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  • TV-PG
  • 1993
  • 3 Seasons
  • 6.7  (6,429)

seaQuest DSV is a science fiction, action-adventure series about a futuristic sub that travels Earth's oceans to protect the explosion of underwater colonies. The show premiered on NBC in September of 1993. The year is 2018 and Earth is recovering from a recent altercation between numerous nations. In order to maintain peace above and under the water, the newly formed United Earth Oceans Organization (UEO) enlists Captain Nathan Bridger to take over command the ship he designed, the Deep Submergence Vehicle (DSV) known as seaQuest. He is joined by first officer Commander Jonathan Ford (Don Franklin), Chief Medical Officer Kristin Westphalen (Stephanie Beacham), and teenage computer genius Lucas Wolenczak (Jonathan Brandis). Bridger also recruits his dolphin friend Darwin, who is able to communicate with the crew through technology. There were many changes throughout the three season history of seaQuest DSV. The first season mixed futuristic political and military encounters with stories involving ecology and exploration of the oceans. After the original seaQuest was destroyed in the 1st season finale, a smaller version of the ship returned to duty in the second season. Along with this came a number of cast changes, including the addition of Rosalind Allen as the telepathic Dr. Wendy Smith and Peter DeLuise as the genetically-engineered human known as Dagwood. The second season's episodes were based more in the science fiction and fantasy realms. In the third season, the ship and crew are transported to a future where a new Macronesian Alliance threatens the world. Due to this change, Captain Bridger leaves the show and is replaced by Captain Oliver Hudson (Michael Ironside). Despite steering the program back to the first season's themes, seaQuest was canceled by the network in 1996.

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Weapons of War
13. Weapons of War
June 9, 1996
On their final voyage, the crew learns that O'Neill's cyber-friend is a defector of the Chaodai, a powerful Asian force with anti-sub weapons. Drawn into dangerous waters, the seaQuest crew unites in a life-or-death battle against the Chaodai.
Reunion
12. Reunion
January 28, 1996
During a stopover at a penal colony, Lt. Henderson learns her former lover is a prisoner there and unwittingly instigates a riot. Henderson's ex escapes with Larry Deon's partner, Mason Freeman, and the two desperados seize hostages.
Brainlock
11. Brainlock
January 12, 1996
When the UEO's charter comes up for renewal, corrupt businessman Larry Deon teams up with President Bourne to control the outcome. The duo's deadly plot involves turning Lt. Fredericks into an assassin. Michael York guest stars.
Second Chance
10. Second Chance
December 27, 1995
A mechanical malfunction sends the seaQuest back in time to 1962, where the crew gets caught in the middle of the Cuban missile crisis. As the clock ticks down, the seaQuest team attempts to prevent nuclear war. Brittany Murphy guest stars.
Good Soldiers
9. Good Soldiers
December 20, 1995
Determined to get their hands on top secret information that could ruin their lives, Bridger and Ford head up a mission to retrieve data crystals from a UEO base that is now under Macronesian control. Roy Scheider guest stars.
Resurrection
8. Resurrection
December 6, 1995
When Max Scully returns, Hudson is charged with accompanying the extreme environmentalist to an underwater ecological paradise. But can Scully, who faked his own death twice, really be trusted? Jonathan Banks guest stars.
Equilibrium
7. Equilibrium
November 15, 1995
Lucas finds he is at odds with his former Captain, Nathan Bridger, when an ocean borne organism threatens to kill all ocean life. Lucas and Bridger differ on the correct solution to this world wide impending threat, and know that only one solution is the correct one. However, which solution is the correct one? Both strongly believe they have the correct answer which will save the world.
SpinDrift
6. SpinDrift
November 8, 1995
On a mission that leads Brody into a life-or-death situation, Capt. Hudson and the rest of the seaQuest crew set out to save Lt. Henderson from a death sentence decreed by her captor, President Bourne. Michael York guest stars.
Chains of Command
5. Chains of Command
November 1, 1995
Nuclear war looms on the horizon after power-hungry Adm. Vanalden fires missiles at an encampment in Macronesia. The UOE orders seaQuest's Capt. Hudson and his crew to take control of Vanalden's heavily fortified underwater base.
Destination Terminal
4. Destination Terminal
October 18, 1995
When Lucas is asked to help on the maiden voyage of an underwater hyper-speed tube train system, Ford and Henderson use the train's maiden voyage to go on a secret romantic trip. However, the corporation in competition with the train plans to sabotage its maiden voyage, putting Lucas, Ford and Henderson's life at risk, if they can't foil the plot.
Smoke on the Water
3. Smoke on the Water
October 11, 1995
The seaQuest crew is charged with unraveling a mystery when the United Earth Oceans Organization's hauling vessels begin disappearing in the Free Zone. During the mission, Capt. Hudson is reunited with a former flame.
In the Company of Ice and Profit
2. In the Company of Ice and Profit
September 27, 1995
On his first official job as commander of the seaQuest, Capt. Oliver Hudson must stop greedy businessman Larry Deon from flooding part of Saudi Arabia. Deon gains the upper hand by strategically placing civilians in harm's way.
Brave New World
1. Brave New World
September 20, 1995
It's been ten years since the seaQuest's mysterious disappearance, but now the massive sub has been found in the middle of a wheat field. Then the old crew also start reappearing in different places. A tough minded military officer, who had been assigned to figure out what happened to seaQuest, is put in charge of getting her back in the ocean, and then to commanding her and the new crew, as the boat is sorely needed in the current troubled times.
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seaQuest DSV is a science fiction, action-adventure series about a futuristic sub that travels Earth's oceans to protect the explosion of underwater colonies. The show premiered on NBC in September of 1993. The year is 2018 and Earth is recovering from a recent altercation between numerous nations. In order to maintain peace above and under the water, the newly formed United Earth Oceans Organization (UEO) enlists Captain Nathan Bridger to take over command the ship he designed, the Deep Submergence Vehicle (DSV) known as seaQuest. He is joined by first officer Commander Jonathan Ford (Don Franklin), Chief Medical Officer Kristin Westphalen (Stephanie Beacham), and teenage computer genius Lucas Wolenczak (Jonathan Brandis). Bridger also recruits his dolphin friend Darwin, who is able to communicate with the crew through technology.

There were many changes throughout the three season history of seaQuest DSV. The first season mixed futuristic political and military encounters with stories involving ecology and exploration of the oceans. After the original seaQuest was destroyed in the 1st season finale, a smaller version of the ship returned to duty in the second season. Along with this came a number of cast changes, including the addition of Rosalind Allen as the telepathic Dr. Wendy Smith and Peter DeLuise as the genetically-engineered human known as Dagwood. The second season's episodes were based more in the science fiction and fantasy realms.

In the third season, the ship and crew are transported to a future where a new Macronesian Alliance threatens the world. Due to this change, Captain Bridger leaves the show and is replaced by Captain Oliver Hudson (Michael Ironside). Despite steering the program back to the first season's themes, seaQuest was canceled by the network in 1996.

seaQuest DSV is a series that is currently running and has 3 seasons (58 episodes). The series first aired on September 12, 1993.

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seaQuest DSV is available for streaming on the NBC website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch seaQuest DSV on demand at and Peacock.

  • Premiere Date
    September 12, 1993
  • IMDB Rating
    6.7  (6,429)