Although it has its amusing moments, in eneral the plot does not convince.
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Pretty good movie overall. First half was nothing special but it got better as it went along.
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I am a Trekkie, so I appreciate this show. However, like most Steven Spielberg shows, it is not without a downward spiral.Season 1: Excellent season. Had a good storyline, focused on issues, and you felt good after watching an episode. There was Darwin, the talking Dolphin. Everything was there; chemistry, story, cast. It was very educational and fun to watch. The mission was to protect and explore. Also, they did informative lessons as the credits rolled. It was awesome and I was hooked.Season 2: You can see a lot of Spielberg here, and not the good side. They decided that some of the cast that made the chemistry in the first season was not helping target a younger crowd, and subsequently, did not bring back John D'Aquino, Stacy Haiduk, and Stephanie Beacham. They brought on an annoying psychic, Dr. Wendy Smith, who for me, ruined some of the shows. She "knew everything about everything" and was a constant nail on the chalkboard. Some of the topics for the shows were far out there, but none the less, entertaining. I enjoyed this season, just not as much as the first, but Michael Deluise's character brought some laughs.Season 3: This season replaced Roy Scheider as captain with Michael Ironside. It's now ten years later and the crew magically reappears after being annihilated on an alien planet. ??? Already a reach. Also, there was way too much focus on Helmswoman Lonnie Henderson, and thus, her new relationship with Commander Ford. Not to mention that she wore nothing but tank-tops in her "uniform." This was unnecessary and took away from the show. It almost became a soap opera. Now, we have submersibles that move as fast as super-sonic jets. Michael Deluise's character was restricted and Johnathan Brandis becomes an officer. Also, Darwin is so limited that you forget he was an integral part of the other two season. This season was canceled after 13 episodes.
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I remember, that I was at school when the pilot was aired. But after that, I saw every episode.Hmmm, I remember being madly in love with Stacy Haiduk and her lovely smile. I guess I love her to this day.Of course Rosalind Allen also caught my hart , but not as much as Stacy.The first season, or at least until destroing the first boat was the best. All others was just a little bit worse, a little bit but always.. What more can I say? Nowedays THEY do not make shows like that. Now it's time for Reba, for Christ sake who, how, for how mach made a TV series about a woman who sing country - that will be a mystery for me, until the end of days.Bring back that time, when Seaquest ruled the deep.
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I am by ,unashamed admission, a big sci-fi fan. Any show that has a cool premise, stylishly sweet S/F/X, and of course a real meaning behind the futuristic gibberish. Many series have tried to fit this category, but only a few have earned the right(to me anyway) to be called as Harve Bennett(Star Trek Movies) coined "thoughtful science fiction". The series that come to mind for me are the Star Trek saga, Babylon Five, and SeaQuest DSV. The first two, of course, are based in space with using that backdrop as reference for telling today's problems, SeaQuest, however, did the same thing, but only put it just a few years ahead of us.Many have said that SeaQuest was a bad series and there have been rumors that even the series star, Roy Scheider, never liked the series. Though I cannot confirm or deny Mr. Scheider's comments, the series in a whole had a lot of promise.In it's first season, SeaQuest DSV was very creative and it gave those of us who never even cracked open a science book, let alone watch the discovery channel or TLC, the chance to learn something of the sea and the wonders inside it in a very intriguing format. I also like the design of the ship(or Sub for those that are picky); it was very cool and forward-thinking looking. Though some of the similarities to ST:TNG(namely having a super-genius kid on the show) sort of got on my nerves, but it was not difficult to overlook. This first season ended very excitingly too(won't say more than that). SeaQest, as a series had a decent start. If only they kept it in the same pace and the stories stayed in the science-possible format. The second season, though interesting in it's own right, season two was not consistent with the first season, save for the music and having basically the same cast(many of those in the first season did not go onto the second or the ill-conceived third season).The second season was passable and if they kept with that premise, it would probably have continued to a fourth season, but instead the third season went even further away from the original premise, giving a badly done post-apocalyptic future that really shouldn't have been done and this was also another cast change that just mad the series work even less( for heaven's sake, they changed the captain to someone that made season one and two Jean-Luc Picard from TNG seem like a playboy) NBC did the right thing in pulling the plug into this third season because it just got worse and dumber by each episode. A series recently did the same thing that the producers of Seaquest did and it's "new course" only bought it one season more than Seaquest.Simply putting it, SeaQuest was a good show gone disappointingly bad. If it was possible(with the untimely and tragic death of Jonathan Brandis(RIP) it may never happen), a revival of the series with it's original premise intact would be nice to see, but as mentioned before, this may never. For now onto eternity, those of us who did enjoy the series for it's uniqueness can at least enjoy the series on DVD(if only the set had SOME features on it, but that's another story).Long live SeaQuest, We still miss ya Jonathan, rest well.
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I agree with "Kylic" that the boobs at NBC didn't know what they had. However, I don't think the show was that original. To me SeaQuest was a redo of "Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea." If you watch some episodes you might sea the resemblance. Not that I'm complaining: I liked that old show. A quick comparison. The Seaview was the most advanced sub -- as is "SeaQuest". Both explored the ocean, both fought bad guys. Both dealt with E.T.s, time travelers and weird science. The two leading men on each show were at times babe magnets. "Voyage" had a smaller cast especially compared to "SeaQuest" in season 1. But the crews did comparable duty. Though SeaQuest had an ensemble look to it.All in a show a that was badly abused by a network.