Memorable, crazy movie
Good story, Not enough for a whole film
Fun premise, good actors, bad writing. This film seemed to have potential at the beginning but it quickly devolves into a trite action film. Ultimately it's very boring.
It’s not bad or unwatchable but despite the amplitude of the spectacle, the end result is underwhelming.
I remember going through my midteens with this show, but never saw anything particularly special about it. Watching it now, I realise many of the episodes, particularly in the first season, have some refreshing new ideas for a scifi and do not fall into the same worn out clichés. Their ideas of the world relying further on deep sea resources by 2032 is partially being borne out, as we drill and mine ever deeper. While the mid 90s 'futuristic' computer graphics makes me wince even now in 2010, let alone for 2032, they had a go. Best of all is the massive submarine itself, Seaquest, the design of which still looks good to this day. I like the multi language and culture emphasis, and the way Seaquest seems to zip all over the world rather than just stay along the coastlines of the Western countries.As for the negatives, the plot lines sometime wander into being a touch over moralistic, and the acting can at times be distinctly sub par. However, I do think this show still has something to offer - particularly the first season.
It is with deep regret that I see yet another brilliant SciFi series that was brutally axed by the powers that be, because it did not make the ratings. For more than forty years producers and studios have been making the same mistake. A decent SciFi series take a while to get going, and be appreciated. Let's face it, "Star Trek" was a flop the first time round, and was axed because it did not make the numbers, fortunately, it was given a second chance and a new life. "SeaQuest DSV" has not been so lucky, and along with "Crusade", "Space - Above & Beyond", "FarScape" and "Earth Star Voyager", lays broken and incomplete. The producers, directors and studios need to realise that SciFi is intellectual and projective, and will almost never be appreciated by the ratings majority, and these programmes need to treated as an investment in the future of entertainment. They need to be allowed to run and complete, and grow at their own pace. Oh yes, the only reason that I gave SeaQuest a rating of 9, rather than a perfect 10, was because of the discontinuity in the episodes. Particularly the sudden reappearance of Luetenent Brody, who was previously killed in action.
It's always the same thing. No matter how good or bad a show is, the ratings alone decide it's faith. With good ratings a show is renewed every season and nobody will make changes to it's format. With bad ratings a show is canceled after (or during) it's first season.But what if the ratings are not good enough to have the show renewed for another season, but not bad enough to have the show canceled either. Then they always make a second season that is so different from the first one that the few fans it had will stop watching and no new viewers will tune in. Will they ever learn it's better to cancel a show than to dramatically change it? Changing it will only make you lose the audience it has. It will not bring in new viewers! And that is what happened to SeaQuest DSV. It was a great show in the beginning. But the changes they made to the format didn't just scare the few fans it had away, it even scared it's lead (Roy Scheider) away!
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.