Sci-Fi SeaQuest DSV / SeaQuest 2032 (TV series 1993-1996)

Tom

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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.


SeaQuest 2032 (TV Series 1993–1996) - IMDb

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SeaQuest DSV was one of those, "It was the best of times, it was the worst of times" type sci-fi series........the first season was good, but seasons 2 and 3 went downhill in a hurry....
 

Kevin

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For the most part SeaQuest suffered from the same problem that the first season of Star Trek: The Next Generation did... that the 'boy genius' can solve anything! That younger fans will will tune in! That each episode has to deal with an actual problem from our society! That there has to be a gimmick (android vs. talking dolphin)!

TNG was able to get better with age but SeaQuest just stayed in the same mode of story telling until the very end.
 

Tom

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I watched the first season but lost intrest in the second, didn't even know there was a 3rd till recently. I'll probably stream it to see if I missed anything.
 

Kevin

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I watched the first season but lost intrest in the second, didn't even know there was a 3rd till recently. I'll probably stream it to see if I missed anything.
I don't think you missed much. If you're already seen the episodes where the "Dagwood" character was added, it only goes downhill from there.
 

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I just finished the 1st Season of this show. Hadn't seen it since I watched it on first run on TV. I felt and still feel Season 1 is the best of the three. I also noted appearances by many actors and actresses in the genre. Charlton Heston, Tim Russ and William Shatner to name a few.
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0106126/

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.
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0106126/episodes#season-1

Season 1, Episode 0: To Be or Not to Be

Original Air Date—12 September 1993
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.

Season 1, Episode 1: The Devil's Window

Original Air Date—19 September 1993
Captain Bridger must decide whether to continue assisting Dr. Raleigh Young with his hydrothermal vent experiments or help the ailing Darwin.

Season 1, Episode 2: Treasure of the Mind

Original Air Date—26 September 1993
When a preserved annexe of the Great Library of Alexandria is discovered, many nations send their fleets to lay claim to its treasures. The UEO orders Bridger to mediate the dispute and sends a team of ESP parapsychologists to help the negotiations.

Season 1, Episode 3: Games

Original Air Date—3 October 1993
The crew of seaQuest rescue a warden and his only prisoner from beneath the ice cap. The prisoner escapes and reveals that he holds a deadly toxin which will be released unless the crew does as he says, which is launching the seaQuest's missiles against the UEO.

Season 1, Episode 4: Treasures of the Tonga Trench

Original Air Date—9 October 1993
When Krieg brings back what he believes is a priceless gem, greed runs amok on the seaQuest. No one listens to his stories of sea monsters in the area, until one attacks the seaQuest.

Season 1, Episode 5: Brothers and Sisters

Original Air Date—17 October 1993
The Sea Quest crew is on its way to demolish an abandoned munitions plant. As they get closer they realize it isn't abandoned at all, there are five children trapped inside. One of the children is sick and needs to be transported to the ship right away, while the oldest boy is very hesitant to leave and runs off. Lucas is thrilled to have others his age on the boat and gets to show the oldest girl on a tour of the ship. Bridger must juggle keeping the two youngest boys out of his hair while trying to help Commander Ford get the last child out of the compound before it collapses. He also has to deliver solemn news to the children concerning their parents.

Season 1, Episode 6: Give Me Liberte

Original Air Date—24 October 1993
When Commander Ford and other crew members are contaminated with a deadly virus from a downed space station, Captain Bridger finds himself fighting against the clock and a government cover-up to save them.

Season 1, Episode 7: Knight of Shadows

Original Air Date—31 October 1993
When a small team from seaQuest board a ancient sunken ship in order to determine why it went down, they find themselves trapped in a series of very bizarre and supernatural events.

Season 1, Episode 8: Bad Water

Original Air Date—7 November 1993
A hurricane threatens to prevent the rescue of a French sightseeing submarine which is stuck in a freshwater sink hole and running out of oxygen. When a team from the seaQuest are forced to the surface they must rely on each other to survive the storm.


