With news surfacing last month that the colonisation of of the ocean is finally becoming a reality as predicted, its only natural that the fictional equivalent should be enjoying somewhat of a resurgence –
Indeed, the return of seaQuest DSV to the airwaves is long overdue and currently winning new fans on both sides of the Atlantic, courtesy of NBC’s new Peacock streaming service and re-runs on the Horror Channel here in the UK. This has also been compounded by the out-of-the-blue release of the Deluxe Expanded Edition of the Original Soundtrack by John Debney – a collection fans have clamoured for.
Probably the most significant development, however is the recent merging of the SQV with the most popular and active seaQuest Facebook group Beneath The Surface, where yours truly has been added as a moderator (alongside creator CJ Brittingham). What’s most gratifying about this group (besides the daily increase of members!) is the passion for the show and the well of creative talent its inspired. So impressive were some of the skills apparent that I reached out for contributors to help make this website the definitive online archive of the show (as it was becoming too big a mission to complete on my own) –
Therefore I’m delighted to announce that the result of the first of these collaborations is now live – starting with the exclusive all-new Season 1 Episode Guide. This page features both synopses, review and links to Blu-Ray screen-captures and links to downloadable PDF copies of the original scripts!
Before I go any further, let me introduce you to some of the newest recruits whose work will be showcased in future pages and posts –
UEO PERSONNEL FILE No. 35799-D Name: Charles Mento Rank: Lieutenant Duties: Episode Reviews Bio: Longtime sci-fi fan and prolific writer with offbeat style and encyclopedic knowledge of cult TV history.
UEO PERSONNEL FILE No. 22813-A Name: Cora Ortiz (A.K.A Lylianne Ware) Rank: Lieutenant JG Duties: Episode Summaries Bio: Collector and fan-fic writer of seaQuest-based novels & short stories.
UEO PERSONNEL FILE No. 77932-B Name: Kim Malinowski Rank: Chief Warrant Officer Duties: Media Reviews Bio: Established author, poet. Writer of 'Death, A Love Story'and Numerous articles for publications worldwide.
The SQV also acknowledges invaluable contributions from Julie Esteves (Scripts), Damian Sobieraski (Imagery) Christopher Spencely (Imagery) Brian Kidd, John A (Props) Ryan Paquet (Articles) John Billings (Props) Gary Kester (Reviews) Justin Boggan (Reviews) and Travis Karlgaard (Scripts).
Finally, a special mention for both Jon Janes of the seaQuest costuming group DET ONE for his dedication and applying his enviable talents in offering an exclusive outlet for ‘Questies (courtesy of his etsy store), and also industry professional Mark Bradley, graphic designer for the second and third seasons of seaQuest – look out for an exclusive interview with many never-before-seen images..!