SeaQuest DSV was an American science fiction television series. In its final season, it was renamed seaQuest 2032. Set in “the near future”; the year 2018, seaQuest DSV originally mixed high drama with realistic scientific fiction.
The series follows the adventures of the high-tech submarine seaQuest DSV (Deep Submergence Vehicle) operated by the United Earth Oceans Organization (UEO), a global coalition of up-world countries and undersea confederations, similar to the United Nations and Star Trek’s United Federation of Planets. The UEO was created following a major showdown of nations and confederations at the Livingston Trench in the North Atlantic Ocean that occurred circa 2017, and it remains a recurring element for the duration of the series. The seaQuest was designed by Nathan Bridger and built by NORPAC (a military organization mentioned in the pilot) and given as a loan to the UEO after its creation. The storyline begins in the year 2018, after mankind has exhausted almost all natural resources, except for the ones on the ocean floor. Many new colonies have been established there and it’s the job of the seaQuest and its crew to protect them from hostile nonaligned nations and to aid in mediating disputes as well as engage in undersea research, much of which was still in the preliminary stages when the show began production in 1993.
What can I say? This is basically star trek under water. It was a fun series. It captured a lot of the space opera themes. It made you feel vested even when the green themes filtered through. I must say I enjoyed this series and for its time it was great.