History Series / SeaQuestDSV

3rd Nov '15 4:44:45 PM Tallens
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** "The Sincerest Form of Flattery'': The episode deals with an AI-controlled attack sub that [[AIIsACrapshoot goes rogue]], but which was programmed using Bridger's personality, and using tactics he developed. Imitation, after all...
** "By Any Other Name" deals with an underwater horticultural colony being overrun by an unknown force, [[spoiler:a plant that mutated and became intelligent and aggressive. And immune to lasers. A rose (or crazy B-movie inspired monster plant) by any other name]].
** "And Everything Nice" has Lucas falling for a girl on shore [[spoiler: but this turns out to be a subversion as sugar and spice she is not. She's actually part of a terrorist cell using Lucas to gain access to UEO facilities]].
2nd Oct '15 4:18:50 AM ChronoLegion
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* YellowPeril: The Chaodai, a Southeast Asian maritime nation that uses a BrainComputerInterface to allow their sub-fighter pilots to outmaneuver pretty much any other pilot.
7th Sep '15 6:44:31 AM RustyBill
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* HalloweenEpisode: First season "Knight of Shadows". Aired Halloween night 1993.
26th Aug '15 12:46:03 PM zygomian
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* NoPronunciationGuide: Despite Lucas's surname (Wolenczak) being an exotic central-European combination of letters that a significant portion of westerners would stumble over on ''at least'' the first attempt, nobody in the series who learns his name by reading it (as opposed to being told what his name is) ever fails to pronounce it correctly on the very first try.
6th Aug '15 2:09:01 PM Divra
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*** Also, several staff officers are seen lunching on roast beef, with the tone of the scene suggesting that this is the future equivalent of good scotch and Cuban cigars when it comes to greasing wheels among the wealthy and well-connected.
31st Jul '15 2:27:21 PM HeraldAlberich
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''[=SeaQuest=]'' was essentially a wet SpaceOpera, and its stories and characters would be equally at home on the Enterprise or Serenity as under the ocean, save for Darwin of course. As the flagship of the UEO (like the UN, but wet), [=SeaQuest=] and her crew had dual roles as a military powerhouse and research/exploration vessel. She could dive deeper, move faster, and hit harder than anything else on or under the sea. The design of the ship was revolutionary, not only as a fictional ship, but as a set and special effect. The interior sets struck a balance between cold functionality and whimsy, the latter provided by the transparent ''swim tubes'' (or hydropressure system, to series scholars). These allowed the ship's dolphin crew mate, Darwin, to enter any part of the ship, from the bridge to the launch bays and back. Darwin was provided with speech by an advanced computer system developed by the ship's TeenGenius.

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''[=SeaQuest=]'' was essentially a wet SpaceOpera, and its stories and characters would be equally at home on the Enterprise ''[[Franchise/StarTrek Enterprise]]'' or Serenity ''[[Series/{{Firefly}} Serenity]]'' as under the ocean, save for Darwin of course. As the flagship of the UEO (like the UN, but wet), [=SeaQuest=] and her crew had dual roles as a military powerhouse and research/exploration vessel. She could dive deeper, move faster, and hit harder than anything else on or under the sea. The design of the ship was revolutionary, not only as a fictional ship, but as a set and special effect. The interior sets struck a balance between cold functionality and whimsy, the latter provided by the transparent ''swim tubes'' (or hydropressure system, to series scholars). These allowed the ship's dolphin crew mate, Darwin, to enter any part of the ship, from the bridge to the launch bays and back. Darwin was provided with speech by an advanced computer system developed by the ship's TeenGenius.
12th Jun '15 5:40:49 AM ChronoLegion
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** Also, the episode introducing Wendy Smith has her consistently call the ''[=seaQuest=]'' a ship, while Bridge insists that it's a boat.
25th Apr '15 10:10:28 PM Dannykat
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* ActorAllusion - In "Brave New World", Bridger makes a reference to "Tobias and his rebel friends"- Tobias being played by [[StarWars Mark Hammill]] (in "Dream Weaver" and "Splashdown").
** Another possible allusion is the name of Lieutenant James Brody, a character introduced in season 2, in reference to Roy Scheider's role as Martin Brody in {{Jaws}}.



* FanNickname: [=DSV=] was occasionally expanded out as Dysfunctional Space Vehicle by fans who felt that it was a retooled Star Trek.
** Don't forget how the critics loved calling it [=''seaQuest PMS''=] because of how hostile [[BlondesAreEvil Captain Stark]], [[IceQueen Lt. Commander Hitchcock]] and [[WellExcuseMePrincess Dr. Westphalen]] were in the pilot episode.
25th Apr '15 10:07:53 PM Dannykat
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''[=SeaQuest=] DSV'' was a groundbreaking show set initially in 2018. It first aired on Creator/{{NBC}} in 1993 with RoyScheider as Captain Nathan Bridger. The show received significant retools at the beginning of each season, including numerous cast rotations. Scheider left after the second season and was replaced by MichaelIronside as Captain Oliver Hudson. The show was then renamed ''[=SeaQuest=] 2032'' as the second season finale set up the characters to be [[TimeSkip thrust ten years into the future]]. The third season performed abysmally, and the show was canceled.

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''[=SeaQuest=] DSV'' was a groundbreaking show set initially in 2018. It first aired on Creator/{{NBC}} in 1993 with RoyScheider Roy Scheider as Captain Nathan Bridger. The show received significant retools at the beginning of each season, including numerous cast rotations. Scheider left after the second season and was replaced by MichaelIronside as Captain Oliver Hudson. The show was then renamed ''[=SeaQuest=] 2032'' as the second season finale set up the characters to be [[TimeSkip thrust ten years into the future]]. The third season performed abysmally, and the show was canceled.
28th Feb '15 6:08:08 PM Beppo
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* TranslatorCollar - Darwin has one, a system of underwater microphones and speakers that pick up his clicks and whistles and translate them to pidgin English via computer. Only works aboard ship, and only in certain locations equipped with the hardware (namely the sea deck and the bridge). In the second season it seems tied specifically to the handsets the crew uses to speak to him, with Bridger bringing one off the ship to talk to Darwin while he sets up a barbeque.

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* TranslatorCollar - Darwin has one, a system of underwater microphones and speakers that pick up his clicks and whistles and translate them to Frank Welker speaking in pidgin English via computer. Only works aboard ship, and only in certain locations equipped with the hardware (namely the sea deck and the bridge). In the second season it seems tied specifically to the handsets the crew uses to speak to him, with Bridger bringing one off the ship to talk to Darwin while he sets up a barbeque.
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