Thursday, August 5, 2010

seaQuest DSV

Here are some images Monograms 1/600 scale seaQuest DSV from the TV series of the same name. From Wikipedia "

seaQuest DSV is an American science fiction television series created by Rockne S. O'Bannon. It originally aired on NBC between 1993 and 1996. In its final season, it was renamed seaQuest 2032. Set in "the near future", seaQuest mixes high drama with realistic scientific fiction. It stars Roy Scheider as Nathan Bridger, captain of the eponymous high-tech submarine seaQuest DSV 4600, Jonathan Brandis as Lucas Wolenczak, a teenaged computer genius, and Stephanie Beacham as Kristin Westphalen, the chief medical officer and head of the seaQuest science department. Steven Spielberg expressed interest in the project and served as one of the show's executive producers during the first two seasons.

Filming of the first season was marked by producer disputes, changes at the helm (off-screen, as well as on-screen), and even an earthquake. The second season contained changes in the cast, as well as disputes between cast members and producers, while the third season introduced a new lead actor and title. While initially popular, the series began to decline in ratings throughout its run, and was abruptly canceled in the middle of its third season.


Warren Zoell said...

I would also like to ad that in my view this show had great potential but failed due to inconsistent story telling. At the end of season two we were left with a cliff hanger in which they were stranded on some alien water world with no obvious way to get back. When season 3 started suddenly it's the year 2032? What the hell? Now they're back on Earth with no explanation as to how they did it and it's 34 years later. During a scene in one of the third season episodes it was asked as to how they got back. The answer was that it was going to be little bit difficult to explain. What the F...!? Bad writing! Bad! That in my opinion is just one of the many reasons why this show failed. But the ships were cool.

Anonymous said...

I liked this show too. Yes, the bad storyline lost me after a while. I can only suspend my disbelief for so long. At least Star Trek can wormhole it's improbability to a conclusion. I used to have one of these models but I sold it. I wish I hadn't.


Warren Zoell said...

I hear DSV kits have a collectors value now.

Anonymous said...

I always liked Roy Schieder in that role. It just occured to me that Stephanie Beacham appeared in Gerry Anderson's U.F.O. I grew up with that show..... All 26 episodes.
I heard that they are going to create a big screen adaptation of the show. I pray that it isn't another "Thunderbirds".

Warren Zoell said...

I have yet to see big screen adaptation or remake that is as good or better than the original.