The rare 90s sci-fi show is currently streaming for free

Remember when both Marc Hamill and William Shatner guest star on the same science fiction show? It’s incredible that Luke Skywalker and Captain Kirk walked on the deck of the same fictional boat, but they did it completely.

Beyond their famous Star Wars and Star Trek heroes, Shatner and Hamill are there as individual Milos Tezlov and Tobias LeConte characters in the world of the future 2018 – as symbolized by the sci-fi TV series ’90s, SeaQuest DSV. do not forget seaQuest? Well, what you miss is one of the weirdest heroes, and easily ninety sci-fi TV show ever. It’s currently streaming for free, and you need to watch it now. Here’s why.

Below the surface: next future

Captain Bridger (Roy Scheider), Lucas (Jonathan Brandis), and Darwin enter SeaQuest. NBC

Back in 1994, sci-fi opening scenes had to be in a cool and detailed opening title series.

Interestingly, while the various sub-TNG The Star Trek spinoffs of the ’90s had a completely wordless opening title sequence (no one reports anything in the DS9 no Voyager credits), apparently, every other sci-fi show of the time has a humorous voice-over narration not only explained WTF was going, but he told you too just what the show was going on. Babylon 5 it was “the ultimate and best hope for peace” during his tenure Leum Quantum telling you that Sam was just hoping the next jump was “the jump home.” SeaQuest, At the top of these tags can be said to be the jewel of the late Captain Nathan Bridger, Roy Scheider: “Beneath the surface, is the future.”

Why mankind had to expand into the depths of underwater colonies in an imaginary future SeaQuest DSV? The answer is mostly that the show was made in the ’90s. At that very moment, school children and activists were (rightly) concerned about what was happening to the Earth’s oceans, in a way that pop culture reports seem to be less worry about it now.

Following in foot steps Star Trek IV: The Tourist Home (the one with the whales) and the great success of the 1990 animated series Captain Planet, basic concept SeaQuest just this: take a very advanced submarine in an underwater future, and get the team fighting for the environment. Cool concept? Naive concept? The answer for both is yes. But the weird thing about it SeaQuest and that it was not allowed keep the ideology that has been there for a long time.

Gasping for air

Michael Ironside and Jonathan Brandis enter SeaQuest Season 3.NBC

Appearing Jaws– Scheider’s renowned actor as Captain of advanced submarine, SeaQuest very clearly sold itself as a “reasonable” version of Star Trek set underwater.

That is, at least in the first season.

What does SeaQuest a microcosm of sci-fi ’90s is so intriguing, just as often that it has had to restart itself based on the whims of the network, or behind – the – scenes issues with the team and the team. While Babylon 5’s tap-dance with character continuity scans like old, but elegant, the hard moves in every season of SeaQuest so great that it exists in practice as three distinct manifestations.

In Season 1, Captain Bridger and crew work for the United Nations Oceanographic Group and try to keep the peace. In Season 2, a completely new reconstruction version of the ship addresses growing military tensions around the world, while also addressing the issues of various people with genetic engineering. In Season 3, the entire team will be recruited more than ten years into the future and will get a new captain (Michael Ironside) who, according to your age, is either a bad guy in. Full recall or the good boy in Troopers Starship.

When you look SeaQuest free on Peacock right now, you’ll see it listed as two separate TV series: SeaQuest DSV and SeaQuest 2032. This is infinite infinite for two reasons. One, it’s the same show. The item “DSV” refers to the name of the ship (well, two vessels) and just stands for “Deep Submergence Vehicle. ”The“ 2032 ”item has been changed for Season 3 as the ship and crew leapfrog into the future. But they are really the same show, just significantly updated from season to season.

The basis of SeaQuest Season 3 is largely about Oliver Hudson (Ironside) becoming the new Captain of the SeaQuest after the deceptive ship travels into a less glorious future. Basically, SeaQuest Season 3 is the precursor to Star Trek: Discovery Season 3 as long as it features a boat and crew traveling time to an unfamiliar time and that team that faces the challenge of finding out if they are okay with a new captain.

Dolphin to darkness

Jonathan Brandis as Lucas Wolenczak joins SeaQuest Season 3.NBC

It’s the only thing people remember SeaQuest the dolphin is named Darwin.

This is a key plot point in the first two seasons; there is a legit team on board that is a dolphin that can communicate through a complex computer interpreter. This is strange when you think of the Darwin-named dolphin in the context of a look SeaQuest. It’s just weird when you think about it other display trying to get away with this out of context SeaQuest.

For the most part, a Darwin-the-talk dolphin works, as the idea of ​​this character is sold to the audience by the teenage wiz-kid character, Lucas, brilliantly played by Jonathan Brandis late, which scans as a sort of Wesley Crusher. The difference here is, you bought Lucas in a way we are still struggling to buy Wesley. We all love Wil Wheaton, don’t twist him. However, there is something completely dangerous and angsty about Jonathan Brandis entering SeaQuest that made him one of the less difficult actors for a generation. He was Robert Pattinson before Robert Pattinson. And, his incomparable death means, in almost every way, SeaQuest absolutely his best work. Brandis also wrote one episode of the series and was tapped to write and possibly direct direct programming of the show in the future if it had continued beyond season 3.

If you love it An Expanse and you have a little nostalgia for the ’90s Star Trek, SeaQuest this is the time when these feelings strike pleasantly. (Naren Shanker à An Expanse writing happened on it SeaQuest, for what it is worth.) Looking SeaQuest, you might start to think that Decade was a low – key revival for an exciting sci – fi on television. In this particular case, SeaQuest an ever-growing show, one that gave us an insight into what we all thought the future would look like back in the mid-90s. Sadly, the show was wrong – but watching S.eaQuest still feeling right.

SeaQuest Seasons 1-3 are currently streaming for free on Peacock.