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SeaQuest 2032 

Seaquest DSV (original title)
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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1996   1995   1994   1993  
Won 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 1 win & 5 nominations. See more awards »

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Series cast summary:
Jonathan Brandis ...  Lucas Wolenczak / ... 57 episodes, 1993-1996
Don Franklin ...  Commander Jonathan Ford 57 episodes, 1993-1996
Ted Raimi ...  Lt. j.g. Timothy O'Neill 57 episodes, 1993-1996
Roy Scheider ...  Captain Nathan Bridger 47 episodes, 1993-1995
Marco Sanchez ...  Sensor Chief Miguel Ortiz 44 episodes, 1993-1995
Peter DeLuise ...  Dagwood / ... 35 episodes, 1994-1996
Michael DeLuise ...  Tony Piccolo / ... 34 episodes, 1994-1996
Kathy Evison ...  Helmswoman Lonnie Henderson / ... 34 episodes, 1994-1996
Frank Welker ...  Special Vocal Effects 29 episodes, 1993-1995
Edward Kerr ...  Lt. James Brody 28 episodes, 1994-1996
John D'Aquino ...  Lt. Benjamin Krieg / ... 24 episodes, 1993-1995
Stacy Haiduk ...  Lt. Cmdr. Katherine Hitchcock 23 episodes, 1993-1994
Royce D. Applegate ...  Chief Manilow Crocker 23 episodes, 1993-1994
Stephanie Beacham ...  Dr. Kristin Westphalen 23 episodes, 1993-1994
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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 <marg@asd.raytheon.ca>

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Beneath the surface lies the future.


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TV-PG | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 September 1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

SeaQuest 2032 See more »

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Budget:

$1,300,000 (estimated)
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Runtime:

(59 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

4:3
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Trivia

The external CGI shots of the submarine were created and edited on Commodore Amiga computers with Lightwave 3D and Video Toaster softwares. See more »

Quotes

O'Neill: I'm Catholic, Captain, I believe in anything that makes me nervous.
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Crazy Credits

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 »

Alternate Versions

The episode "Abalon" originally aired with Jimmy Buffett's "A Pirate Looks at Forty" playing in the background in a bar scene. In the R1 DVD release this song has been replaced by generic rock music. See more »

Connections

Followed by SeaQuest 2032: To Be or Not to Be (1993) See more »

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Knight of Shadows
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Another show ahead of its time
28 December 2005 | by rswrigSee 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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