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on 21 February 2010
The 1993 series, remembered with affection and still enjoyable. Set in the (now near) future, seaQuest is the largest, best ever equipped submarine, patrolling the ocean, exploring its wonders and seeking to preserve them - as well as striving to keep peace in a volatile world. Its captain is Nathan Bridger (Roy Scheider, he who despatched that shark in "Jaws"), his crew seemingly selected for looks as well as expertise. Included are Darwin, a talking dolphin (note his answer to the question "Where is the centre of the universe?"), and Lucas, a sixteen year old computer genius - with attitude. (One watches with sadness that actor Jonathan Brandis' life was to prove so short.)
Adventures abound and they all entertain. At times cheesy, too keen to labour politically correct stances, to promote eco -friendly schemes? (It is to my shame I would have welcomed the worst villains receiving a fate similar to that of the "Jaws" shark, instead of being locked away - presumably to escape and create mayhem in further episodes.) Yes, such criticisms can perhaps be justified, but the series' heart is in the right place and we do need those constant reminders of the need to conserve the planet's assets. Here is family entertainment at a bargain price. If a birthday is imminent, what an ideal way to please!