SeaQuest 2032: Season 1, Episode 0

To Be or Not to Be (12 Sep. 1993)
"SeaQuest DSV" To Be or Not to Be (original title)

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Captain Nathan Bridger is hauled out of retirement to command the new submarine SeaQuest, under the authority of the United Earth/Oceans Organization. His ship goes up against pirate forces... See full summary »



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Episode complete credited cast:
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Captain Nathan Bridger is hauled out of retirement to command the new submarine SeaQuest, under the authority of the United Earth/Oceans Organization. His ship goes up against pirate forces commanded by Marilyn Stark, a former SeaQuest captain who tried to instigate a war. Written by Brian Barjenbruch

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Capt. Nathan Bridger: I want this boat stopped, right now!
Commander Jonathan Ford: That's impossible, sir. Once we break port, we're commited to the Channel. This isn't exactly a rowboat.
Capt. Nathan Bridger: I know what it is, Commander, I designed the damned thing.
Commander Jonathan Ford: If the Captain would like, I could arrange to have a launch craft shuttle you back to Pearl once we hit open water.
Capt. Nathan Bridger: The Captain would like!
Commander Jonathan Ford: Yes, sir.
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This could a been a contender
18 November 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

SeaQuest DSV had all the signs of becoming a science fiction classic. Stephen Spielberg on board as a producer,Rockne O'Bannion who also created the magnificent Farscape was the show's creator. A wonderful cast headed by Roy Scheider,lavish production values,but ultimately the show floundered.The first season was the best even as the show was trying,like all series in their freshman year,to find their way.I find that the most exciting time period in a series.They are still experimenting with the premise & relationships & haven't fallen into the formulaic rut that can take over many sf shows.Somehow this series never seemed to come together for me.You could see the fallout;Roy Scheider wanted out,there was a revolving door for the cast,& they even had the sub abducted to another planet & then later brought back but in the future.All were desperate attempts to remold the show & all of them were atrocious.Some people postulate that the premise of exploring the oceans of the earth simply cannot compare to spaceships exploring the universe.Ironic that both SQ & Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea fell to the same fate after a pretty good first season.It will be unfortunate if nobody attempts another sf show dealing with the seas,as so few series have ever been made.But it may well be a long time before we ever see another stab at this concept.

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