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:
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
Darwin Darwin ...  Darwin 55 episodes, 1993-1996
Roy Scheider ...  Captain Nathan Bridger 47 episodes, 1993-1995
Marco Sanchez ...  Sensor Chief Miguel Ortiz 44 episodes, 1993-1995
Frank Welker ...  Special Vocal Effects 41 episodes, 1993-1996
Peter DeLuise ...  Dagwood / ... 35 episodes, 1994-1996
Michael DeLuise ...  Tony Piccolo / ... 34 episodes, 1994-1996
Kathy Evison ...  Helmswoman Lonnie Henderson / ... 34 episodes, 1994-1996
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


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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Although he had undergone plastic surgery, Roy Scheider was still widely felt to look too old for his character. See more »


Lucas: Do you ever laugh, Commander.
Ford: Can't laugh, Lucas.
Lucas: Why not?
Ford: Because when I laugh, I'm too good-lookin'.
Lucas: I see what you mean.
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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 »


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Best show aired on Tv!
13 March 2001 | by seaquest_fanSee all my reviews

This was, and will always be, one of the best original series that ever aired on TV. It came from future and of course, it confused many people. But to sit and really watch it, you can appreacite the work put into it.

The first season was the all time best season it could ever been. The scripts were well written and the acting was the best. By the second season, many people started to drifed from it. I guess the crew was half there and really wanted the old crew. This season as someelse said here was really comical but the plots got to be werid. A underwater adventure turned to a space adventure. The ending of season two was great but it brought out season three. Season three was the point where everything changed. The series tried to get back on track, for what seaQuest was all about- the sea. Like i said they tried. The characters changed overnight and the followers of the second season started to drift from the new cast. Some of the old favorites where still there but they have changed too fast. The character, Lucas, was one of the favorites that kind of kept the series togethor. But by season three, he was not a hyper teen we loved, he changed to a serious moody adult. And the change of captins did not help eihter.

I am not bagging on this series, it is one of my favorites but the writters could have done a better job.

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12 September 1993 (USA) See more »

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SeaQuest 2032 See more »


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$1,300,000 (estimated)
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