Season 1, Episode 9: The Regulator

Original Air Date—21 November 1993
When a vital component of seaQuest's air conditioning fails and regular channels fail, Krieg relies on a black market source called The Regulator. When Darwin disappears the seaQuest must track down the renegade who is seeking the meaning of life.

Season 1, Episode 10: SeaWest

Original Air Date—28 November 1993
Hitchcock goes into an underwater gold mining colony in order to investigate a distress signal and discovers that the original and rightful owner of the mine and his family are being held hostage by an outlaw and his thugs.

Season 1, Episode 11: Photon Bullet

Original Air Date—19 December 1993
When Lucas visits a communications base populated by a group of young computer experts, a famous computer hacker, who now runs the Node, persuades Lucas to break into the World Bank and divert funds for humanitarian causes.


Season 1, Episode 12: Better Than Martians

Original Air Date—2 January 1994
seaQuest is hurriedly dispatched to rescue a crew returning from a manned mission to Mars when their space capsule crash lands in the Atlantic Ocean, but the president of an militarised Asian federation wants them too for his own reasons.

Season 1, Episode 13: Nothing But the Truth

Original Air Date—9 January 1994
While in the middle of an special experiment when only a skeleton crew is aboard, seaQuest is boarded by a group of commandos who are quickly able to take control of the ship.

Season 1, Episode 14: Greed for a Pirate's Dream

Original Air Date—16 January 1994
When a top-secret UEO project shows the approach of a catastrophic volcanic eruption, the crew of seaQuest must convince treasure seekers on the island to abandon their lifelong search or face certain death.

Season 1, Episode 15: Whale Song

Original Air Date—6 February 1994
A renegade sub is sinking whaling ships, which are in themselves illegal and against their moral judgement, the crew of seaQuest must stop the sub from its mission. Meanwhile, Krieg is on a mission of his own: to have a cheeseburger, despite red meat being outlawed.

Season 1, Episode 16: The Stinger

Original Air Date—20 February 1994
In the lead up to an important demonstration, Lucas is knocked unconscious and the Stinger, seaQuest's prototype high speed sub, is stolen.


Season 1, Episode 17: Hide and Seek

Original Air Date—27 February 1994
A Servo-Croat dictator takes Drs. Westphalen and Lansdowne hostage in order to gain entrance into seaQuest in the hopes of using the ship's technology to rehabilitate his autistic son.


Season 1, Episode 18: The Last Lap at Luxury

Original Air Date—20 March 1994
At a summit conference, Lucas and group of UEO leaders are taken hostage, leaving the seaQuest crew to uncover a mysterious and complicated plot whilst searching for the hostages.

Season 1, Episode 19: Abalon

Original Air Date—1 May 1994
Ford accidentally stumbles onto a colony of genetically altered humans, adapted by a scientist to live underwater. Meanwhile, Lucas heads to a party on land where he thinks Juliana is waiting for him.


Season 1, Episode 20: Such Great Patience

Original Air Date—8 May 1994
Things threaten to go terribly wrong when the seaQuest crew discovers a million-year old spaceship. Their only hope is Darwin being the key to bridging the communications gap.

Season 1, Episode 21: The Good Death

Original Air Date—15 May 1994
When the crew of seaQuest are tricked into torpedoing a refugee ship containing Westphalen's daughter, Dr. Westphalen, Ford, and Shan are trapped trying to save her.

Season 1, Episode 22: Higher Power

Original Air Date—22 May 1994
A brand new power plant which is set to supply energy to the whole world goes wrong and there is a danger of the polar ice caps melting. Bridger decides he must sacrifice the seaQuest in order to save the world. Meanwhile, Lucas has a reunion of sorts with his father.



