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SeaQuest 2032 

Seaquest DSV (original title)
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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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3   2   1  
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
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
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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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At first, the show was intended to be a realistic portrayal of the near future. When the show suffered low ratings, however, it was allowed to go in a more fantasy-oriented direction that included stories about aliens, lost civilizations, and even the Roman god Neptune. See more »

Quotes

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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To Be Or Not To Be
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A 90s Take On Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea
31 March 2005 | by StuOzSee all my reviews

A super submarine does research at the bottom of the sea.

Great in the 90s but, frankly, this series has not stood the test of time too well.

Even today, underwater CGI effects are a hard thing to get right and they looked even worse in the 90s when SeaQuest was made.

On top of this, when watching today, we are reminded that the youthful star of the show (Brandis) took his own life in a very ugly way - which does not fit with the positive tone the series is putting out.

However, there are three episodes that I proudly return to with repeat viewings:

1- To Be Or Not To Be (pilot): Great acting from the whole cast.

2- Abalon (season one): Chuck Heston is the guest star! I have followed the works of Heston from Ben-Hur (1959) to The Colbys (1985) and can say that SeaQuest was his last great role. That alone is reason enough to track down this hour.

3- Sympathy for the Deep (season two): The epic climax almost captures the magic of Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea. Enough said.

In a nutshell, today you should revisit the above three episodes, but the fresh bright feel you once enjoyed for the whole series might look a little worn out when seen now.


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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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