Nathan--its original designer--is convinced to return to active service, to assume command of it. His second in command is Cmdr. Jonathan Ford. In second season, the DSV added Dagwood, a prototype GELF (Genetically Engineered Life Form), Tony Piccolo, a man with surgically implanted gills, and Dr. Wendy Smith, a telepath/empath, to its crew of specialists. The series has New Age leanings, often presenting stories that deal with environmental issues or mix myth and mysticism--from ghosts to "gods"--into its science fiction. Written by Marg Baskin <>

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Beneath the surface lies the future.


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Release Date:

12 September 1993 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

SeaQuest 2032  »

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$1,300,000 (estimated)

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During the third season, several episodes were shown out of order. As a consequence, the character of Lt. Brody dies in one episode and then reappears in a later one. Similarly during the first season the episode in which Admiral Noyce is appointed UEO Secretary General aired after two episodes were broadcast with him already in this position. See more »


Capt. Nathan Bridger: She seems very committed.
Ford: She ought to be committed.
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Brief profiles of sea-life conservation programs and efforts were shown during the closing credits of the first two seasons. 'Bob Ballard (I)' , the show's scientific advisor, narrated the first season segments; during the second year, cast members did the narration. See more »


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Another show ahead of its time
28 December 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Sci-fi shows are often unappreciated in their time because the subject matter is too foreign for the general public to accept. Only years later do we realize that an innovative show has gone before its time. With the recent re-runs of DSV on sci-fi I realized how much potential the show had. Exploring the oceans is as exciting as exploring space. I especially enjoyed the episode where they uncovered an air pocket which preserved much of our ancient history only to have nations fight over who owned the artifacts. I've read opinions of people who thought the acting was sub-par and the plots stupid. Let me counter by stating that even the most successful sitcom is absurd in its premise and if the laugh tracks were not in place I doubt many people would even realize something funny was going on. Sci-fi makes you think. It tries to broaden your horizons. I realize that the masses prefer being spoon fed entertainment that they can watch while chasing the kids or cleaning the house but if you take a few minutes to watch these episodes perhaps you will see the value of such entertainment. As for me, I enjoy science fiction and this show was definitely worth my time.

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