Season 2

Season 2, Episode 1: Daggers

Original Air Date—18 September 1994
The crew of the the newly rebuilt SeaQuest must deal with a hostage crisis at a UEO prison colony, where genetically engineered soldiers have risen up against their captors.
Season 2, Episode 2: The Fear That Follows

Original Air Date—25 September 1994

Season 2, Episode 3: Sympathy for the Deep

Original Air Date—2 October 1994

Season 2, Episode 4: Vapors

Original Air Date—9 October 1994

Season 2, Episode 5: Playtime

Original Air Date—23 October 1994

Season 2, Episode 6: The Sincerest Form of Flattery

Original Air Date—13 November 1994

Season 2, Episode 7: By Any Other Name

Original Air Date—20 November 1994

Season 2, Episode 8: When We Dead Awaken

Original Air Date—27 November 1994

Season 2, Episode 9: Special Delivery

Original Air Date—11 December 1994

Season 2, Episode 10: Dead End

Original Air Date—18 December 1994

Season 2, Episode 11: Meltdown

Original Air Date—8 January 1995
A massive prehistoric crocodile is released from its icy tomb when extensive undersea farming and mining cause the temperature of the South Atlantic to rise.
Season 2, Episode 12: Lostland

Original Air Date—15 January 1995

Season 2, Episode 13: And Everything Nice

Original Air Date—22 January 1995

Season 2, Episode 14: Dream Weaver

Original Air Date—19 February 1995

Season 2, Episode 15: Alone

Original Air Date—26 February 1995

Season 2, Episode 16: Watergate

Original Air Date—5 March 1995

Season 2, Episode 17: Something in the Air

Original Air Date—19 March 1995

Season 2, Episode 18: Dagger Redux

Original Air Date—2 April 1995

Season 2, Episode 19: The Siamese Dream

Original Air Date—30 April 1995

Season 2, Episode 20: Splashdown

Original Air Date—21 May 1995

Season 2, Episode 21: Blindsided

Original Air Date—13 September 1995


Season 3

Season 3, Episode 1: Brave New World

Original Air Date—20 September 1995

Season 3, Episode 2: In the Company of Ice and Profit

Original Air Date—27 September 1995

Season 3, Episode 3: Smoke on the Water

Original Air Date—11 October 1995

Season 3, Episode 4: Destination Terminal

Original Air Date—18 October 1995

Season 3, Episode 5: Chains of Command

Original Air Date—1 November 1995

Season 3, Episode 6: Spindrift

Original Air Date—8 November 1995

Season 3, Episode 7: Equilibrium

Original Air Date—15 November 1995

Season 3, Episode 8: Resurrection

Original Air Date—6 December 1995

Season 3, Episode 9: Good Soldiers

Original Air Date—20 December 1995

Season 3, Episode 10: Second Chance

Original Air Date—27 December 1995
A reactor accident sends seaQuest back in time to an alternate 1962, where the Cuban Missile Crisis turned to nuclear war. The only chance to put things right again is to travel further back in time and prevent the first shots from being fired.
Season 3, Episode 11: Brainlock

Original Air Date—12 January 1996

Season 3, Episode 12: Reunion

Original Air Date—28 January 1996

Season 3, Episode 13: Weapons of War

Original Air Date—9 June 1996


Did/Does anyone else here like the first season of Seaquest?
 

Kevin

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Did/Does anyone else here like the first season of Seaquest?
I did as well. But, at the start of the second season, with the addition of characters like Dagwood, it seems that they went in a different direction. I think the show started with good intentions of being a decent sci-fi show set underwater but it morphed, thanks to Lucas, characters like Dagwood & the psychic, and over reliance on the dolphin, into a generic "rely upon some gimmick" show.
 

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While I enjoyed remenicing over season one I just can't see paying anything for that show. Since it is widely available on the streaming networks I just watched them from my wife's smartphone.
I can watch just about anything I want anytime. I know its silly to want my money for things like food, electricity, water and rent but I am broke. I got sick and lost my job 5 years ago and without insurance there is no meds to get better. The only extravagance I enjoy is an internet connection. If you can afford to buy old low grade TV series on DVD then have a great collecting experience. I do fine on $0 budget.
 

