Eaves Dropping…


We interrupt our regular programming to bring you this latest addition to the VAULT.  Bill Warren’s Starlog coverage will resume in the next post (featuring an interview with everybody’s favourite Security Chief!) but as you will see, this revelation was too good to wait –

‘seaQuest 4600’ Production-Made Submarine Maquette from ‘seaQuest DSV’ (1993 – ’95)

Finely detailed ‘Desktop model’ made from resin (approx. 15 1/2″ long) sculpted by John Eaves.  Several of these casts were apparently made by the art department during the first season for set dressing, most notably for Captain Nathan Bridger’s (Roy Scheider) quarters.  This particular cast comes from the estate of Michael Moore and is in unfinished condition, with several chips and spots of red filler throughout the underside of the hull.  Two small magnets are also present for mounting onto a stand (finished versions featured a wooden base with a detailed brass plaque) and the model is coated with a dark grey textured paint.  The unique design of seaQuest was finalised by James Lima, who coined the new aesthetic of ‘Nautical Nouveau’ after several more conventional proposals for the exterior of the Sub had been rejected.



The Comisar Curation…

“Prop Store and The Comisar Collection invite you to an auction 60 years in the making. From Gotham City to the Twilight Zone, join us for a live auction event featuring over 400 lots of props, costumes, stop-motion puppets, spaceships, and more, curated by The Comisar Collection…”

Arguably the most significant lot to be made available since the original liquidation/public auction in 1995, this random selection of props and costume from SeaQuest DSV/2032  is now live at propstore.com

The Comisar Collection is host to a plethora of treasures from decades of sci-fi TV and the listings above (taken from Propstore’s catalogue) represent a rare opportunity to own a piece of TV history.

Whereas Propstore’s presentation and attention to detail is first rate, there are still some amendments to be made that may be of interest to the diehard SeaQuest fan – therefore the SeaQuest Vault is pleased to offer the following additions –

Lot #52  – 

*The ‘Breathing tank’ is the rebreather from ‘Knight of Shadows’

* Hydrogear actually destroys the Stinger (not the SeaQuest) in ‘The Stinger’

Lot #53 – 

*The signed B&W of Nathan Bridger is a still of Roy Scheider from ‘Jaws 2’

*The medical notes are mostly gibberish but state Bridger was born in 1970, was 5’8″ tall and was married to Diandra.

Lot #54 – 

*The Lion Brand condom is from the episode ‘Photon Bullet’

*The photos with Lucas and his father (not deceased as per description) are more likely to be from the episode ‘An Ocean On Fire’


*This costume with its tactical climbing vest was used in only one episode – Season 1’s ‘The Last Lap at Luxury’.

Look out for further coverage and results of the auction in future posts…