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.
An emotional time is at hand as the seaQuest's tour of duty comes to an end; Chief Crocker faces his retirement and the end of his marriage, Commanders Ford and Hitchcock are offered the same command...
When Bridger is hurled across his quarters by an unknown force, it leads the seaQuest to find a hundred-year-old sunken ship where the spirits of those who perished there haunt its ancient hull, one ...
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
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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 »
Do you ever laugh, Commander.
Can't laugh, Lucas.
Because when I laugh, I'm too good-lookin'.
I see what you mean.
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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 »
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 In the R1 DVD release this song has been replaced by generic rock music.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 »
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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