Kevin

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Well I have order SeaQuest Season 1 & 2 from Amazon.co.uk for a Grand Total: £16.49 :D
The Amazon UK prices for season 1 & season 2 are a heck of a lot cheaper than their US counterparts! :o_O: If those were region 1 DVDs instead of region 2, I would be a little tempted to see if I could get somebody to ship them over.

If you can afford to buy old low grade TV series on DVD then have a great collecting experience. I do fine on $0 budget.
For the most part, I agree. :) It is why normally I don't buy DVDs but rather take advantage of the entry-level Netflix plan which allows for one-at-a-time DVD rental but also includes unlimited streaming which I utilizes fully on our X-Box. Even with my lowly DSL connection the movies look great streamed. Most of the boxed sets I have were gifts (including one of my favorites, the original Battlestar Galactica boxed set in a box shaped like the head of an original Cylon; was a nice gift from my brother).
 

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My son got a rack of Netflix free membership cards. I put one on the xbox but the streaming selection is very limited when concerning the good movies. I can find most of the selections on Hulu, Crackle and YouTube.
I had Netflix when they first started out and I liked it then but there were also movie rental stores on every corner. I can't count how many movies I rented while I was working. When I got sick I had to cancel my Netflix and a few other non-necessities. It was shear boredom that drove me to seek out streaming media. I had satelite DirecTV for a few years as well. Lost that too. I went about a year conflicted over the legalities and dangers of streaming. It wasn't till I realized that I am not attempting to sell or claim anything. Just viewing my internet connection. I paid for that. Unlimited High Speed Internet. Technically I am renting everything I view on the internet as long as I don't download and try to sell it. I don't.

I have bookmarks to sites that stream just about everything I could ask for. Since I am not into porn I don't worry too much about viruses and spyware. Of coarse I only stream at sites that offer the content with no obligation. If I have to download their player or fill out a survey its a no-go. I have my codecs and players on bookmark and keep them updated regularly. Its all free. Flash, Divx and Quicktime is about all you need. DDShow Codec pack takes care of the codecs. I just find the title I want to see and click and watch.

On top of all that, I watch my TV shows 1 day late. But I go to CBS, NBC, ABC and Fox to name a few and they offer the episodes streaming as well. You just get the commercials is all. SciFi, Spike, TBS, TNT, Lifetime & AMC as well. Then You have the Science and Documentaries channels but most of those give the shows to you in clips. I use Documentary Heaven for keeping up with my Documentaries. They stream mostly Youtube in multipart playlists.

I used to collect movies and TV sets in VHS. When I thought about switching everything to DVD I realized I was being had. I had LP, 8-Track and Cassette on music collections. When CDs came out I realized I was being had. Now, I figure CDs and DVDs will be phased out for chips, USB and Streams. I can hear any song or see any movie or tv show for the cost of a monthly connection to the internet. I have since sold 90% of my media collections. I've transfered and uploaded my home movies to my websites and I have converted my CDs to mp3.
I collect Hard Drives and external HD enclosures now. 4TB and climbing.
 

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I used to collect movies and TV sets in VHS. When I thought about switching everything to DVD I realized I was being had. ...
My brother & I used to both purchase the Columbia House collection of Star Trek series.... on VHS. Yep, we were suckers. :o Now the only box sets I buy are either stuff that I know that I'll watch multiple times (like the Peanuts DVD box set of their holiday shows that has become a holiday viewing tradition (y)) or sets that I know that the Mrs. really wants (eg: she really wanted the M*A*S*H set and I got it a great price). Other than that the only other sets are ones that people give me (like the BSG set from my brother). My days of buying movies & TV shows simply because I like them are long gone.
 
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I did as well. But, at the start of the second season, with the addition of characters like Dagwood, it seems that they went in a different direction. I think the show started with good intentions of being a decent sci-fi show set underwater but it morphed, thanks to Lucas, characters like Dagwood & the psychic, and over reliance on the dolphin, into a generic "rely upon some gimmick" show.
I loved it.
 

Kevin

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So last night I was working on a bit code and launched S1 of SeaQuest DSV on Netflix in the background.

I... I should've read this thread first to remind myself not to watch it. :giveup:
 
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